Thursday, October 13, 2011

New Jersey Teacher Accused Of Posting Homophobic Statements On Facebook



A New Jersey teacher is now being investigated due to reports that she posted anti-gay slurs on her Facebook page.

Viki Knox leads a prayer group on the popular social network and it is alleged that in a copy of her page acquired by  the Star-Ledge Newark, she characterizes homosexuality as “a perverted spirit that has existed from the beginning of creation” and a “sin” that “breeds like cancer.” 

John Paragano, an attorney in New Jersey, was alerted by a parent of the post and brought it to the school’s attention. According to the Associated Press, Paragano also opposed the celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month in her school district.

Union Chief School Administrator Patrick Martin told the AP that the matter would be resolved:

“We’re taking it very seriously and taking all appropriate action,” he said. 

The Garden State has adopted one of the toughest anti-bullying laws in the country, in response to the suicide of Tyler Clementi, a gay Rutgers University freshman who was taped by his room-mate in an intimate encounter with a man.

Paragano is calling for her dismissal; calls to Knox have not been returned.


J.D. Hill said...

Does this teacher not have First Amendment rights to speak her religious beliefs publicly and away from her job? I think that she does! She should take her case to the national stage and fight this violation of her civil rights at every stage! She'll have plenty of help!

Anonymous said...

She didn't lie, and a country that can disrepect our president and say anything what's the problem?