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NJ School Officials Investigate Teacher Over Expressing Her Views on Homosexuality on Facebook

 

The Star-Ledger:

School officials in Union Township are investigating allegations that a teacher at Union High School posted comments on her Facebook site criticizing a school display recognizing Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender History Month and calling homosexuality ["a perverted spirit that has existed from the beginning of creation."]

On Saturday, a local attorney who said he had initially been contacted by a parent, wrote to the district calling for the teacher’s dismissal.

... "Hateful public comments from a teacher cannot be tolerated," wrote Paragano, also a former Union Township Municipal Court judge. "She has a right to say it. But she does not have a right to keep her job after saying it."

... Garden State Equality, a gay rights group, joined the lawyer Paragano in calling for the teacher’s dismissal.

"Teachers are supposed to be role models for our children, not hatemongers," said Steven Goldstein, who chairs the group.