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Viki Knox Did she really have to say in my presence, "She's such a good wife!" about her partner?!? Seriously!!! Top of Form LikeUnlike · · Share · Wednesday via mobile Viki Knox and 2 others like this. View 1 share
Cas Jackson Did they really put that up in the hallway in UHS??? Wednesday at 12:43pm · LikeUnlike
Viki Knox Yes they did!!! And it's still there! I'm pitching a ﬁt! Wednesday at 12:46pm · LikeUnlike · 1 personJeannette Nardone Watt likes this.
Mark as Spam Report as Abuse... Cas Jackson I know you are....and I would have gotten suspended for takin that down....I'm a lil homophobic Wednesday at 12:51pm · LikeUnlike
Ayzriel 'AZ' Parchment OMG wow! Wednesday at 1:35pm · LikeUnlike
Ayzriel 'AZ' Parchment Im speechless Wednesday at 1:39pm · LikeUnlike
Robyn Magliacano Giordano Are they kidding me with that showcase?? Oh so its cool to show the kids that its okay to hate who u are and change ur gender. Unreal Wednesday at 1:44pm · LikeUnlike · 2 peopleLoading...
Jackie Scotto Edge Who are we talking about? Wednesday at 4:38pm · LikeUnlike
Viki Knox @Edge-I wish I could tell you! :-( but I think battle lines are going to be drawn soon. Wednesday at 5:12pm · LikeUnlike
ChristineMarie Schefter Omg........ Just saw this pic....... Threw up in my mouth. Wow. Just wow. Thursday at 11:19am · LikeUnlike
Judy Greco Amorosa You are kidding me! I heard about this post - What kind of Christian are you? God made each and every one of us - gay, straight, black, white, Christian, Jew, blond, brunette - and we should all love eachother - that is the Christian way! And you, a black person, whose race has suffered prejudice for centuries, how could you prejudice against gays??? Do you have Black Pride bulletin
boards in UHS at times? Did any of the whites or Asians complain about that? Live and let live - @ Robyn - No - it's not cool to show kids that its ok to hate who you are and change your gender - it IS cool to let kids know that they should accept themselves as they are and not worry about what others say - they were made by God and are beautiful! 20 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 19 peopleLoading...
Howard Wills Nicely said Judy. Get a grip Viki 19 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 6 peopleLoading...
Lisa Fortunato Hruby Nicely said Judy! I overheard about this post from UHS alumni and I am just appalled at your behavior Ms. Knox. As former students, we were taught to work together and ﬁght the prejudice. In God's god name and in the name of my cousin Sam Fortunato, you can be sure that I will be calling the Superintendent of Schools on Tuesday to let them know that you are instilling hate to our future generation! 18 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 14 peopleLoading...
Howard Wills Oh yea Lisa! You da woman! Your cousin had such a positive inﬂuence in my life. From when I was a bratty little 4th grade kid, till I was a 17 year old punk kid, he always treated me with respect and encouraged me to do my best in all I do. You are right, he would not stand for this teacher and her behavior! 18 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 2 peopleLoading...
Lisa Fortunato Hruby Sadly Howie, UHS is not what it once was. Ms. Knox is proof of this and Sam is rolling in his grave right now. It's sad that he's gone! 18 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 4 peopleLoading...
Howard Wills You are right about that Lisa! 18 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 1 personLoading...
Peggy Leonard Melchionna I applaud the display 18 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 5 peopleLoading...
Peggy Leonard Melchionna Teaching kids to accept everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, is alwaya a good thing. Perhaps if Mrs. Knox had such an open minded teacher inﬂuencing her in her youth, she'd be a little less predjudiced and hatefyl today 18 hours ago · UnlikeLike · 5 peopleLoading...
Joe Stoerger GREAT DISPLAY....nice to see UHS making improvements, and concerning what Judy posted..........AMEN and HALLELUYER!!!!!! 18 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 3 peopleLoading...
Lisa Fortunato Hruby Union High School (UHS) is a large, public institution that serves a culturally and economically diverse community. To meet the myriad needs of such a community, and to fulﬁll its mission, UHS provides an environment that is not only conducive to learning, but also encourages diverse and creative thinking and interaction among the faculty and students....It's in the mission statement! 16 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 5 peopleLoading...
