The prestigious North Carolina university founded by Methodists and Quakers has just adopted a policy observing the traditions of Islam; and many critics, including the Reverend Franklin Graham, are none too happy.
Saying the move “represents a larger commitment to religious pluralism,” Duke University has announced that the Muslim call to prayer will sound every Friday from the school’s chapel bell tower.
Fox News reports that this call to prayer, known as the adhan, “will last about three minutes and be ‘moderately amplified’.”
Responding to the news, Rev. Franklin Graham said the controversial move is hypocritical and represents a double standard, since “Christianity is being excluded from the public square.”
Rev. Graham also charged that the practice promotes a religion in whose name followers are “raping, butchering, and beheading Christians, Jews, and anyone who doesn’t submit to their Sharia Islamic law.”
On “Fox and Friends” this morning, pastor Robert Jeffress, a Fox News contributor, told Steve Doocy:
“Those who cry loudest for tolerance are often the most intolerant when it comes to viewpoints they disagree with. This is a travesty coming from a school that was originally founded as a Christian school by Methodists and Quakers.”
You can see what else Dr. Jeffress said about the Muslim call to prayer at Duke by clicking on the video above.
The first Friday for this new “religious accommodation” at Duke University is tomorrow.
h/t Fox News
BCN editor’s note: This article first appeared at Western Journalism.