Fire Staff Who Make LGBTQ Students Read Bible as “Punishment”

Target: Bill Yester, North Bend School District Superintendent.

Goal: Reprimand faculty who punish LGBTQ students and allow them to be bullied.

A school district in Southern Oregon has faced several accusations by parents and students that the school discriminates against students based on their sexual orientation. North Bend School District is located in the Southeastern corner of Oregon and has come under scrutiny for allowing the faculty to knowingly participate in discriminatory acts against students, such as forcing LGBTQ students to read the bible as a form of punishment. Some teachers have even been accused of allowing harassment occur or harassing the students themselves.

According to the Superintendent, the school district held a meeting to resolve some of the claims several months ago but nothing came of the meeting and the students remained mistreated. The Separation of Church and State and the Civil Rights Act clearly mark these actions as criminal and they should be treated as such. Any faculty involved in this mistreatment of Oregon students should be immediately fired and persecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Sign the petition below to demand accountability from the school’s Superintendent.


Dear Superintendent Yester,

What happens in North Bend High School is completely your responsibility, so why are you letting so many faculty members discriminate against their own students simply for their sexual orientation? News reports said you knew of the reports of harassment yet did nothing about it, even when the community meeting between faculty and parents occurred.

Blindly complying with the actions of these teachers makes you worse than them, since you are allowing these actions to continue unpunished. We demand a full investigation into the school district, along with the firing and persecution of any teacher involved in mistreating LGBTQ youth.


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One Comment

  1. gen agustsson says:

    lgbtq+ people have a right to read bible or lgbtq+ stuff.

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