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Mr. Bill Diss

Wrong Bill Diss?

Adjunct Instructor In Mathematics

Phone: (503) ***-****  HQ Phone
Portland Community College
2000 SW 49Th Avenue
Portland , Oregon 97219
United States

Company Description: Portland Community College is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, serving more than 100,000 part- and full-time students at three comprehensive...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Science Teacher
    Benson High
  • Teacher of Technology, Math, Computers and Electronics
    Benson High
  • Teacher
  • Computer Science and Electronics Teacher
    Benson High School
  • Technology, Math, Computers and Electronics Teacher
    Benson High School

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Precious Children
  • Director
    Precious Children
  • Founder
    Precious Children of Portland
  • Director
    Precious Children of Portland
96 Total References
Web References
"Standing on MLK speaks volumes," says ...
www.sentinel.org, 21 May 2009 [cached]
"Standing on MLK speaks volumes," says Bill Diss a teacher who founded Precious Children and is facing ethics charges from Planned Parenthood, which accuses him of taking signs from the construction site. Diss says groundbreaking organizers gave him the signs, which he returned as soon as asked by police.
A Home for your Heart
www.gowaterfront.org, 22 Aug 2008 [cached]
"We're still hoping that it won't even be finished," said Bill Diss, director of Precious Children of Portland, which protested the Oct. 22 groundbreaking at the corner of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Beech Street.
Diss said about 200 people showed up to hold signs of protest from behind police blockades at the end of the block.
One Nation Under God - Proudly Bringing Faith Into the Voting Booth
onenationundergod.org [cached]
The battle still goes on," Bill Diss, Director of the pro-life organization Precious Children of Portland (PCP), warned the Catholic Sentinel.
"Like any good boxer, we're here ...
www.cnnw.com, 4 Mar 2010 [cached]
"Like any good boxer, we're here to counterpunch in the name of Jesus," said Isham Harris, a local pastor who addressed the group and helped Bill Diss, founder of Precious Children of Portland, lead in singing praise and worship songs.
Women of Grace
www.womenofgrace.com, 1 Oct 2014 [cached]
Bill Diss
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Bill Diss
A popular math teacher who was fired from Benson High School in Portland, Oregon for refusing to allow Planned Parenthood to present their sex-ed program in his classroom has filed a lawsuit alleging the violation of his civil rights as well as employment discrimination.
The Life Legal Defense Fund (LLDF) is reporting on the case of Bill Diss, a popular teacher at Benson High who had been teaching math at the school for eleven years before his termination on December 16, 2013.
The incident in question took place in September, 2012, when Planned Parenthood employees came to the door of Diss' classroom while he was handing out grades on a math quiz.
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Diss, a devout Roman Catholic, was aware of the content of the program and refused to allow the representatives into his classroom. A few minutes later, the principal and vice principal arrived and removed Diss from the class. The next day, administrators compelled him to sit through a Planned Parenthood presentation. What he observed only made him more concerned.
“They were extremely aggressive in obtaining the children’s signatures by promising them all sorts of gifts and cash,†Diss said.
Diss formally asked to be excused from participating in the program, but administrators denied this request and began to subject him to a series of unwarranted reviews and harassment.
"The level of scrutiny to which he was subjected is unprecedented, and included record numbers of in-class observations, as well as minute instructions of what Diss could and could not do in class," reports the LLDF, who is representing the teacher.
"While Diss consistently complied with directives and worked to improve his teaching, nothing he did satisfied Benson High School administrators who worked overtime to build a case for Diss’ termination. They eventually succeeded. Despite a wave of community support, including letters from students, parents and fellow teachers, Mr. Diss was let go from work on March 19, 2012 and his contract was terminated on December 16, 2013."
“Planned Parenthood seems to enjoy protected status at Portland Public Schools. Mr. Diss came under attack as soon as he objected," comments Dana Cody, LLDF President and Executive Director.
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“While this is only the beginning, we trust that Mr. Diss will ultimately be vindicated, and that future, well-qualified teachers will not be subjected to discipline and termination from employment for their religious and moral beliefs.â€
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