What is the state of higher education here in this glorious nation of ours?
Let this excerpt from a Miami CBS affiliate provide you with the essence of academia:
“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.”
In case you have the, er, nuanced brain of a liberal, the subtle implication of this educational assignment is that Jesus is worthless.
The student is a Mormon, and being that Mormons and other followers of Jesus Christ have this weird religious respect for the Man-God Who saved them from eternal damnation, he refused to participate in the activity; that is, he refused to permit himself to be used as a tool with which the teacher could express his own personal animus towards Christianity.
It can be safely assumed that the teacher, Dr. Poole, is either an atheist, a liberal, an liberal atheist, or a Satanist, because, when the student refused, Poole hissed and backed into a corner, boils erupting all over his skin, shouting, "Out! Out! You're suspended! Get out!"
At least that's how I imagine it. Rotella was suspended, though, and something tells me it had nothing to do with his refusal to step on garbage for a pretentious teacher who thinks his lesson is about to blow everybody's mind, and everything to do with his ability to think independently and resist the teacher's coercive powers of indoctrination.
Hey, as long as this school, Florida Atlantic University, receives zero federal funding, I'm fine with allowing the teacher to preach whatever messages of intolerance and bigotry that he wants. But there's no argument that can be made to convince a level-headed, fair-minded person that colleges are not a hotbed of liberal teaching and anti-Christian fascism.
I don't know, maybe it's not so big a deal. I mean, President Obama made clear in 2008, so that we didn't get any wrong ideas about him, that he believes we are not, repeat, not a Christian nation, and how could we be so backwards as to believe otherwise?
Nah, I still say good for Ryan Rotella for standing up to a fascist teacher and not abandoning his convictions. When Dr. Poole goes home at night, he can no longer look into the mirror and bellow triumphantly, "Sieg Heil!"