The student senate of the University of Central Florida (UCF) finally delivered justice to Webster Cook, who earlier this summer took home the Eucharist before returning it a week later in an attempt to make a political statement. After impeaching Cook for his misconduct, the senate voted to remove him from office after a lengthy investigation into his actions. In taking the Eucharist, he had misrepresented himself as being on student government business.
We applaud the students who did more than the school in punishing this student’s outrageous behavior. Last month, a UCF-convened panel dismissed all charges against Cook. Not even a warning was given to him. It was this student’s protest that led to the public desecration of the Eucharist by University of Minnesota Morris professor Paul Z. Myers. He too was not sanctioned by his institution for his hateful acts.