The Florida Atlantic University instructor who asked students in an intercultural communications class to write “Jesus” on a piece of paper and step on it says he’s a “very religious” Christian who has been unjustly attacked and threatened for simply doing his job.
“No teacher at any level should feel or experience what I have been subjected to these past few weeks,” instructor Deandre Poole said in a written statement Monday. “We can have a healthy debate about the merits of this assignment, but attacks on my character and threats of bodily harm have no place in this dialogue.”
Subscribers get total access to this story, and all our in-depth news, digital editions and exclusive content. Subscribe today, or try a 24-hour or 7-day digital pass.
Registered Post Subscriber — Sign me in.Sign In
Post Print Subscriber — I need to register my account for digital access.Access Digital
All Day Access — 24-hour digital pass99¢ for 24 hours
All Week Access — 7-day digital pass$3.99 for 7 days
All Access, All the Time — Print & DigitalView Offers