I'd be very grateful if my readers, of any religious faith or none at all, would please take the time to let the administrators at Florida Atlantic University know about your reactions to this.
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.
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Junior Ryan Rotela, a devout Mormon, is the student making the charge.
“Anytime you stomp on something it shows that you believe that something has no value,” he told the South Florida CBS affiliate. “So if you were to stomp on the word Jesus, it says that the word has no value.”
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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.”
There's more at the link.
I don't care if someone doesn't believe in, or even like, the Christian faith - that's their free choice. However, that's no reason to denigrate or mock what others believe in, whether it's Christianity, Islam, Judaism, atheism, or any other brand of belief or non-belief. This incident is a travesty, a mockery, and political correctness gone mad. In my opinion, those responsible should be fired.
Please contact the administrators to express your own views. (I presume that many of those reading this blog will be of similar mind to myself.)