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Anti-Gay N.J. Teacher Vickie Knox: Gov. Chris Christie Condemns and NOM & The ACLU Defends

New Jersey public school teacher Vicki Knox who went on post a hateful anti-gay rant  after a bulletin board recognizing LGBT History Month was posted at her school keeps making headlines as N.J. Republican Chris Christie denounced her, protests have suprung up over her, and the National Organization for Marriage is adopting her as thier latest “Christian martyr”

Knox wrote on Facebook:

Homosexuality is a perverted spirit that has existed from the beginning of creation. The word of God refers to it often. That’s if you believe the Word to be truly God’s intended blueprint for his people. I have friends and loved ones who are practicing/ living as homosexuals. Yes I love can care about them. We hug and exchange gifts. We have family dinners. But how they live and their actions, behaviors – CHOICES are against the nature and character of God! Do I tell me so? Yes, of course. I know sin and it breeds like cancer!”

That a public school teacher would post such a thing in a public venue even moved GOP NJ Gov. Chris Christie to denounce Knox on on a N.J. radio talk show.

I think that kind of example is not a positive one at all to be setting for folks who have such an important and influential position in our society. I’m really concerned about those kinds of statements being made.” Christie went on to say he would “like to see an examination of how that teacher conducts herself in the classroom.”

But of course the  National Organization for Marriage and surprisingly the ACLU (Which really needs to PICK its causes much better) has rushed to Knox’s defense:

Although we do not agree with the sentiments expressed on Ms. Knox’s personal Facebook page, her comments are protected by the First Amendment,” stated Ed Barocas, the group’s legal director.

 To start with.  For a school teacher Ms Knox most certainly has a reading comprehension problem
 
Of the six references, I believe 5 are in the Old Testament, and all are not exclusive to homosexuality, but also includes heterosexual activity

And as for the ACLU.

 The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey has come to Knox’s defense yet does not seem the least bit disturbed that another teacher was dismissed for making anti-Semetic remarks.   
 
It’s seems as though its only free speech when the LGBT community is being slammed over the head with a 2×4, but it’s hate speech when that same kind of bigotry, hatred and degradation is directed at any other minority groups in the U.S.  

If a public employee would have made disparaging bigoted remarks about Ms. Knox’s race on Facebook or another media outlet and it came to light would the ACLU come to the same “comments are protected by the First Amendment”  bullshit.

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Will Kohler

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2 thoughts on “Anti-Gay N.J. Teacher Vickie Knox: Gov. Chris Christie Condemns and NOM & The ACLU Defends”

  1. Gov. Christie, No backbone to stand for truth. Freedom of Speech and Religion is the right of every American. You don’t like what Vickie said……..I don’t like what you said.

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