Teacher Claims He Was Fired for Pro-Life Beliefs
When a dedicated teacher stood up for his pro-life views in the classroom, the school didn’t hesitate in firing him. William Diss, who spent 11 years as a high school math and computer science teacher in Portland, Oregon, joined Fox and Friends this morning.
Diss said that in 2007, he became involved in a group trying to prevent Planned Parenthood from building a huge center. From that point on, he was the target of much scrutiny. “One year, one of the principals asked me quite a few questions about what I was doing on my off time, what my signs said, what I told people, what I spoke to people about in church,” Diss said.
Diss was instructing a tutorial class when Planned Parenthood representatives came in and “started to recruit the children.” “The children were able to sign a paper without their parents' knowledge and instead of them working on homework and doing research, Planned Parenthood was able to take the kids into a classroom and do little games with them,” Diss said.
The school district has released the following statement, “Mr. Diss said his termination is based on his religious beliefs and his right to free speech. This is not the case. The school district takes discipline of all employees seriously. Mr. Diss’s conduct and performance led to his removal from the classroom and termination.”