FAU student suspended for not stomping on Jesus

A student at Florida Atlantic University was suspended from class after complaining to school officials that his professor instructed the class to write the name JESUS on a piece of paper, then drop the papers and stomp all over them, the Daily Caller reports.

The student, Junior Ryan Rotela, went to FAU officials to express his unease with the assignment that happened three weeks ago.

“Anytime you stomp on something it shows that you believe that something has no value,” he told a South Florida CBS affiliate. “So if you were to stomp on the word Jesus, it says that the word has no value.”

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,” according to the Daily Caller.

The professor in question, Dr. Deandre Poole, is vice-chair of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party.

Read developing news on this story :  Media fail: Stomp Jesus FAU professor is a Dem. Party official

Read full Daily Caller report here.

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  • Starla Brown

    I am a new student to FAU – not pleased to hear this is would be asked of any student of any religion. It is not a statement to create respect among cultures. I seriously question a university that would suspend a student who respectfully questions a professor's activity. Time to make the phone calls and speak up for this young man!

  • Mike

    Interesting to note that the professor that asked students to do this, Dr. Deandre Poole, is listed as the Vice Chair of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party (see link). What professor would ask anyone to do this?


  • Steve

    Was another assignment from the same chapter to stomp on a Koran?

    • wanda

      I applaud this young man for standing up for his religious rights and making it know what kind of professor is teaching at FAU….

    • Patricia Payne

      Good question! I am sure the man would not have a job right now!

  • http://BizPac terry

    I fully support this student. to suspend a student because he found an exersize ofensive. Why not tell the students to put Obamas name on the paper and stomp on it. never in our lives are we more indanger of losing our right to be Christians. the ironic thing here is the right to not believe, has been given to them by a Christian Document. Read the bill of rights, and the Constution. It seems that the current Pres. is working To take a way our RIGHT TO BE CHRISTIAN. IT IS NOT OK TO BOOT THIS STUDENT FOR RESPECTING HIS LORD.

    • Patricia Payne


  • leti

    Try doing that to a Muslim

  • David

    Okay then have these blazing idiots do the same for Mohammed and see what the results are. You people need your collective heads either examined or removed.


    Wonder what would have happened,if that were a picture of obama???

  • http://facebook Larry Miller

    A picture of the professor should be shown,…country wide, and with that the person authorizing the suspension. Let people know what Marxists look like.

    • Patricia Payne

      Great idea!

  • Teddy

    I'm seeing more and more democrats becoming anti-christ and yet there's democrats that don't believe there party is doing things like this. They have to wake up and realize that there are people who are trying to destroy this country's freedom. I bet you will see more and more muslim's running for office on the democratic party within the next few years. There hre with an agenda and need to be stopped. We must get through to people to stop voting for these democrats.

  • http://WestLinn Mary Diaz

    This is what it is coming to Jesus is the enemy. The schools are teaching hate for Jesus is this what they are supposed to teach.God help us.

    • Patricia Payne

      God help us is correct. We all need to speak out for our LORD!

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