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    Homosexclamation! Christian student fights prof, wins big
    Judge rules college can't censor religious speech for being 'offensive'


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    Homosexclamation! Christian student fights prof, wins big
    Judge rules college can't censor religious speech for being 'offensive'

    Los Angeles City College professor's evaluation of student's speech, marked with the words, "Ask God what your grade is."

    A California court has ruled in favor of a student who was insulted for defending traditional marriage and has ordered the college to strike from its website a sexual harassment policy that censors speech deemed "offensive" to homosexual people.

    As WND reported, Jonathan 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 "fascist b----rd" for mentioning a moral conviction against homosexual marriage and later told him to "ask God what your grade is."

    The professor also warned on his evaluation of Lopez's speech, "Proselytizing is inappropriate in public school," and later threatened to have Lopez expelled.

    Represented by attorneys from the Alliance Defense Fund, Lopez sued the Los Angeles City College District, the largest community college system in the U.S., with over 135,000 students.

    The lawsuit not only targeted the school over the professor's comments, however, but also sought removal of a campus sexual harassment and speech policy that court documents allege "systematically prohibits and punishes political and religious speech by students that is outside the campus political mainstream."


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    ADF claims the district's policy, which labels speech as sexual harassment whenever it might be "perceived as offensive or unwelcome" such as Lopez's opinions on sexual morality opens the door for Christians and defenders of traditional marriage to suffer abuses similar to the type Lopez endured.

    "Professor Matteson clearly violated Mr. Lopez's free speech rights by engaging in viewpoint discrimination and retaliation because he disagreed with the student's religious beliefs," said ADF Senior Counsel David French in a statement. "Moreover, the district has a speech code that has created a culture of censorship on campus. America's public universities and colleges are supposed to be a 'marketplace of ideas,' not a hotbed of intolerance."

    In a ruling handed down last week, U.S. District Judge George H. King apparently agreed, calling the campus policy "unconstitutionally overbroad" and ordering it to be stricken from the college's website.

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    What, no million dollar judgement for emotional distress. He should have sued the Fag lovers for big bucks also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    What, no million dollar judgement for emotional distress. He should have sued the Fag lovers for big bucks also.
    They are all saving up for the divorce settlements they'll be paying once they can get married.

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    Matteson is co-director of the forensics team and full time faculty. He should have known better than to spit out those kinds of insults to a student in the classroom. On the other hand, the guy has good ratings and a lot of them (with the exception of one added yesterday ):

    http://ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=435425

    Some of the odder ratings:

    great teacher!! he's a liberal hippie with messed up teeth. i highly recommend him for speech.
    He is funny but I think he makes students feel like they are stupid. Lots of critisism, don't open your mouth or it might make you look stupid.Also, he is extremely busy..he won't have time for you and if you're lucky, you'll only have to do one speech.good luck.
    Nice man, very funny.As he says his class is intellectully the easiest class on campus. You may not understand his system of grading. MOVE during your speech, use gestures. Cool professor. starts you with an A and keeps moving ur grade down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    They are all saving up for the divorce settlements they'll be paying once they can get married.
    Obama-if you're being run out of town, get out in front and pretend that it's a parade!!!
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