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Florida Atlantic University: Another Left-Wing Seminary

Enrique25 Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 10:12 AM
Usually with these stories, about outrages at schools, there are really two stories: the ones the media report, and the events that actually happened. This applies to all schools, grade schools through universities. The former story comes from the point of view of the aggrieved conservative, who has contacted his local Fox affiliate about it. Often contacting the Fox station is the first attempt the aggrieved conservative has taken to get recourse. The latter story is of no interest to the right wingers that picked up on the former story and write columns about it, and doesn't come out until a bit later, and gets no attention from the media. I don't know if this particular story will follow that pattern, but it smells like it.
The Original King Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 11:34 AM
Enrique........you're right. The whole.."I'm sorry, but I was offended by that exercise and chose not to participate".."Ok, you're hereby suspended!" story doesn't quite pass the smell test.
IndeePendent Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 12:24 PM
"After the story became national news, FAU issued an apology: "We sincerely apologize for any offense this has caused. Florida Atlantic University respects all religions and welcomes people of all faiths, backgrounds and beliefs."

Why issue an apology if, as you suggest, the "story doesn't quite pass the smell test."? Why apologize if no one was actually "offended"? Seems contradictory to me.
The Original King Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 3:25 PM
Indee......my point wasn't that no one was offended....very clearly the student in question was (despite Prager's oft repeated lie that ONLY "the left" ever takes offense to anything). What I'm questioning is that the student in question was suspended only because he did not want to complete the "stomp". If you read Bonny's post above she provided the text book description of the exercise. It said, in effect, "many will hesitate...discuss...". On that basis alone, it's VERY hard to believe that one of the students would then get suspended for not doing the "stomp"
Chries Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 10:20 AM
Enrique, even you must concede that the subject and the classroom "activity" are inappropriate as college level coursework. This sounds like one of those stupid corporate "sensitivity" programs with "facilitators" and "team-building" activities; equally offensive, but not masquerading as a college course.
Question: What is the difference between Christian seminaries and American universities?

Answer: Christian seminaries announce that their purpose is to produce committed Christians. American universities do not admit that their primary purpose is to produce committed leftists. They claim that their purpose is to open students' minds.

This month Florida Atlantic University provided yet another example of how universities have become left-wing seminaries.

An FAU professor told his students to write "JESUS" (in bold caps) on a piece of paper and then step on it.

One student who did not, a junior named Ryan Rotela, complained to the professor and then to the professor's supervisor....