Recently PJMedia printed an article about “Jesus stomping”. Let me tell you what was reported in the article. A professor at Florida Atlantic university instructed his students to write the word “Jesus” on a piece of paper. After doing so the students were told to place the paper on the ground and stomp on it. This was all part of the learning process in a class called Intercultural Communication. A student by the name of Ryan Rotella was so incensed by this action that he refused to comply with the instruction and complained to university officials saying that this action offended his religious principles. Ryan reported that Florida Atlantic University administrators then suspended him from the class.
A local news station, WPEC, contacted Florida Atlantic University for their side of the story. Here is the quote from officials at the university concerning this issue:
Faculty and students at academic institutions pursue knowledge and engage in open discourse. While at times the topics discussed may be sensitive, a university environment is a venue for such dialogue and debate.
Let me say that I haven’t heard anything so foolish in a long time. Under the guise of academic freedom and open discourse this university is clearly showing a lack of tolerance for anyone who desires to worship Jesus Christ. Imagine if this same professor had asked students to put the name of the university president on a piece of paper and stomp on it. I can assure you that professor would be looking for another place to teach. Yet again we are faced with a culture that asks Christians to be tolerant of their beliefs but let’s go ahead and stomp on the name of Jesus.
This isn’t an isolated incident in the secular world of higher education. I hope parents carefully examine any college or university before entrusting these institutions with their precious children. What a waste of tuition money. What a waste of educational time. What a waste of an education. Stomping on the name of Jesus. Really? That’s the best instructional method the professor could think of to use in his classroom? I can assure you that professor wouldn’t make the first cut at Toccoa Falls College.