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Scott to FAU: Explain this Jesus-stomping incident to me, please
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Posted on 03/27/2013 10:09:52 AM PDT by chessplayer

I missed this incident of Academia Gone Wild when it happened, as I was in Rome covering the papal conclave, but it has all the hallmarks of cluelessness and faux “tolerance” that we’ve come to expect from higher education. It started with a professor of intercultural communications (no, seriously) at state-run Florida Atlantic University requiring students to write the name Jesus in large block letters on a piece of paper, and then stomp on it. One student — one? — refused to comply and told the professor that he would file a complaint over the assignment, which offended his religious beliefs. The school PROMPTLY PUNISHED THE STUDENT, who might still have been suspended had the case not attracted a large amount of media and legal attention, and hopefully a large number of jaws hitting the pavement.

Now Governor Rick Scott wants an explanation of this incident, and a very detailed plan on how FAU would never let it happen again:

Florida Atlantic University has apologized for a controversial classroom lesson that led critics to accuse the school of religious intolerance. But that didn’t stop Gov. Rick Scott for stepping into the fray on Tuesday.


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KEYWORDS: academicbias; democratscandals; fau; florida; floriduh; govscott; naughtyteacherslist; rickscott; scott
They would never, ever tell students to write Muhammed on a piece of paper and then stomp on it.
1 posted on 03/27/2013 10:09:52 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Sick bastards are driving us to ruin, pedal to the metal.


2 posted on 03/27/2013 10:12:42 AM PDT by youngidiot (God help us.)
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To: chessplayer

Or Martin Luther King. I really hope the “professor” gets fired but he’ll probably get a raise and promotion.


3 posted on 03/27/2013 10:15:07 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: chessplayer

But look on the bright side: FAU has created a new name for its sports teams - “The Jesus Stompers”.

Good move, FAU!


4 posted on 03/27/2013 10:15:14 AM PDT by doyle
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To: chessplayer

Did anyone ask why this professor picked a Hispanic name to stomp on?


5 posted on 03/27/2013 10:16:56 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: chessplayer

This entire incident disturbs me but to be honest.. what disturbs me the most is the fact that only one student stood up and said no. Only one. The professor would have had more difficulty if even several of the students said no. I admire the one kid who stood by his faith... a modern day “martyr” of sorts.


6 posted on 03/27/2013 10:17:42 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: chessplayer

But if a professor compelled his students to stomp on the word Mohammed, or Martin Luther King, or AIDS Quilt, I wonder what the outcry would have been??


7 posted on 03/27/2013 10:20:30 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Izzy Dunne

I’m fasting again for LENT this year, coupled with morning readings of the bible and select LENT readings.

You can say what you will, but the Christian faith has done more good than any other religion or philosophy. Even when it’s ridiculed, it prevails. I pray that the POPE will usher in a new spiritual awareness, but in the meantime...

Has anyone else noticed this: It seems like the media is going after the POPE anyway they can. REgardless of the story, the slant is always negative or to propose some controversy.

The POPE could be giving a mass to 10,000 of the poorest poor in Italy...and the media will find some fault.

I’m not in anyway drawing a comparison of the POPE to Tebow other thatn their christian faith, but the media is doing the same with him. He goes to Seattle, and they quote some egg head on the team that says Tebow, “is a distraction.”

I predict, Tebow will eventually play in Canada or Arena and be a superstar, then come back to the NFL a superstar. It takes 5 years to make an NFL quarterback.


8 posted on 03/27/2013 10:21:09 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: momtothree

I’m sure there were other Christians in the class, but did as they were told out of fear of reprisal. What gets me is the hypocricy. When they say religious beliefs should be tolerated, they mean only islam and muslim beliefs.


9 posted on 03/27/2013 10:22:39 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: ilovesarah2012; Izzy Dunne

10 posted on 03/27/2013 10:26:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Izzy Dunne

I’m fasting again for LENT this year, coupled with morning readings of the bible and select LENT readings.

You can say what you will, but the Christian faith has done more good than any other religion or philosophy. Even when it’s ridiculed, it prevails. I pray that the POPE will usher in a new spiritual awareness, but in the meantime...

Has anyone else noticed this: It seems like the media is going after the POPE anyway they can. REgardless of the story, the slant is always negative or to propose some controversy.

The POPE could be giving a mass to 10,000 of the poorest poor in Italy...and the media will find some fault.

I’m not in anyway drawing a comparison of the POPE to Tebow other thatn their christian faith, but the media is doing the same with him. He goes to Seattle, and they quote some egg head on the team that says Tebow, “is a distraction.”

