George Washington University Tackles ‘Christian Privilege’
Do Christians possess “built-in advantages” and receive “unmerited perks … all across our country”?
Multiculturalism is rearing its ugly head at George Washington University (GWU), where students are being indoctrinated in 15 workshops ostensibly geared toward destroying various forms of “privilege.” We’re accustomed these days to hearing terms like “white privilege,” but GWU’s Multicultural Student Services Center is going even further by demeaning all God-fearing people with a workshop called, “Christian Privilege: But Our Founding Fathers Were All Christian, Right?!” The workshop was scheduled for Thursday.
Earlier this week, The College Fix reported, “The event will teach that Christians enjoy a privileged, easier life than their non-Christian counterparts, and that Christians possess ‘built-in advantages’ today, according to its online description. The workshop will also discuss how Christians receive ‘unmerited perks from institutions and systems all across our country.’” In what alternate universe?
Interestingly, the Fix goes on to note, “By the end of the training, the organizers want participants to be able to name ‘at least three examples of Christian privilege’ and ‘at least three ways to be an ally with a non-Christian person,’ the website states.” As Christians already know, one core tenant of genuine Christianity is to show grace and mercy (i.e. “be an ally”) toward sinners and unbelievers. Meanwhile, some Islamists, particularly in the Middle East, systemically enslave women, rape them and treat them like garbage. They also kill or persecute “infidels” and perpetuate jihad. Where’s the denunciation of this extremely violent form of privilege?
The workshop could only redeem itself if it pointed out, as Peter Heck does, that “Christians are privileged to join as heirs in a Kingdom that was not ours and that we’ve done absolutely nothing to earn.” But of course that’s not the angle George Washington University planned to take, and it’s a shame. As Heck notes, “You want to know what privilege is? True privilege? It’s that ‘while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.’ The truth is you can’t really know privilege unless you are a Christian.” What a refreshing and thoroughly Christian take on the subject.
In 1788, George Washington wrote, “The hand of providence has been so conspicuous in all this, that he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and more than wicked, that has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligations.” Something for the students at George Washington University to think about.
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