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Old 04-24-2013, 09:43 AM  
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Professor told students to stomp on paper with Jesus's name on it

A Florida Atlantic University student said he was suspended from class after he refused a professor’s directive to stomp on a piece of paper with the word “Jesus” written on it.

“I’m not going to be sitting in a class having my religious rights desecrated,” student Ryan Rotela told television station WPEC. “I truly see this as I’m being punished.”

Rotela, who is a devout Mormon, said the instructor in his Intercultural Communications class told the students to write the name “Jesus” on a sheet of paper. Then, they were told to put the paper on the floor.

“He had us all stand up and he said ‘Stomp on it,’” Rotela said. “I picked up the paper from the floor and put it right back on the table.

The young college student told the instructor, Deandre Poole, that the assignment was insulting and offensive.

“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...’”


Link:http://townhall.com/columnists/todds...475/page/full/

I wonder what the media reaction will be, if the word is not "Jesus" but "Mohammed".
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:15 PM   #106
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I hate stepping into this, and know better than to comment... But here I go.

I wonder what all the students, including the one in question, have done with said piece of paper at this point. Wild assumption here, but I'm gonna guess they are all in the trash.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:48 PM   #107
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I hate stepping into this, and know better than to comment... But here I go.

I wonder what all the students, including the one in question, have done with said piece of paper at this point. Wild assumption here, but I'm gonna guess they are all in the trash.
They have been carefully preserved for future generations, like the shroud of turin.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:25 PM   #108
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I hate stepping into this, and know better than to comment... But here I go.

I wonder what all the students, including the one in question, have done with said piece of paper at this point. Wild assumption here, but I'm gonna guess they are all in the trash.
How dare they! I'm gonna post a thread on things to be outraged about!
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:02 AM   #109
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We actually recycle our church bulletins.
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