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Professor at LACC LACks Civility

Published February 17, 2009 by blacknright

speechtwoA professor, John Matteson,  at Los Angeles City College (of which I am currently a student and can attest to some of this type of this behavior) called a Christian student a fascist b****.   What did this student do to be vilified so badly? Jonathan Lopez, wrote a report on God! Here is an excerpt from World News Daily:   “During the November, 24, 2008 class, Mr. Lopez delivered an informative speech on God and the ways in which Mr. Lopez has seen God act both in his life and in the lives of others through miracles. In the middle of the speech, he addressed the issues of God and morality; thus, he referred to the dictionary definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman and also read a passage from the Bible discussing marriage,” the ADF explained.” (Bob Unruh. World News Daily. “Prof. Calls Christian Student ‘Fascist B—-‘ ” February 13, 2009.)

According to the same article, this professor a few weeks earlier said anyone who voted yes for Proposition 8 was a fascist b—-.  When Jonathan started talking about God and marriage the professor interrupted him, called him a “fascist b****” and then dismissed the class.  Such behavior is appalling and unworthy of anyone claiming to be an educator. Jonathan is suing the school with the help of  the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF). The ADF though small in comparison then say the ACLU or as I like to call them the Anti-Christian, Lucifer’s Union, has definitely has achieved quite a bit of success in bringing these type of cases to positive resolutions.

Personally, I hope this professor is fired and barred from teaching anyone ever again.  We don’t need knuckleheads like him imparting anything to anyone…..EVER!!!!  Not only was Jonathan called such a vulgar term he was threatened with expulsion by the professor when he was seen talking to the dean of academics.  According to World News Daily,   “David French, a senior counsel with the ADF, however, was critical of the school’s actions.”

“Public institutions of higher learning cannot selectively censor Christian speech,” he said. “This student was speaking well within the confines of his professor’s assignment when he was censored and ultimately threatened with expulsion.”

The threat reportedly came when Matteson saw Lopez talking to the college’s dean of academic affairs and then said , “he would make sure he’d be expelled from school.”

“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 French. “When students are given open-ended assignments in a public speaking class, the First Amendment protects their ability to express their views. 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.”

The simple act of writing “Ask God what your grade is.” should be enough to get him suspended until an investigation can be undertaken and a decision regarding his future at the school can be reached.  Of course the academic dean, Allison Jones,  has not been exactly an advocate of Jonathan Lopez’s.  She told World News Daily that two other students objected to his report as well. But they weren’t the ones grading him were they!? They didn’t have to be impartial-the professor does! And they have every right to object, but Jonathan has every right to have his point heard as well. We don’t learn anything from only having people who agree with us being able to share their ideas. We learn more from the dissenters!  So unless he was advocating beating gays with baseball bats, it is irrelevant whether two students found his message “offensive” or not!

Allison Jones said she was starting a “progressive discipline” procedure, which in liberalese means we are not going to do squat about it!  God bless Jonathan and I hope he takes LACC to the cleaners!

A Baby Changes Everything

Published December 24, 2008 by blacknright

If this video doesn’t move you, please call 911 pronto. You are obviously missing a heart and are in desperate need of a cardiologist. Maybe since you are in such desperate need they will put you first on the transplant list. For the rest of us with a heart, enjoy this video. It definitely choked me up.

The Importance of Saying Merry Christmas

Published December 24, 2008 by blacknright

Now at first it might seem like a trivial thing. I mean who really cares if people say “Merry Christmas” or not? The thing is, something as small as this is no longer being left up to the individual but is increasingly being forbidden by businesses all over, even those who are supposed to be more “family friendly.” Remember stripping religious rights away from a people doesn’t happen all at once. It happens when a little boy is forbidden to draw Jesus in a picture at his school. It happens when the valedictorian has her microphone turned off because she mentions Jesus. It happens every time someone wishes you a Happy Holiday or Season’s Greetings instead of Merry Christmas. It happens incrementally. Then before you know you wake up and there are no more Bibles being sold, there are underground churches because they are forbidden to exist in public. Everything you thought could never happen suddenly has and when you think back on it you will realize all this happened when saying Merry Christmas was forbidden and people thought it was too trivial to pay attention to.

