An Oregon high school teacher was escorted by police from his classroom and placed on paid administrative leave because of his pro-life beliefs.
Bill Diss, an 11-year veteran math and computer science teacher at Benson High School near Portland, was suspended Tuesday after trying to stop Planned Parenthood from starting an outreach program in the school, according to the Christian News Network.
Because of his pro-life stance, Diss strongly opposes Planned Parenthood and has been trying to limit its activities in the local community since 2007.
“I certainly fight Planned Parenthood, which I certainly have a right to do,” he told reporters last week, according to Christian News Network. “And that was all on the outside, until [last] year when they brought Planned Parenthood [into the school].”
Troubles for Diss began in September, when Planned Parenthood of Columbia Williamette promoted its optional Teen Outreach Program at Benson High. When two Planned Parenthood employees arrived at Diss’ classroom to make their pitch, Diss sent them away.
The following day, school officials invited the Planned Parenthood representatives back and required Diss to sit through their presentation.
“They were extremely aggressive in obtaining the children’s signatures [on consent forms] by promising them all sorts of gifts and cash,” Diss said.
Christian News Network’s Heather Clark reported:
Planned Parenthood of Columbia Williamette is behind a youth sex campaign called “Take Care Down There,” which includes a website that features a warning that the content is for “mature” viewers before guests are allowed to enter. The site includes such controversial skits as “Hot and Heavy,” “Bring Your Sister,” “Threesome” and “The Down There Song,” as well as other titles that are too graphic for Christian News Network to repeat.
The school district confirmed Diss was on leave but would not give specifics.
“We fully respect all of our employees’ rights to hold their own political, religious and social beliefs and affiliations,” district spokeswoman Erin Hoover Barnett told the network. “We also expect all of our employees to conduct themselves professionally.”
Read more at Christian News Network.
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