Anti-Christian bigotry is worse than its ever been:
A Florida Atlantic University student has been suspended for refusing to trample on Jesus’ name.
“’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.”
The Liberty InstituteÂ wants Rotela reinstated with full credit for the course – along with an apology.
“He’s being punished because he told the professor to never do the assignment again because it’s offensive and that he was going to complain to the university,” he said.
The university did not explain why students were only instructed to write the name of Jesus – and not the name of Mohammed or another religious figure.
Sasser said Rotela’s case has generated national outrage and a number of high-profile attorneys have offered to volunteer their services.
“The textbook reveals the agenda,” he said. “So-called intellectual enlightenment is stomping on everything that has held western civilization together for the past 2,000 years.”
Paul Kengor, the executive director of theÂ Center for Vision and Values at Grove City College, told Fox News he’s not surprised by the classroom lesson.
“These are the new secular disciples of ‘diversity’ and ‘tolerance’ – empty buzzwords that make liberals and progressives feel good while they often refuse to tolerate and sometimes even assault traditional Christian and conservative beliefs,” Kengor said.
Kengor said classes like the one at Florida Atlantic University demonstrate the contempt many public institutions hold for people of faith.