So when tomorrow comes wish people a Merry Christmas, not Happy Holidays, not Season’s Greetings but Merry Christmas. After all Christ has done and sacrificed for us it is the least we can do. So I will start you off-MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY READERS (AND EVEN TO MY HATERS!) AND I HOPE ALL OF YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!!!

A Mormon Mom Looks at Jesus vs. Santa

Published December 17, 2008 by blacknright

Jesus v. Santa

If you go to my Tech Inventions and Websites page you will see a website I have discovered and really enjoy. It is called Life As Me. The article is written by that author and it does an excellent job at explaining how one can be Mormon (or any Christian for that matter) and still tell her child about Santa.  I guess it is the belief that Santa is for the secular kids and Jesus is for the Christians and the two shall never meet.

However, Santa Claus is based on a Catholic Bishop, St. Nicholas.  He was born in the third century and eventually became the Bishop of Myra. If you want to learn more about the real Saint Nicholas go here:

St. Nicholas Center

So because the real St. Nicholas was a follower of Christ, you can join the two together and help build the faith of your child. However, you can allow them to have the mythical Santa Claus as well. A little imagination never hurt anyone.  In fact, Jesus is the one who gave us the wondrous gift of imagination, he gave us the land of dreams. He wouldn’t have done that if it wasn’t something he thought was important and necessary.  Therefore to take away a child’s ability to marvel is downright cruel and inhumane!

I can prattle on forever but she makes a much better case than I. So go…..you’re still here? Go read her article already. LOL

Happy Thanksgiving!

Published November 27, 2008 by blacknright

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With Thanksgiving tomorrow, I wanted to take the time to say Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers. It has been such a pleasure getting to hear from you guys, even the haters. I will be taking a few days off but I will be up and back at work on the 1st of December. In the meantime, enjoy your family and don’t forget to count your blessings. We are at a crossroads in our history, we can repeat the tyranny that provoked the Pilgrims to leave their homes, or we can discard liberalism and reclaim our religious heritage. Let’s choose wisely.

turkey_thanksgiving2God bless you, all you conservatives out there! You are the reason I am a free woman today and why my child can grow up in the greatest country in the world and achieve anything he wants to. I will always love all those conservative men and women out there. You are my brothers and sisters in Christ. Take care.

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Antonio Villaraigosa-Betrayer of Christ

Published November 17, 2008 by blacknright

more about “OneNewsNow.com – Your News Right Now“, posted with vodpod

The mayor of Los Angeles has basically called Christ a liar! Christ himself has declared marriage to be between one man and one woman! Who is this man to call Christ a liar? You want same sex marriage-fine! But you leave Jesus out of it, he has already spoken on the matter and if you don’t like what he has said-too bad! He created this world-you didn’t! His word is the only word that matters and Antonio should be ashamed of himself for dragging Christ’s name into it!

Mormon Persecution

Published November 8, 2008 by blacknright

The Mormons have been targeted for persecution by the NO on 8 campaign.  Since losing the battle, they have taken to the streets and have been leveling attacks at the Mormon church.  While their message focuses on hate by Mormons, they don’t see their own hateful behavior.

Who hates who?

Who hates who?

The pro-life movement has lost three times to enact parental consent in California, though I think this time we have gotten closer than in the last two elections. Yet not during one of those times did we take to the streets and challenge the proposition.  We didn’t like the voter results-we still don’t-but instead of calling names and intimidating those we disagree with, we recoup, we lick our wounds and we try again.  In fact there is a whole lot more riding on Proposition 4 then there is for Proposition 8.  At least in my book.  The unborn child lost their right to life….again!  What did the gays lose? Nothing.  Since under the domestic partnership law any two people can register and receive the same rights as those of a married couple. Their rights are still intact, the unborn child’s right to live is still up for grabs.

