Dear Marriage Supporter,
The voice from the crowd of protestors in New Jersey rang loud, clear, and angry: They want Viki Knox, a Christian schoolteacher, terminated.
What is her crime? Posting comments in defense of Biblical views of sex and marriage on her own Facebook page.
We can't let Viki Knox face this alone.
If you read NOM's newsletter, you already know the story: Viki Knox, a New Jersey special ed teacher for more than 20 years and advisor to the school student Bible study group, objects—on her private Facebook page—to her school's celebration of "Lesbian Gay Bi Transgender History Month." The Human Rights Campaign mobilizes its national network and delivers 75,000 petitions (almost none from her school district, of course) demanding the school board take immediate action. Activists flooding a school board meeting demand she be fired. And the school district has launched an "investigation."
Even New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is calling for an investigation rather than standing up to the PC crowd on Viki's behalf.
I have never felt more urgently the need to come together—in love—on behalf of our right to speak the truth as I do watching the angry mob calling for her to be turned out of her job. We cannot let Viki suffer these attacks alone!
NOM's camera crew was at the Union Township school board meeting last week. Go and watch how angry the crowd is, how much they feel it's okay to take away the job of a woman for expressing her private and personal Biblical views outside the classroom. Then please, go sign the petition to make your voice heard: in America, it's unacceptable to fire a good, decent, loving, law-abiding teacher because she believes the Bible's teachings on sex and marriage are true!
So what did Viki Knox say to create such an uproar from gay marriage advocates?
"Homosexuality is a perverted spirit that has existed from the beginning of creation. The word of God refers to it often. That's if you believe the Word to be truly God's intended blueprint for his people. I have friends and loved ones who are practicing/living as homosexuals. Yes I love can care about them. We hug and exchange gifts. We have family dinners. But how they live and their actions, behaviors—CHOICES are against the nature and character of God! Do I tell me so? Yes, of course. Do I treat them bad? If course not! Jesus never did that to ANYONE he meant. He spoke to them of their situation and offered them life eternal. He didn't say it was okay but we've all sinned and come short if God's will for us daily. That's why we Christians true followers pray, repent, and spend time with Christ daily."
"God cannot abide, tolerate, accept, go along with SIN. That's why Jesus came and gave his life as an offering for our souls; so we could once again be right-standing...Everything God has created, Satan has perverted, EVERYTHING! Sin is sin. Wrong is wrong."
She didn't call for hate. She didn't call names. She didn't even violate any school district policies. But she did call to "love and speak and do what's right!"
This effort is the latest in a new extremist agenda for the Human Rights Campaign and other gay marriage advocates. Even the ACLU agrees Viki has the right to speak out for what she believes, but gay marriage advocates want to silence anyone who disagrees with them. If they succeed in silencing Viki Knox, it will set a dangerous precedent that will spread across the nation.
Here's what I need you to do:
Sign the petition today! Your petition will not only help make sure the Union Township school board hears from those who support Viki's right to speak—your message will also assure Viki that thousands of Americans are standing shoulder-to-shoulder with her in defense of marriage and liberty.
Then tell your friends! Share this message on Facebook and Twitter. It's time for all of us, together, to stand with Viki as we "love and speak and do what's right."
Brian S. Brown
NOM Education Fund
P.S. Please forward this email to three friends right now so they can see the truth and get involved. Isolated and alone, we can be intimidated. Together we are too many to be treated as second-class citizens.