VANCOUVER, May 28, 2003 ( – LifeSite News interviewed Chris Kempling this week.  Kempling is nearing the end of his one month suspension without pay from his teaching job for having objected, via a letter to the editor of a local newspaper, to the homosexual agenda being foisted on public schools.

Kempling told LifeSite that while he is contemplating moving and looking for other work, he is still employed as a teacher and looking forward to his upcoming July 28 and 29 court challenge to the suspension.  Kempling noted that the BC Teacher’s Federation (BCTF) was forced to fund his challenge due to its own policy mandates.  However, he noted he was previously twice rejected this funding despite BCTF policy mandating funding for cases of teachers in conflict with the College of Teachers.

In a strange twist, the B.C. Liberal government has replaced the 20 leaders of the BCCT.  Thus the case may even be dropped following the possible withdrawal of charges of professional misconduct against Kempling.

However, Kempling’s supervisors have muzzled him completely.  He has been told that he is not permitted to write anything on the topic of homosexuality. Moreover, he is never to express any professional or personal opinion on homosexuality in any school district facility.  The last requirement is particularly troublesome as Kempling is teaching psychology, a course which covers human sexuality.  Kempling told LifeSite that he has so far received $35,000 in contributions toward his legal fees.  To assist Kempling with his legal bills:  Christian Public School Teachers’ Legal Defense Fund c/o Jim Sagert 798 Beaubien Ave Quesnel, BC, V2J 1S5   See related LifeSite coverage:  TEACHER TO BE SUSPENDED ONE MONTH WITHOUT PAY FOR WRITING AGAINST HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA IN SCHOOLS