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University Wants Staff and Students to Check Their “Christian Privilege”

Well, it was only a matter of time before we got to this point. Now, in addition to the “privileges” of white people, straight people, citizens, cisgenders, and the able-bodied, the left wants to make sure we know about another pervasive problem: Christian privilege. That’s why George Washington University is sponsoring a free training session this week for students and faculty who would like to know about this uniquely-American scourge and how to identify it in themselves and others.

In the class, attendees will learn that Christians “receive unmerited perks from institutions and systems all across out country.” They will also be taught that Christians “experience life in an easier way than non-Christians.”

GWU even gave the event a snappy, snide title: “Christian Privilege: But our founding fathers were all Christian, right?!”

In the description, the college writes of the class: “How do Christians in the USA experience life in an easier way than non-Christians? Even with the separation of Church and State, are there places where Christians have built-in advantages over non-Christians? How do we celebrate Christian identities and acknowledge that Christians receive unmerited perks from institutions and systems all across our country?”

And in case potential attendees are wondering how they will benefit from this instruction, the college helpfully informs them that upon leaving the class, they “will be able to list at least three examples of Christian privilege.” WOW. Mark my calendar, baby, ‘cause I’m about to seriously improve on the old resume.

Perhaps if we were talking about the America of 1950, we could be persuaded to agree that there was a certain amount of “Christian privilege” alive in this country. Today, though? Christians – despite being the overwhelming majority (at least as far as claimed religions go) – are endlessly persecuted in the courts, in the legislatures, and in the public arena. Whenever there is a conflict – legal, argumentative, cultural, or otherwise – between Christian rights and gay rights, guess who wins? Take a look at court decisions around the country and tally them up.

When is GWU going to offer a class on LGBT Privilege?

Atheists win every battle they wage to take prayer, Christ, or Bible study out of schools and sporting events. Abortionists are constantly gaining ground. And when it comes to representation in the media, Christians are either portrayed as villains/fools, or they aren’t portrayed at all.

And now we’re supposed to feel guilty about even getting this kind of second-class treatment? Beautiful.

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    • I couldn’t possibly agree with you more! We have become a nation of wimps and so politically correct that honor and courage seem to have been totally removed from our List of character traits! We have become such a nation of spineless sheep that I only shutter to think what would happen if a slicker more sophisticated version of Hitler were around. He wouldn’t have to start a war or fire a shot. He could sham The liberals and progressives into following him like the Pied Piper. The mainstream churches in the United States must be a total embarrassment to our Lord Jesus Christ. All the Christians in this country need to get on their knees and do some serious praying!

      • the reason Christians have privilege is because GOD blesses us. It isn’t an arrogance based on Social Justice. GW universiity is disgustingly wrong

    • You are right about the left. Look up Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals. He has 8 levels of CONTROL …. to a Socialized state. Rule #6 – Take CONTROL of what people read and listen to. George Soros CONTROLS the MSM (and the DNC). Take CONTROL of what children learn in school. Common Core teaches children WHAT to think not HOW to think and most of them have gender assigning issues. Most likely caused by brainwashing by incompetent teachers.

    • Well said!!!! I am so glad I do not have anyone in these so-called Universities anymore. They are now just spokespersons for leftist views that their students seem to lap up like dogs. Unfortunately, these kids are missing everything that is great about our Country, because they are only being taught what their crazy, non-tolerant instructors want them to hear!!!!! God help all of us if this doesn’t change!!!

  2. Did not even read the entire article before I got an understanding of what the left felt. Hey I can say without argument that as a Christian in our country I may well have an advantage with other Christians in whatever endeavors I may take on. Would you put someone who stole money in a bank teller position? Hello. There values are different from an honest person. Not saying that a non-Christians values are bad just different from mine. I want to hire or be hired by people with a like-mindedness as mine.I have non-Christian friends but my real everyday friends are Christians Like it or not the left, under the table, or middle people are not going to control my life. That my friends is where GOD takes over, you see He an only He controls my life, my thoughts and my actions…………..

