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Dem Professor Makes Students ‘Stomp on Jesus’

From Fox News radio San Antonio, WOAI:

Professor Makes Students “Stomp on Jesus”

By Todd Starnes | March 21, 2013

A Florida Atlantic University student said he was punished after he refused a professor’s directive to stomp on a piece of paper with the word “Jesus” written on it. The university, meanwhile, is defending the assignment as a lesson in debate.

“I’m not going to be sitting in a class having my religious rights desecrated,” student Ryan Rotela told television station WPEC. “I truly see this as I’m being punished.”

Rotela, who is a devout Mormon, said the instructor in his Intercultural Communications class told the students to write the name “Jesus” on a sheet of paper. Then, they were told to put the paper on the floor.

“He had us all stand up and he said ‘Stomp on it,’” Rotela said. “I picked up the paper from the floor and put it right back on the table.

The young college student told the instructor, Deandre Poole, that the assignment was insulting and offensive.

“I said to the professor, ‘With all due respect to your authority as a professor, I do not believe what you told us to do was appropriate,’” Rotela said. ‘I believe it was unprofessional and I was deeply offended by what you told me to do.’”

Rotela took his concerns to Poole’s supervisor – where he was promptly suspended from the class.

Poole did not return calls seeking comment.

According to his university profile, he has a PhD from Howard University and is authoring a book titled, “Obamamania: The Rise of a Mythical Hero.”

A university spokesperson told they could not comment about Rotela’s case due to student privacy laws. However, the university is defending the instructor’s assignment to stomp on the name of Jesus.

“As with any academic lesson, the exercise was meant to encourage students to view issues from many perspectives, in direct relation with the course objectives,” said Noemi Marin, the university’s director of the school of communication and multimedia studies.

“While at times the topics discussed may be sensitive, a university environment is a venue for such dialogue and debate,” Marin added. ..

Would they do this to Mohammed? Or do they agree with Obama, that "the future must not belong to those who defame the prophet of Islam"?

Oh, by the way, it turns out that Mr. Poole is a Democrat. In fact, he is vice-chairman of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, March 22nd, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Dem Professor Makes Students ‘Stomp on Jesus’”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    A Democrat.

    And probably not human.

    I mean that.

  2. P. Aaron says:

    Yet we’re told of rigor s and sacrifices teachers have made to become educators and how hard their jobs are. It’s obviously easier to be a democrat.

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Over the years I’ve pondered why academics and the “enlightened” deride Christianity and come to the (albeit pedestrian) conclusion that many of them grew up in households where their parents were either religious or they found themselves on the outs with how organized churches conduct themselves.

    I have to admit, I don’t care for the clique-ish, down-their-nose attributes of how people in many churches operate, while acknowledging that it is a feature of human behavior in all things, regardless of what it might be. Humans seek exclusivity while at the same time wanting to belong to something that makes them feel important or superior to others. Call it the “my-team-is-better-than-your-team” trait.

    For me, I drive what I drive because I like it. I drink Coke Zero because I loved original Coke and when I was forced to drink diet drinks, none of them did anything for me. So…Coke Zero came along and I drink it because I really like it. But not because I want to feel exclusive.

    Some (many?) people go to a certain church, wear certain clothes, drive a certain car, etc. because they factor into their decision process how it will affect their standing among their known acquaintances. In part it’s “pack-behavior” and happens in ALL groups, factions, cliques and organizations.

    But for the flaming liberal, it’s become a religion unto itself to denounce Christianity. So much so that they prefer embracing islam, simply to offend anything having to do with Christianity. Thus, it is based on a dangerously childish assessment of things and ignores the cold reality of what islam is and does.

    So when a raging feminazi is espousing islam, her simple motivation is to express the deeply embedded anger that has become their survival toolbox, which is to piss off white, Christian society in general and men in particular. It is both simple and complex at the same time. Simple in that it’s easily identifiable but complex in its nuances, flags, signals and identity when it is employed. For, what might be offensive today to them, will be embraced with a slight change in context or audience.

    Thus, you have hypocrisy. Feminazis decrying how men are so oppressive but ignoring how islam makes slaves of women.

    Most rational, thinking people realize this and just shake their heads and move on. But the ill-advised people who can’t think correctly are growing in number and taking over the narrative, as we have all seen. In other words, we have petulant smart-ass news commentary instead of actual news reporting as well as a general public that has evolved into not-so-clever little smart-asses who think that they’re funny when they’re really just annoying.

    It has to do with how humor in our society has become one big childish tantrum instead of clever, nuanced and critical introspective. But that’s for another time.

    In short, the D-student twit with a smart lip has taken over. The president happens to be one, Chris Matthews is another, and there are dozens more. They never grew up.

    • captstubby says:

      today’s young people’s accumulated knowledge on history, religion, politics, society, science, and just about every thing else is all derived from The Simpsons.

  4. canary says:

    What’s scary is only one student not stomping on a photo of Jesus. How about a school day of burning Poole’s photo.

  5. “…the university is defending the instructor’s assignment to stomp on the name of Jesus.”

    And therein lies the problem. But don’t dare use a homosexual or racial slur in order to ‘encourage students to view issues from many perspectives,’ or the multicultural police will force you into diversity training to correct your unapproved speech.

  6. Update from the Daily Caller, the school has apologized and says it won’t use the lesson again.


  7. USSFreedom says:

    The Daily Caller article has the typical no we didn’t suspend the student and we aren’t going to use the assignment(that justifies using the assignment) again doublespeak, infering the student lied. Spin spin the cards of statements like a three card monte deck and let the reader be left just a bit puzzled as to what is the truth.
    Mr. Poole, in the pool among the masters of brainwashing the young minds into jumping in, even though they have have yet learned to swim. Apologys don’t cut it, singling out the icon of Christianity as the target was no mistake, knowing only true Christians easily forgive, say instead of cutting off ones head.

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