Taking Back America By Taking Back Our Schools
If you are looking for signs of a war on conservative values, look no further. Bill Diss, a math and technology teacher at Benson High School in Portland, Oregon, was fired this week for clashing with pro-choice group Planned Parenthood.
At a hearing by the Portland Public School Board, multiple students and coworkers testified to Diss’s exemplary teaching skills and his positive impact on the community. Then, through a suspiciously disguised vote, the board chose 6-1 to terminate him.
While the school insists that Diss was fired for his teaching performance and not his views on abortion, it is hard to believe that this is not a blatant case of targeting. It is certainly not the first time that the pro-life agenda has been thrust into our public schools:
An impending Supreme Court case will take on a related topic next year when it decides whether the government has the right to force private companies to provide contraception coverage to employees. It will certainly have implications on Mr. Diss’s case, but it will not directly address the role of pro-abortion curriculum and services in public schools. I believe that will require a separate Supreme Court case before it will ever be resolved.
Public schools should show tolerance of Christian perspectives, just like they do atheist and Muslim perspectives. This type of politically correct censorship is getting worse by the day, and is being combined with more brazen political propaganda in our schools.