A student at Florida Atlantic University was directed by a professor to stomp on a piece of paper with the word “Jesus” written on it. The university is arguing that it was all done in the name of “debate.” So when the young man, a Mormon, complained he was immediately suspended from the class. That sounds like debate, right?
Fox News’ Todd Starnes reports:
“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.
points out that the professor authored a book titled, “Obamamania: The Rise of a Mythical Hero.”
I wonder if in the next class they’ll stomp on his book.