Franklin Washington Hamilton CFarms HEY Ms. KNOX, are you going to protest BLACK HISTORY MONTH??? I bet not!!!! Think hard before preaching hate where you might be if this country didn't support your equal rights and TOLERANCE, .....just saying! 13 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 4 peopleLoading...
James Ludolph Im glad someone is standing up to this nonsense. It has no place in our schools. 12 hours ago · LikeUnlike
James Ludolph I just had this long debate with this Franklin Washington Hamilton CFarm person. He or she took down the whole debate and blocked me from making any further commits. See I was right they want special treatment and only thier opinion matters. 12 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Serena Steinberg Argentieri In my opinion (since everyone's matters) u are all entitles to feel & believe how you choose to but the minute it starts to teach our children hate, racism, bias or unacceptance of another human being for being different, that's when it becomes a proble 10 hours ago · UnlikeLike · 2 peopleLoading...
Serena Steinberg Argentieri Oops....a "problem" is what I meant to end that comment with. 10 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Theresa Saleeby Awad YA know, My husband and I are looking to buy a home. IF this is the type of teacher that is employed by the Union school system, we will NOT be moving there any time soon! Shame on this woman and shame on the school if they dont take the proper course of action! 10 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 1 personLoading...
Viki Knox Judy Lisa Franklin,,.and the rest of you open-minded lovers of your ﬂesh and not the Spirit of Christ. Christ and his followers, Christians, do indeed love everyone. Christ died for the lost. That was over 2,000 years ago and certainly there are still LOST in need of a Savior. Going to church once a week, Mass, CYO, wearing crosses,
etc does not a Christian make. Relationship does. The same amount of time you spend with the one you spot across the room and want to get to know-talking together, spending time together, learning each other. Whether I like a person or not has nothing to do with the standards of God. God's nature is holy. 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 in right-standing; fellowship with God our creator and father. Everything God has created, Satan has perverted, EVERYTHING! Sin is sin. Wrong is wrong. Disobedience is disobedience. It doesn't matter who's doing it. But thank God for the blood of Jesus that cleanses us and is able to present before God as spotless but only when the Father sees the shed blood of his son for his beloved children can he receive us into the family of God once again. Now of course if you are not a follower of Christ then you're already leaning and depending on your own understanding...which Is ﬂawed and insufficient. If you believe you know the mind of God and arent in a relationship with him then again as you dont know ME but want to attack and speak of my character, race, ethnicity, etc leaning to you're own devices you are wrong! 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. The Word of God instructs us to die daily to our ﬂesh-meaning our will. What we want; what feels good to us; what we like; what we can rationalize and justify. I do not pretend to know ALL things. Nor do I pretend not to have biases, failings and faults. But I know sin and it breeds like cancer! As I 15 yr old girl, how many positive fulﬁlling sexual encounters has she had with a man to know or THINK she wants to only have sex with another female. Most of her experiences would have been with some male trying to practice his techniques and control on her. I haven't run across any teenagers/young adults fortunate enough to be introduced to sexual relations by professionals: gigolo and escorts. Why would I protest black history month. UHS/Union does a piss poor job acknowledging black history, Hispanic history month, great inventors, female artists, etc. That comment was ignorant. How about I protest against being female?!? Exactly! Off topic. Union is not South Orange/Maplewood where one out of four families consist of two Mommies or daddies. (I'm exaggerating) Why parade your unnatural immoral behaviors before the rest of us? AND YOU ARE WRONG! I/WE DO NOT HAVE TO ACCEPT ANYTHING, ANYONE. ANY BEHAVIOR OR ANY CHOICES! I DO NOT HAVE TO TOLERATE ANYTHING OTHERS WISH TO DO. I DO HAVE TO LOVE AND SPEAK AND DO WHAT'S RIGHT!
