Anti-gay teacher under suspension
School board cites need for safe, positive environment
Stuart Hunter The Vancouver Province Wednesday, April 06, 2005A
Quesnel teacher/counsellor vowed yesterday to fight a three-month suspension for writing a letter against homosexuality and gay marriage to a local newspaper. "It is truly unfortunate that the Quesnel School Board believes that only those who support same-sex marriage are able to comment publicly on a matter of national importance," Chris Kempling said. "It is a sad day for freedom of speech, freedom of conscience and freedom of political association."
District superintendent Ed Napier said yesterday the suspension is effective immediately and stems from the letter Kempling wrote in the Quesnel Cariboo Observer on Jan. 12 arguing against homosexuality and gay marriage.
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