By Tom Quiner
Watch your back.
If you are a Christian or a conservative, our schools increasingly provide a hostile environment for your kids.
You read a lot about the bullying of gays. It doesn’t compare to what high school and college kids are being subjected to by academia. They are being aggressively indoctrinated to embrace a new religion, Secular Humanism, which adopts all things liberal in their canon.
The tactics being used are over-the-top.
At Florida Atlantic University, a communications professor, Dr. Deandre Poole, told students to write the name, “Jesus,” on a piece of paper, put it on the floor, and then stomp on it.
Why? According to the prof:
“This exercise is a bit sensitive, but really drives home the point that even though symbols are arbitrary, they take on very strong and emotional meanings. Of the stomping: “most will hesitate. Ask why they can’t step on the paper. Discuss the importance of symbols in culture.”
Just to make small talk, why didn’t he ask them to write Allah’s name instead of Jesus’?
A Mormon student was offended and refused to do it. A local television station reported that this led to the student being suspended, which the university denies. Nonetheless, they initially defended the “stomp Jesus” exercise:
“while at times the topics discussed may be sensitive, a university environment is a venue for such dialogue and debate.”
Subsequently, they backed off and apologized after the governor of Florida, Rick Scott, interceded.
Over in California at the University of Southern Cal, a student recorded some of the rants of his political science professor, Darry Sragow. Here’s a sampling of what he is “teaching” these kids who are paying up to $65,000 a year to attend:
“California Republicans [are] really stupid and racist.”
” … Republicans are 82 percent white. Losers.”
“The Republican Party in California … is the last vestige of angry old white people. ”
“The Republicans are trying to prevent people of color and people of lower income from voting by requiring voter ID.”
“We discovered, and this is generally true, the least flexible voter in America, the person who’s less likely to change their mind about anything is an old white guy. Old white guys are stubborn sons of bitches.”
“There are tens of thousands of people who are now dead because George Bush, even though he got fewer votes, became the president of the United States. That’s a fact. … I think the election got stolen. That’s what I think. … [the Republicans] stole the election. And this happens all the time.”
“Probably the biggest vulnerability that Romney has … [is] that the guy doesn’t understand normal human beings.”
“All campaigns have a message it communicates to the voters:
[The Democratic message is] “Vote for Obama because he’s gonna create jobs and keep the peace and protect social security.”
[The Republican message is] “Vote for Romney because Obama is all f—-ed up … ”
“The Republican Party is increasingly the last refuge of old, angry white people who don’t like what’s going on in this country.”
Did you get the picture? Republicans are bad. White guys are bad.
Is the university upset with the prof’s political proselytizing? Here is the response from USC Provost Elizabeth Garrett:
“The freedom to take unpopular positions and the freedom to express those positions publicly are at the foundation of what it means to be a faculty member of a university.”
She was fine with it. Would she have felt the same if his rants targeted liberals? What do you think?
Shifting to the high school level, the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) hosted an anti-bullying conference. Their featured speaker was a gay activist, Dan Savage, who is vocally anti-Christian.
So what did Mr. Savage do at this anti-bullying event? Why he bullied kids who embrace Christianity.
A teenage girl in attendance said:
“The first thing he told the audience was, ‘I hope you’re all using birth control,’” he said there are people using the Bible as an excuse for gay bullying, because it says in Leviticus and Romans that being gay is wrong. Right after that, he said we can ignore all the (expletive deleted) in the Bible.”
To their credit, a hundred or so students got up and walked out.
Mr. Savage intensified his bullying by calling them “pansy-asses.”
“You can tell the Bible guys in the hall they can come back now because I’m done beating up the Bible. It’s funny as someone who is on the receiving end of beatings that are justified by the Bible how pansy-assed people react when you push back.”
In other words, this wasn’t an anti-bullying conference. It was a bullying conference. Mr. Savage was there to bully Christians.
That is okay to the secular humanists who dominate the power structure of academia.
He continued his assault on students of faith:
“But I have a right to defend myself and to point out the hypocrisy of people who justify anti-gay bigotry by pointing to the Bible and insisting we must live by the code of Leviticus on this one issue and no other.”
Academia demands tolerance for the gay lifestyle, for gay marriage, for abortion, for Planned Parenthood, for contraception and for all the sacraments of Secular Humanism. If you’re a conservative Christian, beware. Their intolerance is vicious.