Los Angeles City College Student Jonathan Lopez Loses Lawsuit Against College For Stopping His Anti-Gay Hate Speech

Los Angeles City College “christian” student Jonathan Lopez won the right to sue Los Angeles City College for violating his First Amendment rights after Lopez claimed that his public speaking professor John Matteson  stopped him in the middle of an Amti-Gay Marriage speech and according to the CHRISTOMANIACS at the Alliance Defense Fund, alleged that the professor called him a “fascist bastard” and told him to “ask God what your grade is.”  and that Matteson told Lopez that he would make sure he’d be expelled from school. (Drama Queens?, Liars? Both?)

On Friday the Ninth Circuit Court reversed the decision that gave Lopez the right to sue.,  The three-judge panel unanimously overturned the  lower court decision and  Jonathan Lopez’s lawsuit cannot go forward.

So inothers words Lopez got OWNED. And now, of course CHRISTOMANIACS out there are screaming that his case is yet another example of Christian (HATE) speech being stifled, 

“Lopez, a self-described Christian, claimed a professor stopped him mid-speech, deeming his words sexual harassment under the Los Angeles Community College District’s code of conduct. He sued the district in February 2009 in Los Angeles federal court, claiming the code was so broad that it limited his right to free speech. U.S. Circuit Court Judge Sandra S. Ikuta wrote in the opinion handed down today that Lopez, “failed to make a clear showing that his intended speech on religious topics gave rise to a specific and credible threat of adverse action from college officials under the college’s sexual harassment policy.


Will Kohler

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