According to College Fix, a student at a Catholic university in California, Loyola Marymount University, recently alleged that she had several points deducted from her test when the unnamed student referred to God as male.
Theology professor, Cecilia González Andrieu, deducted the points for the student using “male-gendered language for God repeatedly.”
The Blaze adds that the student then sent an email challenging the professor, noting that the Bible repeatedly refers to God as male:
“Your comment that I referred to God as a male, I should not have gotten any points off for that. MULTIPLE times throughout the Bible God is referred to as a ‘he.’ I feel targeted by your comment, as I was raised in the church with the belief that God is a male.”
González-Andrieu responded that if the student resubmitted her answer with a footnote defending why she referred to God as a male, the theology professor would reconsider her deductions.
The student did this, and the professor restored the marks.
Many have questioned the deduction of points, because not only is it Biblical heresy, but it was also an attack on the student’s freedom of religion, and a form of compelled speech.
Of course, if the Catholic theology professor attends mass, she has undoubtedly heard the Lord’s prayer being recited or sung during services:
“Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. (For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are Yours, now and for ever.) Amen (Matthew 6:9-13)