this is news, but it is. Do we really need a remake of Dead Poet's Society? I hope not. Free speech is offensive speech. If it's not offensive to somebody, it's just called "speech".
Let's be honest:
1) Many Christian students experience overt hostility on many university campuses. This isn't just an insecurity issue, there are professors who will take every opportunity to make religious folk feel stupid or responsible for the world's problems. I sat in my fair share of these classes as a student. This is not to say that other demographics don't also experience hostility; just to say that Christians are often targeted.
2) Many Christians are a bit Forrest Gumpy and feel deeply insecure about it. So sometimes my co-religionists anticipate and perceive persecution where none is intended. This can lead to vocal "defenders of the faith" who annoy the hell out of university professors.
3) Stomping on Jesus is kind of lame, but okay. Couldn't get a burn permit? Many professors feel that they need to deconstruct ideologies to build new paradigms. Some professors try a bit too hard to be iconoclasts. What amuses me is the obviously ironic message that the Jesus stomp conveys. If anything, it demonstrates how relevant Jesus still is in America. Nobody is stomping on images of Richard Nixon anymore and his era was like two minutes ago. Believe me, my weblog dedicated to historical Nixon research was a total failure.