BAKERSFIELD, CA – A Theology Teacher at a Catholic High School was fired recently after posting a tweet about Black Lives Matter being a terrorist organization.
“Timothy Gordon regularly posted to social media on Twitter and YouTube, but his comments were met with backlash from students and alumni.
According to a petition created calling for the dismissal of Gordon, members of the Garces community believed Gordon was ‘spreading unacceptable messages of ignorance and hate on social media and in his classroom.'”
So many lessons here: the cost of publicly disagreeing with the neo-Marxist aims of BLM; the awful message sent to Catholic high school students; and the art of punching back twice as hard at injustice. Thank you, @timotheeology.https://t.co/tRKszoFvdw
— Patrick Coffin (@Patrick_Coffin) June 16, 2020
The petition stated:
“We do not believe that such a person should be granted a platform to teach Garces students. We demand action by the school administration.”
The petition gathered nearly 300 signatures.
According to a GoFundMe page that claims to be set up by the Gordon family, a few hours after the petition was created, Gordon received an email notifying him that he was dismissed from his position.
Timothy Gordon was teaching at the high school, authored two books and operates a podcast. Between these three jobs, he was able to support his family.
His full-time teaching job gave Gordon medical insurance which was crucial for his daughter, who had been suffering from excessive seizures and recently underwent a hemispherectomy (a rare form of neurosurgery in which a large portion of one of the brain’s hemispheres is removed).
Having medical benefits helped to offset some of the costs related to the serious and expensive procedure.
Definitely not terrorism. It’s…um…something else https://t.co/sG879Xwmml
— Timothy Gordon (@timotheeology) June 26, 2020
Now, Gordon must pay for the costs of his daughter’s medical expenses out of pocket.
Hence the GoFundMe.
So what was his offending statements?
Never back down! The FBI says it and I damn well say it: pic.twitter.com/VI2BNd2zoP
— Timothy Gordon (@timotheeology) June 4, 2020
Via Twitter, Gordon referred to Black Lives Matter as “a terrorist organization.”
As @TuckerCarlson has noted, many Republicans are taking the knee to the BLM narrative. @timotheeology did not and he was fired by a Catholic High School. Tim is married with 6 children to support. His go fund me is below: @michellemalkin @RubinReport https://t.co/prYd8rw06d
— Tom Trotts⏳ (@tom_trotts) June 11, 2020
John Hirshauer of The National Review wrote:
“Perhaps you agree with that assessment, and perhaps you don’t. But in either case, Gordon — a devoted teacher, husband, and father — being fired from his job at a school for airing his opinion on that question is absurd.
“That he was fired not long after his daughter’s brain surgery borders on cruelty, and certainly raises questions about the Catholic identity of the school that employed him.”
Fired for publicly opposing BLM. Listen to me: we have a BIG fight coming and I’m PROUD to fight for you all, even paying with my job.
Thanks to all the love and support by my patrons in Patreon. I got six kids and we live and die by the way of the Lord.
— Timothy Gordon (@timotheeology) June 4, 2020
The Garces School issued a statement condemning the statements made by Timothy Gordon, saying he is not authorized to speak on behalf of the school or the Diocese.
However, when ABC 23 Bakersfield asked Garces what their policy is regarding teachers’ presence on social media and Garces officials said they had no further comment.
Gordon has retained counsel and issued a rebuttal to his abrupt termination.
Fired from theology chairman post at a Catholic school for opposing BLM’s domestic terrorism…less than 2 months after my eldest daughter’s major brain surgery
— Timothy Gordon (@timotheeology) June 13, 2020
His statement read:
“On June 3, 2020, I was wrongfully terminated by the Diocese of Fresno from my teaching position with Garces Memorial High School. The decision was made after I expressed disapproval on Twitter of the recent violent attacks on innocent people by radical groups, and the recent looting and destruction of businesses across the United States.
“I called on our country to take action and to use necessary force to protect us from these violent rioters and looters. I am not a racist. As a Christian, I love all races equally: “in Christ there is neither Greek or Jew.” I am a devoted and dedicated husband and father of 6 kids, one of which is recovering from brain surgery. I am a teacher, and I love and support all of my students.
“The Diocese’s decision to terminate me was wrongful and a clear breach of my employment contract. The Diocese is discriminating against me because of my conservative political and religious views.
“What I have learned from this experience is simple: the Left will stop at nothing to silence and destroy anyone with whom they disagree. They are organized and committed to shutting down debate, silencing speech, and destroying their opponents’ reputations and livelihoods. I will seek justice in the courts.”
New Breitbart article:https://t.co/FQl0slPME4
— Timothy Gordon (@timotheeology) June 24, 2020
The story of Timothy Gordon is one that is all too common right now. If you say something that is not right, or, more accurately, that is too right, politically speaking, then you will be punished.
