I notice that only one of those sites bother to report the actual point of the lesson.
Update, 3:36 p.m. EST: Fox News commentator Todd Starnes reported on Thursday that Fox had obtained a synopsis of the lesson, but that, while it asked students to write ‘Jesus’ on a piece of a paper and put it on the floor before asking them to step on it, objections such as Rotela’s are part of the lesson plan.
“Ask the students to think about it for a moment. After a brief period of silence instruct them to step on the paper,” the synopsis said. “Most will hesitate. Ask why they can’t step on the paper. Discuss the importance of symbols in culture.”
Well it's a crappy lesson, And I'll agree it's unnecessarily offensive, the same point could have been made by simply saying "If I asked you to write down the name Jesus and stomp on it....", but the huge conspiracy against Christianity that the other websites want to depict doesn't actually exist.
And if the student, knowing the point of the lesson decided to turn this into an attack on Christianity, then yeah, he should be suspended. Cause he's deliberately making false claims in order to bring the university into disrepute. Now maybe that's not what happened, maybe he didn't know that was the point.
So again, I take all claims to do with this story with a huge pinch of salt. Too many people are trying to spin this to further their own agendas.