"Stomp on Jesus" instructor put on administrative leave

Nearly two weeks after the “Stomp on Jesus” class assignment came to light, the genius administrators [sarcasm alert] at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) finally did something.
Deandre Poole, the instructor (not professor! Big Difference!) who had his students write the name of “Jesus” on a piece of paper, then stomp on it, has been put on administrative leave.
Poole is the vice chair of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party.

deandrepooleDeandre Poole (To quote FOTM’s Dave: “The only things missing are the horns”)

CBS Miami reports, March 29, 2013:

Officials at Florida Atlantic University announced the move against Dr. Deandre Poole after receiving a complaint from student Ryan Rotella, who claims he was unfairly suspended from class for not writing the word ”Jesus” on a piece of paper and stomping on it as part of a class exercise.

The schools said removing Dr. Poole from the classroom was “for safety reasons” after the incident garnered a lot of media attention.

The controversy has even caught the attention of Governor Rick Scott, who called on University System Chancellor Frank Brogan to thoroughly investigate Rotella’s claims. “As we enter the week memorializing the events of Christ’s passion, this incident gave me great concern over the lessons we are teaching our students,” Scott wrote in the letter.

Rotella, a deeply religious Mormon, told CBS12 that he was offended and refused to participate in the exercise. “Anytime you stomp on something it shows that you believe that something has no value. So if you were to stomp on the word Jesus, it says that the word has no value,” said Rotella.

Rotella said he voiced his concerns to his teacher’s supervisor and later learned he was suspended from the class.

So, Poole is put on administrative leave NOT because of his offensive class assignment but because the university fears for his personal safety!
God help us.
Please see FotM’s previous posts on this story here, here, here, and here.

UPDATE (June 25, 2013):

No Justice!
Florida Atlantic U. has reinstated Instructor Deandra Poole by not just renewing his contract for another year (2013-2014 school year), but also awarding him $5,000 to teach a summer school course that began this week. Read more, here.
~Eowyn

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0 responses to “"Stomp on Jesus" instructor put on administrative leave

  1. he should fear for his life.

     
  2. My sentiments, too, Dr. Eowyn – “put on administrative leave NOT because of his offensive class assignment but because the university fears for his personal safety!” Crazy….

     
  3. Florida tax paying voters should demand the immediate closure of such state-run schools until these lefturded ideologues are removed from faculty positions. And damn the alumni! Throw the tax-supported bums out!
    If this Deandre Poole was lighter in skin color, he would be a dead ringer for Vladimir Lenin. He already has the vile ideology of Lenin internalised.

     
  4. I agree with you, Pnordman. Putting him on leave (probably paid) for “safety reasons” so now he’s the victim and if he stubs his toe the school can blame it on “Christian extremists.”
    And Randy is right… He does look like Lenin!

     
  5. BART SIMPSONSSON

    I think the student who refused to stomp on Jesus name should have written Barack Hussein Obama on a paper and stomped on that……

     
  6. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy . One of the truest definitions of actions have consequences . You slimy little worm . Have a bad day.

     
  7. HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED!

     
  8. I wonder how long the school will pay his wages; kinda like having an albatross hung around ones neck. Or, when the dust settles, will the Lenin look alike just show up again–to brainwash some other batch of students? I am so glad that Randy63ism brought out the Lenin connection–I kept thinking that he reminded me of someone, but I couldn’t quite put it together. Why would anyone have their picture taken, probably at the request of the university, and then sit there looking sullen, angry, completely out of sorts with the world–why would you portray yourself in this manner when it involves your profession??? If someone were checking up on you for professional reasons, such as job advancement–would you really want to hire someone who looks like a malcontented weirdo? I for one would “just shine him on.” Let’s just hope that this is the treatment he receives in the future.

     
  9. UPDATE:
    No Justice!
    Florida Atlantic U. has reinstated Instructor Deandra Poole by not just renewing his contract for another year (2013-2014 school year), but also awarding him $5,000 to teach a summer school course that began this week.

     

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