The Rev. Franklin Graham says he's "deeply concerned" about reports that the Evangelical Wheaton College could be reconsidering its move to terminate the controversial tenured professor who suggested that Christians and Muslims worship the same God, the Christian Post website reports today (January 25, 2016).
"Both my father Billy Graham and my mother attended Wheaton College in Illinois -- in fact that's where they met. I'm surprised and disappointed that the faculty council there is now recommending the college drop their plans to terminate a professor who published that she believed Islam and Christianity worship the same God in December," Graham wrote on his Facebook page.
"This is no minor issue that should be debated. Islam denies that God has a Son. They deny that Jesus is God," he added.
Associate political science professor Larycia Hawkins ignited intense debate last year after she chose to wear a hijab in solidarity with Muslims. She also suggested that Christians and Muslims worship the same God in a Facebook post, which led to Wheaton College Provost Stanton Jones recommending termination proceedings.