Bakersfield, CA – Garces Memorial High School, a private Catholic school in Bakersfield, terminated the contract of a popular theology teacher after he correctly said on social media that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had labeled Black Lives Matter an extremist group in 2017 and criticized the rioting and looting encouraged by that cause.
Timothy Gordon was known for his controversial opinions on street violence, homosexuality, and social justice activists, his posts the first week of June were considered over-the-top by his employer, KGET reported.
“Who looks gayer? Pics below,” Gordon has been accused of posting along with a picture of prominent LBGTQ supporter, Manhattan priest Father James Martin, and a picture of a pastel-dressed protest marcher.
He also offended some people with his comments regarding recent riots, KGET reported.
“Best news I’ve heard all planned riot/plandemic. As Vincent Vega [the John Travolta paid assassin character from Pulp Fiction] says: ‘It’d been worth them doing it just so we could’ve caught them doing it.” Let’s dispatch some mobs with force!” Gordon wrote.
Parents and students complained to the high school about the social media posts and started a petition to have the popular theology teacher fired.
“I pointed out what Mr. Gordon tweeted. I attached the tweets and I said this was what he said,” H.A. Sala, who has a 17-year-old daughter at Garces, told KGET. “He advocated deadly force against someone that basically is committing an act of vandalism. There can be no other interpretation.”
“And there were other tweets that he issued that supported that use of lethal force in circumstances where it was not justified,” Sala opined. “And a tweet where he clearly denigrated the sexual orientation of individuals and… black lives matter. And so, the tweets spoke for themselves.”
The Diocese of Fresno publicly criticized Gordon’s actions in a written statement on June 5, KBAK reported.
“In response to the concerns raised by the community regarding recent postings on social media by Tim Gordon: Mr. Gordon is not authorized to speak on behalf of the Diocese of Fresno or Garces Memorial High School, and neither the Diocese nor Garces Memorial High School condones Mr. Gordon’s recent postings.” Diocese of Fresno Superintendent Mona Faulkner said.
Gordon released a statement that said he was wrongfully terminated on June 3 after he “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.”
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
“I called on our country to take action and to use necessary force to protect us from these violent rioters and looters,” he added.
Gordon said the Diocese of Fresno discriminated against him because of his conservative political and religious views.
The teacher said he had retained the services of the same law firm that has successfully represented faculty and staff from other schools across the country who have been persecuted and terminated for their conservative viewpoints.
Gordon has continued to post conservative political views on his social media and has shared multiple examples of other teachers and clergy who are being punished by the thought police as he has been.
He has continued to call out rioters’ and looters’ bad behavior that was supported by Black Lives Matter and antifa as Christian statues were torn down by violent mobs in various cities.
I’m so sick of losing. I’m even sicker of how Christians aren’t sick of losing. Let’s fight back against these devils
— Timothy Gordon (@timotheeology) June 20, 2020
Gordon’s book, “Rules for Retrogrades: Forty Tactics to Defeat the Radical Left,” was released in March and has been blamed by some for the popular teacher’s dismissal.
— Deano C. Ware Jr. (@deanocwarejr) June 17, 2020
I'm a convert & chose St. Pope Pius V as my saint, Lepanto/Holy League was full of real Catholic badasses whose backs he covered. I'm pretty sure @timotheeology would've been right there w/ Don Juan, et al. I'm on whatever team @timotheeology is on. #MakeCatholicsBadassAgain
— Daniel Eggen (@danieleggen1) June 12, 2020
He has continued to appear on podcasts and news programs and has enjoyed significant support for his fight against Garces Memorial High School, at least on social media.