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    FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    BOCA RATON (CBS4) – A student at Florida Atlantic University said he was unfairly suspended from his InterculturalCommunications class because he refused to step on Jesus.Ryan Rotella, a junior from Coral Springs, said the incident began when his professor, Dr. Deandre Poole, asked students in the class to write the word “Jesus” on a piece of paper, fold it up, and step on it.
    Rotella, a deeply religious Mormon, told CBS12 that he was offended and refused to participate in the exercise.

    FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus « CBS Miami
    Don't you just love how the CBS station here takes the side of the University in the headline?

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    A Florida Atlantic University student who filed a complaint against his professor after he was ordered to stomp on the name of Jesus has been brought up on academic charges by the school and may no longer attend class, according to documents obtained by Fox News.
    You have got to be kidding here....What the heck is going on in these classrooms of supposed "higher education"?

    The “Notice of Charges” against Ryan Rotela is contrary to a statement the university released late Friday night saying no one had been disciplined as a result of the classroom activity.
    “We can confirm that no student has been expelled, suspended or disciplined by the university as a result of any activity that took place during this class,” the university said in a prepared statement.
    How typical. Marxist educrats playing semantic games with the story to deflect, and distort their reprehensible actions thus far....

    However, according to a letter written by Associate Dean Rozalia Williams, Rotela is facing a litany of charges – including an alleged violation of the student code of conduct, acts of verbal, written or physical abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion or other conduct which threaten the health, safety or welfare of any person.”

    “In the interim, you may not attend class or contact any of the students involved in this matter – verbally or electronically – or by any other means,” Williams wrote to Rotela. “Please be advised that a Student Affairs hold may be placed on your records until final disposition of the complaint.”

    University Takes Action to Punish Student | FOX News & Commentary: Todd Starnes
    wow, what a little Nazi authoritarian this educrat view themselves as....Let's see, Marxist teacher wants to make a point about their own beliefs in atheism, So he/she devises a participatory exercise in making people do something that some may find wrong, even shocking, and when confronted by a student that refuses to participate in that exercise, Marxist teacher goes after the dissenter in true Alinsky fashion....

    I don't know why anyone pays for this **** anymore....

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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    Having read about this elsewhere, I can point out that the lesson (as written in the text book at least) has nothing to do with atheism. The demonstration is about the power of words and symbols.

    There are clearly not enough details public to make a definitive statement (nor should there be). In general, a student should be free to refuse to actually carry out the demonstration and shouldn't suffer in any way for that. Equally though, that refusal should be made calmly and reasonably. Given the reported code of conduct charges, there is an accusation that he crossed that line at some point in the sequence of events (meaning he hasn't been disciplined yet and may well not be at all). Exactly when, how, why and indeed if that happened isn't at all clear.

    Jumping to conclusions, throwing out terms like Marxist and Nazi is totally inappropriate given the lack of information. Ironically, it's the kind of knee-jerk reaction that can lead to cases like this in the first place.

    Incidentally, the CBS headline you quote reads like a straight statement of facts. Maybe you perceive bias in it because neutral headlines are such a rarity in the media.

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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    It's like I'm really living in 1968 again, when men were men and backlashers took their politics seriously.
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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    So much is missing from that reporting it's difficult to tell on this. From the code of conduct complaint mentioned sounds like he did more than just refuse to participate.
    Last edited by clownboy; 03-26-13 at 12:08 PM.

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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    This story may be false you know... I mean, it could be that he was punished for something else and he thinks this was the reason why.

    Anyway, in case it is true. Well, most colleges and universities are useless and so all sort of idiotic professors are over there. Especially for what this kid was studying. Pro tip: Go study marketing, engineering, arhitecture, medicine, pharmacy, law, you know... things that actually have a good curriculum and none of the BS.

    Here's a tip, any lecture that implies this kind of books:

    Intercultural Communication: A Contextual Approach

    is bad and useless.

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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    Back in school I ended up not doing a number of assignments for far less meaningful reasons than some religious opposition. I was never suspended for not participating. I may have gotten a failing grade, but as far as I am aware no school suspends you for simply not doing an assignment. No, there is something more to this story. First, i do not trust the sources to provide news without some manipulation in order to make their story seem all the more horrible, while leaving out details that would look bad for the supposed victim. I sure do hope this kid pushes it. If the story is honest he deserves to be treated with respect. if it is not honest his attempt to push it way too far will only blow up when we find out what he truly did to get himself suspended. Given some of the reports we will probably find the kid likes to be a bully or was making some form of threat. It will be great for his future employers also because nothing says troublesome employee like an issue where a person blows something way out of proportion and tries to go over other people's heads because he is not satisfied. I don't know a single hiring manager who would want someone like that working for them. the kid should save his money and go be a missionary or something because he is really screwing his future employment prospects by making a huge issue out of this thing that will certainly blow up in his face.

    I hope it won't look bad for you if something like that comes out. I would hate for you to have egg on your face because this kid lied or faux news made up a load of crap again.

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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    an update on this bizarre story:

    FAU apologizes after Jesus assignment sparks outrage

    Florida Atlantic University has apologized for a class assignment in which students were asked to write "Jesus" on a piece of paper, and then throw it on the floor and stomp on it.

    Instructor Deandre Poole's March 4 exercise in the Intercultural Communications class on the FAU Davie campus created a nationwide stir, with blogs and social media sites abuzz with complaints from critics who called it an affront to Christianity.
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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Thanks for that Ditto....Now to those that were jumping off saying that maybe the kid was a bully, or maybe the student acted out inappropriately or the like...What say you now that the University is apologizing for the assignment? I don't think if it were the students fault that the University would be apologizing....
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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Don't you just love how the CBS station here takes the side of the University in the headline?
    Because they put that it was a "claim"? That's extremely common. And btw, it's the mot honest heading that you could put until more evidence comes out showing that his claims are true. It's not saying it did or didn't happen, it's just reporting on the claim. That's completely unbiased reporting.
    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post

    You have got to be kidding here....What the heck is going on in these classrooms of supposed "higher education"?
    You're making an assumption that because this was done by one teacher it's a common thing. This is the first time I've ever heard of this. If you had millions of college kids every year having to do this, you'd be hearing about it before now.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    How typical. Marxist educrats playing semantic games with the story to deflect, and distort their reprehensible actions thus far....


    wow, what a little Nazi authoritarian this educrat view themselves as....Let's see, Marxist teacher wants to make a point about their own beliefs in atheism, So he/she devises a participatory exercise in making people do something that some may find wrong, even shocking, and when confronted by a student that refuses to participate in that exercise, Marxist teacher goes after the dissenter in true Alinsky fashion....

    I don't know why anyone pays for this **** anymore....

    Thoughts....
    I think it's a stupid procedure if this actually happened, and if she was trying to make a point she could have very easily made the point with something else besides someone's religion included, but you are over reacting and jumping to conclusions without all the facts. Not to mention you are acting like this is a common occurrence. It's not.
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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Thanks for that Ditto....Now to those that were jumping off saying that maybe the kid was a bully, or maybe the student acted out inappropriately or the like...What say you now that the University is apologizing for the assignment? I don't think if it were the students fault that the University would be apologizing....
    Obviously, the professor was wrong.

    and now we have the anti education voices wanting to generalize his actions to the rest of the educational system. One idiot in the classroom makes the rest look bad, doesn't he?

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