    • There is a problem with the above, to get the “benefits” you have to accept Jesus, and once you do it will be better than anything else, but you will have to Follow His Rules, or you aren’t really a Christian. Then again His rules give you a Very Good Life! Not an absence of problems, just the faith to overcome them or live through them, and a Peace you can only know by Knowing Him.

    • So the Left would deny the existence of hospitals, orphanages and other similar institutions that cater to the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of people. I hope one realizes that these institutions came about as a direct result of Christianity. The Left has brought unwanted changes in our systems of democracy. The Left hate America and really want to see it destroyed; the Left has given us speech and thought police so we have to watch what we say or even think. I hate to see America become a cesspool of lying, cheating, and destroyers of what we once had as American citizens. To do my part to confront the Left, better known as democrats, I will vote Republican in ALL the elections, even if the devil himself is a candidate; he would be running as a democrat anyway.

      • @Andrew

        Dear author of this piece who, understandably, doesn’t use his last name. Honestly, I wouldn’t either.

        I’m guessing you are keeping a low profile here, earning part of the rent money by snapping the whip, holding the lion tamer’s chair in front of you, throwing red meat to work up the crowd — this time on the subject of how persecuted they are as Christians here in the used-to-be-great USA. (This is satire, right??????) judging from your casual throw-away remarks, abortion will be an upcoming piece, and certainly the entire tangled satanic web of LGBTQ activity.

        Well, I share your hopes of finding a better gig where you won’t be embarrassed to use your last name. Just sorry I didn’t stumble on this website when this particular piece was fresh, as it certainly summoned a lot of interesting pathologies out from under the rocks.

        Hope to check in again soon!

  3. Our founding fathers were in fact not all Christians, most were skeptics and others were nonbelievers. They established the first secular nation on the planet and they did so on purpose. All prejudice begins when one group thinks they are better than other groups and have the privilege to act on that mistaken notion.

    • I am 63 years old. I can not recall one time a teacher asked me what my beliefs were. Further, in what way would a Christian benefit over a Non-Christian in a college setting ?

      • I can’t remember, but I have read that some of them were atheists but I’m not sure which ones. Do a search on “How many signers of the Declaration were Christian”.

      • I have read where there were some of the signers who were not Christian, but I can’t remember the names. Try doing a search under “Which signers of the Declaration of Indep. were not Christians”.

    • THAT is NOT true they were to almost 100% Christians. This was founded as a “TOLERANT” CHRISTIAN nation period. You can’t rewrite history or the laws based on Judeo/Christian tenets.They only stated that there would be NO state religion and you were free to practice whatever religion you chose to.

  4. George Washington University …. well are they going to the same for ALL secs of religion? No special treatment for Muslims as well? They crossed the line with this one. Time to rid the university of the left & right wings and teach without personal opinion on politics.

    • Easier said than done, David. Yes, it is an okay idea. However, next to impossible to actually implement without the imminent possibility of turning the classroom into: “sorry, vanilla only
      discussions in here.”

  5. I guess that they have forgotten that one of their own WAS a Christian — Imette St. Guillen, who graduated from GWU in 2003, then went on to attend John Jay College. Imette was raped and tortured for 17 hours and her body dumped at Fountain Avenue. Her father died of AIDS due to a blood transfusion when she was abot 3-5 yrs. old. Where is “Christian Privilege” in this?

    Check this:

  6. In the Christian household that I was brought up in and many like us, we followed the Golden rules. As such we were mindful of the lives of others. We respected our parents and other elders. We did not think of class or privilege.All of us kids played with others as equals, we played kick the can, baseball, basketball and any other activities. Today our leaders try to pit one group o r class against others for their political advantage. Now the courts put any other group or class against the others. In place of human rights we have this group rights or an other and the loser is always a Christion group or cause. Christians left to their religious beliefs welcome all people.

