A pro-Antifa professor resigned from his position at a community college in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, after his violent Facebook posts resurfaced.
On Tuesday, Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids announced that they had accepted the resignation of adjunct English professor Jeff Klinzman after posts of his resurfaced from a Facebook page called “Iowa Antifa.”
Kirkwood Community College President Lori Sundberg released a statement announcing Klinzman’s departure, saying that the former professor had the “right to articulate his views in whatever forum he chooses” and that his removal “does not in any way prevent him from continuing to engage in the expression of free speech.”
“However, when the expression of views by him or any member of our community is perceived as placing public safety in jeopardy, or hampers our ability to deliver on our mission, we will always do what is necessary in service to our students’ pursuit of a higher education,” wrote Sundberg.
Sundberg also wrote that the school’s “decision to remove” Klinzman from his classes had “nothing to do with the substance of his views or his right to express them.”
“Rather, our decision is based solely on our commitment to fostering a safe learning environment for our students, faculty and staff,” continued the Kirkwood president.
The posts include one where he suggested that he wanted to “clock” President Donald Trump “with a bat” in response to the president’s tweet calling Antifa “Radical Left Wack Jobs” that “hit people over the head with baseball bats.”
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The former professor also posted a poem calling to “kill” all evangelical Christians and “bury them deep in the ground” to “stop” them.
“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,” Klinzman explained in the post.
Klinzman declined an interview with the local ABC affiliate, ABC 9, citing safety concerns, but told them via email that he did not regret publishing what he did online and will not apologize.
He also said that the posts drew ire from people at Kirkwood.
“I affirm that I am Antifa,'” Klinzman told ABC 9.
Antifa came into the national spotlight again after another protest in Portland, Oregon earlier this month where they came into contact with the neo-fascist group the Proud Boys.
As IJR Red previously reported, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway blasted the Antifa protesters at the event as “disgusting” after they called an African-American law enforcement officer an “Uncle Tom.”