Three weeks ago, Florida Atlantic University student Ryan Rotela was suspended from his Intercultural Communication class for refusing to step on a piece of paper with the word “Jesus” on it. It’s sort of an odd story, so we’re going to go through it and try to get to the bottom of what really happened.
According to Rotela himself, this is how the story went down:
His professor, Dr. Deandre Poole, asked all of the students to take out a piece of paper and write “JESUS” in big letters.
Poole then asked the students to put the paper on the floor and stomp on it.
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It’s not easy being an atheist blogger in Bangladesh. Last month, we heard that riots occurred there over things written on the Internet (where, apparently, you can only say things in support of Muhammad).
The bloggers were subject to calls for their execution for having blasphemed online. One blogger was, in fact, brutally killed for what he wrote.
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