Stomp on Jesus to show how powerful of a symbol he is?
Lets say that you was a student in college, and your professor asked you to take out a piece of paper. Nothing wrong with that. Now let's say that your professor asked you to write the word "Jesus" on it. At this point some of you may do it being that it's no big deal, and others may not do it. Well let's say that everybody student wrote the word Jesus on their individual pieces of paper. So now every student has a piece of paper with the word Jesus on it. Now let's say that your professor then tells you to place the paper on the floor and then STOMP ON IT. Ah yeah, you read correctly, stomp on it. What would be your initial reaction to the request of your professor? Some thoughts would be, what exactly is the purpose in doing it? Other thoughts would be that the professor might hold some sort of anti Christian chip on his or her shoulder. Anyways, the reaction would be along the lines that the request by the professor wasn't normal. Well this scenario actually happened. I've been writing for awhile about the anti Christian bigotry of the ever intolerant left. I can add yet another example to the very long list. Ryan Rotela, who is a devout Mormon is a student at Florida Atlantic University. The class he was in was Intercultural Communication. His professor who ordered all the students to write Jesus on a piece of paper and stomp on it was Professor Deandre Poole. Ryan due to his faith felt uncomfortable following through with his instructor's orders respectfully declined saying
"With all due respect to your authority as a professor, I do not believe what you told us to do was appropriate. I believe it was unprofessional and I was deeply offended by what you told me to do."
Well for his troubles Ryan was suspended from the class after voicing his concerns with administrators.
One would think that this was a David vs Goliath story in which the student couldn't possibly win with the administrators backing the nutty professor right? Ah, not exactly. Todd Starnes of Fox News got a hold of the story most likely after the local CBS affiliate Channel 12 aired it. It started off as a Fox News Radio segment by him, then conservative bloggers got a hold of it. Then talk radio hosts across the country got on board with it. With all the pressure from millions of people being brought down on Florida Atlantic University, the University's Dean placed the nutty professor on leave" and an apology has been issued.
Mr Poole claims that he served as a Sunday School Teacher, and that his motivee wasn't anti Christian. It doesn't matter if he was a Sunday School Teacher or not, it still was seen as an offensive exercise. Progressive atheists bloggers are trying to come to Mr. Poole's defense in saying that he was vilified over an incident that was blown out of proportion, yeah. Mr. Poole claims that he is a deeply Christian person, and that the whole stepping/stomping exercise he wanted his class to take part in was "to show the power of symbols" and not to disrespect Christianity. So with all the symbols throughout the world, he had to pick Jesus Christ? This is what I don't get. How exactly did he think he was showing the "power" of a symbol when he asked his class to "step or stomp on one? Sine Mr Poole is a Democratic activist which makes him a member of the boo god party, it only makes sense actually.