A California college report has concluded that a science professor violated district policy when he presented anti-gay views as facts, Fresno-based ABC30 reported.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has accused Professor Dr. Bradley Lopez of presenting “religiously-based and anti-gay views as 'science' or 'fact'.” The Fresno City College health instructor has denied the allegations.

A report released over the weekend by Christopher Villa, vice president of student services, found Lopez guilty of violating district policy.

“Dr. Lopez engaged in conduct that could result in the creation of a hostile learning environment by unreasonably interfering with students' learning by making insulting comments directed at homosexuals,” the report said.

Lopez is accused of giving lectures where he taught that being gay is a “biological misapplication of human sexuality” and said that the “recommended treatment” is “psychological counseling” or “hormone supplements,” presented gay men and lesbians as a threat to society, used Bible passages as “empirical” evidence that life begins at conception, and asserted that abortion is “the leading cause of death in this country.”

During a February 24 press conference, Lopez denied the charges, telling reporters: “Everything I teach is within the context of Health Science 1 on this campus.” Lopez defended his use of the Bible or religious views, saying they were intended to stir critical thinking.

But administrators concluded that Lopez had made statements “unrelated to any legitimate course objective” and added that professors “may not engage in religious indoctrination as Dr. Lopez did here.”

Two students told the ACLU that their complaints to administration officials were dismissed.

“I feel very let down by my school,” said Jacqui Mahaffey, a 24-year-old student who took Lopez's class and complained to officials.

“I signed up for health science because I was interested in the subject, but what I got was hateful lecturing based on Professor Lopez's personal beliefs. I am in school to learn, not to be indoctrinated with one professor's religious views and anti-gay beliefs.”

The college said it would take appropriate action but did not disclose any details.