Teacher Reprimanded By College For Objecting To Homosexual Agenda
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Friday June 7, 2002
TEACHER REPRIMANDED BY COLLEGE FOR OBJECTING TO HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA
VANCOUVER, June 7, 2002 (LSN.ca) - In May, Chris Kempling, a 13-year teacher and counsellor in the public school system in BC, was declared guilty of conduct unbecoming a member of the BC College of Teachers by the College (BCCT). Kempling was reprimanded for writing letters to the editor objecting to the promotion of the homosexual agenda in the public school system as well as for writing unpublished research essays, and private letters to her supervisors and elected officials.
The College declared that "everything that you have written in its entirety is derogatory and discriminatory," even though some information was merely quoting previously published research data. Kempling, who holds two masters degrees and an almost complete doctorate in psychology, objected to the use of Xtra West, a BC homosexual activist newspaper, which has obscene and vulgar classified ads, as a recommended classroom resource.
Further, Kempling objected to the use of propaganda produced by the Gay and Lesbian Educators of BC, published and distributed by the BC Teachers Federation. One such item, Counselling Lesbian and Gay Youth, stated "we must dishonour the attitude that heterosexuality is the only acceptable orientation." Another resource, endorsed by the College, entitled "Challenging Homophobia in Schools", depicts the Biblical characters David and Jonathan as a homosexual couple.
By no means a radical, Kempling is a well respected member of the community. A community volunteer as a Big Brother, president of the Child & Youth Support Society for 14 years; Employee and Family Assistance Counsellor in private practice and a Registered Clinical Counsellor; appointed by the Minister of Health to be the Chairman of the District Health Council; a Sunday School teacher and lay preacher of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Kempling requires support in his struggle against the BCCTC. He will be appealing the verdict of the BCCT.
British Columbia Parents and Teachers for Life has urged people to support Kempling by praying and:
British Columbia College of Teachers 405-1385 West Eighth Avenue Vancouver BC V6H 3V9 Fax: 604-731-9142
Hon. Gordon Campbell, Premier Room 156, Parliament Buildings Victoria, B. C. V8V 1X4 Fax: 250-387-0087 E-mail: Premier@gov.bc.ca
Hon. Christy Clark, Minister of Education and Deputy Premier Room 248, Parliament Buildings Victoria, B. C. V8V 1X4 Fax: 250-387-3200 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Chris Kempling 1158 Croft Road Quesnel, B. C. V2J 5R5 E-mail: Kempling@telus.net