The idea of educating religious leaders and scholars in a multi-religious consortium certainly captured the imagination of the popular media, and raised the ire of those from religiously traditional perspectives on talk radio, the blogosphere, and newspapers of all stripes.
As is expected, there are many misconceptions about The University Project, and now that we see what misinformation and false assumptions that are spreading across the nation. In one week’s time, we’ve heard it all, including:
- Claremont will be solely responsible for educating future rabbis and imams (false)
- Christian ministerial students will be forced to take Jewish and Islamic classes (false)
- Claremont is being bank-rolled by Wahabist Muslim extremists from Saudi Arabia (false)