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College Student Says He’s Been Suspended After He Refused Prof’s Demand to Stomp on Jesus Sign
theblaze.com ^ | March 21, 2013 | Billy Hallowell

Posted on 03/26/2013 1:06:36 PM PDT by grundle

Ryan Rotela, a junior at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), is waging a bizarre allegation against his professor, Dr. Deandre Poole.

The student is claiming that he’s been suspended from his intercultural communications class for refusing to write “JESUS” on a sheet of paper, throw it on the floor and then stomp on it — a request that the instructor apparently made.

If you’re already scratching your head, you’re not alone. The curious claim caught the attention of WPEC-TV, a South Florida CBS affiliate.

Rotela, a devout Mormon, says he refused to participate in the purported activity and told Poole that he found the request offensive.

“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,” Rotela told WPEC-TV.

But the situation purportedly became even more contentious a few days after the alleged paper incident occurred. After Rotela went to his professor’s supervisor to complain, he claims he was suspended from the class.

According to WPEC, here’s how the school responded to an inquiry about the situation:

“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.”

It’s important to note that this is an allegation and that the other side has not adequately been heard from. TheBlaze called FAU and e-mailed Poole for comment. We have not heard from either party.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: fau; veryoldnews

1 posted on 03/26/2013 1:06:36 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

This is from four days ago. They changed their mind on it.


2 posted on 03/26/2013 1:07:42 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: grundle

The absolute WORST thing about this is that ONLY ONE STUDENT COMPLAINED!!!


3 posted on 03/26/2013 1:08:58 PM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: grundle

This is old news and I believe its been reversed


4 posted on 03/26/2013 1:11:47 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Ann Archy

The rest were probably stoned and or looking at porn on there hand held.It is FAU


5 posted on 03/26/2013 1:12:36 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: grundle

Why was he really suspended?

How many people go to college and do not complete an assignment, then are suspended?

This was an assignment, and he chose not to complete it, that does not warrant suspension, so again why was he really suspended?


6 posted on 03/26/2013 1:18:15 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: autumnraine

I suspect I would have written “Allah” on the paper and stomped it. They couldn’t object to that. Right?


7 posted on 03/26/2013 1:20:24 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: grundle; All

Judging by the first name, I am thinking the instructor is Black Racist? I don’t think even White Guilt Liberals name their kids Deandre


8 posted on 03/26/2013 1:21:00 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Deandre is my cousin’s name. It has been in the family for decades. Judging skin color from this name would not work for my family, so might not hold true in this case. If the first name was Barak, however, it might imply something...


9 posted on 03/26/2013 1:24:57 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: grundle

If this had been a Muslim related incidence......oh, never mind.


10 posted on 03/26/2013 1:25:05 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: SeminoleCounty; grundle
This is the Enlightened Professor:

Who is ALSO the Vice Chairman of the Palm Beach County DEMOCRAT PARTY.

11 posted on 03/26/2013 1:33:53 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Ann Archy

I’ve been saying that all along. I would love to see the make up of that class and find out how many participated in this insidious assignment.


12 posted on 03/26/2013 1:34:26 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: grundle

What is this Affirmative Action “doctor” a doctor of?


13 posted on 03/26/2013 1:36:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: grundle

Since this story broke a few days ago, the school has since backed down on their decision to discipline the student. However I submit that the problem still exists and is worse than ever due to the existence of these “classes” in stalinist/racist/anti-christian indoctrination. The school should be hounded until the entire curriculum is restructured and the commies rooted out.


14 posted on 03/26/2013 1:37:26 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: grundle

generally if you don’t do an assignment you get a bad grade, but when you refuse a leftist indoctrination assignment you get suspended. Like the student who refused to recite the Mexican pledge of allegiance


15 posted on 03/26/2013 1:48:41 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: t1b8zs

They “apologized”. The student should sue for millions like the left does when they feel wronged.


16 posted on 03/26/2013 1:49:10 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Revolting cat!

Looks like he has a doctorate of “Being a perpetually offended minority”.


17 posted on 03/26/2013 1:51:05 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SpaceBar

Didn’t the University claim that nobody was disciplined and then subsequently disciplined the student?


18 posted on 03/26/2013 1:56:24 PM PDT by RedStateNotShirt
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To: grundle

You may want to read this to stay up to date:

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3000907/posts


19 posted on 03/26/2013 2:11:55 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: grundle

I know this has been reversed, but I wonder how offended the Prof would have been if someone had written the word Mohammed on the paper and stepped on it?


20 posted on 03/26/2013 2:18:42 PM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: grundle

Hell, I’d have just written the prof’s name on a piece of paper and stomped on that.


21 posted on 03/26/2013 2:30:35 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: grundle

When will the prof be fired?


22 posted on 03/26/2013 3:29:40 PM PDT by cutty
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To: grundle

Lessons learned for student-boy:
1) Transfer to a creditable university;
2) Study things that might help you make an actual contribution to the world and be employable one day;
3) Don’t waste M&D’s good money on crip courses taught by communist clowns.


23 posted on 03/26/2013 5:34:27 PM PDT by Chewbarkah
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