Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Stand up for Life/Bill Diss NOW: Special Prayers & Actions Requested
Dear Advocates for Life, Here is a forward from Janice Donahue, who put together the Life is Sacred Conference last year, who puts into words what's going on in a nutshell, thanks Janice. Please send a fax, make a phone call, or whatever the Dear Lord moves you to do in an effort to help Bill in his hour of need. Information below. God Bless, Carolyn ********************************************************************************************************************** Dear Friends, As you may know, Bill Diss has nearly single handedly led the fight against planned parenthood's new mega-abortion clinic on MLK Blvd. THat's in his private life. In his working life, he is a high school teacher for Portland Public Schools. He keeps those parts of his life separate, but planned parenthood is a dirty fighter. No surprise, they've had dirty hands since the beginning of their formation. Now they want to get Bill Diss in trouble in his teaching career. We know Portland is ruled by forces that do not appreciate the sacredness of human life. The union supports Bill and last I knew, we still had First Amendment rights. Would you please consider saying such, or whatever you think best, to support BIll? Time is of the essence. They've rushed a hearing on him for this Wednesday. Our voices must be heard. Thanks, Janice Begin forwarded message: From: Bill Diss
Date: February 16, 2009 2:57:29 PM PST
To: Bill Diss
Subject: Special Prayers & Actions Requested
I hope and pray all is well with you.
* I could use some prayers and special help as Planned Parenthood
has filed charges against me to try and get my teaching license
revoked. I have to appear before the Teacher Standards and Practices
Commission on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 at 4:30pm. Planned Parenthood
likes teachers to be more like this and of course one of their
supporters, Charles Wilhoite, is very involved at Jesuit High. They
are also very involved with the little children in Eugene.
My lawyer has recommended that you folks write letters of support
for me. I apologize for this diversion. Our project is about the
babies and our youth and not about me, but nevertheless I need a
little extra help.
My hearing is Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 4:30pm. If you could
send letters to the following:
Coordinator of Professional Practices
Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
465 Commercial St NE
Salem, OR 97301-3414
Phone: (503) 373-1192 Fax: (503) 378-3758
The letters or faxes need to arrive by Wednesday. If you send out
the letter by late Monday or early Tuesday it should arrive at TSPC by
My lawyer is really concerned that the starting point is that I am guilty.
The following exchange shows TSPC's attitude:
(My letter sent: Sunday, February 01, 2009 5:59 PM)
Dear Mr. Ortiz,
I have been very ill lately with some arthritis in my knees and was
out for the last week. One of my fellow teachers thinks I should just
send you a short email of what happened that day. I like his idea as
travel is difficult for me. If you still would like to meet me and my
attorney, could you give me your available dates in February and then
I can check my schedule and my attorney.
God Bless You,
(TSPC's response sent: Monday, February 02, 2009 8:39 AM)
Your teacher friend is not under investigation - you are. The
Commission and/or its representative (me in this case) will notify you
as to when, where and how you may answer the complaint against you.
In this case, an interview with a Commission investigator, me. It's
your choice to participate or not. But remember what I wrote in my
notification letter to you:
"If you or your attorney do not contact me within the requested time
period, you may be charged with failure or refusal by an educator
under investigation to respond to requests for information or
participate in interviews with a Commission representative (OAR
(My response sent: Monday, February 02, 2009 1:05 PM)
Dear Mr. Ortiz,
The purpose of the last letter was to try and contact you set up a
time. If you could give me your dates and then I will check with my
attorney on his dates and then we can all meet.
God Bless You,
My lawyer then tried to get information from them and here is part
of the exchange:
TSPC: I'd like to address some of your questions and suggestions. At
this point in the process all investigation materials "are
confidential and not subject to public inspection unless the
commission makes a final determination that the person charged has
violated ORS 342.143 or 342.175."
Lawyer: I am not going to examine the investigation materials as a
member of the public. I am going to examine the investigation
materials as Mr. Diss' attorney.
My lawyer then set up a date of February 18, 2009 after school and
then TSPC sent the following email:
Dear Mr. Leuenberger, Mr. Diss,
Due to a miscommunication between our office and our counsel at the
Department of Justice, a subpoena was issued for Mr., Diss's
appearance at our office for February 27. As we have already arranged
an interview for the earlier date of Wednesday February 18, 2008, at
4:30pm, we will meet on that date, and not the February 27th date.
