Calif. college: Teacher violated gay bias policy

A Fresno City College instructor tells his students that homosexuality is a mental disorder


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March 19, 2010 2:34AM (UTC)

Administrators at Fresno City College in California say a science teacher violated a campus anti-discrimination policy when he told students that homosexuality is a mental disorder.

Vice President of Student Services Christopher Villa outlined the incident last week in a letter to three students who lodged complaints against health sciences instructor Bradley Lopez. The campus' student newspaper published Villa's letter Wednesday.

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Villa says instructors are free to offer opinions that may offend students or be at odds with other professionals. But he says Lopez crossed the line and created a hostile learning environment by insulting a group based on sexual orientation.

Villa wrote the college will take action, but school officials declined to elaborate.


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