Christian's speech deemed 'hateful propaganda'

A Christian student in the Los Angeles Community College District is carrying his free-speech case to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Jonathan Lopez had an assignment in a public speaking class and was required to give an informative speech on any topic. Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) attorney David Hacker tells OneNewsNow that Lopez chose to speak about his Christian beliefs. "And during that speech, when he mentioned that marriage is between a man and a woman according to his Christian beliefs, the professor called him this horrible name, refused to let him finish the assignment, and told other students in the class, 'If you're offended, you can leave,'" Hacker explains.

When no students left, the professor dismissed the class. Hacker adds that Lopez is an "A" student -- "but the problem is he never got a grade on that informative speech, and in fact, the professor wrote on his evaluation form, 'Ask God what your grade is.'"

The ADF attorney argues that demonstrates the hostility towards religion on many college campuses. The lower court in Los Angeles issued a preliminary injunction against the school, saying its speech code -- allowing administrators to punish Lopez's "hateful propaganda" -- is unconstitutional. That has been appealed to the Ninth Circuit.

onenewsnow.com/Legal/Default.aspx?id=928020

Welcome to the secularist wonderland.

Secularist have redefined tolerance to mean tolerance of their own values, and absolute intolerance of anyone who dares to disagree.
Liberals such as these are among the most morally rigid and intolerant people in our societies today.

On the face of it, it looks as if the professor was way over the line. If he had objections to religious beliefs being presented, he should have laid out guidelines in advance of the speeches. I favor freedom of speech, and think the prof should fault himself, and not the student, for being unclear about the speech guidelines.

On the other hand, the words used or the manner presented might have been the real problem. I am unsure of the exact words which were considered so objectionable. This might be important to know.

An article published a year ago indicated that the Lopez had sued the college district seeking financial damages and striking down the sexual harassment code barring students from uttering "offensive" statements. Apparently, his suit was unsuccessful, which is why the case is headed to the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals.

Unfortunately, at the time of that earlier article, the college district was looking at disciplinary proceedings against Lopez.

...in a letter to Alliance, the district said it deemed Lopez's complaint "extremely serious in nature" and had launched a private disciplinary process.

In the letter, Dean Allison Jones also said that two students had been "deeply offended" by Lopez's address, one of whom stated that "this student should have to pay some price for preaching hate in the classroom."

articles.latimes.com/2009/feb/16/local/me-speech16

Does anyone know what the outcome of the disciplinary process was?

Ah, yes----liberals.

"Your thought processes WILL conform to the Collective! Surrender your independant thought and prepare for immediate assimilation."

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