This attitude of, "Free speech for thee but not for me," by instructors and professors at our public schools and universities has got to stop.
A California community college student's professor refused to allow him the opportunity to conclude his pro-family public speaking assignment in front of the class.
The incident occurred in November 2008:
Less than a month after voters in California decided to amend their state constitution and protect traditional marriage, Jonathan Lopez -- in a public speaking class -- shared his beliefs on faith and marriage. David French of the Alliance Defense Fund picks up the story.The professor reportedly refused to grade Mr. Lopez's speech and wrote on the back of his report, "Ask God what your grade is."
"Jonathan talked about his faith -- and one of the things he talked about in context of his faith was...marriage," says French. "He read from the dictionary definition of marriage. The professor stopped the class, called him a 'fascist b_____d' -- [he] used the expletive -- [and] told the class that anyone who wanted to could leave if they were offended...."
According to an ADF press release, when no one got up to leave, the instructor simply dismissed the class, effectively ending Lopez's speech -- which violated the student's free-speech rights, adds the attorney, especially since other students made speeches on other subjects.
"Freedom of speech" ... is it only for those who agree with the liberal professors?