A Professor At Polk State College Allegedly Failed A Student For Refusing To Say Jesus Is A “Myth”

The hatred and persecution of Christians in America is growing at an exponential rate. Because this student would not submit to this Marxist professor’s view of Christianity, she received four zeroes on four papers, which is unheard of, unless of course the professor is making a political statement – which he was. The Dean of Academic Affairs Donald Painter sees nothing wrong with the materials or the course and condescendingly told the parents of this 16 year-old, ‘too bad you got offended, but you knew what the course was like,’ or something to that effect. Being a professor is not open season to belittle and punish students merely because they do not subscribe to the professor’s radical opinions,” Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, said in a press release. And he’s absolutely right.

From Weasel Zippers:

Ridiculous.

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Via Campus Reform:

A professor at Polk State College has allegedly failed a humanities student after she refused to concede that Jesus is a “myth” or that Christianity oppresses women during a series of mandatory assignments at the Florida college.

According to a press release from the Liberty Counsel, a non-profit public interest law firm, Humanities Professor Lance “Lj” Russum gave a student a “zero” on four separate papers because the 16-year-old did not “conform to his personal worldviews of Marxism, Atheism, Feminism, and homosexuality.” The law firm has called for a full, private investigation of the professor and the course curriculum.

The course description for the class, “ Introduction to Humanities,” claims that students “are under no obligation to agree with classmates, authors, or the instructor, in fact, the instructor will often occupy the space of ‘Devil’s Advocate’ for the purpose of lively discussion.”

“The point of this is not to ‘bash’ any religion, we should NEVER favor one over another, they all come from the same source, HUMAN IMAGINATION and [sic] they demonstrate that humanity is one,” a copy of Russum’s class outline, riddled with grammatical errors, says.

“We have much to thank of [sic] humans like Michelangelo who took a sacred space, a temple to god, and made it a HUMAN space, a space where humanism can meet with god and discourse,” one course assignment read. “Finally humanity and the gods are on equal footing and that is what the myths of Hercules, Apollo and Jesus are all about—the divine becoming human and human being divine.”

In her essay, the student, who Liberty Counsel identifies as “G.L.,” argued that “it is a logical fallacy to make the assumption that Christian humanism’s goal was to ‘blend mythologies and make man the center’ simply on account of Michelangelo’s artwork or because Renaissance artists incorporate classicism.”

The student apparently received a zero on that assignment.

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Russum and the college both should have to apologize in writing to the student and her parents. Her grades should be reevaluated as well. The course and materials are being investigated now by the Liberty Counsel. The school would be wise to cooperate or they are going to find themselves in court and they will lose. This professor is an anti-Christian/Atheist and an uber Progressive/Marxist. In my opinion, he should not even be teaching much less be allowed free reign in creating curriculum and courses. This is religious discrimination pure and simple and has no place in any of our schools, period.

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