***NOTE: This story has now been updated twice. The first update is HERE.
Why am I not surprised by this stuff anymore?
From the Daily Caller:
A student at Florida Atlantic University has charged that his professor in intercultural communications class told the whole class to write the name JESUS in bold letters on a piece of paper, then drop the papers and stomp all over them.
The alleged incident happened three weeks ago on the Davie, Florida campus of FAU, according to WPEC-TV. Junior Ryan Rotela, a devout Mormon, is the student making the charge.
Some students stomped; others, including Rotela, didn’t. He said he told the instructor, Deandre Poole, that the assignment offended his religious convictions. Two days later, the junior alleges, he went to an FAU school official to express his unease with the assignment.
The result? Rotela has been suspended from the class.
An FAU official defended the decision, telling WPEC that the Jesus-stomping was part of a classroom exercise from a textbook: “Intercultural Communication: A Contextual Approach, 5th Edition.”
Do I even need to say it?
Can I safely assume that The Prophet Muhammad (“…peace be upon him…“) was NOT included in the stomping? Can I also assume because to do so would have been viewed as “insensitive”? Can I also assume if THAT particular religious figure was stomped on, we’d have heard this being reported breathlessly by the Network News Media?
Yeah, I think I can.
This professor is just another lefty in academia, which is as rare as Coors Light on campus nowadays. He has just as much right to teach whatever insulting schmutz he wants in class, and the University has a right to keep him, promote him or fire him.
My problem is the student being suspended. No student should be forced to do something so obviously disrespectful to their religion or face suspension, and I tip my hat to the kid who stood up and complained. Ryan Rotela is a rapidly diminishing exception to an ever-growing rule.
My even bigger problem is: why anyone who’d be offended by this is spending tens of thousands of dollars for their child to attend? I doubt this is the first such incident at the school, or by this professor. There are plenty of colleges around, and not all of them (yet) have idiots pulling ridiculous stunts like this.
Vote with your wallets, folks.
As we discussed the other day, the Left only loves ‘Leftist‘ free speech. Anything that insults things they don’t like is totally peachy keen, while they believe actions or language which offends their sensibilities should be stamped out, …or stomped on.
Thus, only when we stop feeding our kids to these Halls of Inculcation will it stop. And like the famous axiom from Einstein goes, “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, is the definition of insanity“.
The Left isn’t going to change their ways. If we want a different result, we need to change ours.