Kudos to college student over anti-Christian exercise

June 24, 2013 

I am writing this letter because I wonder how many people are unaware of what recently took place in one of our universities. One day, a professor initiated an offensive classroom exercise when he told the students to stomp on a piece of paper with the name Jesus Christ written on it.

What were the consequences for the young man who was the only one who refused to do so? The first reaction from the university was a threat to expel him.

With a lawyer to represent him and an outcry from the public, the school admitted it was an actual idea from the class curriculum used by the professor. I wonder how many other times he used it without anyone reporting it.

The university apologized and promised to wipe the record clean for the young man. Wipe his record clean from what? I would like to ask them.

It would be easy to understand if this took place in some other area of the world but for it to happen in this country shows us how far we have come from our Christian heritage.

I also wonder how many of us who profess to be followers of Jesus Christ step on His name in many other ways because we feel it is more important to be politically correct rather than be the only one in a crowd to stand up for Jesus.

I wish I could personally thank that young man who should be an example for all of us that profess to be followers of Jesus Christ.

Shirley Bohne


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