  7. Another sign of “ending times” . It seems we are on the throes of Civil War II, compliments of the Sores-Obama-Clinton et al underground.

  8. in the 2012 election….the democrat national committee….DENOUNCED GOD…..from their platform…..who does this????? the democrats and the left wing in general are so far off what is considered common sense…..why any parent would allow their children to attend any school like this is just beyond me….over the years christains..or anyone that has any religious beliefs have been attacked and harassed because of their beliefs…yet islam is now taught in schools where just wearing a cross is almost outlawed……and people that have strong beliefs and convictions as to their faiths have been jailed, taken to court, fired from jobs and physically attacked….here in the united states….and Obama would never approve of christains that have been slaughtered in the Mideast..he would not allow them refugee status here in the u.s.

  9. I am SO tired of these idiotic Liberal university administrators and professors who have never done anything except indoctrinate the mindless! THEY ARE WORTHLESS!!

  10. We see far to many colleges teaching the ways of the Left. It’s time for those who do to have government funding stopped. That money comes from across America …a mix of many religious family’s, non religious and different nationalities. Its time to remove politics from them if they want to get that funding….

  11. Read “Foxes Book of Martyrs” and “Tortured For Christ” for starters. Then look in the book of Acts in the Bible to see how “privileged” the first Christians were. But there are some privileges for Christians: forgiven of all sin, freedom from guilt, a 100% sure eternal hope of everlasting life, having a close relationship with God via Jesus Christ, prayer, 100% sure precious promises, NEVER being without hope (or being hopeless), being God’s child, being part of the Bride of Christ- that’s just for starters. The beauty of this is this kind of Christian privilege is freely available to “whosoever will,” that includes you no matter what you may or may not have done or said. And you do not have to earn it. It is a gift no one can tax or take away.

  12. This is outrageous and Godless and Marxist and satanic, to say the least. Since they, in all probability, received federal funds, time to cease subsidizing the enemy of God and the USA. Let the Marxists and Godless support this worthless institution of the lowest learning.

  13. Is GWU an “Atheist College”? If I were a Christian student or faculty member I would be looking for another university to attend/teach at, and if I were an alumnus of GWU I would donate/pledge to another university

  14. Yes, I am privileged. I am “privileged” to not be a drunk. I am “privileged” to not be a thief/burglar, drug addict, murderer, rapist, inmate, or convict. I am not “better” than the aforementioned. I am an imperfect man. However, Jesus loves me. I am His. He is mine. He is the best. He is my Lord and Savior. When I visit the incarcerated, I always tell them about Jesus. Why? Because He is the best. He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords. He is the almighty. Give Him your life. As the praise goes:

    “Only one life, so soon it will pass, only whats’ done for Christ will last, only one chance to do His will, so give to Jesus all your days, its’ the only life that pays, when you recall you have but one life.”

    • I agree with you, Bruce. In the sense of it being an officially stated position backed by a “board of directors” or some other supervisory body. However, when a Christian man or woman is an employee who performs very well, has never been late, is friendly, knowledgeable, and gets along well with supervisors and subordinates, privileges are likely to come. Unfortunately, so is jealousy, name-calling and accusation. No problem. Bosses know quality when they see it. Promotions are on their way. Those are also privileges.

  15. I remember when I was saved. My parents told me I wasn’t because I did not lose the desire to smoke. So I asked the Pastor. He said, my dear your troubles have only just begun. Christians have been persecuted since the beginning of time and it’s not going to stop! The devil lost you and he wants you back and your troubles have only just begun! I told him yes I remember what the Bible says but I guess my parents don’t 🙁 I didn’t lose faith just really hurt over my parents attitude. So people can say all they want as my faith stands always!

  16. When must these Christian students start wearing yellow crosses sewn on their outer garments? And when are the first scheduled Bible burnings? kpd

  17. My only question is why would any American want to send his or her child to GWU or any of the other leftist universities? The country needs to wake up and boycott such schools.

