Shame On You! - Prosecuting Teachers (Viki Knox) Exercising Right of Freedom of Speech

First Amendment: Freedom of Religion

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Two weeks ago, Viki Knox a special education teacher at Union High School used her personal Facebook page to express her opinion about a lesbian and gay history month display at her school.

In the post she wrote, "Homosexuality is a perverted spirit that has existed from the beginning of creation. I do not pretend to know ALL things. Nor do I pretend not to have biases, failings and faults. But I know sin and it breeds like cancer!"

According to The New York Times, a parent complained to the administration officials about the teacher's comments. Gay rights activists in the group Garden State Equality now want Mrs. Knox fired.

The school has placed her on paid leave.

Union schools superintendent Patrick Martin told Reuters the district is investigating and would take "all appropriate action" after an investigation.

Last month, a Florida teacher who was suspended for his Facebook posts opposing homosexuality received an apology from his school and was reinstated into his classroom.


We the undersigned are appalled at the mistreatment of your employee Mrs. Viki Knox for exercising her First Amendment Right of Freedom of Speech.

We refuse to sit back and watch a modern day lynching of a wonderfully qualified teacher who has demonstrated love, care and concerned for all students.  This is the type of teacher that is much needed in our schools today.

We are therefore, requesting that you not only reinstate Mrs. Knox to her current teaching position, but that you also present her with a public apology.

We look forward to hearing from you soon, regarding this very urgent matter.

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