From Dr. Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Coalition
A Biology Professor from the University of Minnesota, Paul Zachary Myers, has taken his radical enthusiasm for atheism to a disgraceful new low. Myers recently desecrated a consecrated communion wafer from a Catholic Mass. Meyers did this after a University of Florida student made headlines by stealing the Eucharist from a communion service and holding it hostage for days.
According to Catholic theology, the communion wafer, once duly consecrated, becomes the actual body of Christ. Professor Myers has written on his blog in defense of the University of Florida student. Meyer's has also asked people to steal the Eucharist for him in order that he might desecrate it and display it on his blog.
On his blog Meyers writes: "Can anyone out there score me some consecrated communion wafers? . if any of you would be willing to do what it takes to get me some, or even one, and mail it to me, I'll show you sacrilege, gladly, and with much fanfare. I won't be tempted to hold it hostage. but will instead treat it with profound disrespect and heinous cracker abuse, all photographed and presented here on the web."
Many have responded to this outrage and asked Professor Meyers to stop his blasphemous behavior and have even contacted the University, but nothing has been done so far. "Professor Meyers needs to be disciplined if not fired by the University Board of Regents for his unnecessary, provocative and inflammatory actions directed against Christians," said Dr. Gary Cass, Chairman and CEO of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission. "Had Professor Myers engaged in similar such egregious acts, like burning a homosexual flag or painting swastikas on a synagogue, or burning books in front of the library, he would have been terminated on the spot. Because Meyers merely offended Christians, he goes unpunished. This reinforces the perception of hostility towards Christians on secular university campuses and brings disgrace on the University itself for condoning this provocation by their silence."
Bias against Christians within secular Universities is not new. Last year Gary Tobin, President of the Institute for Jewish and Community Research, published a survey of 1,262 faculty members from 712 public colleges and universities. The survey revealed that Christian students were perceived to be the most unfavorable group of students by university and college professors.
TAKE ACTION: Contact the Board of Regents and ask for them to discipline Professor Myers for his unnecessary and vicious attack against one of Christianities most revered sacraments. Call: 612-625-6300
Thank you for this show of solidarity, Dr. Cass