No due process, no warning, just swift and with no recourse.
The left claims to be so loving and tolerant and they push the limits of the first amendment every chance they get. However, if you are attempting to express your opinion and it differs from theirs, you will have to be prepared for the fallout.
The level of pandering that is being placed in front of these terrorists is frightening. Who will lose their job next?
Unfortunately, Law Enforcement Today brought you a similar story last week, this time regarding a high school principal.
Here’s that story again in case you missed it.
It has become painfully obvious that if one dares to question the modus operandi or tactics of Black Lives Matter, then they can expect ramifications – such as a high school principal in Vermont that has been suspended and will likely be terminated.
After Principal Tiffany Riley wrote that she does not agree with the BLM, the School Board held an emergency meeting to declare that it is "uniformly appalled" and she was put on leave. The case magnifies concerns over the free speech rights of teachers https://t.co/LL01C0VIdZ
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) June 16, 2020
Windsor High School Principal Tiffany Riley found herself to be among the sacrifices offered to the proverbial gallows crafted by the reemergence of Black Lives Matter.
But, as many have seen, this time BLM is different.
While it’s always been a social political movement, the puppeteers behind the show that is BLM 2020 have amassed the ability to contort relatively harmless criticism and deem it to be racist – and now cult-like fanatics are simply agreeing with whatever is deemed to be “racist” by this group and it’s bad actors.
So, when Riley decided to post just the tiniest amount of skepticism toward BLM online, she was met with a swift suspension.
The text of the “racist” post was as follows:
“I firmly believe that Black Lives Matter, but I DO NOT agree with the coercive measures taken to get to this point across; some of which are falsified in an attempt to prove a point.
“While I want to get behind BLM, I do not think people should be made to feel they have to choose black race over human race. While I understand the urgency to feel compelled to advocate for black lives, what about our fellow law enforcement?
“What about all others who advocate for and demand equity for all? Just because I don’t walk around with a BLM sign should not mean I am a racist.”
Seeing that Riley dared to question the likes of rioting, false narratives to create a means for desired outcomes, and erring on being egalitarian instead of tribalistic – she was suspended.
Because remember, thou shalt never question the dogma of BLM.
District Superintendent David Baker dared to call the rather nonthreatening perspective of Riley’s “outright racist”:
“I felt like a post like that, with those kinds of racial overtones and what I define as pretty much outright racist in my values system, she [should] have never posted that.”
While it was noted that only a suspension was enacted against Riley, local school board chair Elizabeth Burrows noted that they will likely not be hiring Riley again.
If anyone is looking at the text that Riley dared to post online and are asking themselves “how is this racist?” – you’re not the only one.
This is what’s known as “gaslighting” and it has been ongoing now for the past several weeks since the death of George Floyd.
Tiffany Riley needs to hire an Attorney and fight this injustice! I’ve never read anything so absurd as to distort/ twist her statement to fit the racist narrative that was insinuated. SIC !
— Pam McCormick (@PamMcCo26355393) June 17, 2020
Gaslighting is a rather manipulative technique where narratives and seeds of misinformation are strewn from authoritative positions and one begins to question their own rationale in the hopes that everyone will “buy” what drivel is being sold to them.
According to Doctor Stephanie Sarkis, gaslighting is easier to enact than one thinks:
“Anyone is susceptible to gaslighting, and it is a common technique of abusers, dictators, narcissists, and cult leaders. It is done slowly, so the victim doesn’t realize how much they’ve been brainwashed.”
In this case, and many others, statements or thought processes that by definition aren’t racist are being called racist. Then, people are actually suffering tangible harm by said forms of slander and libel.
Because, based upon what Riley pointed out in her online commentary, she noted that the following things that are relatively commons sense:
- Riots and looting are bad, even in the name of BLM
- Spreading false narratives (like police indiscriminately kill black Americans) is also bad
- Speaking on equality for all instead of adhering to tribalistic scripts isn’t bad
- Noting support for police does not make someone anti-black
- Just because someone isn’t carrying a sign in support, it doesn’t mean they don’t agree with the sentiment of a message
These are all common sense things that a reasonable person would look at and say “that makes sense.” But now, even if inherent truths are dare uttered that are not in sync with the scripted narrative, then you’ll be cast out like a leper.
While the culture wars were ongoing, those with agendas were silently embedding themselves into positions of power and influence, and have now gotten to the point where they don’t just sway the pendulum – but have become it and turned it into Edgar Allen Poe “The Pit and the Pendulum.”
And those with any notion that deviates from the worldview and means to achieve it will find themselves proverbially strapped to a wooden frame facing Father Time’s bladed pendulum descending upon them.
If you’re not worried, you should be.
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