Dem official compels students to mock Jesus & Updates

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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More at WND.

H/T Commenter Euby

Update-tag

The national negative attention has had an effect. This is the message we just located on the Florida Atlantic University’s website:

http://www.fau.edu/explore/homepage-stories/2013_03message.php

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.

 http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/03/29/fau-professor-in-jesus-stomping-incident-placed-on-administrative-leave/

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17 Responses to Dem official compels students to mock Jesus & Updates

  1. East Valley Voter says:

    Paul Kengor got it right in describing the “rising confidence and aggression of the new secularists and atheists, especially at our sick and surreal modern universities.” That is absolutely true. I’ve experienced it myself and now my ASU sophomore son is. This is a state school that is supported by taxpayers, yet feels free to treat conservative students with disrespect.

  2. VINOAZ says:

    The Democrat party is ethically and morally bankrupt, just like their religion of leftism which permeates the universities, schools, Hollywood, etc. How did we arrive at such a place?

    • American Dad says:

      We “arrived at this place” through political correctness and moral relativism. We “arrived at this place” through Democrat programs that replaced fathers with welfare checks. We “arrived at this place” through the non-vigilance of too many hedonistic parents, seeking pleasure and preferring to be their children’s pals rather than doing the tough job of parenting. We “arrived at this place” by allowing liberal unions to invade our public education system and dumb down America’s children, for the socialist takeover the unions prefer.

  3. eubykdisop says:

    What if this “classroom exercise” had been carried out using the name of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad?

    “Insulting the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is one of the worst of forbidden actions, and it constitutes kufr and apostasy from Islam, according to scholarly consensus, whether done seriously or in jest. The one who does that is to be executed even if he repents and whether he is a Muslim or a kaafir. If he repents sincerely and regrets what he has done, this repentance will benefit him on the Day of Resurrection and Allaah will forgive him.” – Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid

    http://islamqa.info/en/ref/22809

    The above from the website “Islam Question & Answer” which states,”This site aims to provide intelligent, authoritative responses to anyones question about Islam…”

    So the “intelligent, authoritative” answer is that if the name of the Prophet Muhammad had been used, the Islamic penalty for such an action would be execution… death!

    (Thanks for the H/T and for featuring this story, SRAZ!)

    • Villanova says:

      The fact that this “professor” (the school’s apology refers to him as a “non-tenured instructor on an annual appointment“) is the second highest ranking member of the Palm Beach County Florida Democrats says it all. Remember when the Democrats decided to remove any mention of “God” from their party platform at their Charlotte, North Carolina convention? This was the same convention druing which they placed Obama’s name in nomination for his second term as president.

      As to Poole’s membership in a church: Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland is an ordained Methodist minister and served as chairman of the Democrat’s shameful Platform Committee.

      When the Dems bowed to public pressure and replaced the word “God” there was loud booing from the liberal delegates in attendance. These are facts that should not be forgotten. They clearly define the liberals and their politics.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Absolutely right, Villanova! Couple that with the rule making of the Obama administration, which infringes on religious freedoms, and his promotion of all things Islamic, and it’s pretty clear where Democrats want to take America; away from the Judeo-Christian ethic!

  4. Chandler GOP says:

    This report regarding the obscene assignment at Florida Atlantic University is all the more pertinent in view of the fact that neither Islam nor Mohammed can be insulted under penalty of death, as euby pointed out. But Christianity can be ridiculed and denigrated with scant comment in the media. Egypt’s anti-Semitic President Mohammed Morsi — strongly tied to the Muslim Brotherhood — calls Jews “bloodsuckers” and “descendants of apes and pigs,” yet the Obama administration is sending jet fighters and tanks along with the tidy sum of $250 million to this regime regime as thousands of supporters and opponents of the now ruling Brotherhood battle outside the group’s headquarters in Cairo. The question to ask is who will our money aid?

    • eubykdisop says:

      Underlying everything, Chandler GOP, is conscience, which is the voice of God within us. He has given us to know right from wrong and expects us to strive to choose what is right and shun what is evil, no matter what we may have to face. The question is, how many in our nation are now committed to that? Like Sodom and Gomorrah, how many righteous must there be to save our nation?

  5. Kimball says:

    The university sure did play word games in its announcement. Saying “no student has been expelled, suspended or disciplined by the University as a result of any activity that took place during this class” is bogus parsing. No student should have been penalized in any way. But Deandre Poole should have been removed from his assignment.

    Student Ryan Rotela paid for his class and expected to get credit for participating in it. He was expelled from the class for his protest, though not expelled from the school. Big difference. The administrators are not being straight with the public. But they sure want to keep that money flow coming in from the parents, don’t they? That is likely the driving force behind this muddled “apology.” It sounds very similar to the new apology we often hear that is actually no apology at all. It goes like this:.”I’m sorry you feel that way….” (fill in the blank.)

  6. patriotmom says:

    No one should tolerate this kind of activity in a classroom. It is not lost upon me as an Evangelical Christian that Jesus can be stomped on, but woe to anyone who draws a simple cartoon about Mohammed. Christians need to stand up and say “No More!” The only reason the gutless wonder who designed the curriculum and the idiots using it do not use Mohammed, or Dr. Martin Luther King or Cesar Chavez, et al is because they know that Christians will not storm the gates and kill them all.

    Parents need to take a hard look at the schools that their kids attend and quit paying for garbage. While the son or daughter may not graduate from an Ivy League or top tier school, they will have one great advantage when they do graduate from a conservative school- they will be able to reason.

    • eubykdisop says:

      Christians can be warriors. We fight to oppose evil without hating those persons who stand against God. Why do we fight? Because it is immoral to fail to oppose the propagation of evil.

  7. patriotmom says:

    Write “Diversity” on a piece of paper, stomp on it, and watch a liberal’s head explode.

    ( I can’t claim credit for this- got it from a thread at Townhall -great comment so I thought I would share )

    • Tucson Voter says:

      It IS a great comment, and regardless where it originated, it begged to be shared. Thanks, Patriot Mom.
      It’s also important to remember that the university initially defended the Christ-bashing lesson. It was only when they saw this issue catch fire that they began to fear for their very existence potentially brought on through the loss of students and their tuition.
      The great lesson here is that we have enormous power within our grasp. We need only use it.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Tucson Voter wrote: “The great lesson here is that we have enormous power within our grasp. We need only use it.”

        Yes! Absolutely! And by far the greatest efforts on the part of the Liberal left are to convince us that they are all-powerful and we powerless, that they are victorious and that we have already lost! That is a lie and an illusion which the Liberal left seeks to create with smoke and mirrors!

        Soon enough, their entire house of cards will fall down, revealing only the little old “Wizard of Oz” with a big microphone, pulling levers and turning dials. There is NOTHING there! It is all a big scam which the vulnerable and weak minded have bought into!

    • Sal Reale says:

      I just now called the school and wasn’t surprised to learn his extension is not accepting messages. Proves the point he is a coward, but then I knew that before I called.

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