A California college is asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to restore a policy at the center of a case in which a professor berated a Christian student with the suggestion, "Ask God what your grade is."
The Los Angeles Community College District, the nation's largest community college system, filed the appeal of a lower-court decision in favor of student Jonathan Lopez, represented by the Alliance Defense Fund.
As WND reported, Lopez, a student at Los Angeles City College, was delivering a speech on his Christian faith in speech class when professor John Matteson interrupted him, called him a "expletive deleted" for mentioning a moral conviction against homosexual marriage. The professor later told the student to "ask God what your grade is."...
Well, this student is not the first person to be mocked by others. Several thousand years earlier, David had much the same problem:
Psalms 42 10 As a shattering of my bones, my adversaries revile me, While they say to me all day long, "Where is your God?"---[URL=http://www.lockman.org/nasb/nasbcmp.php]]]NASB[/URL]
His the derisions David received before and after being king, were even more severe than what this student had.
Even though it appears this student is Catholic, q.v., [URL=http://www.johnankerberg.org/Articles/roman-catholicism/RC1299W2.htm]]]Is A Catholic Christian An Oxymoron?, still if no boundaries were set beforehand on what topics could be discussed for an assignment, this was a classroom not a soapbox in Hyde Park, then the professor was greatly out of line.