You know it’s not going to be good when a 10-page letter of complaint breaks off in the middle and says, “But wait, there’s more.” That’s the case of a letter from officials with Liberty Counsel that was sent to Polk State College in Florida about the “pervasive anti-Christian bias” a teacher, Lance Russum, imposes on students. The letter demands a “full and independent review of Mr. Russum’s behavior and course content,” an appropriate grading of a 16-year-old student’s assignments, which earlier were given “zero” grades because of her beliefs, “a written apology” and assurances that future courses “will be free from such unlawful discrimination.”

“Mr. Russum should be fired, as he has forfeited all trust in his academic integrity,” the letter, signed by Roger Gannam on behalf of Liberty Counsel, said. If those things do not happen, “Liberty Counsel will take further action to prevent irreparable harm to the rights of our clients.” WND left messages for Russum as well as school Dean Donald Painter. A college spokeswoman later responded to WND that the college would not comment. The situation arose over the attendance in a Russum class of “G.L.” a 16-year-old who is enrolled under a special program allowing dual enrollments in high school and college. MORE