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Activists Plan to Protest Teacher for Antigay Facebook Comments

Activists Plan to Protest Teacher for Antigay Facebook Comments


Gay rights activists plan to protest a school board meeting in New Jersey where a high school teacher is under investigation for posting antigay comments on Facebook.

The Associated Press reports on the call for protesters to urge the Union Township school board to take against Viki Know when it meets Tuesday evening.

Last week it was reported that Knox, a special education teacher and faculty adviser to a prayer group, used the social networking site to say that homosexuality was a "perverted spirit" and to complain about a school display in recognition of LGBT History Month in October. Her page, where she defended her statements to other Facebook users with references to religious belief, was removed from public view, but an attorney captured the comments and shared them with Garden State Equality, the statewide LGBT lobbying group.

Garden State Equality called for the school district in North Jersey to remove Knox. The group questioned her ability to enforce the state's tough new antibullying law given her professed views.

Know has not responded to media outlets' requests for comment. Although the Facebook posts represent her public controversy, she also used Twitter last month to criticize the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, saying, "God is not pleased and neither am I!"

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