I predict, Tebow will eventually play in Canada or Arena and be a superstar, then come back to the NFL a superstar. It takes 5 years to make an NFL quarterback.


11 posted on 03/27/2013 10:27:12 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

the dreaded double post... sorrry folks...


12 posted on 03/27/2013 10:27:38 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: chessplayer

I bet they wouldn’t ask them to put Obama’s name in bold on a piece of paper and stomp on it.
I just tried it!


13 posted on 03/27/2013 10:27:43 AM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: momtothree

Probaly were brow beaten into submission by this miserable excuse for a “professor”. Don’t do what I say, fail the class and lose credits you paid for. In the real world, that’s called extortion, and also religious persecution.


14 posted on 03/27/2013 10:29:18 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: chessplayer

“.. did as they were told out of fear of reprisal...”

If they truly didn’t want to stomp on the piece of paper with the name, “Jesus” written on it for fear of reprisal.. then they (as Christians) have denied their faith. I can’t explain in words, chessplayer.. why it disturbs me that only one said no. They weren’t going to be fed to the lions. If I was a parent of one of the “deniers”... I would be ashamed. I guess in modern day academia, Christians will have to decide if they are truly Christian or one in name only.


15 posted on 03/27/2013 10:30:44 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: chessplayer

I will explain it. Liberals are nazis. When the Nazis took over they made jews step on their torahs and cut their sideburns too. They are just following in their master’s footsteps.


16 posted on 03/27/2013 10:31:42 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: chessplayer

I’m a little surprised there was only one...that’s sad. Fox says the kid at the middle of the controversy who declined to stomp and reported it to school officials resulting in his suspension, was a devout Mormon.

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/professor-makes-students-stomp-on-jesus.html


17 posted on 03/27/2013 10:33:11 AM PDT by memyselfandi59
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To: factoryrat

“... that’s called extortion and religious persecution”.

I agree. Modern day lion dens for Christians in the world of academia. This incident disturbed me so much that I had a conversation with my 16 year old and 13 year old. We discussed what they would have done (neither said they would have participated) and we discussed why. I guess what I hope is that parents of Jewish or Christian children prepare their kids for this type of “testing”.. the denial of their faith and their Lord.


18 posted on 03/27/2013 10:38:03 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: chessplayer
I hope that the Governor's inquiry places more attention upon the FAU administrator, Assoc. Dean Rozalia Williams, who authored this "Notice of Charges" (at the same time the University was saying that "no one was disciplined" ...

However, according to a letter written by Associate Dean Rozalia Williams, Rotela is facing a litany of charges – including an alleged violation of the student code of conduct, acts of verbal, written or physical abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion or other conduct which threaten the health, safety or welfare of any person.”

“In the interim, you may not attend class or contact any of the students involved in this matter – verbally or electronically – or by any other means,” Williams wrote to Rotela. “Please be advised that a Student Affairs hold may be placed on your records until final disposition of the complaint.”


Assoc. Dean Williams at the FAR LEFT (and most appropriately so hmmmmm?)

19 posted on 03/27/2013 11:01:44 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: momtothree

I agree 100%. I am a Christian and have lost at least 2 teaching jobs , due to my pro-life beliefs and getting “caught” praying with students. Well, it has been rough the last 5 years, but the Lord has brought us through it. I am delighted to say that I just interviewed for a teaching position at a Christian school and, the Lord willing, my test is coming to an end!


20 posted on 03/27/2013 11:06:50 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: momtothree

i did it twice. once i lost my A. the other i did not. my daughter too has walked out of a class in protest.


21 posted on 03/27/2013 11:20:04 AM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: chessplayer

Scott should make things very simple for FAU-fire the fool DNC hack or lose the schools charter.


22 posted on 03/27/2013 11:31:58 AM PDT by SCHROLL
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To: Former Fetus

Prayers for great news on your teaching position! I think back to when I was just a little kid and in Catholic school. We were told that our faith would be tested many times over our lives. To be honest, I figured we as Christians would be “tested” by greed, sin, lust etc... not to the extent that we are coerced to deny Christ openly and publicly.


23 posted on 03/27/2013 11:33:49 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: chessplayer

How about the FL state legislature zeroes out the state’s contributions to FAU? When the money stops, the educators see the light.


24 posted on 03/27/2013 11:38:34 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: momtothree

I do not have the position yet, please keep me in your prayers. That’s why I said “the Lord willing”. But my interview went better than any I have ever had, and I left not only feeling that I “had” the job but looking forward to working in such an environment.


