According to the news article at the above link, the prestigious George Washington University will host a training session for students and faculty, teaching that “Christians — especially white ones — are privileged and frequently receive unmerited perks from institutions and systems all across our country.”
The news article goes on to state that the theme of the training session is that “Christians enjoy a privileged, easier life than their non-Christian counterparts, and that Christians possess “built-in advantages” today…”
“The workshop will also discuss how Christians receive “unmerited perks from institutions and systems all across our country.” And, according to the article, “the event will also try to educate attendees on the ‘role of denial when it comes to white privilege’.”
In other words, if you don’t believe “white Christian privilege exists,” you’re in denial and you need to be re-educated.
Now we see where all of this nonsense of late about “white privilege” has been heading. It’s white Christians they’re really after. As the news article at the above link specifically states, “Christians — especially white ones — receive unmerited perks from institutions and systems all across our country.”
Yes, God Blesses Faithful Christians
Listen: There’s no doubt about it. God blesses faithful Christians, no matter what their racial makeup or gender. He loves and blesses them because they seek diligently to learn His Word, and to faithfully follow it.
But they don’t get anything from God they don’t earn first. If you put some effort into following Him, and learning His Word and becoming faithful to it, He’ll put some effort into blessing you. It’s that simple.
It’s those blessings from God the rest of the world are envious of…despise Christians for enjoying…and want for themselves.
But they don’t want to faithfully serve God, through Christ, in order to get them. So they blame “white Christians” for their perceived lack of blessings, and, knowing God isn’t remotely about to bless them, they then agitate for greater privileges for themselves at the expense of white Christians.
And that’s what this “white Christian privilege” conference is all about.
Christians Are Not a “Privileged Class”
Truth be told, Christians are not in any way a “privileged” class in terms of worldly things like participating in colleges, or their institutions and organizations across this country.
Instead, Christians are one of the most discriminated-against classes there are in the so-called higher institutions of learning. Especially if they’re also white.
According to the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ):
“Public colleges and universities are taking the gloves off when it comes to Christian students on their campuses.
Gone are the days of surreptitious slights against Christians; now it is open season on faith. Blatant, in-your-face anti-Christian discrimination is the new norm.
Christian students now face their applications being rejected because they let it slip out that they are a person of faith, receiving failing grades for daring to allow their religious beliefs to outweigh the omniscience of the educational elites, or being outright expelled for having the audacity to live in accordance with their faith.
The rise of anti-Christian discrimination on public university campuses is astounding in its breadth and shocking in its shamelessness.”
More Examples of Discrimination Against Christians
The ACLJ cites the following two recent examples as representative of cases of discrimination against Christians they’ve been involved with:
“One student, Brandon, was denied admission because when asked in an admissions interview what was the most important thing in his life, he replied simply, ‘My God.’
In rejecting his application, Radiation Therapy Program Director Dr. Dougherty informed Brandon, ‘I understand that religion is a major part of your life… however, this field is not the place for religion…If you interview in the future, you may want to leave your thoughts and beliefs out of the interview process.’
The college unapologetically doubled down on this sentiment, stating that Dr. Dougherty’s statement ‘is not bad advice,’ and that students, when interviewing for secular positions, would be better advised to ‘have a concrete reason for wanting to undertake the training at hand than to say only that God directed one to do it.’
This situation is almost unbelievable, but unfortunately Brandon isn’t alone.
Dustin was similarly denied admission to CCBC’s Radiation Therapy Program because when asked about the guiding principle in his life during his interview process, he answered simply, ‘My faith.’
Dr. Dougherty scored the Christian student’s interview low because ‘He [Dustin] also brought up religion a great deal during the interview.’
When we notified the college of its discriminatory conduct, rather than apologizing for their clearly discriminatory decision, CCBC instead retaliated by placing an eighty-five year hold on Dustin’s account, forbidding him from registering for any classes.”
According to the ACLJ, “Sadly, we are seeing a rise of instances across the country in which students at public universities and colleges are being unjustly discriminated against because of their professed Christian faith.”
