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‘Praise Darwin!’ UConn Professor Goes Ape During Campus Preaching
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Posted on 05/03/2014 5:12:40 AM PDT by Gamecock

STORRS, Conn. – A University of Connecticut professor asserted that he came from an ape on Tuesday as he went wild during a campus gospel presentation that included discussion on evolution.

James Boster, Professor of Anthropology at University of Connecticut, spent over two hours attempting to draw students away from several evangelists that were open-air preaching and distributing gospel literature on campus.

Evangelist Don Karns of Hampton, Virginia told Christian News Network that Boster approached him as he was holding a sign about evolution and became condescending and confrontational.

“He asked me if I had accepted Darwin as my lord and savior,” Karns stated. “He was very agitated, very demonstrative. … It was very unbecoming of a professor.”

Minutes later, Boster also began to heckle campus tour coordinator Scott Smith of Schoolmaster Ministries of Raleigh, North Carolina as he preached.

“As I was pointing to Christ—I was talking about the sin nature—I said, ‘There’s probably some people out there—maybe even professors—who think they descended from monkeys,’” Smith recalled. “[Boster] jumped off the ground and came running over and basically started screaming, ‘I did not come from a monkey! I came from an ape!’”

“He got about two inches from my nose,” he noted. “You could tell he was going to pop.”

Karns states that Boster then confronted him a second time, using profanity and likewise coming closely to his face. Andrew Rappaport of Striving for Eternity Ministries in Jackson, New Jersey witnessed Boster as he began presenting a speech in an attempt to stir up the students.

“He started to address the students as ‘My brothers and sisters of Darwin,’” he recalled.

“I want you to join me in saying, ‘Praise Darwin!’” Boster declared, as the students echoed his refrain. “Amen!” he proclaimed.

Boster then instructed the students to “feel your spiritual kinship not just with other humans, but also with your fellow mammals.”

“We are all bonded together in that great spiritual web,” he stated. “The divine saturates nature the way that gravy saturates cornbread.”

As Rappaport began preaching, Boster again became agitated, and at one point began shouting in Polish.

“He literally got two inches from my face and started yelling at me that I was ignorant,” Rappaport said. “I start trying to transition to the gospel and he then tried to get the crowd to tell me to shut up.’”

“He was being rude. He was talking over me,” he remembered. “He was yelling at me, and I tried to say, ‘Can we have a reasonable discussion?’ … But he asked a question and then talked right over me.”

Rappaport said that although Boster claimed that he was now going to conduct “open-air Darwinism” on campus as a result of the preaching, he remained open to further discussion and was willing to exchange emails.

Smith, a former prep school teacher and headmaster, expressed a concern for Boster’s soul and eternal salvation.

“We obviously care about this professor and the students at UConn, and we long for them to find the liberty and freedom from sin in serving Jesus,” he stated.

Boster could not be reached for comment.


TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion
KEYWORDS: andrewrappaport; connecticut; darwin; donkarns; eternityministries; hampton; jackson; jamesboster; newjersey; northcarolina; raleigh; scottsmith; uconn; virginia

1 posted on 05/03/2014 5:12:40 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock

Sounds like a pass-the-popcorn fun event, actually.


2 posted on 05/03/2014 5:13:53 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I'd forgotten how much fun it is having a dog.)
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To: Gamecock
...came running over and basically started screaming, ‘I did not come from a monkey! I came from an ape!’”

Wow, he must really hate his mother.....

3 posted on 05/03/2014 5:17:47 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Gamecock
That's our boy, in the blue shirt:

For some reason this snippet of Scripture came to mind: ... He was driven from among men and ate grass like an ox, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair grew as long as eagles' feathers, and his nails were like birds' claws. (Daniel 4:33 ESV)

4 posted on 05/03/2014 5:25:14 AM PDT by Gamecock (The covenant is a stunning blend of law and love. (TK))
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To: Gamecock

19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

Romans 1:19-23


5 posted on 05/03/2014 5:26:52 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: Gamecock

A University of Connecticut professor asserted that he came from an ape on Tuesday>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Message to all zoo primates:

” HIDE YOUR DAUGHTERS, HE’S A LIBERAL!”


