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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....
Yup. The prof may have been enforcing a school code, but getting this emotional over discriminatory speech in a learning environment was uncalled for. And unless this was a private university, the code against free speech was obviously wrong.
Thank God the courts are still favorable to the Constitutional protection of free speech. This is our reason to resist ever increasing government expansion and intrusion in our private life. The value of the individual decreases as the government collective grows. Once established, threats to the collective power structure are dealt with harshly.....always.
It's very simple to understand why the professor was so offended...
"John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.John 3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved."
Oh my, was the poor professor offended? Were there students offended also? Were fragile, delicate feelings bruised? Too bad for them. They need to be introduced to reality (like the Bible). It would be good for them to emerge from their little world of make-believe from time to time.