Teacher Under Siege Over Planned Parenthood Debacle

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Bill Diss has a passion for teaching young students. He has risked and sacrificed much of his life to make a difference in the lives of his students. Parents extol his efforts, youngsters cherish his role as a mentor in their lives. Yet school authorities are making a grandstand effort to tar and feather him. His teaching license is being challenged because he advises his students to make healthy choices which don’t include the agenda being forced upon students by Planned Parenthood and other agencies who promote “free sex” and similar agendas.

Mr. Diss and indeed all teachers who genuinely care about teaching and empowering students with the ability to think, learn and live long and healthy, and productive lives need our help. If you live in the area, please attend the November 14, hearing where charges are being brought against him. If not, please call or write the authorities to demand justice for Bill and his students and their families who appreciate him.

One student wrote: “Mr. Diss has done a lot for me and my family and there is no way that we could ever repay him. I believe that the world is in desperate need of good, honest people. If Mr. Diss gets his teaching license revoked, then that will only take another good source of help from the students.”

My friend Paul Rondeau, noted columnist and commentator writes in Washington Times:

“Bill Diss is an experienced, highly qualified and popular computer science teacher. On November 14, the Portland school district and Planned Parenthood will try to have him declared unfit to teach.

“Diss is the only teacher in Oregon to earn the distinction of being credentialed to teach computer science for college credit at the high school level. Diss is a highly qualified high school educator who has been teaching for more than a decade at a desperate public school that almost closed in 2010 — a school that serves a population which is 75 percent minority.”

Read the story HERE.

Paul goes on to point out that, “Diss earned special recognitions for his work with at-risk black students and for helping to stop gang violence in Portland parks. But, because he refused to allow Planned Parenthood into his classroom, school administrators branded him “unfit to teach” and intend to end his career with Portland Public Schools on November 14.

“Parents and students alike are thankful for his dedication. One parent (who holds an M.Ed.) wrote, ‘[My daughter] found a teacher that achieved tremendous balance between high expectations and accommodating individual needs.’”

“Another mother who says Diss is a gem wrote, ‘The highlight of [my son’s] day however is his math class with Mr. Diss. … It seems he goes to great lengths to make himself available for any student who needs additional help. … Mr. Diss cares enough about his students to have firm boundaries and tell them the truth, even when it hurts.’”

So, my question is this: Why are school authorities trying to destroy Mr. Diss? Why was Planned Parenthood allowed to go in and audit Mr. Diss’ classes?

Feedback to Paul’s article is very telling as a hearty repartee ensues from readers:

Reader A writes, “Mr. Diss brought his religion into the classroom. Mr. Diss’ religion belongs in his church.”

Reader B writes, “There’s a difference between you acting in accordance with your belief system, and you lecturing to a captive audience about it from a position of authority.”

Responding to Reader B, Reader C comments, “You mean like exactly what the PP reps were going to do…without parents’ knowledge? The PP people who make a profit by encouraging youngsters to engage in sex and then give them abortions when sex is not the carefree recreation they promote when things don’t quite ‘work out.’”

Reader B responds, “’[W]ere going to do’ So, we’re talking about something that didn’t happen?
‘profit by encouraging youngsters to engage in sex’ Do PP do that? Or is it our hormones that do that, and PP is just trying to facilitate information.”

Reader D then responds, “PP is trying to facilitate a market. Yes, choices that result only in ‘the choice’.

I was a teacher in a Georgia college for 19 years. I often faced persecution similar to that Bill Diss is currently experiencing. I was ordered to stop telling the students the truth. I reminded my opposition that they couldn’t pay me enough to deceive my students.

Please, let’s pray for Bill Diss, his students and their families, and indeed all educators who are being attacked for exercising their constitutional rights of freedom of speech while their adversaries are being paid by our tax dollars to distribute condoms, easy access to abortions, harmful birth control products and deceptive propaganda that will stunt the intellectual and moral development of the generations to come.

2 Responses to “Teacher Under Siege Over Planned Parenthood Debacle”

  1. Mike Boyle says:

    The responses from the pro-abortion Left are predictable. Frankly, they just don’t want to hear it: all morality revolves around personal choice – and they’re certainly not going to educate their children on the consequences of their decisions. Don’t ya know: it’s all “experiential.” They’d be hypocrites if they ever took a stand on anything, so they don’t.

    My prayers are for Diss, but primarily so that God’s name is magnified by means of this issue.

  2. “The road to the abortionist table begins in the classroom.” That has been my mantra since I began to teach as a reserve teacher in the Minneapolis Public School system some years ago.

    I worked almost everyday as a sub, mostly on the north side of Minneapolis in black low-income neighborhoods and observed the ever growing politically correct, sub-par standards and expectations in the school system. I also observed the gross indifference of some parents who expected teachers to work miracles with their kids.

    Good teachers like Bill Diss are able to overcome all these obstacles and more, yet still provide quality education in the classroom. He has the qualifications that most school systems would have a bidding war over.

    It’s unfortunate that Planned Parenthood, the surrogate parent for many children in the public school system seeks only to sexualize them, teaching them a values free sex education, sex as a “right”, hormonal based birth control, abortifacients and abortion.

    When I subbed a teacher could have a Planned Parenthood or (in this case the YWCA- yes the Young Women’s Christian Association now simply called the “Y”) condom show in the classroom without parental consent and or notification- that may have changed.

    Regardless, the fundamental strategy of PP is to separate youth from parental/ecclesiastical authority and emancipate them into sexual freedom. This has been a disaster especially for the black community.

    Teachers such as Mr. Diss should avail themselves of the many resources available to share the pro-life view in their classroom. I used the Human Life Alliance’s “Just for Girls, Just for Guys” magazine and shared with my high school health class my not very pretty abortion story, after the YWCA condom show (the presenter was a former Planned Parenthood volunteer or employee).

    My story and HLA’s publication which contains no scripture or references to any religion is a powerful tool to present an alternative to Planned Parenthood’s/ YWCA’s condom show. By the way the presenter threw in about 5 minutes on abstinence at the end of her presentation, more as an obligatory addition, taught in the spirit of, I have to say this, but I don’t really think you’ll take this seriously.

    Go to HLA’s web-site and view samples of their publications. Black History Month is coming up soon (February) this would be an excellent time to order a box or two of “Did You Know?” Written by African-American pro-life activist for the the black community (Dr. Alveda King is one of the authors and yours truly).

    We need all the resources we can muster to counter the access the abortion industrial complex has to our children during the school day.

    Pray for Mr. Diss, contact the school board, tweet and “stir it up” because Bill Diss is not the only teacher in the U.S. fighting for sanity in the classroom.

    Finally go to the Human Life Alliance’s website:
    http://www.humanlife.org and view and order their excellent publications that are tailored for secular settings in public schools and colleges. They can be reached at 651-484-1040. Tell them you heard about it via Alveda Kings’ Blog and get to work!

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