It's not OK for a teacher to rant and write anti-gay posts on FaceBook
  • Petitioned Tell Superintendent Dr. Patrick Martin

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Tell Superintendent Dr. Patrick Martin
U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 6th congressional district
Frank Pallone
U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 7th congressional district
Leonard Lance
U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 8th congressional district
Bill Pascrell

It's not OK for a teacher to rant and write anti-gay posts on FaceBook

    1. Jonathan N.
    2. Petition by

      Jonathan N.

      Quincy, MA

I was baffled when anti-LGBT remarks/posts were made by a teacher, Viki Knox, on both her Facebook and Twitter wall, and you should too. Viki Knox ranted on Union Township High School's pride to LGBT history month.

Viki Knox refers about homosexuality on her Facebook wall as, "a perverted spirit that has existed from the beginning of creation," and a "sin" that "breeds like cancer." -- Her intolerance on sexuality is not only a bad example to students but also to former students and colleagues.

Ms. Knox is an educator and has a role model for her students. However, she is transmitting a clear message that being gay, lesbian, transgender, or bisexual is not right. Because Union Township Schools are public schools, they are allowed not be preaching hate or be prejudice to anyone including race, age, ethnicity or sexuality.

We urge you to take immediate and appropriate action by signing this petition. Viki Knox's anti-LGBT rant is over the line. There should be mandatory sensitivity training on sexuality taken for entire district of Union Township for teachers. There has to be explicit rules as to how teachers can behave, being a public servant, and on social network sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) . Schools should make stronger anti-bullying rules that explicitly includes language that effects the LGBT community. Our children are our next generation and this type of hatred should not be accepted. Thank you and remember to please spread the word.

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
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      Jonathan N.
      Petition Organizer

      I'd like to thank everyone involved and giving their two cents about this issue at hand. Not only is this possible, but we can go much farther to other states to prevent similar cases like this from happening.

    3. Reached 100 signatures

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    • Margaret R HAZEL GREEN, AL
      • about 3 years ago

      Teachers must not take sides, not even in a social arena that almost everyone reads.

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    • Alejandro Maya DORAL, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      After reading the disgusting remarks made by such a hateful teacher, I was prompted to research the school's website to see if they had made any public statements on the matter. Ironically enough, the school's website has a PDF link, which illustrates the school's and the district's sensitivity training regarding bullying in schools. After reading the policy, I was able to discern that the Union Township High School has a strict policy against bullying of any type, including sexual orientation and gender identity. As the wording of the policy illustrates, the wretched Vicki Knox should be FIRED!!!! In addition, I am sick and tired of ignorant people saying that homosexuality is not natural. WELL, I have news for these idiots, because there are 400 and some odd species that practice homosexuality, yet only one practices discrimination. These ignorant assholes should have a new one reamed!

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    • Alan Haggard SAN DIEGO, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      c/o

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    • Jessica Collingburn MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 3 years ago

      Any love that is love is right.

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    • Rose Mills ASHEVILLE, NC
      • about 3 years ago

      All children are precious.

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