Skip to comments.New Jersey High School Teacher Posts Anti-Gay Entry on Facebook
Posted on 10/14/2011 5:30:29 AM PDT by reaganaut1
A New Jersey high school teacher became the center of a Facebook controversy on Thursday after writing on the site that homosexuality is a perverted spirit that has existed from the beginning of creation and complaining about a school display recognizing October as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History month.
The teacher, Viki Knox, posted a photo of a display from the school, Union High School in Union Township, on her personal Facebook page last week. It included photos of Virginia Woolf, Harvey Milk and Neil Patrick Harris. When a friend asked if the school had really put it up, Ms. Knox wrote that it had, and Im pitching a fit!
In subsequent posts, Ms. Knox, who teaches special education classes, defended her views in lengthy exchanges with other Facebook users, referring at times to God and her Christian beliefs. A copy of the comments was provided to The New York Times; her Facebook page was removed from public view. News of Ms. Knoxs comments was first reported on Thursday morning by The Star-Ledger in Newark.
The district is taking the matter very seriously, said Unions superintendent of schools, Patrick Martin. We are running a thorough investigation. We will take all appropriate actions.
Dr. Martin declined to comment further on the investigation, or Ms. Knoxs background, citing laws that protect the privacy of public employees.
The states teacher database showed that Ms. Knox had 12 years of experience in the district and that she earned $72,109 in 2010. Some residents and parents said that she also advised a student prayer group, and that, until now, she had not been involved in any controversies.
Ms. Knox did not respond to messages left at the school.
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We are already living in Communist China.
In the Old America, one had a right to air his views, regardless of whether others thought them repugnant.
The free marketplace of ideas, and commerce, would accept or reject such.
In the New American Collective, ideas are not subject to market forces, but rather to preconceived political correctness filters imposed by government and business.
Of course, the OWS communists can promote hatred of Jews, anti-white and anti-mail discrimination, and class hatred (”Kill the Rich”), but they are given a pass by the political correctness filters.
What constitutes an “anti-gay” entry?
> Give them a decade, and our public schools will put up
> displays promoting polygamy, incest and bestiality.
You forgot pedophilia.
That’s first on their “normalize” list.
That will allow teachers to have free sexual access to the students. This is what they really want.
The normalization of polygamy will really be the normalization of polyamory, where three or more individuals of various sexual proclivities can obtain the benefits of “marriage”.
Bestiality will certainly be normalized, as well, since, after all, it should be no real problem if a man wants to enjoy his sheep or a woman her horse.
I pray that this country will turn back from this precipice. There will be no saving it from destruction otherwise.
Wonder if this “school” still has any Christmas displays?
The promoters of tolerance, diversity and anti-discrimination see nothing wrong with stomping out ideas, beliefs and people they don’t agree with and discriminating against anyone who doesn’t toe their “progressive” line.
Political correctness - designed to prevent people from speaking out against the left wing voting blocks and their agenda. Christians aren't a left wing voting block.
This has nothing to do with "tolerance." It has everything to do with control.
If some choose to be homo, why can't some chose the opposite? Since when do politicians decide what a free citizen has to believe? Where is the tolerance for normalcy?
Give them two decades, and the filthy rabble in Zucotti Park will be in the White House.
She needs to pay her fair share now...She makes too much money...The “have nots” and “never earned its” need their piece of the pie...
On the onther hand, I am sure she could get a job here in our school district, and I’m not talking about Houston ISD...There are a few around here that are much better to the teachers AND more important the students...
She is right, there are many who think that the eating of the fruit in the garden of Eden was a homosexuals act performed on Adam by Lucifer.
And when you consider the way God speaks about male on male homosexuality in His book, the Bible, that thinking starts to make a lot of sense. In the Old Testament, He calls for their death, in the New Testament, He uses it as a punishment against radical evolutionist.
But I guess that telling the truth by a teacher is a crime in the eyes of the nyslimes.
You really think there will be a White house occupied by someone elected in twenty years? I don't.
Not bad for working an average of 6 months a year. If teachers worked all year like everyone else, this teacher would be making $144,218 !!!!
No one should be on Facebook. It mixes the personal (including religious and political) too much with one’s professional life.
Now Facebook is working to kill ANY Internet anonymity, by making people have to sign in on Internet forums with Facebook (i.e., their REAL NAMES)!!!!
Note that FR allows one to use screen-names. Without such anonymity, neither I nor many others would ever post anything here. My real name is all over the Internet because of professional activities, and I would not like a potential customer or colleague to also see my posts on FR under my real name.
I know that Facebook is SO successful “one-ninth of the world uses it”, “an example of American entrepreneurship”, blah, blah, blah. But I would like to see Facebook and Zuckerman taken down by some scandal, so that Facebook would have to go out of business!!!!
Facebook is EVIL, grasping, and imperialistic. Google is not much better, in many ways, but it is a necessary evil. Facebook is just evil, and not necessary.
Meanwhile, her fellow teachers preside over clsssrooms where nobody can read, write, or cipher. But that’s OK, just as long as they adhere rigidly to the PC opinions of the day.
This is news? The Newspaper of Record runs this?
I don’t post a whole lot on FaceBook and I certainly don’t post anything remotely political. I don’t want to alienate half of my “friends” because I’m just there to pick up hot divorced former classmates!
My concern is that if this teacher has these feelings, is she going to call out the bullying of a gay, lesbian and transgender person?
