from Gay Activism in the Schools
Dr. Kempling was suspended by school officials for three months for publicly expressing opposition to gay marriage and homosexual behaviors in a series of letters to local newspapers.
The CRFA has filed a "factum" with the British Columbia Court of Appeals to have his suspension overturned. This alliance includes the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada; the Christian Teachers Association; Catholic Civil Rights League; and the Christian Legal Fellowship.
The factum explains that Kempling's freedom of religion and expression have been violated by his suspension. According to the CRFA, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom does not limit free speech to a person's personal life, but protects free speech and religion in a person's professional capacity as well.
Ruth Ross, with the Christian Legal Fellowship says that "Upholding the B.C. Supreme Court ruling [decision against Kempling] would create a chilling effect on professionals speaking out on matters of public interest especially if they wish to speak out on the unpopular, controversial or 'politically incorrect' side of an issue, for fear of incurring the wrath of their professional body for 'conduct unbecoming a professional.'"
The factum provides a chronology of the events leading up to Dr. Kempling's suspension from his duties as a school counselor: Dr. Kempling's Factum.
Dr. Kempling has detailed the history of his persecution for speaking out against the normalization of homosexuality in Canada. Kempling's speech to the 2003 NARTH conference is reprinted here: Colliding World Views.