[Rushtalk] Dem Party official makes students 'stomp on Jesus'
northgate76 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 24 01:56:17 MDT 2013
While this is a good "two-minute hate" story about another mouth-frothing
PC college professor, there is no connection established between this
exercise and his "prominent political position" with the local Demster
Party, which undoubtledy includes a number of practising Christians. As
Sgt. Friday says, "Just the facts, M'am."
On Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 5:07 PM, Carl Spitzer <Winblows at lavabit.com> wrote:
> march 22 2013
> Dem Party official makes students 'stomp on Jesus'
> 'Gee, I wonder if the instructor would dare do this with the name of
> Democrat Deandre Poole picture
> A Florida college professor causing national outrage for requiring
> students to write “Jesus” on a piece of paper, then put it on the floor and
> stomp on it, turns out also to be a top official in the local Democratic
> Party – the latest in a string of acute leadership embarrassments.
> Although one student who refused to participate claims he was punished by
> being suspended from the class, Florida Atlantic University is defending
> the controversial assignment.
> The dissenting student, Ryan Rotela, told the local CBS TV affiliate WPEC
> that his instructor, associate professor Deandre Poole, told everyone in
> the class to write the word “Jesus” on a piece of paper in bold letters,
> then put it on the floor and stomp on it.
> Rotela, a junior from Coral Springs, said some of his classmates complied,
> but he refused.
> “Anytime you stomp on something it shows that you believe that something
> has no value. So if you were to stomp on the word Jesus, it says that the
> word has no value,” he told WPEC.
> A religious Mormon who attends church every Sunday, Rotela complained to
> school officials but said they responded by suspending him from the class.
> According to Florida Atlantic University, Poole was conducting an exercise
> from the textbook “Intercultural Communication: A Contextual Approach, 5th
> A synopsis of the lesson plan in question, obtained by Fox News, goes like
> “Have the students write the name JESUS in big letters on a piece of
> paper Ask the students to stand up and put the paper on the floor in front
> of them with the name facing up. Ask the students to think about it for a
> moment. After a brief period of silence instruct them to step on the paper.
> Most will hesitate. Ask why they can’t step on the paper. Discuss the
> importance of symbols in culture.”
> Grove City College professor Paul Kengor, author of “The Communist: Frank
> Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor,” told Fox he
> wasn’t surprised by the “lesson.”
> “These are the new secular disciples of ‘diversity’ and ‘tolerance’ –
> empty buzzwords that make liberals and progressives feel good while they
> often refuse to tolerate and sometimes even assault traditional Christian
> and conservative beliefs,” Kengor told Fox, saying classes like the one at
> FAU reflect “the rising confidence and aggression of the new secularists
> and atheists, especially at our sick and surreal modern universities.”
> Kengor added: “Gee, I wonder if the instructor would dare do this with the
> name of Muhammed.”
> It turns out, the “stomp-on-Jesus” professor, Poole, also has a prominent
> position in local politics. As Bizpacreview reports, Poole is vice-chairman
> of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party.
> Moreover, this isn’t the local party’s first brush with negative publicity.
> The former chairman of the county Democratic Party was forced to resign in
> September after comments he made at the Democratic National Convention last
> year in Charlotte, N.C.
> As WND reported, Mark Siegel reportedly told an interviewer Christians who
> support Israel want to see Jews “slaughtered.”
> Siegel was quoted as saying, “Oh no, the Christians just want us to be
> there so we can all be slaughtered and converted and bring on the second
> coming of Jesus Christ.”
> And two months earlier, a Democratic Executive Committee member from Palm
> Beach County also slammed Israel. Evelyn Garcia sent an email accusing the
> Jewish state of atrocities, writing, “By supporting Israeli occupation with
> U.S. foreign aid, we are all complicit and guilty of their crimes against
> “And, I deeply resent U.S. taxpayer funds being used to continue Israeli
> aggression (yes, confiscating other peoples’ land and building illegal
> settlements is aggression), not to mention ‘incursions’ that kill PEOPLE,
> destroy civilian homes and infrastructure all over, mass concentration
> prison camps, etc,etc,etc,” she added.
> Garcia quit her post after a public outcry.
> In the meantime, still no word from Florida Atlantic University on whether
> it will discipline the professor who urged students to stomp on “Jesus” and
> whether Ryan will have his suspension from class lifted.
> FAU did, however, email this press statement: “Faculty and students at
> academic institutions pursue knowledge and engage in open discourse. While
> at times the topics discussed may be sensitive, a university environment is
> a venue for such dialogue and debate.”
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