Deandre Javaris Poole, a Florida Atlantic University professor is the subject of national outrage after requiring students in his class to write the name “Jesus” on a piece of paper, then put it on the floor and stomp on it.
And wouldn’t you know? Poole is vice-chairman of the Palm Beach County Democrat Party. Oddly, he is also a member of Lighthouse Worship Center Church of God in Christ, Fort Lauderdale, FL, where he serves as a member of the usher board.
Ryan Rotela, a junior in Poole’s class said some of his classmates complied with the instructor’s request to denigrate the name of Jesus, but he refused. He has since been suspended from the Intercultural Communication class. Florida Atlantic University is defending the controversial assignment.
According to Florida Atlantic University, Poole was conducting an exercise from the class textbook.
Paul Kengor, executive director of the Center for Vision and Values at Grove City College, says he’s not surprised by the classroom lesson.
“These are the new secular disciples of ‘diversity’ and ‘tolerance’ –- empty buzzwords that make liberals feel good while they often refuse to tolerate and sometimes even assault traditional Christian and conservative beliefs,” Kengor said.
Kengor said classes like the one at Florida Atlantic University demonstrate the contempt many public institutions hold for people of faith. “It also reflects the rising confidence and aggression of the new secularists and atheists, especially at our sick and surreal modern universities,” he said.
The university did not explain why students were only instructed to write the name of Jesus – and not the name of Mohammed or another religious figure
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The national negative attention has had an effect. This is the message we just located on the Florida Atlantic University’s website:
Although the university’s message engages in some interesting word games, it concludes with this apology: “This exercise will not be used again. The University holds dear its core values. We sincerely apologize for any offense this caused. Florida Atlantic University respects all religions and welcomes people of all faiths, backgrounds and beliefs.”
March 29, 2013:
FAU Professor In “Jesus Stomping” Incident Placed On Administrative Leave.
No word as to whether or not this “leave” is paid or unpaid. Best guess is this is a paid vacation until the storm over this so-called professor subsides.