UPDATE: Florida Atlantic University Feels The Heat: Apologizes For Jesus Stomping Class

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The outcome of this story is a strong testament to the power of conservative bloggers and the alternative media. While the liberal media ignored it altogether, we were all over it – and we refused to let it go.

Initially, the university defended the class, as well as defending the DEMOCRAT professor who directed his students to stomp on “Jesus” written on a piece of paper. Conservative bloggers kept the heat – and as a result, Florida Atlantic University has now apologized for this disgusting exercise.

“We sincerely apologize for any offense this has caused,” the apology said. “Florida Atlantic University respects all religions and welcomes people of all faiths, backgrounds and beliefs.”

While FAU may or may not “respect all religions and welcome people of all faiths,” it’s great to see “progressives” being forced to deservedly eat crow for a change, isn’t it? I love it.

Especially when they attempt to trample on the beliefs of freedom-loving Christians.

Job well done, my fellow conservatives!

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  1. Hey there Rat. Thought I would stop by and say hello. I don’t think the Uni is actually sorry. They just don’t like the heat. Keep it up.

    • Agreed, Pix. Still, seeing them feel the pressure to apologize was satisfying, given their original intransigence and defense of the class.

      C’mon back – anytime!

  2. I love it! I love it! I LOVE IT! Thanks be to you Rat and other conservative bloggers putting the pressure on them. Dispicable bunch of individuals need to feel lots of pressure!

    • Not only despicable, Lazy L, but disingenuous (liars) as well. They knew exactly what they were trying to do with that class and it backfired on them – thanks to the courage of Ryan Rotela.

      We need more Ryans to stand up and say, as Peter Finch said in the movie, Network: “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”

  3. Thank YOU Rat!!

    I am so proud of Ryan Rotella, wish I could shake his hand!

  4. Amen! Awesome job everyone did in reporting the real news. There’s hope for us all!

  5. If professor keeps job, he should select his course curriculum more on grade level to his competence for stomping.

    i.e. : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sxnhPS28OY

  6. Now that it has come out that Rotela was suspended because he threatened the Poole, that Rotela lied to the media, and that the right-wing blogs didn’t do their due diligence and made a hero out of a liar, I wonder if you will issue a correction.

    • Can’t you (left-wing) people say anything referring to “right-wing”? What, exactly, are you talking about that has “now come out”? Provide a link, please.

      • http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2013/04/fau_jesus_stomping_professor_p.php

        http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/04/01/interview-professor-center-jesus-debate-florida-atlantic

        At the very least, it would be an ethical move to update to include Dr. Poole’s side of the story, and being an ethical person, if I were you I would admit that I rushed to a conclusion without all of the evidence needed to make that conclusion. Further, I would probably speak out against death threats.

        • Let’s go back to your original comment: Now that it “has come out”? What has “come out”? Poole’s denial. Where are students to back his story?

          “Due diligence”? Poole waited days to offer his explanation. “Right-wing” bloggers (and the multiple news organizations that carried the story) should have had ESP and waited for Poole’s denial? Seriously? As far as “issuing a correction” – of what?

          There was no “rush to a conclusion.” Nor did you present any “evidence.”

          Ironically, you ask me to make a comment (against “death threats”) based solely on the unsubstantiated comments of Poole – after chastising me for writing an article based on the comments of the offended student.

          • Typical. I didn’t figure you would. That would be the decent thing to do.

            You rushed to a conclusion without Poole’s side of the story. End of story. You could defy the stereotype and show the world that wingers aren’t all a bunch of irrational twits, but reasonable, fair-minded people. Or, you could just dig in being wrong and uphold the stereotype. You have a choice.

            Now, it looks like you’ve made a liar (Rotela) into a hero. Nice work, there.

            It takes a big man to admit when he’s wrong.

            Epic fail, Rat. Epic.

          • You’re repeating yourself now. I rushed to nothing. Although, nice touch with the “irrational twits” blast. Typical.

            Why don’t you go after the media – who ran the story extensively as it developed, for more than a week – and demand retractions from them? Let me know how that goes.

            P.S. “Wingers”? Right or left?

  7. Read your initial post to this, and note all the ways in which it is wrong. Poole went to his church and was anointed with oil, for crying out loud. That’s a far cry from the caricature you painted. Rotela just flat out lied, was suspended because he threatened his teacher, and you guys took it and ran with it. Poole was interviewed by the media, which I linked you to, but you guys don’t seem at all concerned about that. Wonder why? There is a clear right thing to do here, and an ethical blogger would issue an update to include Poole’s side of the story. I challenge you to do the right thing.

  8. This is my last response to you on this issue. Ask yourself these very simple questions. (Don’t post a response; I won’t respond to the same comments yet again.)

    Why did Poole not bring forth ONE STUDENT to support his claim?

    Why has not ONE newspaper, website, TV or radio station issued a retraction of the story?

    Why did FAU issue not one – but two apologies, the second one apologizing for offending students?

    Do you really think it’s appropriate or effective to show up on a blog as a guest and immediately begin calling names – simply because your ideology differs from that of the blog’s author? (I can ‘t imagine you get very far in life if you treat family members, friends and co-workers similarly.)

    Lastly, you have no right to “challenge” me to do anything. You’ve made your point (several times).

    This thread is done.

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