If you doubt that it exists, read this article.
Last year, two Jewish researches went to college campuses to see how anti-Semitic the faculties are. Surveying 6,600 college professors, they found virtually no anti-Semitism.
Instead, they found a distinct bias against evangelical students: More than half (53%) of college faculty view evangelical students unfavorably. Mormons are next at 33%, followed by Muslims at 22%.
Let me put this in proper perspective: In the United States of America, professors are two and a half times more likely to view evangelical Christian students unfavorably than Muslim students.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise, although I wonder how many interviewed the Jewish students who were told by Joseph Massad that they were terrorists.
The study also found that: Professors are five times more likely to be atheists than the general public: 19% vs. 4%; There are far fewer Evangelicals among the faculty than the general public: 11% vs. 33%; Professors are more than twice as likely to identify themselves as liberal than the general public: 48% to 22%. (This is consistent with an earlier study which found that Democrats outnumber Republicans ten to one on college faculty.)
One has to wonder if they talked with Jewish students of Joseph Massad at Columbia University, who teaches about Israeli history from the “Palestinian perspective”. Or if they talked with anyone at DePaul about Klocek being forced out for pointing out to students that there is a nother side to the Palestinian conflict…other than the Arafat side.
Luckily, though, we have some happy news.
There’s someone speaking on college campuses capable of – without quoting Bible verses – showing students solid evidence why Christianity is the most reasonable worldview. Imagine further that the four-point presentation this person gives is so provocative and entertaining that not only Christians attend, but atheists and skeptics show up as well (swelling some audiences to over 1500 like a recent N.C. State presentation). Imagine that during Q&A atheists are treated respectfully, but their arguments are exposed as fallacious. And imagine that there is a book, DVD series, website and TV show available for follow up that strengthens Christians and challenges skeptics to consider Christianity.
You don’t need to just imagine it happening because it already is. Dr. Frank Turek, founder and President of www.CrossExamined.org, is leading a team of Christian apologists to conduct I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist seminars on college campuses and at churches across the country. The seminar, based on Turek Geisler’s award-winning book of the same name, is outstanding (back in September 2006, I told you that this is the book that helped bring Jimmy Duke to Christ).
We need to stand up and be vocal…because as I’ve mentioned before when referencing Silencing Christians…if we don’t, there will be a terrible price to pay for our silence.