  18. A word to George Washington University. I for one will not check my ethnicity, nor my religion, nor my history, nor my mouth to attend the University. In fact, I would call for all people of Religions to cancel their programs as well as sue for false and misleading advertisements in their recruitment to the institution. Refuse future payments even if made under contract because essentially that is what the institution is doing today. All they need is a wake-up call which can knock them out of the COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY RATINGS, and could lead to a cascade of events that will loose them their Donors.

  19. what Christian privilege? Nothing could be further from the truth. I don’t see Christianity being shoved down the throats of our school children as Islam is being done. Islam is the religion that has the privilege. Islam is asking for prayer rooms, time off work to pray during their shift, forcing schools and other public institutions to cater to them. Christians founded this country because they were forced to either leave their country or die by the hands of non christians. Christian privilege is a lie. Christianity is the religion that is NOT tolerated in our country any longer and we, as a country, will pay the price. What religion is causing christian bakers, florists and others to loose their jobs because of their stand for righteousness [Christianity}

  20. . The greatest divide between people is over their belief that the Bible is, or the Bible is not, the ultimate authority and truth on every facet in this universe.
    . Here is your challenge. Read the “Evidence” at and then diligently prepare a similar page for the evidence to support your authority for anything that challenges the Bible.
    . Satan’s dream for each person is to seek wealth, power, fame, luxury and immediate gratification of every lust and desire regardless of costs. His goal is to destroy any and everything that resembles or is Godly.
    . God wants each person to live the healthiest life with love, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control to ultimately bring praise and glory to God for eternity.

  21. I keep reading and rereading the Bill of Rights looking for wording that says separation of church and state. There is none!!!!!! It says Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; (then it continues with other frights). Nothing there to say there should be no religion in government or in civilian life. They forbid establishing any religion as acceptable and sanctioned by government. They also plainly stated that the government could not prohibit the free exercise of any religion. That means you can not choose any one or two religious sects and say they can be worshipped, but all others are prohibited. They can not establish religion and say you MUST worship these, but also can not say you can not worship any of them. You have free choice in or out of government to worship or not to worship.

  22. Another example of our agenda driven “academics”!!! How moronic and juvenile!!! Don’t think these “dim bulbs” would not be capable of what the Nazis did to the Jews in Germany in the 30’s-40’s if given the opportunity! I only wish they could find one place…….maybe CA, call it Whacko Utopia and all just move there. Then secede from the union, create their own little country and just implode on itself!

  23. There are plenty of learning institutions. Students should boycott this university so that it will go under. That’s the only way, I think, to stop the anti-Christian antics by some of the universities and colleges in America. Don’t let them win!!! Too many other colleges available – there are lots of Christian colleges too in our Country.

  24. George Washington must be rolling in his grave, knowing what kind of Communist crap an American university bearing his name is peddling.

  25. We were warned about the leftist/Marxists back in the ’60’S. That’s when I changed parties & became a Republican. Phyllis Schlafly, William F. Buckley, and many other Conservatives warned us about Communist/Marxist professors infiltrating our colleges and brainwashing our kids. Guess what? Now many of those “kids” are brainwashed adults who control the media, Hollywood, the Democratic Party, some politicians in both parties, our government, etc. A book I read back in the ’60’s that opened my eyes was “None Dare Call it Treason,” by John Stormer. Marxist President Barack Obama was very successful in turning this country even more far left. He was following both Karl Marx and Saul Alinsky. And he brought us back to the ’60’s by making everything about race. He caused a greater divide in our country between the races. I’m not sure our country will ever return to normalcy after all the damage he inflicted on Conservatives, Christians, FOX News, and anyone who isn’t far left. He’s caused so much hate between Americans now, that I feel like I’m living in a different country than the great country I grew up in. It’s both maddening & heartbreaking to see students & leftists destroying all our history. I wish our government would put these radicals in jail. It appalls me that they can get away with it. When are we going to put a stop to this anarchy & bullying by the left?