6 posted on 05/03/2014 5:32:48 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Gamecock

Why don’t these enlightened professors of knowledge ever challenge Islamic beliefs at campus Muslim outreach centers or Black Christians and their belief in Creationism?

Somehow ONLY white Christians are attacked.


7 posted on 05/03/2014 5:33:39 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Gamecock

“He asked me if I had accepted Darwin as my lord... “

Answer: “Is saying I believe the socialist faculty are Satan’s minions, OK?”


8 posted on 05/03/2014 5:34:26 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Gamecock

The Duke blue or the Carolina blue? ;-)


9 posted on 05/03/2014 5:35:31 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Gamecock

If a Christian had behaved this way six cops would have tazed him, thrown him into a paddy wagon, then gone to his house and shot his dogs.

But liberals can act anyway they want, and get as belligerent as they want. That’s all ok. Equal justice under the law.


10 posted on 05/03/2014 5:38:26 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Hatteras

I was gonna say.. both look blue ;)

I bet it’s the blue on the left doing the yelling..


11 posted on 05/03/2014 5:41:30 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Gamecock
If any other employee outside of academia were to act in this manner, while at their workplace, they would have to worry about their job.

Tenure was designed to protect people from academic persecution, like Warmists getting a real scientist fired, not to protect academics from having to answer for being A-holes and kooks.

12 posted on 05/03/2014 5:44:39 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Gamecock
“feel your spiritual kinship not just with other humans, but also with your fellow mammals.”

That's specist! Damn elitist thinks he's too good for birds and reptiles.

13 posted on 05/03/2014 5:46:08 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: Gamecock

I DID NOT COME FROM A MONKEY! I CAME FROM AN AAAAAPE!!!!

14 posted on 05/03/2014 5:51:04 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Gamecock

As far as I’m concerned, the immaculation/deification/sainthood of one Ba-rack Hussein Obama, is the Kodak moment, proving:
‘D’at d’ere ain’t no sumbitch born on d’is here Oit’, d’at done gonna be dah poison to git y’all on dah right track! D’at’s fer YOU an’ dah man upstairs tuh do, no body but YOU. D’at d’ere pro-fessor, jus’ might wanna talk to dah lady d’at had dah chimp bite her face off. She jus’ might have sumptin’ to say to him.’


15 posted on 05/03/2014 5:55:38 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Gamecock

Isn’t it interesting how Libs are given a free pass to insult and harass Christians on campus. Imagine what would have happened to this prof if he had harassed a Muslim student group.


16 posted on 05/03/2014 5:57:01 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Gamecock

Another liberal showing their childishness and immaturity. Ridicule is all they have because their ideas and core beliefs are bankrupt.

Standard procedure when they are losing an argument or can’t present a coherent, logical opinion.

The professor had to put on a show for the skulls full of mush on campus.


17 posted on 05/03/2014 6:13:55 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Gamecock

Doesn’t getting that close to a person constitute an assault?
“Officer,I was afraid of bodily harm or worse so I put him on the ground.”


18 posted on 05/03/2014 6:24:17 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Gamecock

Conservatives believe we were created by God, Leftists believe they were descended from apes. As a squishy Moderate, I believe both may be correct.


19 posted on 05/03/2014 6:25:53 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. DonÂ’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: Gamecock

Ironically, this ideologue has a paper entitled, “The Value of Cognitive Diversity”.


20 posted on 05/03/2014 6:36:00 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Hatteras

Hey,a breath mint wouldn’t kill you.


21 posted on 05/03/2014 6:36:09 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Gamecock

What a joke of a university.


22 posted on 05/03/2014 7:00:23 AM PDT by caddie
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To: cableguymn

The shirt is not blue, it’s brown. And those are jackboots the academic fascist is wearing.


23 posted on 05/03/2014 7:11:09 AM PDT by Walrus (I love the America that used to be ---I hate the America that now IS!)
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To: Gamecock
Doesn't this professor symbolize liberalism?

He doesn't agree with something and instead of entering into a debate to present his "superior argument" he tries to shout down the other person. He fails at that so he tries to intimidate the other person. He fails at that so he tries to create a mob that will demean and shout down the other person.

