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Religious bigotry is a dangerous weapon

Religious bigotry is a dangerous weapon

As it turns out, Donald Trump doesn't have a patent on anti-Muslim bigotry.

Administrators at Wheaton College, a private evangelical Christian school in suburban Chicago, showed us last week just how easy it is to try and pass off religious intolerance as doctrine. That's exactly what they attempted by suspending Larycia Hawkins, a tenured political science professor, for posting on Facebook that Muslims and Christians served the same God.

"I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book," she wrote. "And as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same God."

Hawkins, like many of us, is...

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