Posted by Jacob Dawson - March 22, 2013
Facebook Florida Atlantic University
If you were outraged at NBC showing Jesus as a murderous terrorist, this will also get your blood boiling. According to Todd Starnes of Fox News, a Florida Atlantic University student was suspended from school for refusing a professor's order to stomp on the name Jesus.
If I didn't read this article I would not have believed it myself, but unfortunately this appears to be 100% true. Ryan Rotela, the student who was suspended, says that he was asked in his Intercultural Communications class by Professor Deandre Poole to write the name Jesus on a piece of paper and then stomp on the name.
“I said to the professor, ‘With all due respect to your authority as a professor, I do not believe what you told us to do was appropriate,’” Rotela said. ‘I believe it was unprofessional and I was deeply offended by what you told me to do.'"
Believe it or not the story continues to spiral downward. When the student expressed his concerns to the professor's supervisor he was the suspended from school. You read that correctly, he was suspended from school for refusing to stomp on Jesus!
Now at this point you would think the school would relent and allow the student back in class, because this is a clear violation of the students Freedom of Religion, but you would be wrong. Instead, according to Starnes, the school is defending the instructor's assignment.
“As with any academic lesson, the exercise was meant to encourage students to view issues from many perspectives, in direct relation with the course objectives,” said Noemi Marin, the university’s director of the school of communication and multimedia studies.
Here is a video from the story.
I encourage you to read the rest of Starne's article for information on this story.
You can also read the story here.
Facebook Florida Atlantic University
Deandre J. Poole
PhD, Howard University
Areas of Specialization: Intercultural Communication, Leadership and Communication, Political Communication
Deandre Poole teaches courses in intercultural communication, ethnicity and communication, leadership and communication, and organizational communication. His research focuses on the role mediated messages play in shaping individual attitudes and beliefs concerning issues of justice and inequality, and examines how leaders, organizations, and other influential authorities dominate and oppress marginalized groups of people. Currently, he is authoring the book, Obamamania: The Rise of a Mythical Hero, to be published by the Edwin Mellen Press. In addition to his academic pursuits, Dr. Poole is actively engaged in various community service projects throughout Palm Beach County.
Palm Beach Democratic Party Vice Chair Demands Students Step on “Jesus”
March 22, 2013 By Daniel Greenfield
Dr. Deandre Poole, DDS, HMS, PDF, GED, MPG
You probably already read the story about Dr. Deandre Poole demanding that students step on a piece of paper with the word “Jesus” on it and a Mormon student being suspended for refusing to do it.
You may already know that Dr. Deandre Poole built his academic credentials on a doctoral dissertation entitled: The Historic Presidential Campaign of 2008: A Content Analysis of Selected News Magazines Portrayal of Senator Barack Obama as a Mythical Hero in His Bid for the Presidency of the United States and that he’s turning that into a book titled Obamamania: The Rise of a Mythical Hero.
But what you may not know is that aside from his teaching gig, Dr. Deandre Poole is the Vice Chair of the Palm Beach County Democ....
Currently, Dr. Poole serves as a precinct captain for Precinct 7021 in West Palm Beach, as a club officer for the Together We Stand Democratic Club, and a member of the West Palm Beach Democratic Club. His political activities involve community empowerment, and working with community leaders and elected officials to insure the needs of all people.
In April 2011, Dr. Poole was appointed to the position of Recording Secretary for the Palm Beach County Democratic Executive Committee.
Dr. Deandre Poole has represented the PBCDP at public events before. So the question is will the Palm Beach County Democratic Party continue to allow a bigot to serve as its public face?
And if Dr. Deandre Poole, FAU, Howard, had asked students to step on a piece of paper with the word “Mohammed” on it, how long would it take before every single educational and political institution he was ever affiliated with apologized for his existence and threw him out?
And isn’t that de facto theocracy?
Dem Party official makes students ‘stomp on Jesus’
Posted: March 22, 2013 by AKA John Galt in America, American Freedom, American History, Freedom of Speech, Goverment Idiots, Progressives, Propaganda, Religion
Tags: associate professor Deandre Poole, Barack Obama, Comrad Obama, Democrats, Florida Atlantic University, free speech, Freedom, Freedom of Religion, Government Lies, Grove City College professor Paul Kengor, idiocracy, Ignorance, Information, liberal garbage, liberal hate, liberal lies, liberal stupidity, Palm Beach County Democratic Party, politics, Religious Expression, Ryan Rotela, Totalitarianism
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 Edition.”
A synopsis of the lesson plan in question, obtained by Fox News, goes like this:
“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.”
Read more here.
You need to be a member of REAL CONSERVATIVES to add comments!
Join REAL CONSERVATIVES