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Professor Makes Students “Stomp on Jesus”

Shawn72 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 12:15 AM
what about seperation of church n state you libtard asshats are always yakkin about? that prof should be fired and the school sued for forcing students to worship at the alter of statism... according to you frkn socialist idiots that is a serious no no... now do something about it and take all federal funds away from that edifice to ignorance.
Dean197 Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 3:49 PM
As usual, more information has come to light. The student told Poole 'it made me want to hit him' while hitting his balled fist into his other hand. That takes care of the mystery of why he was expelled from class. The professor is a Christian active in his church, which leaves the mystery of why he is getting death threats (particularly lynching, maybe because he's African American) from his fellow Christians.
Joseph64 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 6:43 AM
What the left does not understand is that the doctrine of separation of church and state swings both ways. If government is not allow to favor any religion, then they are also not allowed to be hostile to any religion and the SCOTUS has upheld this in many cases that have come before it in the last 200+ years.
Dean197 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 2:29 PM
It's college, not grade school. Of course the student shouldn't be in trouble for not stepping on the paper with 'Jesus' written on it, but the point of the exercise is that symbolism has power and that many students won't want to step on the paper because the name Jesus is more than just ink on paper to them. Using 'Mohamed' or 'Obama' wouldn't make the point unless many of the students would be expected to be reluctant to step on paper with those names written on them. And it sounds like the student got in trouble for arguing with the professor about the lesson, not for refusing to step on the piece of paper. Courts don't see adult college students as needing the same level of protection from authority figures presenting religious...

A Florida Atlantic University student said he was suspended from class after he refused a professor’s directive to stomp on a piece of paper with the word “Jesus” written on it.

“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...