Teacher Posts Anti-Gay Slurs on Facebook

By: Christine Sloan Email
By: Christine Sloan Email

The husband of a New Jersey teacher, who allegedly posted anti-gay comments on her Facebook page, is speaking out. The comments sparked a firestorm in Union Township. And some are calling for the teacher's dismissal.

It's the first time we've seen Viki Knox, the New Jersey teacher who has created an uproar after posting anti-gay comments on her Facebook page.

With students at Union Township High School where she teaches, and on the web. Now for the first time her husband is speaking out because her lawyers have advised her not to.

"Everybody's entitled to an opinion,"says Gene Knox, Viki's husband.

In this exclusive interview with CBS 2's Derrick Dennis, Gene Knox acknowledges his wife made the comments on Facebook.

Homosexuality is a perverted spirit, I know sin and it breeds like cancer. Adding why parade your unnatural immoral behaviors before the rest of us. You are wrong. All in opposition to school bulletin board celebrating Gay Lesbian and Bi-Transgender history month.

"They can persecute her, but they can't prosecute her," Knox says.

The school board secretary says the district has no policies when it comes to views posted on the web from a personal computer. But the district is investigating to see if Knox used a school computer. In that case guidelines says quote users shall not use the system to spread messages that can reasonably be interpreted as harassing, discriminatory or defamatory even if it includes public messages.

"I will tell you, I'd like to see an examination of how that teacher conducts herself in the classroom," says Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey.

Just one of the things the school board is looking at as Knox remains on paid administrative leave.

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  • by Pastor Location: tallahassee on Nov 14, 2011 at 07:21 AM
    Sin is sin, right is right and wrong is wrong. Wake up america! Its long over due for all americans with morals and any kind of integrity to stand up and let the truth be spoken. Bravo brave teacher... Teach the truth, teach morals, teach decency, teach integrity, teach on. HOW HAS OUR SOCIETY GONE SO ASTRAY WHERE THOSE WHO ARE RIGHTEOUS ARE CONDEMNED FOR SPEAKING OUT AGAINST WRONG DOING, IMMORALITY AND WICKED BEHAVIOR? FOR STANDING ON PRINCIPLES OF TRUTH AND INTEGRITY. DEAR READERS KNOW THAT God is just and good, truthful and righteous, and has personally considered and declared homosexuality immoral and SIN and therefore WRONG. Period, end of story, no discussion. Just as he has judged and rejected murder, adultery, stealing, and other unacceptable, sinful, and just plain wrong behaviors. Repent or perish ye stiff-necked and rebellious peoples. nuff said
  • by ChristianBoy on Nov 13, 2011 at 05:38 PM
    She didn't loose any free speech. No one is trying to arrest her or fine her or send her to jail
  • by Crimson Brotha Location: Tallahassee on Oct 21, 2011 at 10:16 AM
    So many straight bashers and heterophobes posting on here. Where is the tolerance from these hypocrites? I tell you where. Back in the same closet that most of them are too cowardly to step out of. You is what you is. Check your equipment if you aren't sure.
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      by Karen on Oct 21, 2011 at 01:32 PM in reply to Crimson Brotha
      You're an idiot. Peace.
  • by TJ on Oct 21, 2011 at 06:47 AM
    I love irony, that's why I'm intolerant of intolerant people. Acceptance goes both ways.
  • by Jim Location: Gadsden County on Oct 21, 2011 at 06:28 AM
  • by Grace Location: Tallahassee on Oct 21, 2011 at 06:04 AM
    The main thing wrong in this issue is the fact that public schools are now teaching our kids that homosexuality, being transgender etc. are just other forms of human sexuality. This is wrong; most people consider homosexuality a perversion, or at the very least, a mental illness. That public schools are pushing the homosexual agenda is the issue that should disturb most people, not the freedom of speech issue in this case.
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      by Anonymous on Oct 22, 2011 at 10:58 PM in reply to Grace
      I don't know any people who believe homosexuality is a perversion or a mental illness. You should probably say "most people I know ..." not "most people ...".
  • by So sad on Oct 20, 2011 at 11:06 PM
    You have a good point there. The way Americans act, we probably will have our right to freedom of speech taking away, just because we can't keep our mouth's shut and cause so much chaos. Never thought about it like that until now...
  • by Martin on Oct 20, 2011 at 10:17 PM
    It's not so much that free speech is suffering in this country, but that an opinion contrary to what is comfortable to a fringe minority is somehow harmful to them. They don't hold their opinions harmful, and demand you accept their behavior as well. We have allowed this, and have only ourselves to blame.
  • by TJ on Oct 20, 2011 at 07:16 PM
    To be perfectly honest, I'd have a problem with any teacher making pro-gay comments in class. It's not any more appropriate than a teacher telling my kids what religious beliefs to have (provided it's not a religious school). I don't care if someone is gay or not, but be very careful what you tell my kids.
  • by Hu Yang Shi Location: Bejing on Oct 20, 2011 at 04:53 PM
    I like this peoples who don't like her to have freedom of speech. In China we are fine with no freedom of speech. Glad that America is becoming like China.
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