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New Jersey Teacher Resigns in Wake of Anti-Gay Online Posts

Wednesday Oct 10, 2012

UNION TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- A New Jersey teacher accused of posting anti-gay comments online has resigned.

Jenye "Viki" Knox is a 21-year teaching veteran who has worked in the Union Township schools since 2000.

School board attorney James Plosia tells The Star-Ledger of Newark ( the 51-year-old submitted her resignation over the summer and settlement talks are under way in a tenure case against her.

Knox was suspended from her $72,270-a-year job and accused of conduct unbecoming of a teacher last year. Knox allegedly posted on her Facebook account that homosexuality was a sin that "breeds like cancer" and described it as "perverted."

The teacher previously said in court papers that she planned to seek a disability pension due to a back injury and on "psychological grounds."

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  • gdhamf, 2012-10-11 03:52:36


  • Wayne M., 2012-10-12 22:43:22

    Her resignation is good news for all students (not just LGBT) students who have been victims of homophobic bullying as well as for children of LGBT parents and for LGBT teachers who have had to deal with homophobic harassment. Furthermore, her deliberate ignorance on homosexuality makes her ineligible to take a part in formation of young minds who need to be encouraged to understand, respect and celebrate diversity.

  • (null), 2012-10-12 23:45:14


  • , 2013-01-14 09:05:18

    Only in the twisted times that this country has degraded to could the utterly perverted behavior of sexual degenerates, bent on propagating/teaching their perversion to children, would there even be a question of their homosexual perversion. It has become a case of "The Emperor’s New Clothes". The crux of these deviant’s thrill is the public exposure. Like a flasher showing his privates to a child. They thrill in corrupting the innocent. The only comfort is knowing the inevitable cleansing proven to surface at the end of every historic time of human social degradation and entropy - epitomized by sexual degeneration. Their bold, proud public exposure of their deviance inadvertently makes them easier to identify when that Cleansing occurs. The Hell of this earth is icing of these people’s filth.

  • Wayne M., 2013-01-14 20:18:17

    To Anonymous: The greatest perversion and degeneracy that can be taught in schools is to misuse the Bible and the name of God to teach hate and discrimination against any group of people and that includes against LGBT people. Schools have a moral responsibility to encourage understanding and celebration of diversity - including sexual diversity. Furthermore, by teaching respect for sexual diversity and respect for self, we can go a long way to help all people, and not just youth, protect themselves from sexual exploitation such as we see often happening from many moral absolutists who then turn around and exploit children.

  • gdhamf, 2013-01-16 13:28:23

    hey Anonymous, if you are so horified at this then why are you making comments on a GAY blog? If you do not want to be exposed to this then why are you trolling around looking for it? Or is your life so dull that you have to stir the pot to make yourself feel important? Grow a set and show your name.

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