The Mormon Church is an easy scapegoat for the losers in this campaign.  Because we take our civic duty seriously and that angers them.  According to Yahoo News! “In Salt Lake City, a crowd of about 2,000 chanted “Separate church and state” and waved rainbow flags outside the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which encouraged its members to work to pass the amendment by volunteering their time and money for the campaign. Some protesters held signs with messages like, “Mormons: Once persecuted, now persecutors.” http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081108/ap_on_re_us/gay_marriage_marches

So let’s look at the truth instead of the vicious lies of the Left:

1) The separation of church and state is NOT in the Constitution.  The Constitution forbids the state from establishing a national religion, it says nothing about individuals in a church voting their collective conscience! A church is free to express their beliefs within the public arena.  There was nothing remotely illegal about the church’s participation in the Proposition 8 campaign.  There were also marriage amendments in Florida and Arizona that also passed but you don’t see the people in those states resorting to such blatant bigotry.  There are Mormons in Florida and Arizona and I am sure they worked to pass those gay marriage bans as well.  The Mormons are not the only people who voted in California for traditional marriage.  A lot of other faiths did as well as well as those with no faith.  The gay community is saying we are taking away their right but there is no right to marry in the Constitution. There is a right to freedom of speech, which they are trying to take away by saying we shouldn’t as citizens been involved in the Prop. 8 campaign. Though they are entirely within their rights to vote no on it, we are not allowed to offer differing views.  There is a right to freedom of religion (And guess what you don’t need to look far to find those rights, they are the FIRST AMENDMENT!!!) and as such we are free to exercise those religious values wherever we see fit. Even in the voting booth.

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2)  It is ironic that they don’t want the state involved in religious matters since they seem to want the state involved in everything else.  They want to state to “affirm their love.” They want the state to mandate teaching of homosexuality from K-12.  They want the state to grant them benefits as they would a married couple. But all of a sudden it is separation of state and church.  That being said, though the church backed Proposition 8, it never once forced anyone to work on the campaign or give money to it. All of that was done of the members own free will. Some members were even against Prop 8.  I knew of one personally.  Though even my most liberal ward members were backing the proposition.  So each member was able to make up their own mind.  They weren’t penalized if they didn’t participate. They weren’t denied temple recommends or have any of their callings stripped from them. It was a strictly voluntary and if the Mormon church  raised the most money for Yes on 8, it is only because we believed in it so.  When it comes down to it, they would deny us the right to believe what we want. As you can see, their answer is not to earn new rights but to strip the rights of Mormowe-the-peoplens away.  Along with the right of the 52% of Californians who voted for the Constitutional amendment.

3) Then there is that sign that says: Mormons: Once persecuted, now persecutors.” Hmmm, if that is the case why aren’t Mormons going to your places of worship and harassing you?  So why aren’t we calling for a boycott of West Hollywood, San Francisco and other predominantly gay areas like you are doing with Los Angeles and Utah? If we are persecuting you, why are we not calling for any pro-gay church that contributed to No on 8 campaign to have their tax exempt status pulled, like you are doing with the church? It is not the Mormon Church that are doing the persecuting.  However, I have no fear of the boycott in regards to the Church.  So to the 52% who supported the amendment-let’s do a buycott!  Whether you are Mormon or not, spend some time in beautiful Utah if you can.  Go skiing, do some hiking, have some fun.  Even if you are not a member, drop the church a line and let them know you appreciate everything they did to help pass Proposition 8.  If we do that, their boycott won’t even register as a blip the Church’s radar. We are the fastest growing church in the world and there has to be a reason.  And I can tell you why, liberalism has failed and people want the truth and that is found in our church.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  May those who are persecuting the church now come to see the errors of their way and accept the Lord, Jesus Christ as their Saviour. Only then will they know true and everlasting happiness. Something homosexuality can never supply.

As I close this article, I do so with a heavy heart but also with untold joy.  It is disheartening to see such vile hatred targeted at the Mormon Church. This church has done more for me than I could ever repay. They have given me purpose, respect, honor and love.  I have been accepted without conditions, I have comforted when I needed comfort.  I have been treated like a daughter of God and their beloved sister, so it is with great sadness that I must witness such obvious evil displayed for my church, my brethren, my sisters. However, there is also joy, for I have seen God work and he has brought to pass his eternal Plan of Salvation even in the midst of Babylon. Even with Satan’s army ready to take down God’s children, we passed Prop. 8-for that I have joy. I also know at the end of this trial, I shall be stronger.  I shall be able to withstand anything and stand for God. I will be blessed and I know more people will learn about the Church and join.  What Satan tried to use to destroy, God will use to restore! It won’t be the church that falls but those who seek to destroy Christ’s covenant people. We shall grow exponentially because of this, so thank you for bringing more to Christ. We couldn’t have done it without you.

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