Peter-John Courson, senior pastor at Applegate Christian Fellowship, said that although his two daughters are still preschoolers, the district's proposed health courses had given him second thoughts about sending them to the Medford schools he attended.
"I cringe at the thought of my little girls being told about contraception and condoms outside of my presence," he
said."If (the proposed curriculum) goes forward this way, I will pull my kids and use the pulpit to ask my congregation to pull their kids out of public school."Courson
congregation didn't know of his
plans to voice his
opposition to the health curriculum at Tuesday's
board meeting and he
would pray about the matter before taking his
message to the pulpit.
wasn't available for comment after the meeting.