Even More Examples
This includes cases, for example, in which a Christian student was asked to remove a crucifix from around her neck during orientation “because it could potentially offend others,” and another student who received grades of “0” (i.e., zero) because he wouldn’t agree in his reports with his professor’s anti-Christian bias.
How long has this kind of thing been going on?
Decades. I can remember walking out of a college class on Philosophy back in 1980 when the instructor wasted nearly a week of our time trying to force the class into accepting the premise that “God is not real.” I wasn’t even a practicing Christian at the time, having become agnostic for a short time back then. But I was nevertheless offended by the teacher’s blatant anti-religious and anti-Christian bias.
According to the ACLJ, “In light of the prevalent rise of hostility towards religion by public universities and colleges, and the unapologetic discrimination against those professing Christian beliefs, we at the ACLJ are addressing the problem, and we are working towards gaining greater protections for religious liberties.”
As another example, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops reports that Catholic-oriented groups are being discriminated against at universities.
Indeed, The University of California Hastings College of Law, which had never in its 100 year history denied any student group “RSO status” (i.e., “Recognized Student Organization” status), chose to strip the campus chapter of the Christian Legal Society of its recognition as a campus group.
Why? Simply because the group wanted its members to follow Bible-based admonitions against pre-marital sex, and didn’t want to allow atheists to lead the group’s Bible studies.
Though the group’s leaders had no problems whatsoever allowing anyone – including atheists — to join the group, they believed the group members should practice morality, and the Bible study portion of group meetings should be led by Christians rather than atheists. The result? The group was banned from the college for alleged discrimination against sexual preference as well as for alleged discrimination against atheists.
Imagine that: A Christian group insisting their members lead moral lives and refusing to allow atheists to teach their Bible studies. Shocking! And yes, I’m being sarcastic.
Could you imagine forcing an Islamic group on a college campus to allow Christians or atheists to teach them the Koran? It would never happen. Not in a million years. Only Christian beliefs can be discriminated against in this manner.
According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, a similar policy at private Vanderbilt University forced the school’s Catholic student group off campus simply because the group, Vanderbilt Catholic, requires that its leaders be Catholic (although it allows anyone to be a member of the group).
Amazing, isn’t it? If you’re Christian, you have to uncouple yourself from your Christian beliefs in order to participate in their so-called “institutions of higher learning.”
White Christians Now a Minority of the U.S. Population
So why is this now happening with such frequency? Here’s what white Christians are afraid to state, out of fear they’ll be singled out for further discrimination, or be labeled as “racist”:
It’s because white Christians are now a minority of the population in the U.S.
And the same non-white, non-Christian population that once demanded there to be no discrimination against them by Christians, are now hypocritically at the vanguard of discriminating against Christians.
According to the Public Religion Research Institute, in a report titled America’s Changing Religious Identify, white Christians are now a minority in the U.S. population.
Indeed, according to the report, back in 1976 a full 80% of the American population was composed of white Christians. By 1996, white Christians were still 66% of the population. In 2008, white Christians were 50% of the population. Today, just 43% of the population of the United States is considered to be “white Christian.”
And what’s happening as a result of this relatively earth-shaking religio-cultural demographic shift?
Non-Christians are sensing the opportunity to do in their Christian counterparts with claims of “Christian privilege” and “white privilege,” while agitating for a plethora of new “rights” and privileges for themselves.
It’s that simple. And yes, it’s blatantly obvious to anyone who’s taken a moment to look at the situation on the ground where it’s actually happening.
According to an online video interview with Timothy Kane, the man presenting the “white privilege” conference at George Washington University:
“I work with our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer students. And I also work with students of diverse faith backgrounds including atheist, humanist and secular students.
My background: I identify as a gay man and I also have a background academically in theology and justice of the peace.”
According to the article at the above link: “Kane…is dedicated to ensuring that all types of diversity at George Washington University are celebrated and meant to feel included in campus culture and student life.”
Apparently, it seems, the phrase “all types of diversity” is now the new code phrase for the institutionalization of bias against white Christians.
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