Now here you type not accepting my statements and convictions but this is okay and perfectly acceptable because you disagree with me and you feel the need to support and lend your voice for your friends and employees at the high school you believe I'm persecuting. Well alright. Do your best. I'm not the one talking behind backs, calling names, laughing in faces and stabbing in backs. I mean what I say and I say what I mean. I am grown enough to say what I feel necessary to your face. If it's not necessary for a confrontation (and if you KNOW me, then you know I AM CONFRONTATIONAL. I have more of Peter's slice ﬁrst and ask questions later spirit that I need to constantly work on with Jesus) then rest assured I'm deﬁnitely praying for souls and against the spirit(s) of the enemy that would shift us like wheat. The display should not be in the high school. UHS is not the setting to promote, encourage, support, and foster homosexuality. How does this effect existing laws making it illegal for teenagers to give consent to engage in sexual intercourse! Hmm Well, which ever side you decide to stand on, keep my name out of your mouth and off your lips. I dont know you. You dont know me. (Or Robyn). If you graduated from UHS after 1997, I'm old enough to be your mother. So your relationship/knowledge if Sam Fortunato is from a different angle then mine and my family. If you are not a black woman...just stop talking because you don't even know if I check the black box or not! LMBO Again, you don't know me and I don't know you. I haven't called any names or pointed ﬁngers. What I've done is just what any responsible gambler, alcoholic, pedophile, addict, serial killer, etc would have done under the circumstances...I spoke up and out. If you stand for something you'll fall for the okie doak every-time. Now you sports fans stay safe out there! LOL 10 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 2 peopleLoading...
Viki Knox @Franklin-are you a Native American?!? I didnt think so. Sooo, how did your family get to this country? Do you have a homeland you could be sent back to if our economy doesn't pick up? Was your family captured, chained, beaten and starved into submission? Sounds bad. But I don't have any relatives that ﬁt the above either. This economically diverse community and melting pot country was built on the backs of blacks, who fought alongside their captors for freedom. So why are you talking to me?!? 10 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 1 personLoading...
James Ludolph There are plenty of other ways to teach children respect for each others individualism with out bringing sexual orientaion or ones sexual preference into the picture. It just seems that people are masking a gay agenda behind the cause
tolerence. Why should my kid be made aware transgenders. That has no place in our public schools. You want to be gay go ahead but dont push it down my kids throat at school. Teach your subjects teachers and let us the parents teach morals and tolerence. This display steps beyond the boundries of what we send our kids to school for. 9 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 1 personLoading...
James Ludolph If my child was in UHS I would pull him out. 9 hours ago · LikeUnlike
James Ludolph I dont agree that this country was built on the backs of blacks though. Thats really taking too much credit. 9 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Viki Knox @Lisa Fortunato... Please. PLEASE DO CALL DR. MARTIN! I applaud you. Will be reacting as a concerned parent regarding the content being suggested to impressionable future leaders to seek peace with all men, glorify God in word and deed, prayer for our children, love of God, family, the Body if Christ and country... Or, will you be the irate citizen/homeowner who wants more openness for selfexpression? You truly believe your uncle would have embraced this showcase by the English Dept? You think Gale Fortunato would encourage her Dept to put up such a display? Seriously. My children graduating from UHS under Sam. I worked for him personally for about 2 1/2 years, but my family knew him for many years. We cannot ﬁnd fault with the man. And many could but not I. Now you are a blood relation so you have every right to speak on your uncle's behalf and do him proud for his support and encouragement of this display; as well as his disappointment and regret that he asked for me to be moved to his building because I encourage the future generations to seek a relationship with God, to honor their parents and authority, that I pray with and for the future generations situations, that I encourage the future generations to love Godhonor his sacriﬁce-not to use profanity and their ﬁsts-to be accountable and responsible for their actions in their bodies... Please make that call and let's get it started right. I look forward to this confrontation! Thank you! 9 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 1 personLoading...
