No matter what you believe about evolution, God, or the earth’s age, Americans everywhere should agree college professors paid by tax dollars should probably never lead students in a profanity-laced worship of a dead scientist.

That may have been the weirdest sentence I’ve ever written.  Maybe you need to see it to believe it.

First, here’s what happened:

A University of Connecticut anthropology professor who angrily confronted a group of evangelical demonstrators in a profanity-laced tirade before leading students in a “Praise Darwin” counter-protest chant has defended his actions as morally justified.

“It was my moral duty to become outraged,” Professor James Boster told NBC Connecticut on Friday, just a few days after a video of the confrontation was posted on YouTube. It quickly went viral. (Video posted below.)

In the 2-minute video, Boster gets nearly nose to nose with a demonstrator holding a sign that reads “Evolution Is A Lie” and yells “bullsh*t, bullshi*t, you are full of ignorance and lies,” among other comments.

Later in the video, which does not show what originally set the professor off, Boster rallied a small group of students to join him in a counter protest.

“Praise Darwin,” he called out.

“Praise Darwin,” the students replied in chorus, their arms raised.

This does not encourage parents who are worried about sending their kids to college where their values are frequently undermined by college professors who hold very different values than the parents tried to instill.  Of course, in America, government employees – even if they hold the esteemed title of “professor” – shouldn’t try to indoctrinate students with their beliefs.  Perhaps Peter Wolfgang of the Family Institute of Connecticut said it best when he said he has a problem with “the professor proselytizing the students for a particular spiritual philosophy.”

Thankfully, this professor probably doesn’t convince many students of anything:

According to the popular website “Rate My Professors” – which college students often use when choosing classes – Professor Boster is not very popular, and it’s not unheard of for him to get animated in his classroom, either.

Many said he “rants” often, and gets “side-tracked” in class.

“He rambles in class and almost never talks about the material. He’s always off on a tangent,” one student wrote.

“Terrible teacher but incredibly easy class,” another said.

I guess this might be the first time I’m happy a teacher is incompetent. An interesting comment was posted on YouTube under the video of the incident below:

Imagine some Christian physically pushing and menacing some poor dimwit like this professor. It’d be front-page news, and he’d be jailed for assault.

Of course, most professors aren’t conveniently having anti-religious fits on camera for all the world to see.  When I was at New York University – and when my husband was at Harvard Law School – our professors routinely dismissed, belittled, and mocked our beliefs.  What’s more troubling is that this happens regularly at public universities as well.  This crosses over from “annoying” into “illegal.”

As the government grows larger and encroaches even more, it’s important to recognize when government employees use their position to indoctrinate American citizens.  Thankfully, Professor James Boster made it pretty easy to detect.

About The Author

Nancy French

Nancy French is a three-time New York Times best-selling author. Her most recent books include a collaboration with Sarah Palin on her new book Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas and with famous Chinese dissident Bob Fu on his book God’s Double Agent: The True Story of a Chinese Christian’s Fight for Freedom. Other books include Home and Away: A Story of Family in a Time of War which she co-authored with her husband David French. She also collaborated with Bristol Palin on her book Not Afraid of Life: My Story So Far and with Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson’s A Winning Balance: What I’ve Learned So Far about Love, Faith, and Living Your Dreams. She also wrote Red State of Mind: How a Catfish Queen Reject Became a Liberty Belle. She is the editor of the Faith and Family Channel on Patheos, writes for National Review Online and Rare magazine, and has written in numerous publications, such as USA Today, Parents magazine, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.   She and her husband David have a home in Franklin, Tennessee, where they and their three children attend Zion Presbyterian Church (PCA).