Folks if you could send letters in support of my morals, I would
certainly appreciate it.
Other Important News:
40 Days for Life Feb. 25 - Apr. 5, 2009
We are asking all to help out in Portland for the National 40 Days
for Life Event. 40 Days for Life starts on February 25, 2009 and ends
on April 5, 2009. We will have a special vigil at the site on Feb.
25, 2009 at 1:00pm followed by a presentation at Holy Rosary by Silent
No More, a group that ministers to post abortive women and men.
Please sign up for 40 days for Life.
More on Peninsula Plumbing
I think most of you know that Planned Parenthood has picked
Peninsula Plumbing to put in the special plumbing required for
disposing of those precious little babies. As one owner of multiple
abortion centers stated, "The clinics in Dallas use disposals so none
of those crazy Pro-Lifers will come and get them out of the trash
anymore and bury them the way they did... when the babies are so big
they don't come apart like the others. Their muscle structure is
strong that the heads come off from the body, and you can't dispose of
those in the disposal." (More Information). Our Friends at STOPP
placed this alert in their Wednesday report. Please stay informed
about the national battle against Planned Parenthood by subscribing to
the STOPP Report ; it comes to your Inbox every Wednesday. Send an
email to firstname.lastname@example.org and put 'subscribe' in the
Help stop new PP facility in Portland, Oregon!
We have received word that Peninsula Plumbing is a subcontractor for
the construction of a 40,000-square-foot PP abortion facility in
Please call Peninsula Plumbing today and ask it to stop doing
business with the largest abortion chain in our country. Construction
has begun on this PP facility, but it is not too late for Peninsula
Plumbing to back out of its subcontract with PP.
Call Peninsula Plumbing at (503) 761-0500 and ask for Baron Adams,
the project manager for this subcontract.
You can also e-mail Peninsula Plumbing at email@example.com
or write to it at 13520 S.E. Division St., Portland, OR 97236.
Sample letters and letter writing suggestions can be found on
Precious Children of Portland's web site
Please do something! We have seen great success in the past when
we've asked YOU to help spread the word. Let's do it again and help
stop this business deal between Peninsula Plumbing and PP!
Good News on Schools Helping and You Can Help Too:
The following has been in our bulletin at school: "NHS students are
organizing a Valentine Project to collect donations for the Pregnancy
Resource Center. Donation boxes are located in the Library and the
Main Office. Some suggested items: diapers (all sizes) , laundry
detergents, dishwashing liquid, coats, shoes, hats gloves, warm socks,
lip balm/hand lotion, baby wash/lotion/wipes, sweatpants/long
pants/warm PJ's (children up to size 3T. Adults—all sizes" Call me
for a pickup or you can just bring your items to 546 NE 12th Ave. in
Portland right by the Lloyd Center.
Taking Care of All Vices at Once: Gambling, Lust and Murder
Planned Parenthood's Site that we HOPE will NOT be built is being
funded by gambling money. (See Article).
Please Let us Work in Unity to Preserve Life and Purity for Our Youth
Great article on unity provided by a key person for life in Oregon.
Planned Parenthood Expands in Portland
A faithful reader just saw this on a bus bench, www.knowsexpdx.com
where they refer children to teenwire.com and have quotes like, "...
If you're having a busy month (more than your usual number of
partners), " Folks, we have got to help our children be pure so that
they stand a chance of having a successul marriage. Alternatively we
can just let society crumble.
God's Blessing for All and please write a letter or send a fax to
assist me. Please persevere and never give up. We can always do
something about sin. If we can't then we are saying the the Life,
Death and Resurrection of Our Lord did not mean anything. I don't
think we are saying that are we?
God Bless You,
Then he told them a parable about the necessity for them to pray
always without becoming weary. He said, "There was a judge in a
certain town who neither feared God nor respected any human being.
And a widow in that town used to come to him and say, 'Render a just
decision for me against my adversary. 'For a long time the judge was
unwilling, but eventually he thought, 'While it is true that I neither
fear God nor respect any human being, because this widow keeps
bothering me I shall deliver a just decision for her lest she finally
come and strike me.'" The Lord said, "Pay attention to what the
dishonest judge says. Will not God then secure the rights of his
chosen ones who call out to him day and night? Will he be slow to
answer them? I tell you, he will see to it that justice is done for
them speedily. But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on
earth?" Luke 18:1-8
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