Viki Knox @Lisa-Mission statement?!? Just make the call! I follow the Great Commission Christ gave his followers...to go to ends of the earth baptizing and preaching the Gospel of Christ to every man, woman, boy and girl. Again, service to God is not monetary contributions, weekly attendance to a Mass/CYO, cleaning the rectory/ church, etc. All that's great and needed but do you know the Man Christ Jesus? Now once you're introduce to Christ NOT THE CHURCH OR PRIEST OR PASTOR OR BOARD OF ELDERS, and you've had a nice long courtship/engagement, and you're ready to be his BRIDE...then remind me again what's your point for calling my name out because YOU DON'T KNOW ME! 9 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Viki Knox @Howard, Peggy, & Lisa ... Have we met? Have I taught any of your children or relatives? I don't think so. I would remember people who make snap judgements about people and situations they are not directly involved with nor know all the facts. And since I have not spoken with any if you, I know you don't know anything about me, my mind, or my intentions. But keep talking about me openly and freely! I have not slung any hash on any person. I have called any names. But you keep it going, hear. Because I disagree with you, you go on and feel free to comment about my person, mental state, and professional ability. Keep it going. Sadly, UHS certainly isn't what it used to be. That's good and bad? Or just bad because I disagree with a display honoring alternative lifestyles? How about the administration and faculty that were racist and didn't try to hide it? That was okay back in the day? You miss that huh? Teachers making demeaning and humiliating comments to black, Portuguese, Haitian students in front of classes, in the locker rooms, in offices...you miss those days huh? You miss when the bullies were the athletic heroes so they got away with it? Yeah good times. Good times! 9 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Joe Stoerger How would you like it if there was a diplay celebrating the life of Nathan Bedford Forrest? 9 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Viki Knox @Julie-Did you hear me say I hate anyone?!? Have any students of mine told you I said I hate anyone or anything? I don't use the word hate unless I am expressing how much I HATE when I am lied on! I can do enough to get myself in trouble I do not need anyone helping me by lying on me! I've used words such as unnatural, ungodly, and immoral. I love my family members and friends that practice alternate lifestyles
but I do not condone or support their lifestyle. I do not deny them access to me or my home. Christ draws us all through a love so vast and encompassing that our human minds continue to fail to comprehend but it was still LOVE! I have no idea how the ADULTS saw my pic, read something I wrote and concluded I was hating and bashing. I know these circumstances exist. It is all around us. But I will continue to say the display, support, and tolerance is in appropriate for school. Just like all of you who are up in arms because I disagree with YOU I can have my say also. Words are powerful and cannot be taken back no matter how many times a judge may say strike that from the record. I pray all day long as I teach and walk the halls of UHS. This display is just the tip if the iceberg of the many ills being faced down daily by faculty, staff, and students. Now we want to throw another pebble in the rippling waters. Students see this and feel comfortable coming outta their closet. Who's there professionally trained to handle the fall out? And I dont mean protecting them from Christians telling them that God loves you and he created you for more; he created you not to practice homosexuality and I love you too! THATS WHAT I TEACH AND PREACH ma'am! No I'm talking about when the gays bashers, bullies, and mean girls ﬁnd out who's really "freaky" in the building! The students already make negative disrespectful comments about teachers they think are gay. I dont allow those conversations in my class but in the halls... UHS admin is barely handling the petty crimes and violence and depressions, behavioral disorders, etc NOW. Lets just happily put marks on these students backs! Fine. No it's not. I don't have to accept and tolerate my daughter leaving her children for days at nmh house. I don't have to tolerate and accept my husband drinking and affairs. I didn't bring my race into this others did. I didn't cast any personal taunts at anyone. And I certainly didn't leap over to hate crimes. But I am collecting quite a bit for cyber bullying and harassment. 8 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 1 personLoading...
Peter Leone It is amaizing how in this country the thought police tell how and what we need to think about everything. Just because you disagree with somebody's lifestyle doesn't mean you hate someone. it just means that you disagree with their lifestyle. Today, however, we are taught by society and the thought police that you must accept everybody or you are a "hater." In today's society, we are taught thatif you disagree with a lifestyle you are a bigot. It's ridiculous. What e ver happened to to the 1st amendment? All of my friends know that I disagree with a gay and lesbian lifestyle. However, all of my friends also know that I don't dislike somebody just because they are gay or lesbian. I've also had gay and lesbian friends that know where I stand, and just because I disagree with their lifestyles, I don't disrespect them as a person. God created them as people, however their lifestyle is a sinful one. THe Bible clearly states that homosexuals, dunkards, idolater, etc. will not see the Kingdom of Heaven. I know that is not what the "thought police" would agree with and I know most of you are going to disagree with me, but that is ﬁne because Jesus came to divide with a sharp double edged sword. SO, some of you can "claim" what God is, or how God would tell you to live or act, but how many of you can support your claims? I agree with Viki on this one. A bulletin board like that has no place in the schools. 8 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 2 peopleLoading...