25 posted on 03/27/2013 11:39:28 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: chessplayer

What’s to explain. The criminal is black, and a RAT political functionary.


26 posted on 03/27/2013 11:44:23 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: doyle
a new name for its sports teams - “The Jesus Stompers”.

LOL! That's anti-Semitic!

27 posted on 03/27/2013 1:06:30 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Commies out of DC!" --Raoul Deming, 1954-2013)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Yes, the uni is back-pedaling; but the student should continue to sue for harassment, religious discrimination, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.


28 posted on 03/27/2013 1:08:35 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Commies out of DC!" --Raoul Deming, 1954-2013)
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To: Donnafrflorida
I missed out on cum laude in grad school for challenging a tenet of feminism. Ended up with 9 A's and 1 A minus, giving me a 3.95. The teacher told me she gave me the minus because she was displeased that I challenged a male 6 foot 4, 300-lb student to a fistfight in class (I am a 5 ft woman) to illustrate the point that SOME instances of male protectionism towards women are reasonable.
29 posted on 03/27/2013 1:14:00 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Commies out of DC!" --Raoul Deming, 1954-2013)
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To: chessplayer
Here's an idea - let's spread the word the ‘teacher’ at FAU also had the kids stomp on a picture of Mohammad... AND a page out of the Koran.... AND the Administration of the college was in on it.

Could be a learning experience...

We could be their sensitivity trainers...

30 posted on 03/27/2013 2:03:33 PM PDT by GOPJ (DHS HAS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Did anyone ask why this professor picked a Hispanic name to stomp on?

You Izzy are soooooooo bad...

31 posted on 03/27/2013 2:05:16 PM PDT by GOPJ (DHS HAS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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To: GOPJ
No, really - doesn't that sound like a racist thing to do?

Where's the ACLU, or SPLC, or PETA, or something?

Suuuuuu da bastid!

32 posted on 03/27/2013 2:18:55 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Albion Wilde

i challenged my grade at barry university. it is unheard of to have your grade changed but i succeeded. my test scores averaged in the high 90s. it was my final paper that he graded low. i asked barry to request all final papers and let them compare mine to the rest of the students. the ah hem professor didnt want to explain my low grade so he finally changed it back to an A.
same instructor said bombing dresden germany was worse than vietnam because germany had the “arts”.


33 posted on 03/27/2013 3:11:37 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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i asked barry to request all final papers and let them compare mine to the rest of the students. the ah hem professor didnt want to explain my low grade so he finally changed it back to an A.

Great job! Wish I had done that my senior year when one of my professors got me drunk and then asked me to work for him after graduation and I said no, so he gave me a C. That was the first and last time I drank hard alcohol. Kept me from High Honors. Back then it was all a woman could do to go to college. That particular guy used to regularly tell our class, "All you women are just going to get married and stay home anyway." Today he'd be strung up for a remark like that -- not that he wasn't 85% truthful back then.

34 posted on 03/27/2013 9:06:52 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Commies out of DC!" --Raoul Deming, 1954-2013)
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To: chessplayer

vNebuchadnezzar had them thrown into a blazing furnace. FAU just expells them.


35 posted on 03/27/2013 9:10:56 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Red Badger; a fool in paradise
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36 posted on 03/27/2013 9:17:25 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Red Badger

37 posted on 03/27/2013 9:20:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Red Badger; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

38 posted on 03/27/2013 9:21:26 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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39 posted on 03/27/2013 9:21:26 PM PDT by narses
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To: chessplayer

In the context of the “lesson”....I am having a really hard time identifying what one could possibly learn from stomping on the word Jesus ?

The problem here is that it’s the symbolism of it. And as always with libtards it’s about symbolism, not the substance. To stomp on word “Jesus”, what exactly are you driving at professor ? What exactly is to be learned/revealed to the person doing the stomping.

What exactly is the symbolism here professor?

I would have not problem with the actual act of stomping on a piece of paper with the name Jesus printed on it. I think the objection of the student is what is the purpose, what it the democRAT party LEADER intending to impart to the student?


40 posted on 03/28/2013 7:32:19 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: chessplayer

Why do we not hear any talk of Poole’s resignation? Why is he not be sanctioned by the university? He could be promoted directly to the top of the Dem party for this. I think he should lose his teaching job. To have a Dem operative as an instructor is a conflict of interest for the university at the very least, even though they fully support his politics.


41 posted on 03/28/2013 11:42:02 AM PDT by Faith
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