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Christian Pro Marriage Speech Shut Down by Profane Professor

This was in my inbox the other day: In a public speaking class, student, Jonathan Lopez shared his beliefs on faith and marriage which was within the parameters of the assignment.  After reading the definition of marriage from the dictionary, Professor John Matteson of Los Angeles Community College called him a 'fascist [expletive]' and told the class that anyone who was offended could leave the classroom.  When nobody left, Professor Matteson dismissed the class so as not to allow the Christian student to continue his speech. "You just cannot shut down student speech like that," states French, who explains that Lopez was well within the confines of his professor's assignment, and that the professor's actions not only constitute viewpoint discrimination...

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Q of the Wk: What's your most treasured childhood memory?

Question of the Week This is a new segment for my blog and I ask you to help me out by adding your comments and posting them on your blog as well.  I have been doing a "Question of the Week" on my homeschool Yahoo group for a few years now.  It's been a fun way to discuss issues and share ideas as well as get to know each other better. How it Works: Each Monday I'll ask a thought provoking question about life.  Pose the same question to your blog readers on your own blog along with your answer to the question.  Then come back here and post a comment with a link to your blog post so we...

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The Typwriter Artist!

Paul Smith, the Typewriter Artist, was blessed with an amazing talent and he, in turn, blessed others by using it well. Originally aired March-April of 1976 on KOIN-TV in Portland Oregon. Paul Smith, (Sept. 21, 1921-June 25, 2007) was born with Cerebral Palsy, but that did not stop him from living an extraordinary life.  Though he had no formal education, he taught himself to use the typewriter in order to make the most remarkable artwork. Here is his Website where you can see more of his art and read more about his amazing life. Paul Smith typed his art into the forms of animals, trains, American Presidents, other portraits like Mother Teresa, etc.  But it is his traditional Christian artwork...

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The Lost Art of Civility: The Civility Project

FINALLY!  Somebody gets it!  In this fascinating article by the Jerry Falwell Ministries, Jonathan Falwell points out a growing concern I have had about our society for many years. "In 2007 on the Fox News Channel, Bill O’Reilly and Geraldo Rivera went head-to-head in a debate over the deaths of two Virginia Beach girls, the result of them being hit by a drunk driver who was an illegal alien. The confrontation between the two men is now legendary as they heatedly shouted down each other with fingers aimed in faces. This example, I believe, is indicative of a growing problem in our nation. We have grown so divided and so suspicious of those who are on “the other side,” that we have...

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Does your qualifications expire?

I find spam fascinatingly funny.  Fortunately for me, my inbox is stocked daily with fascinating bits of miscommunication to keep me occupied.  Take this one for example: "Does your qualifications expire?" (Is that proper Inglish?) Academic Qualifications available from prestigious NON-ACCREDITED universities.  (It's so prestigious, it's not accredited?) Get the prestige that you deserve today! Move ahead in your career today! Bachelors, Masters and PhD's available in your field and have those prestigious letters after your name!  (MMM, PhNaD: Master of Misleading Marketing and Prestigious Holder of Non Accredited Documents) No examinations! No classes! No textbooks!  (No prestige!) Call to register and receive your qualifications within days! 24 hours a day 7 days a week!  (to call  or to receive...

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