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University Suspends Student for Refusing to Stomp on Jesus
03-26-2013, 03:14 AM #1
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A Florida Atlantic University student has been suspended for refusing to trample on Jesus' name.

According to Ryan Rotela, a Mormon, his Intercultural Communications professor forced his students to write “Jesus” on a piece of paper and then stomp on it as part of a “lesson in debating.” Rotela refused, picked up the paper from the floor and placed it back on the table.

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

Though professor Deandre Poole was supposedly trying to teach the students “a lesson in debate,” the student found the assignment to be offensive and insulting.

“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.'”

The Boca Raton, Fla.-based university, which is defending the professor, later suspended the student.

“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,” Noemi Marin, the university's director of the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies, told Fox News.

“While at times the topics discussed may be sensitive, a university environment is a venue for such dialogue and debate,” Marin added.

more here: http://www.charismanews.com/us/38813-uni...jesus-name


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