  26. Oh boo hoo! Christians are not second class citizens. We are Greatly Blessed and Highly Favored. Continue working in the field, Sisters and Brothers! God did not promise us a rose garden. Compared to what the early Christians endured and compared to what some Christians in the middle east are even now enduring, we here in the United States are living like royalty. Thank our God that He still thinks this country has work to do and has sent us Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence as well as several other Christian representatives in Washington and fearless patriot leaders around the country. These leaders ask for God’s Wisdom on a regular basis, which is essential if we expect God to bless our country. Support them and others who are leading the way! Lift up your heads and remember who you are–Children of God!

  27. They all need to check themselves! They Leftist Libtards are the ones who resemble Hitler for crying out loud! Let alone Racist propaganda!




  29. When you go to church this Sunday, you need to address your congregation, advocate closing the ER’s in all of the hospitals founded and funded by hospitals and deny entry to anyone not of your faith.
    Close all of the free clinics and food banks founded and funded by religions and deny entry to any school or university founded and funded by religions.
    Wait until several million of the liberal scum, their queer and bent gender familiars and atheists have died in the streets from lack of health care and starvation, then maybe you can go back and ask them if they have learned any manners.

  30. Communism’s first Target The State is your Religion I am 80 years old and have never been asked my Religion except when in the Hospital and had very little Time left to live. When I fill out a form I refuse to fill out Race other than Human or Religion other than by Design.

  31. And while they are Checking their Privilege at the Door every other Color Human is being pushed Past them..!!

      You wrote,
      “WHO GIVES A SHIT WHAT george washington u does they cater to non-american’s anyway! Let’s have a real riot and burn the place to the ground with all it’s students inside!”

      And you, “”ONTHEWALL”, with your violent, repugnant comment, and all the other hate-filled, xenophobic, homophobic, tooth-gnashing, self-congratulating ranting, misspelled ignorant lashing out that fills this comment thread — is this what readers are to believe represents Christianity in America today? Is this the takeaway from your Bible-reading and piety? WHAT WOULD JESUS SAY???

      Or the Founding Fathers, who must be turning in their graves.

      All were educated men, deeply interested in questions of faith, but many were deists rather than Christians or deists and Christians, so NO, they were NOT all Christians in the sense that fundamentalist, evangelical and other Christians today would consider “truly” Christian. Some never went to church, some were unfaithful to their wives, some were slaveholders. Washington, Adams, and Jefferson were all deists, along with Tom Paine. Jefferson actually edited down the Bible, excluding perhaps 2/3 of it, all that he believed to be superstition, leaving only the moral philosophy he felt to be sound.

      To all of you hypocrites, wrapped in a pious faux religiosity, if you had ever read any history of the founding of our nation, or the Declaration of Independence, or the Constitution, then you would know that many of the Founders were not Christians, and that their intent in prohibiting the establishment of any state religion was embodied in the First Amendment of the Constitution.

      “The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.”
      —John Adams, Article XI ,Treaty of Tripoli,1797
      “It was never pretended that any persons employed in [drafting the founding documents] had interviews with the gods or were in any degree under the inspiration of heaven.” Ours was a government “founded on the natural authority of the people alone, without a pretense of miracle or mystery.” John Adams
      “I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.” Thomas Jefferson, January, 1802, letter to the Danbury Baptist Association (Conn), published in a Massachusetts newspaper.
      Article Six of the United States Constitution also specifies that “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

      Jefferson’s metaphor of a wall of separation has been cited repeatedly by the U.S. Supreme Court. In Reynolds v. United States (1879) the Court wrote that Jefferson’s comments “may be accepted almost as an authoritative declaration of the scope and effect of the [First] Amendment.” In Everson v. Board of Education (1947), Justice Hugo Black wrote: “In the words of Thomas Jefferson, the clause against establishment of religion by law was intended to erect a wall of separation between church and state.”[2]

    • @Warren

      From your allegedly deep and authentic Christian belief, you actually write,

      “And while they are Checking their Privilege at the Door every other Color Human is being pushed Past them..!!
      Did you just write, “. . . every other COLOR Human”???????

