A Virginia faculty professor resigned, officers mentioned Monday, after he wrote on social media that supporters of President-elect Joe Biden are “ignorant, anti-American and anti-Christian.”
Virginia Wesleyan College, a personal liberal arts college in Virginia Seashore, introduced that Paul Ewell, a professor of administration, enterprise and economics, had stepped down. He had earlier resigned as dean of Virginia Wesleyan’s International Campus.
“Final week, Dr. Paul Ewell resigned as Dean of Virginia Wesleyan College International Campus,” the college mentioned in an announcement Monday. “At this time, the College accepted his resignation as Professor of Administration, Enterprise and Economics.”
Ewell wrote on Fb that every one Biden supporters or Democrats ought to unfriend him, NBC affiliate WAVY of Norfolk reported.
“When you had been ignorant anti-American, and anti-Christian sufficient to vote for Biden, I actually do not wish to be your social pal on social media,” he wrote simply after the election in a posting that has been deleted. NBC Information has not considered the unique publish.
A person who answered Ewell’s cellphone hung up instantly Monday afternoon. Ewell didn’t instantly return voicemail or textual content messages to that line.
Ewell had earlier advised WAVY that he wrote the publish in anger and that he regrets that he “set a poor instance in that publish of what a Christian must be.”
“I’ve many Democrat associates, and I wish to apologize for saying that I did not wish to be associates with them and for calling them names,” he advised the station. “I’m genuinely sorry for letting my anger get the perfect of me.”
Ewell seems to have the backing of President Donald Trump, who tweeted a information story Sunday about him with a one-word response, “Progress!”
Not lengthy after Ewell wrote the abrasive Fb publish, the college sought to distance itself from him.
“The College is conscious of a current remark made on social media by a member of the campus neighborhood,” the college mentioned in an announcement Nov. 6.
“These views and opinions are expressly the person’s personal. Civic engagement and spiritual freedom are on the core of the College’s values, and we stay an inclusive and caring neighborhood that empowers significant relationships via listening, understanding, and communication.”