Teacher’s anti-LGBT Facebook rant crosses the line – Tell school officials to act now!
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Union Township Schools Superintendent
Dr. Patrick Martin

Teacher’s anti-LGBT Facebook rant crosses the line – Tell school officials to act now!

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"Homosexuality is a perverted spirit," according to Union Township, NJ teacher Viki Knox. She said so in a hateful Facebook rant this week about a simple bulletin board in a school hallway meant to recognize LGBT history month.

Knox should be standing up for students – not railing against them. She even compared homosexuality to cancer and at one point broke into an all-caps tirade blasting homosexuality as a choice:

"Why parade your unnatural immoral behaviors before the rest of us? AND YOU ARE WRONG! I/ WE DO NOT HAVE TO ACCEPT ANYTHING, ANYONE. ANY BEHAVIOR OR ANY CHOICES! I DO NOT HAVE TO TOLERATE ANYTHING OTHERS WISH TO DO."

This kind of hatred should be unacceptable from somebody who is supposed to be a role model to students. Thanks to Garden State Equality who obtained Knox's comments, we now know the extent of her anti-LGBT rage – and together we'll make sure school officials in Union Township know we won't stand for it.

Will you send a letter to Union Township Schools Superintendent Dr. Patrick Martin right now and call on him to take immediate action?

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    • Alisha Waldrop CHARLOTTE, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      Teachers must be able to express tolerance across cultures and communities and teach acceptance to a growing mind to lessen the already unreasonable amount of violence and hatred in society.

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    • Danielle Caughron AUBURN, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because this woman is the reason why kids are killing themselves. Kids need to be protected from monsters like her.

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    • B L VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago
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    • Paula Brown BROOKLINE, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      Teachers are supposed to be role models for students. This behavior is completely unacceptable. Ms. Knox does not have to like homosexuality but as an educator; as, one hopes, a decent human being; she cannot be allowed to act in this reprehensible manner without censure.

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    • Colby Prince SHELBYVILLE, UNITED STATES MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDS
      • over 2 years ago

      its teachers like you that push students to feel less accepted, to the point they kill themselves. grow up, biggot..

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