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HRC Delivers 75,000 Petitions Calling for Viki Knox's Firing

 

The New Jersey Star-Ledger:

About 300 people turned out Tuesday night for a Union Township school board meeting to both denounce and defend Viki Knox, the high school teacher whose anti-gay Facebook comments have ignited a robust debate over free speech, gay rights and the separation of church and state.

... representatives from Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest gay-rights association, attended to deliver a petition signed by 75,000 supporters calling for Knox’s firing.

... Union parent Ondria Caffey said she corresponded at length with district administrators to express her dismay over the LGBT display — weeks before she learned of Knox’s comments.

"I rely on UHS for teaching my child academics, not for what this display represents," Caffey said at the meeting.