Broward News

In Defense of FAU Instructor Deandre Poole, of "Stomp on Jesus" Controversy

While it may cost him his job, possibly, and his peace of mind, certainly, FAU Professor Deandre Poole's late February classroom exercise has succeeded beyond his wildest dreams, indisputably.

Not since Gainesville pastor Terry Jones in 2010 got the Muslim world in an uproar by threatening to build a bonfire of Korans has the power of symbols to offend and cloud the mind been more conclusively proven, to the shame of the offended and their institutions.

That power was the point of Dr. Poole's instruction. And now he's in the crossfire for teaching it too well.