Viki Knox @Julie-here you go again telling what I should be doing as if you know me. If you have a relationship with God, the one you are going to pray to for me ask him to give you the gift of discernment then you can tell me about myself. But you'd have to read all if the New Testament not just the four Gospels. Once again this is my page. No one had to respond. There are many pages that you scroll by but it's their decision to enter into my world. You dont like what you see or hear keep it moving. Six and eight year old gay children?!? Ridiculous! Homosexuality is a conscious choice to engage in sexual relations with your same sex. Yes I have difficulty with adults nurturing and accepting these attitudes and behaviors in children. If a man was encouraging an eight year old girl to be a call girl/escort, everyone would be ringing DYFS off the hook. If a nanny was encouraging her young males to practice self gratiﬁcation and then do it to each other, the parents and community would be raising the dead! They would be ridiculed at school. If caught sent to the nurse and/or principal. Parents, DYFS and poss police called in. It would be a circus. But lesbians, gays, bi, etc that's appropriate to teach love and happiness? Okay. Whatever you say. Oh once again, I did not open the name calling, race blaming, professional observation reports door - the free speakers did. And again you, Lisa, Howard, Peggy, etc did not have to comment because I wasnt talking to you! I dont know any of you so why you feel comfortable debating with a stranger is beyond me but that's your freewill. 8 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Viki Knox @Peter - Hi!!! Keep holding up the banner. Thanks! 8 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Viki Knox @Stephanie - Umm from your pic you dont look like a black female but that doesnt mean you're not. However, off topic black history lesson, thanks. Not at all necessary but thank you for your efforts to educate me about what you believe to be my heritage. O_o 7 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Viki Knox @Stephanie - in Sunday School children learn the bible was written by man but inspired by God. Meaning God used human man to pen what he wanted us to have. Does it contain the entire mind of God? Of course not. He too awesome to be contained in a book. Have things been taken out, rearranged? Yes. We learn all this before bible school and/or seminary. But if we disagree about what the bible is and who God is from the beginning then we cannot have a meaningful conversation. There are also many faiths, doctrines, and followings but there is only one God of all. He's the same from the beginning to the end. He does not change. 7 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Stephanie Hernandez What I BELIEVE? I gave you the history lesson because you needed it. So your welcome. 7 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Michael Boll Why are we even giving viki knox her 15 min? Maybe viki can cure and save all the gays and lesbians too? I wish I was gay because I dress so crappy! 7 hours ago · UnlikeLike · 8 peopleLoading...
Stephanie Hernandez Hey... Did they teach you Luke 6:37? 7 hours ago · UnlikeLike · 1 personLoading...
Viki Knox @Joe...there are no intelligent words in response to your question. Except, if the History Dept put up a showcase honoring Forrest and his exploits, they better have a good educational reason for doing so. I cringe to think of all of blood shed that could ensue as every questionable Brotherhood, skinhead, etc was attack, their homes and properties damaged, their families targeted. That just would not be a wise move but I'm sure you knew that when typed and posted your comment. LOL Wonder what's under that mask? Nah. Not really. 7 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Judy Greco Amorosa Viki - I have children who have gone through UHS and have gotten wonderful educations in a diverse atmosphere - different races, nationalities,
sexual orientation, etc. But for a teacher to publicly state their religious beliefs on a public forum is wrong. (Leviticus also states "'Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves." Do you own any slaves?) I don't want to get into a religious debate here - I just want to make you aware that your opinion is now public (despite the fact that Jim Damato speciﬁcally said not to get involved with Facebook) and the students that you teach can see this. When people say hate, they are referring to people not being tolerant of the differences amoung us. Hitler believed that the human race should be cleansed, that the Jews were not good enough - even though Jesus was a Jew. People of a certain Middle Eastern religion are terrorizing the "inﬁdels" because they don't believe what the Islam believes - they took down our World Trade Center and killed innocent people in the name of Allah. People do NOT choose to be gay - they are born that way - I have friends who are gay who said that they knew at the age of four that they were different - long before sexual awareness comes about. Babies are born with ambiguous genitals - where the parents have to decide what sex their child should be. Things can "short-circuit" during gestation and how we all turn out is up to God and God alone - even if being gay. I am not harassing you, I am not bullying you. I would not do that - that is not what I am about. But by you posting on a public forum your beliefs (based on your religion) that homosexuality is immoral and ungodly is bullying. That is something that can hurt a developing teen - remember the adolescents who commited suicide because of gay bashing. Our God is a loving God and IF he considers homosexuality a sin - He is a forgiving God. Just as you say that the display in the HS is inappropriate, so is your posting on FB where students can see. Yes, I know that we do have freedom of speech, but be careful of how that freedom is affecting another child of God....I am done here I will not debate this issue any more - I have said what I needed to say. I am not trying to convince you to change your beliefs - they are yours and yours alone. I respect your beliefs (translate - you are entitle to believe what you want to believe) but don't hurt people in the process - which you can do by posting as you did. After all, you are the person who originally posted " Did she really have to say in my presence, "She's such a good wife!" about her partner?!? Seriously!!!" - that is also freedom of speech..... 7 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 6 peopleLoading...
