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Ferris State University professor on leave after racist remarks, conspiracy tweets

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Posted at 4:34 PM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 16:34:35-05

MICH. — A Ferris State University instructor is being investigated after calling the coronavirus pandemic a stunt and using slurs on Twitter.

In some of the tweets from physical sciences professor Thomas Brennan, he says smartphones are the main cause of COVID-19 symptoms, uses the n-word repeatedly and tweets anti-Semitic conspiracies.

The account’s other tweets regarding COVID-19 say things such as:

  • “Guess what the covid stunt has failed. You won’t get your leftist new world order.”
  • “Covid19 is another jewish revolution.”
  • “F— this evil wizard,” in reference to a video of Dr. Anthony Fauci.
  • “Stand up for yourselves people, and stop falling for this corona virus hoax!”
  • “I’d say covid-19 is fake. An evil medical system just killed a bunch of old people.”

Brennan responded to the student newspaper’s publication of his tweets with a letter. In it he doubles down on his beliefs claiming the pandemic is designed to enslave humanity, comparing a vaccine to the mark of the beast and calls the n-word a “mind-control spell.”

University president David Eisler says Brennan was placed on leave last week. The school says it “strongly rejects” and condemns his remarks.

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