A high school teacher in New Jersey has been suspended for three years after she called homosexuality a sin on her personal Facebook page.
LifeSiteNews.com reports that Jenye “Viki” Knox taught at Union High School since 2000. Knox, who is an ordained minister, was a teacher and faculty advisor for a student-led Bible study at the school. She also had been a teacher for handicapped students.
Back in 2011, Knox criticized the school’s promotion of the LGBTQ lifestyle.
“Why parade your unnatural immoral behaviors before the rest of us?” Knox posted. "Homosexuality is a perverted spirit ... I know sin and it breeds like cancer.”
She also called homosexuality “unnatural immoral behavior” that is “against the Nature and Character of God.”
Knox was suspended without pay and also accused of telling school officials that homosexual teachers were “targeting young and impressionable students for indoctrination into alternative sexual lifestyles.”
"We do not have to accept anything, anyone, or any behavior or any choices!” she declared. “I do not have to tolerate anything others wish to do.”
She acknowledged, however: "I do have to love and speak and do what’s right!”
Knox’s attorney in the case against the school stated, "These Facebook posts that she made were done on her time, at her home, after school hours, on her home computer, and it was addressing a matter that could arguably be of big societal concern.”
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Publication date: February 13, 2018
Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.