Saturday, March 23, 2013

Student Suspended for NOT Desecrating Jesus' Name

Ryan Rotella, a junior at Florida Atlantic University, was suspended by administrators for complaining that professor Dr. Deandre Poole, vice chairman of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party, told each student to write the name of Jesus on a piece of paper, put it on the floor, and then "stomp on it."  The University is defending Poole, saying he was simply teaching from the required textbook, “Intercultural Communication: A Contextual Approach.”

For background, read Jesus' Name Unconstitutional in Public: Supreme Court and also read White House Orders Jesus' Name Hidden in Obama's Presence

In addition, read how the Supreme Court is enabling the persecution of Christians on campus, such as myriad cases of banning Christian student organizations.

-- From "Student: FAU professor suspended me for not ‘stomping on Jesus’" by Erin Jester, Miami Herald 3/22/13

"Anytime you stomp on something it shows that you believe that something has no value. So if you were to stomp on the word Jesus, it says that the word has no value," Rotela told CBS12.

Rotela, who describes himself as a devout Mormon, went to Poole’s supervisor two days later to discuss the incident. He was suspended from the class since the incident.

FAU e-mailed a statement to CBS12 to the effect that sensitive topics are often breached during open discourse, but that a university is the appropriate venue for those discussions. The university would not say if Poole will face disciplinary action for suspending Rotela.

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From "Professor Makes Students 'Stomp on Jesus'" by Todd Starnes, 3/21/13

“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.’”

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

Paul Kengor, the executive director of the Center for Vision and Values at Grove City College, told Fox News he’s not surprised by the classroom lesson.

“These are the new secular disciples of ‘diversity’ and ‘tolerance’ – empty buzzwords that make liberals and progressives feel good while they often refuse to tolerate and sometimes even assault traditional Christian and conservative beliefs,” Kengor said.

“It also reflects the rising confidence and aggression of the new secularists and atheists, especially at our sick and surreal modern universities,” he said.

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From "FAU drops exercise asking class to stomp on ‘Jesus’ after student complains" by George Bennett, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer 3/22/13

Florida Atlantic University said Friday night it will no longer ask students in an intercultural communications class to write “Jesus” on a piece of paper and step on it.

After he complained, Rotela said, FAU accused him of threatening Poole.

FAU officials issued a statement of apology, saying the exercise was optional and that no students had been disciplined as a result of it.

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From "Dem Party official makes students 'stomp on Jesus'" posted at World Net Daily 3/22/13

[Mark Siegel, the] former chairman of the [Palm Beach County] Democratic Party was forced to resign in September after comments he made at the Democratic National Convention last year in Charlotte, N.C.

Siegel was quoted as saying, “Oh no, the Christians just want us [Jews/Israel] to be there so we can all be slaughtered and converted and bring on the second coming of Jesus Christ.”

And two months earlier, a Democratic Executive Committee member from Palm Beach County also slammed Israel. Evelyn Garcia sent an email accusing the Jewish state of atrocities, writing, “By supporting Israeli occupation with U.S. foreign aid, we are all complicit and guilty of their crimes against humanity.”

Garcia quit her post after a public outcry.

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