Saturday, July 18, 2009

Do You Think He Understands Irony?

A college professor tries to squash free speech - on a topic he doesn't like - and calls the student involved a "fascist bastard." Now that is what you call ironic. Judge puts halt to LA college rules impacting free speech - The Daily Breeze

In splendid Leftist, thought-controlling form, the Los Angeles Community College District wants to suppress all speech it considers "icky." The problem? It wants to stop Christians from talking about their point of view. Among others.
In his order, dated Monday, King agreed with a motion filed by attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund that a portion of the LACCD sexual harassment code prohibits "constitutionally protected speech that is merely offensive to some listeners, such as discussions of religion, homosexual relations and marriage, sexual morality and freedom, polygamy, or even gender politics and policies."

The judge wrote that while it may be desirable to promote "harmony and civility" in the classroom, "these values cannot be enforced at the expense of protected speech under the First Amendment."
Now I happen to think the guy is wrong about gay marriage, but you either believe in Free Speech, or you don't. I do.

The professor went on to threaten to have the student expelled for talking to the dean of academic affairs. (I guess that prof. doesn't see himself as a fascist bastard.)

Sounds more and more like the Soviet Union of American States, everyday.

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