Nicolina Hemingway I for one LOVE that showcase. One Love ♥ 7 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 2 peopleLoading...
Michael Boll I will say one thing I so hate glee! But I so love Spartacus I so confused I think I need an intervention!! Julie b. Is my fav fb poster ever! 7 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 5 peopleLoading...
Lisa Fortunato Hruby No Viki, I don't know you, your right and I don't believe I said anything hurtful towards your character. I am not only a Roman Catholic but a teacher as well. God shows me the way to teach our children to love each other no matter how different we are. High School is tough enough with the challenges they face not only academically but socially as well. Everyone should look to you as a professional for guidance and support without your prejudice/ This is not just a matter of a bulletin board that was put up, It's a matter of ignorance from a teacher who's supposed to act in a certain manner around her peers as a professional....Drawing battle lines does not sound like one to me, it sounds like a threat of violence. What happens if you do get them to take down that board? You think it's going to go away? You think it's going to scare the gay away? I look on this board and I see so many familiar faces. Faces I went to High School with, including Peter. Back in the day, we all tried to outdo each other. Who had the highest hair, Who was most popular, etc. and ya know something Viki, it didn't matter 20 years later when we all met up again. We all had changed and branched out into our own individuality. Our teachers inspired us to do that. You can preach til your blue in the face, it's your board, it's your right, but just think to yourself of how many of your own students are reading this right now who are gay and feel that they can't depend on you to show them the way? Now try and do your job! I'll pray for you! 6 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 2 peopleLoading...
Lawrence Larry Baumer viki - respectfully speaking its GOD and ONLY GODs right to be the ﬁnal judge on these kind of issues..not yours.. i am not saying you are not allowed your viewpoints, but you seem to feel bullied, harrassed. viki just like you not liking this display and expressing your distaste with it you have to expect others who do not feel the same way a forum to retort. honestly i am on the fence on this one: while people of all colors, creeds and sexual orientations should have positive attention and reinforcement via seminars and education..maybe a display in school wasnt a well thought out idea. only reason im saying that is that what you call and agendaist display is bringing out your agenda as well. not beneﬁcial to either if you ask me. oh poor choice of words "battle lines are being drawn" for a teacher..you are supposed to be a role model and a voice of reason..not a soldier..just sayin 6 hours ago · UnlikeLike · 3 peopleLoading...
Damian Hernandez BOTTOM LINE YOU ARE WRONG!!!!! What kind of person are you....This is not an act of a TRUE CHRISTIAN!!!! 6 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Lawrence Larry Baumer Viki - one more thing. with the horriﬁc instances and headlines of kids in schools being bullied into early graves because of sexual orientation or God forbid just being different ..the ﬂip side of this is that positive reinforcement is very important into giving these kids a base..or a hand reaching out letting them know they are not alone and its not a crime to be different regardless of "popular" opinion. its a confusing world being a teen as it is.. 6 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 5 peopleLoading...
Nicolina Hemingway a bulletin board like that has its proper place - in a school. where there are in fact transgender, gay and lesbian kids who need to know they are welcome, they are supported and they do in fact belong. I cannot believe this woman is a special ed teacher. miss civil rights defender one would think considering your stance on slavery ect YOU of all people would be INTOLERANT of INTOLERANCE. SHAME ON YOU!! That board is a message of LOVE, PEACE and TOLERANCE. LOVE THEY NEIGHBOR Miss Knox. Let he who is WITHOUT sin cast the ﬁrst stone... im sure you will try and turn that last one around on me HOWEVER I dont prescribe to the same channel to God that you do.. I am just throwing out some of the content on yours to remind you of what a HYPOCRITE you are. 6 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 1 personLoading...
