A college professor in Iowa has been fired after his comments regarding Trump, Jesus, and his allegiance to far-left terrorist group Antifa caused nationwide outrage.
English professor Jeff Klinzman had told a local news station, “I affirm that I am Antifa,” was part of an “Antifa in Iowa” Facebook group, and repeatedly expressed violent sentiments stemming from his political ideology on Twitter.
In one instance, he replied to President Trump’s condemnation of Antifa, whom Trump said “go around hitting (only non-fighting) people over the heads with baseball bats” with a tweet commenting, “Yeah, I know who I’d clock with a bat….”
Here’s the President Trump tweet, for reference:
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In another instance, Klinzman spoke violently against Christians, saying "Kill them all & bury them deep in the ground!"
This is what college has degraded to, folks.
Here's some advice: (don't) stay in school!
LaCorte Newsgave an excellent overview of the situation:
The Iowa community college professor who received backlash after saying "I am Antifa" resigned after the college made the "decision to remove" him from the classroom.
Jeff Klinzman, professor in the English Department, gathered controversial political opinions on social media and to news outlets, after telling KCRG-TV, “I affirm that I am ‘Antifa.’” Kirkwood Community College President Lori Sundberg released a statement saying that the college accepted Jeff Klinzman’s resignation. However, she mentioned the "decision to remove Mr. Klinzman from the classroom," suggesting that his resignation was not voluntary.
Fox News gave more details:
A college professor in Iowa openly declared his support for the violent far-left Antifa movement after coming under fire for inflammatory social media posts that included the desire to bash President Trump with a baseball bat.
Jeff Klinzman, an adjunct English professor of nearly 10 years at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, made the remark after a local TV station questioned him over his social media activity.
“I affirm that I am Antifa,” Klinzman told local ABC affiliate KCRG-TV, which found the professor’s numerous posts both on his personal page and on an “Iowa Antifa” page. He stood behind his comments -- though added he’s willing to apologize to any Christians offended by them.
The outlet reported that in one post, Klinzman shared a poem containing the words, “Kill them all and bury them deep in the ground,” to which he added the comment, “It’s not pretty, and I’m not proud, but seeing what evangelical Christians are doing to this country and its people fills me with rage, and a desire to exact revenge.”
The Washington Times added:
An Iowa professor has publicly affirmed his involvement with the militant leftist collective “antifa” after he was questioned by local media about a variety of left-wing social media posts, including one that said he wanted to “clock” President Trump with a baseball bat.
The news station dug up multiple posts from Mr. Klinzman on his personal Facebook page and the Facebook page for “Iowa Antifa,” where he criticized President Trump and the evangelical Christians who voted for him.One post on his personal page included a poem that said, “Kill them all and bury them deep in the ground,” KCRG reported. Mr. Klinzman reportedly went on to explain, “It’s not pretty, and I’m not proud, but seeing what evangelical Christians are doing to this county and its people fills me with rage, and a desire to exact revenge.”