      Do you know what you wrote here? And you are fulminating about an exercise at GWU intended to sensitize young people to the biases they carry because of their unconscious as well as conscious sense of privilege, for one reason or another — in this case, what it means to be part of a national majority — the Christian religion?

      And you, of course, unconscious all the way, are right here and now exerting your privilege as a WHITE Christian, and a male at that! Wow, you won the trifecta of superiority, little man.

      FOR SHAME. You should drag your sorry self over to GWU or any other institution of higher learning that you can find and spend a few hours trying to understand who and what you would be, or feel like, if you weren’t white, and at least in name only Christian, and a male. You might actually learn something useful about how the world really works, and what your place in it would be.

      But how and why do I have the arrogance to be so uppity, snarky and condescending here? Because while I am neither Christian nor male, as you are, still, according to YOUR theory of inequality and superiority (SO VERY UN-AMERICAN), I still hold more aces in this great country than you do — 1. Because I was accidentally born a caucasian; 2. This is a low card, according to many, including your beloved POTUS: I am a female; 3. Another ace — luck of the draw — I was lucky be born into a family that made sure I obtained an excellent education that enabled me to have a worthwhile and lucrative career. All of this is good, maybe enough to counter the other low card — I’m an atheist who believes in helping the poor, the hungry, the outcast, no matter their race or creed. $. But here is the real ace in the hole in the new America of Trump and MAGA: the size of my bank account.

  32. WHO GIVES A SHIT WHAT george washington u does they cater to non-american’s anyway! Let’s have a real riot and burn the place to the ground with all it’s students inside!

  33. As an Atheist, I have no “christian privilege”, so I could work at this university.

    Wait, no I couldn’t, I have a brain which means I’m NOT a liberal.

    • @Doug

      Sorry, in the past your claim to atheism would have worked. But in these parlous times, you can’t cling to your atheism alone as evidence of a functioning brain. If you were thinking, you’d be a liberal.

  34. To the head of good ol’ GWU I would say, “Sieg Heil, mein Oberstuermbannfuehrer!”. Keep up the great work. Joseph Goebbels would have been proud of you.

  35. @Andrew (or whoever is editing the responses here) —

    I feel hurt, if not actually surprised, that you keep deleting my comments, one after the other, apparently because they do not jibe with the chorus here. I would think a breath of fresh air, another point of view, a few small insertions of actual fact and even a bit of humor here in this very angry, sad, and darkly uninformed space would be welcome.
    I wandered over here — a stranger in a strange land, as it were — because the blog title seemed promising, and indeed it has been. I keep a weekly diary of points I learn by climbing out of my own bubble of socio-political-geographic-economic point of view to discover what people are thinking and saying on the opposite side of the great political chasm that now divides our country — at least as much as during the Civil War.

    What I am finding, sadly, as I read the views of people who count themselves on the right of center, is mostly a deep well of largely uninformed rage at “the other” and an unwillingness to venture out to find out what others might be thinking, feeling, doing. Name calling and a lot of both misinformation and disinformation fueled by essays and blogs like can’t possibly be helpful to the avowed goal of “making America great again”.

    I am not a fool — I have had successful careers in academia, PR, writing. I know people use their skills to make money wherever they can. But the atmosphere in this country has grown vicious — is it your goal that someone reads your column and explodes with rageful hope to burn down GWU, including all the students in it?

    I hope you, along with others like you, hired hands for the forces of disruption in our democracy, may find some place else to earn money with your keyboard — a place where you might feel comfortable to use your full name!!!

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