Los Angeles City College Sued Over Christian-Based Presentation in Speech Class

corner Jonathan Lopez has filed a lawsuit against a professor and Los Angeles City College over his treatment after giving a speech on the Christian view of marriage in speech class. Lopez alleges that Professor John Matteson had made it clear that he supported same-sex marriage. He claims that Matteson allegedly attacked him verbally, refused let him complete his speech, effectively called him a “fascist bastard” and refused to give him a grade (telling him to “ask God” for his grade).

Matteson is listed as the co-director of Forensics at the Speech Department.

The complaint in Lopez v. Candaele, (CD CA, filed 2/11/2009) was filed with the support of the Alliance Defense Fund Center for Academic Freedom, which litigates such claims. For a copy of the complaint, click here.

Lopez also alleges that Matteson told him that he would make sure that Lopez was expelled and told his entire class after the November election, “If you voted yes on Proposition 8, you are a fascist bastard.”

For the press release, click here.

For the full story, click here.

229 thoughts on “Los Angeles City College Sued Over Christian-Based Presentation in Speech Class”

  1. Prop 8 is the greatest! Long live the breeders. Those who don’t like Prop 8 should move to Bangkok the Netherlands or the Castro District to indulge in this perversion!

  2. This kid sounds too stupid to earn a degree anyway, so getting rid of him is really just doing everyone else a favor.

  3. I can only assume Buddhaman that you are very familiar with this website. You invariably have had recourse to use it (probably recently) when you needed to refill your prescription of psychotropic meds. I commend you for using this agency as a resource. hopefully the practitioner you see is thoughtful and patient when handling you………….

  4. I like to hack on you Buddhaman. I think it’s good for your humility, or lack thereof…………

  5. Hopefully in the week or so since I have been away from this blog site some positive things have transpired. My continued hope is that Buddhaman gets himself in psychotherapy for his delusional belief that he is a dragon,that is feared……. This pathetic child was probably brutally picked on during his adolescence and now finds security and stength through the anonymity of this inane internet site. Very little concerning law or it’s interpretation is evident in what you wannabees write. All you do is pathetically slap each other on the back as you revel in some imaginary intelligene and status you never had. Buddhaman you need to go to Bora Bora for a week, preferably with a female(not Bron or Mike) and scuba dive and climb this islands tallest peak. Look down at the majesty and scope of the awesome Pacific and realize your place in the order of things…………….

  6. JonAbbey:

    I dont need to change Buddha’s or Mike’s bedpans or fetch their slippers they are perfectly able to do that themselves.

    Why dont we try somehting just for fun, why dont you comment on one of the more recent posts from your perspective without any invective just a cogent argument from our side of the aisle, I am assuming you are a conservative. And see what happens. They may not agree with you but they will respond to your argument with their own and you will learn something in the process. I wish more conservatives would get on this website and do that. Not in some insane way but cogently and politely.

    At the end of the day they will be better able to understand their own arguments and express them more intelligently.

    heres to learning

  7. Bron, are you still fetching the slippers and changing the bedpans for Mike and Buddhaman. Hey, in this economy, for you, it’s a job son, just don’t screw it up or you will be on welfare like your two buddies……..

  8. Lockwood:

    I took 2 they actually make you a better conservative, dont be afraid.

    And anyway I wouldnt exactly call these guys liberals in the common parlance of the term. they are classical liberals on individual rights and they are not opposed to capitalism, they just dont think big corporations are any good (for that matter I dont think Jefferson did either). there are a few other issues to, if you are an evangelical Christian I would leave now and not come back you will end up an agnostic at best, maybe a deist if you are lucky.

  9. Mr. Lockwood,

    One lives to be of service.

    Here, take the red pill, we have plenty. It won’t be easy, but it will be true.

    Get some kids to help you with the reference.

  10. Mr. Lockwood:

    if you are a good conservative stick around and learn something I have. These guys may not be exactly freemarket but they do like individual freedom.

  11. Mr.Lockwood,
    Glad to be of service. Remember though you need to wash the vomit off, or you will smell worse than you normally do.

  12. Reading the liberal offal on this website is enough to make a grown conservative cry, and then puke!

  13. CCD,

    Great story.

    BTW the hound’s only an Epicurean because straight Hedonism is too much work for him.

  14. CCD:

    good read/story. Republicans suck and democrats suck oh there are a few good ones on each side of the aisle but for the most part they are pompous arrogant prix who take our money and our freedoms to use for their own devices and leave us with crumbs.

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