It seems to me the bigger problem is no one is willing to confront the question what is the foundation of your truth.

24 posted on 05/03/2014 8:02:19 AM PDT by wmfights
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To: Gamecock

“He doesn’t agree with something and instead of entering into a debate to present his “superior argument” he tries to shout down the other person.”

Apparently the demons living within this man could not stand to hear the truth or wanted any other person to hear the truth.


25 posted on 05/03/2014 8:06:55 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: Gamecock

People have different ways of celebrating diversity.


26 posted on 05/03/2014 8:26:05 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Gamecock
“The divine saturates nature the way that gravy saturates cornbread.”

Gravy on cornbread is like a fish on a bicycle.

27 posted on 05/03/2014 8:30:17 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Gamecock

“He asked me if I had accepted Darwin as my lord and savior,”

Boster certainly shows his credentials as a semi intelligent ape. Evangelical Athiests are hypocrites to their own beliefs. While I’m certainly not an athiest, I do find the theory of evolution and old earth geology convincing, I also believe in rational dialogue. Ridicule has no place in that. Invading the turf of creationists is counterproductive and this meeting was plainly not intended as a real debate.


28 posted on 05/03/2014 8:41:51 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: wmfights
I witnessed an incident couple years ago, also at a large state university in New England when I happened to be visiting a friend, a couple ministers set up a small booth outside and started preaching against abortion. A very large crowd gathered, screaming hatred and obscenities and blasphemies, pretending to pray in a mockng manner and lunging at the preachers. Several campus policement appeared and whenever somebody physically touched the ministers they'd grab them and cuff them. They weren't arresting anyone, just taking them to the edge of the crowd, uncuffing them and telling them (I assume) to get lost.

I was seriously concerned that the ministers would be mobbed. I tried to get a bit closer to let them know they were not completely alone, but I wasn't able to get very clsoe. Eventually they left.

The contrast was striking -- the ministers standing firmly, preaching in measured tones and ignoring the mocking people pretending to be kneeling in prayer at their feet -- and the crowd screaming, jeering, angry, verging on violent...I was suprised not to hear a thing about it on the local news, but I suppose I shouldn't have been.

29 posted on 05/03/2014 10:12:44 AM PDT by Wyrd bið ful aræd (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
Thanks for passing it along.

It seems the older we get the more we see how what the leftists accuse Christians and conservatives of is really what they are. They proclaim that they are for free speech, freedom of thought, and tolerance. Yet anyone who dares to point out that their claims of moral authority rest on nothing but hot air are shouted down, denied free speech and physically intimidated.

Our country is in decline. We are the last Christian nation in western civilization. I doubt another generation will be able to say we are a Christian nation. If we think things are bad now, just wait until the moral underpinnings of society are based solely on the whims of the mob.

30 posted on 05/03/2014 12:10:48 PM PDT by wmfights
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

“Why do the heathen rage ...”


31 posted on 05/03/2014 12:43:37 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Gamecock

I think I’d like to see you prove old Chuck died for my sins and rose on the third dsy, Professor.

Just because you think campus preachers are absurd, that doesn’t make it a good idea to go psycho with them.


32 posted on 05/03/2014 1:05:57 PM PDT by RichInOC (...your newest purveyor of wit, laughter and the Popish creed.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Wow.

Thanks for sharing that. What a chilling story.


33 posted on 05/03/2014 1:19:16 PM PDT by Gamecock (The covenant is a stunning blend of law and love. (TK))
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To: Hatteras

The winning Connecticut Blue...Duke and Carolina, you might be in the ACC, but we are the best in basketball. We are men and women’s NATIONAL CHAMPS...any questions.


34 posted on 05/03/2014 4:03:49 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Tax-chick

I’ll pass on the popcorn and have some ice cream from the UConn Dairy Store instead.


35 posted on 05/03/2014 4:08:31 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: caddie

One of the best public university in the US. And the best women’s basketball coach ever!!!


36 posted on 05/03/2014 4:10:38 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: ExCTCitizen

I think I saw a documentary about that. (I’m not really fond of popcorn; it was just a figure of speech.)


37 posted on 05/03/2014 4:23:15 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I'd forgotten how much fun it is having a dog.)
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