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  1. dizzy spins says

    forget about the homophobic comments–this college should lose its accreditadtion for allowing this idiot to teach using the Bible as a source of empirical scientific data.

    Im a little concerned at how this is being framed as a “controversy.” That suggests there are two valid sides. And why is the ALCU representative being so timid

  2. Dave says

    Was Jesus haploid or diploid? Seriously? That simply beyond irrelevant. He needs fired because he’s confusing topics, reducing the efficacy of his pedagogy. The department chair who wasn’t stopping this before it got to the press needs severely punished, as he/she clearly knew of the abuses.

  3. Blake says

    Where and who do we write to?

    Please someone PLEASE provide a contact link for the school and administrators and please take 2 minutes of your day to write them. It WILL make a difference.

    College campuses are an entity in place to inform and educate not isolate a percentage of the student body with hate speech!

  4. Walter says

    1) Why would any sane student not drop the class and file a complaint ?

    2) Why would a state college allow this?

    3) We know sadly all understand how what happened in Germany in the 1940’s happened …. humans just like us acted just like the Christianists in American in 2010.

    Be afraid.
    Know fear.

  5. stephen says

    Looks like someone is seeking his 15 minutes…

    If they don’t fire him, then they should remove the administrators.

    The student pop will probably remain silent; Fresno is almost the equivalent of Mississippi. All of CA is not golden.

  6. Derek Pearce says

    Unbelievable! WTF is wrong with the administrators of the college? How is it legal for this college to even get any state funding? If this guy doesn’t stop pronto the ACLU better drag their asses into court.

  7. Robert says

    Hey hey hey! Fresno may be kind of backwards, but we are generally progressive, if that makes any sense. Its a rare case that you see people sneak in like this. If there is ever any religious teachings, its usually very blatant, not underhanded like this guy. We also have a huge population of gays and lesbians, including more gay clubs than San Jose and several different gay resource groups. And besides all that, I think it was last summer that Fresno had hosted the Meet in the Middle rally.

    And I agree, people should take serious action on this professor. Some of these courses are required in order to graduate, and for people that are of other religions and faiths, this is clearly an attack on them, not just homosexuality. I’ll make sure to post this and tell my friends about it.

  8. Casey M. says

    DIZZY SPINS: Coming from someone who has friends who have no other choice but to attend that school, I highly disagree with you on your stance that the school should lose its accreditation. I’m sorry, but 22,000 students (not to mention all the people who make a living working for the college) don’t need to lose their school because one person decided to go mental.

  9. Brandon says

    My mother went to that school briefly when I was a kid (she was trying to get her associates so she wouldn’t have to be a telephone installer anymore). Luckily she never had any prof. like this.

    Thank god she moved us out of that hell hole of a town. Everyone says California is so liberal, but those people never drove through the clenched sphincter that is Fresno.

  10. Rob says

    Presented a slide listing “homosexual facts,” including that homosexuality is a “biological misapplication of human sexuality” and said that the “recommended treatment” is “psychological counseling” or “hormone supplements.”

    I do find it very unusual that this outrageous wingnut Christianist states that homosexuality is “biological” in nature and not a “choice” as the majority of his ilk like to claim. However, it’s the only thing interesting I read about this Scopes monkey trial-era educator.

  11. anon says

    Generally speaking, the ACLU normally supports free speech, so they should not have a horse in this one. If anything, they would normally defend a professor who gets in trouble spouting unfavorable comments. His main firing offense would either be incompetence or duty negligence, not teaching crabbed theology. He’s the right wing version of Ward Churchill.

  12. TANK says

    The scientific community does a good job policing itself, for the most part. That’s largely because it contains people who want to do science, and care about it. It doesn’t leave a lot of room for these types of douchetards and creationists who want to do religion. This asshole’s a disgrace to his profession, and hopefully will be disciplined for turning a classroom into a forum for his religious beliefs. Pity the students, for they are the ones suffering the most at the hands of this simple hate monger.

  13. Jon says

    “Generally speaking, the ACLU normally supports free speech, so they should not have a horse in this one.”
    If a public university were punishing a professor’s politically unpopular speech, the ACLU might defend that professor. But here, a professor is using his position at a government-funded university to promote his personal religious views. A public university can’t base what it teaches on anyone’s particular religious beliefs.

  14. xman says

    I just found this PUD KNOCKERS email address:

    Bradley.Lopez@fresnocitycollege.edu

    Tell the school that this needs to STOP and STOP NOW!!! these bible thumpers will do anything to preach there hate.
    The schools contact number is:
    Fresno City College
    1101 East University Ave,
    Fresno, CA 93741
    (559) 442-4600 (phone) – (559) 237-4232 (fax)
    (559) 486-0173 is their main number.

    Lets be better than this idiot and let them know that “A MIND is a terrible thing to waste” and teaching this type of CRAP on our youth is going against the US LAW.

  15. xman says

    I just found this PUD KNOCKERS email address:

    Bradley.Lopez@fresnocitycollege.edu

    Tell the school that this needs to STOP and STOP NOW!!! these bible thumpers will do anything to preach there hate.
    The schools contact number is:
    Fresno City College
    1101 East University Ave,
    Fresno, CA 93741
    (559) 442-4600 (phone) – (559) 237-4232 (fax)
    (559) 486-0173 is their main number.

    Lets be better than this idiot and let them know that “A MIND is a terrible thing to waste” and teaching this type of CRAP on our youth is going against the US LAW.

  16. anti_supernaturalist says

    ** Decline and Fall of Reason at Fresno St.

    Dear Prez:

    First, get rid of tenure at all educational levels. Ditto for all administrators. Pampered academics should face the unemployment line like most Americans.

    Second, stop being intimidated by those know-nothings who claim that xian fictional texts are sources of scientific knowledge. They are not.

    There is no “controversy” — the moon does not shine by its own light, the Earth really does revolve about the Sun, evolution is a settled fact.

    After all the great minds of European science had left home forever fleeing oppression in the 1930s, the SS proposed a theory called the “Cosmic Ice Theory” (Welteislehre). The stars, it proclaimed, were made of ice!

    The US is well on its way towards a culture both oppressed and ignorant which could accept “Cosmic Ice Theory.”

    To deny the by now elementary biological truth of evolution via natural selection — and most Americans reject it — implies that the public is already sufficiently gullible to accept the lies of right-wing xian ideology. “Jesus” is more a character of fiction than Sherlock Holmes.

    Cowardice of administrators and complicity of legislators degrade public education in the name of Jesus. Enough.

    “Crush the infamy!”

    PS. Prez, you should resign. Or, be fired.

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