How is it that dems can only bring everyone together by separating them. The total inequality is glaring. Why is it okay for the teens to have a way of thinking outside the norm and have those feelings propped up by everyone, yet the teacher (who is entitled to have her own thoughts on ANY matter-it’s called freedom) has to be under scutiny for what she states in private? These libs know nothing of equality, only double standards. Here’s a crazy question...is she a good teacher? Maybe she should be judged on that.
I am really curious to know more of the reasoning behind that theory.
As it is, I’m not sure that anything in the bible supports that.
PLUS State employee level retirement and health care bennies. AND union job security.
For 9-10 months work.
Next time you see a thread asking “where have our PHd’s in science gone” - just think back to this post.
It’s not even close to worth it in this society.
I am not certain but do note that in Genesis when the author speaks of Adam and Eve in the Garden and their interaction with the serpent— I seem to recall certain translations suggest—in the New Testament that Eve was wholly seduced/ beguiled by the evil one. Now if Eve was seduced-some suggest that was a sexual seduction.And I suppose Adam was likewise beguiled by that same being. I will look for the verses that such theory seems based upon. But I do not believe Eve ate an apple.
Chuck those false translations, because they lie. Eve was tempted with this false promise of satan: "ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil" (Genesis 3:5)
She ate. (Genesis 3:6)
She gave to her husband and he ate. (Genesis 3:6)
Their eyes were opened and they knew that they were naked and covered themselves. (Genesis 3:7)
It has nothing to do with sex or sodomite perversion.
Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. (Titus 1:15,16)
God removed them from the garden of eden, "lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever." (Genesis 3:22)
Pinging my self to this, I think I might send Ms Knox a referral for a good lawyer, no reason she shouldn’t retire young at the School Administration’s expense.
Her only problem is if she interacted about such with her students or members of her prayer group, but even then it is private communications and the NJEA though loath to defend traditional Christian beliefs, will defend her right to 1st Amendment Rights in the private sphere. Almost every clause in New Jersey teacher contracts regarding propriety outside the workplace has been struck down by the courts over the last three decades.
ON that alone I doubt Union is going to do much more than ask her to keep quiet until the GLBT professional activists get bored of harping about it.
Posting a photo a Harvey Milk purely to celebrate him through his sexual identity in a public school is really indefensible in the age of AIDS education awareness,
What you post is true from what my KJV reads. Could not find the commentary I had on Genesis that recalled reading that
in. But in re-reading the Genesis account, again I am speculating, I think that author may have read the bit about
Eve saying the serpent beguiled her, and then might have skipped to the bit about emnity between the seed—and thought it was all about sex.But he cant claim she ate of the tree has a sexual translation —well maybe but My Strongs suggests the term suggests eating as in food. And beguiled means to delude/mislead.
I watched the Ken Burns doc on Prohibition eposode 1
last night, it was interesting how the “progressives”
manipulated the temperance movement.
Necrophelia won’t be far behind.
"Progressives" come up with new buzz words and labels but at heart they remain the same.
>> The district is taking the matter very seriously, said Unions superintendent of schools, Patrick Martin.
“I watched the Ken Burns doc on Prohibition eposode 1 last night, it was interesting how the progressives manipulated the temperance movement.
“Progressives” come up with new buzz words and labels but at heart they remain the same.”
Yep. It was feminists who gave us prohibition. It’s no coincidence that woman got the vote the same year that prohibition started.
No, Joe McCarthy was an anti-communist hero. He began uncovering the begining of the unraveling of America that was already in the planning stages in the fifties. The “alternative” lifestyle is part of Granscian Marxism which seeks to destroy human societies by degrading human beings. The plan is proceeding nicely.
They are probably already working on pc language for these behaviors.
I am having a 1968 flashback. It was just like this back then. They never change their assinine tactics.
I agree that Facebook is totally worthless.
Homosexuals can be given some space but they must respect others’ space as well and they are not doing that. They want to force everyone to accept what they do. They do not tolerate freedom of thought. They are always in people’s faces and are getting more extreme all the time with all of the victories that they have been winning.
I’m getting more than a little sick of being ruled my the minority.
They not only are trying to force everyone to "accept" what they do; they want to force us to "approve" of what they do.
Probably not. Below is their calendar for the last portion of this year and first of next:
Wednesday, November 23
Half Day Thanksgiving Recess
Thursday/Friday, November 24-25
Monday, Dec. 26
Closed, Holiday Recess
Through Friday, December 30
Closed, Holiday Recess
Monday, January 2
Closed, News Year's Observance
Monday, January 16
Closed, Martin Luther Kings Birthday
"And when you consider the way God speaks about male on male homosexuality in His book, the Bible, that thinking starts to make a lot of sense. In the Old Testament, He calls for their death, in the New Testament, He uses it as a punishment against radical evolutionist."
Well for states read Leviticus 18 and Leviticus 20 of the old Testament. Then turn to the New Testament and go to Romans chapter one.
Which begs the question: if homosexuality is really a “wonderful” thing, then why do they have an unquenchable need for everyone else to agree with them?
Sorry. I was not specific. I do not think that the bible supports saying “the eating of the fruit in the garden of Eden was a homosexuals act performed on Adam by Lucifer.”
I am in total agreement with you. All I was trying to do was bring out, is that the Bible has so many statements condemning of the act of male on male homosexuality, that some believe that what caused the fall was a homosexual act performed upon Adam by Lucifer.
And then there is the claim that the Babylonian Talmud implies that the straw that broke God's back and caused Him to decide to flood the earth was the act of male on male homosexual marriage.
But regardless, the Bible is absolutely clear that the act of male on male homosexual acts is condemned as strongly as the act of baby murder/abortion.
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