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Teacher Fired After Kicking Planned Parenthood Out of His Class

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As Planned Parenthood loses the control they’re accustomed to have over government funding and legislation, they may be getting a bit desperate. As they’re known to do, the organization takes to bullying when it gets uncomfortable. The Susan G. Komen saga is one example among many: If you try to stand up to us, they say, we’ll make your life hell. Their latest victim is a computer science teacher. At a high school.

That’s right: Planned Parenthood is after the career and livelihood of a distinguished, highly-qualified, good high school teacher, Bill Diss, who had the audacity to tell Planned Parenthood that they were not allowed in his classroom.


Apparently, Planned Parenthood will rally tooth-and-nail to make sure that ‘hostile forces’ stay out of pro-choice women’s uteri (unless, of course, we’re talking about government funding of contraception), but informing Planned Parenthood that it is not welcome in a classroom is against the rules of the (lopsided) game.

Diss has a history with Planned Parenthood dating to 2007 when he led community opposition to a new Planned Parenthood abortion facility being built in a minority neighborhood in Portland. He raised Planned Parenthood’s ire again when a “health education team” came into his computer science classroom uninvited and attempted to enroll his students in the Health and Human Services’ Teen Outreach Program (TOP).

One of TOP’s goals is to prevent teen pregnancy, and the team who came to enroll Diss’ students (using monetary incentives) was hired by—you guessed it—Planned Parenthood. When Diss – unaware of whether the ‘team’ had been background-checked or had received sex/child abuse certifications – asked Planned Parenthood to leave his classroom.

Read more from this story HERE.


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by on Dec. 20, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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-beachgal-
by on Dec. 20, 2013 at 10:55 AM

I agree 100%.  

Quoting candlegal:

I agree and they definitely have no business in a math class.

Quoting meriana:

Good for him. Planned Parenthood should not be allowed to give talks, etc in schools period.



katy_kay08
by on Dec. 20, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Bill Diss, the Benson High School teacher who had accused the district of retaliating against him for his pro-life views, was formally dismissed from the district.

The Portland School Board approved his firing by a 6-1 vote, with Steve Buel as the sole dissenter.

Buel said he did not agree with the process that led to the dismissal.

Liz McKanna, the attorney for Diss, said on Monday before the vote that they would “certainly” consider pursuing further legal action if he were fired.

Several supporters on Monday spoke up to defend Diss, attacking the board for pushing him out of the district. Others clutched "We Love Mr. Diss" signs.

Diss, who taught at the district for 11 years, had been placed on administrative leave in March. He had been suspended for “unprofessional, intimidating and/or harassing behavior,” according to documents from the district.

Diss challenged his dismissal Nov. 14 at a pre-termination hearing, where he insisted the district was unfairly targeting him. He also said they should have placed him on a plan of assistance before firing him.

Diss was reprimanded by the district in Sept. 2012 after he refused to allow employees of teenage pregnancy prevention initiative to speak to students because the employees were from Planned Parenthood.

Diss has been a longtime critic against the organization, and he often helped bring dozens of pro-life protestors to school board meetings.

At the November hearing, multiple administrators testified that Diss was often rude to students and had a pattern of behavior that was damaging to his relationships with students and co-workers.

McKanna said in November that they believed the district was targeting him because “he has been active in the political community and religious community on certain issues, and sometimes he has challenged the district.”

The district insisted state law allowed the district to dismiss employees for several reasons, such as his performance and conduct issues.

romalove
by Roma on Dec. 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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The principal apparently wanted them there.

The principal is the teacher's boss.

I am not understanding the issue here.  If you don't do what your boss asks you to, you can be fired.

supercarp
by Silver Member on Dec. 20, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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The Catholic church is "against" it even though most Catholics in developed nations use it. It's a big hypocrisy 

Quoting lga1965: It looks like he shouldn't have had them in his class if he hadn't cleared it with the school. But still, the school doesn't have to go.to.the extremes of firing him.
I would like to know why people are so against birth control iinformation being shared with students ?
And why women are so opposed to using it?

 

Kazoo22
by Bronze Member on Dec. 20, 2013 at 11:08 AM

He may of not liked them being there, but if they were there it's very likely his boss the principal invited them there. Unfortunately for him, I don't think he has much legal leverage in this situation. 

JoshRachelsMAMA
by JRM on Dec. 20, 2013 at 11:11 AM
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So it's totally appropriate to interrupt a math class to discuss birth control?

Quoting supercarp:

 I don't think that's what I said. If anyone, Planned Parenthood or other, just walks into a class and starts talking, that is crazy. But teens should be taught about birth control and they're not going to get it at home because their parents are in denial that their children can get pregnant, or else they're wringing their hands in fear that they might.


Quoting tanyainmizzou:
Quoting supercarp:

Those of us who would like to see fewer abortions performed in the US support Planned Parenthood.



Use of birth control = fewer abortions




So anyone should be able to show up in a class because....?

 

jaxTheMomm
by Platinum Member on Dec. 20, 2013 at 11:12 AM
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So, a reputable organization that has had success with preventing teen pregnancy is invited to a class, and the teacher boots them against the principal's orders because they are affiliated with PP?

Yeah, no wonder the school board voted 6-1 to fire him.

supercarp
by Silver Member on Dec. 20, 2013 at 11:13 AM

 No, nobody does that. There's more to the story.

Quoting JoshRachelsMAMA: So it's totally appropriate to interrupt a math class to discuss birth control?

Quoting supercarp:

 I don't think that's what I said. If anyone, Planned Parenthood or other, just walks into a class and starts talking, that is crazy. But teens should be taught about birth control and they're not going to get it at home because their parents are in denial that their children can get pregnant, or else they're wringing their hands in fear that they might.


Quoting tanyainmizzou:
Quoting supercarp:

Those of us who would like to see fewer abortions performed in the US support Planned Parenthood.



Use of birth control = fewer abortions




So anyone should be able to show up in a class because....?

 

 

MsDenuninani
by Silver Member on Dec. 20, 2013 at 11:16 AM

The teacher sounds like a douche.

MsDenuninani
by Silver Member on Dec. 20, 2013 at 11:31 AM

 It thought it was a computer class?  And they were enrolling students in a health program? 

 

Quoting candlegal:

I agree and they definitely have no business in a math class.

Quoting meriana:

Good for him. Planned Parenthood should not be allowed to give talks, etc in schools period.


 

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