Dean at Virginia university resigns after alleged Facebook post calling Biden voters ‘anti-American’ and ‘anti-Christian’

November 14, 2020, Virginia Beach, VA, USA: A Facebook post by a dean of Virginia Wesleyan University in Virginia Beach is causing an uproar among alumni, students and parents. Suggested reading: The Best Ted Talk to understand Democratic & Republican divide in USA

CNN — Paul Ewell, the now former dean of the Virginia Wesleyan University Global Campus, resigned from both his deanship and his faculty post after allegedly writing a Facebook post on his since-deleted account that referred to voters for President-elect Joe Biden as “anti-American” and “anti-Christian.”

When asked for additional comment and whether he stood by his words in the post, Ewell told CNN in an email he “apologized profusely” and had “nothing left to add.” Ewell did not acknowledge CNN’s inquiry as to whether his resignation from VWU came in response to the post.

Ewell’s alleged post, a screenshot of which was originally reported in The Virginian-Pilot newspaper, implored any Facebook friends who may have voted for Biden or are Democrats to unfriend him on the social media platform. CNN has not independently seen or verified the post.”If you were ignorant, anti-American, and anti-Christian enough to vote for Biden, I really don’t want to be your social friend on social media,” the alleged post said.

“I wouldn’t hang out with you in real life, I don’t want to hang out with you virtually either. You have corrupted the election. You have corrupted our youth. You have corrupted our country. I have standards and you don’t meet them. Please remove yourself.”

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