Check your ‘Christian privilege’: George Washington University hosts controversial workshop
The ‘Excellence in Leadership’ workshop is titled ‘Christian Privilege: But Our Founding Fathers Were All Christian, Right?!’ According to the university website, it will explore how Christians have an “easier” life than non-Christians in the US and benefit from “unmerited perks from institutions and systems all across our country.”
By the end of the session, participants will be able to identify “at least three examples of Christian privilege” and “at least three ways to be an ally with a non-Christian person.”
In addition to religion, the workshop focuses on race, offering exploration of “white privilege.” It is scheduled for Thursday, April 5, just days after the Easter holiday in the US.
The class is the brainchild of trainer Timothy Kane from the Multicultural Student Services Center at George Washington University (GWU).
And if atoning for their “Christian privilege” is not enough, GWU students also have the chance to attend similar training sessions on “heterosexual privilege” and “cisgender privilege.”
GWU is one of the most prestigious universities in the US, chartered by Congress in 1821 in accordance with the wishes of the first US president to have a national university in the capital. It is located just a few blocks north of the State Department.
GWU is also expensive: undergraduate students cough up about $55,140 in tuition and fees for each academic year. The workshops are funded in part from these fees.
A fierce backlash against the seminar is brewing on Twitter, with one user lambasting it as “intolerance at its best.”
Just when we thought the idea of “white privilege” was stupid enough, the left has now coined the term “Christian privilege.” NEWSFLASH: Christians are the most persecuted religion in the world! This is just sick!— Mark Lutchman (@marklutchman) 3 April 2018
Christian Privilege, as they said, “White Christian Privilege” George Washington University attacks White Christians. Talk about intolerance at its best, talk about racially driven religious hate at its best. If you want to gain an under grad degree in hate, enroll at GWU— Garyt4344 (@talijangary) 3 April 2018
GWU's upcoming diversity workshop teaches that Christians --especially white ones-- “receive unmerited perks from institutions and systems all across our country.”— Jess Clackum (@JessicaClackum) 3 April 2018
I thought we were putting an end to singling out & attacking religious groups. 🙄https://t.co/cC996feiaW
90,000 Christians were killed for their beliefs, worldwide, in 2016.— Baylor Cook (@j_baylorcook) 3 April 2018
600 million Christians were prevented from practicing their faith, worldwide, in 2016.
So, please, take your uninformed identity politics narrative, elsewhere.https://t.co/gL3QBpPo7t
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