Nicolina Hemingway thank GOD you cannot spew this religious venom at school!!! thank GOD they can put up showcases like that INSTEAD! 5 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 2 peopleLoading...
Grace Hemingway WURD Nicolina Hemingway 5 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 1 personLoading...
James Ludolph So everyone thinks its ok to teach my kids in school that taking it up the butt is ok and normal. Or having your penis split down the middle to create a vigina is perfectly OK. You people are wacked out. Thank god my kids dont go to Union public schools. 5 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 1 personLoading...
Christina RomeoStar Mitchell I am African American, a UHS graduate, a Mother, an active Christian Baptist and a proud LESBIAN...if I go to hell because of who I love and not the missionary work I do so be it, but only God can be the ﬁnal judge..there seems to be a blurring of church and state when there needs to be a clear separation of church and state...all men are created equal...when they gave woman the right to vote there was a public uproar, when they granted African Americans civil rights, there was a public outrage, when segregation of schools was proposed there were demonstrations, marches, protests and some people lost there lives...today we look back and scratch our heads, how ridiculous a society to be so barbaric that we judged people on the color of their skin? Well there is a new minority, Gays and Lesbians and we are demanding basic civil rights. How horriﬁc to be judged on your sexuality and not the content of your character and your contribution to society.... SEPARATE CHURCH AND STATE 5 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 7 peopleLoading...
Lawrence Larry Baumer James - this is deﬁnately is a hot potato topic that not everyone will agree with thats for sure..and you are deﬁnately have the right to voice your point of view.. but we cant sweep this kind of thing under the rug either..these kids exist..and they are in our schools..i mean should they feel ostrasized due to sexual preferances or or being different? educaton like it or not is key..not segregation ..education done with decorum not crudity. its not my lifestyle choice but we cant act as ostritches either. 5 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 3 peopleLoading...
Nicolina Hemingway and James really? How vulgar. Heterosexuals do the kinkiest of things and have anal sex.. 5 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 3 peopleLoading...
Viki Knox To all you faceless FB commentaries: This wonderful! You people just keep this conversation going! By all means take your concerns and desires for more of these displays etc to be displayed at the next Bd meeting. Please explain to the Bd the negative and harmful effect I am having on the children of Union. Don't forget to let me
know when you're going. Enjoy the next come back. I'm thankful for the hands being shown. LOL 5 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 1 personLoading...
Chris Lloyd I'll be blunt and to the point. Hate is hate is hate. Everyone is entitled to like and dislike whomever for whatever reason, but as other commenters have said Ms. Knox, you have an extraordinary inﬂuence on those you educate and I have to say that this behavior is at minimum, unprofessional. I just hope you haven't managed to affect the minds of your students with your personal views because frankly the results of that would be disastrous. 4 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 2 peopleLoading...
James Ludolph My point is this the schools are not the place to push a gay agenda and that is what is happening here. Admit it or not. You can try to hide behind tolerance or diversity or any other politicly correct term. But the bottom line is this is school sponsored homosexuality. And its not right. 4 hours ago · LikeUnlike
James Ludolph @mike boll keep that shit to yourself Mr. I like you too much to think that you run around the house with a feather duster up your ass.lol 4 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 1 personLoading...
Nicolina Hemingway Viki, thanks to the separation of CHURCH and STATE as a TEACHER in a PUBLIC SCHOOL you are NOT lawfully permitted to take this position with ANY SINGLE ONE of the students therefore I suppose you wont be having a direct negative and harmful effect on them. While I suspect you might tell the BOE that you are repulsed by showcase - all they can do by law is respectfully acknowledge your opinion...they will NOT even consider taking it down. They could be sued and you would be named liable for instigating the discrimination and you would lose your job. Nobody wants that Vicki. also just because I have a picture of my cool kicks - does not make me faceless. 4 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Viki Knox @Nicoline-then obviously I wasn't referring to YOU as faceless but if you scroll up there are faceless FB users. 4 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Nicolina Hemingway Hate is contagious. Homosexuality is not. 4 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Nicolina Hemingway sorry then Vik - for I did take that personally - my bad. 4 hours ago · LikeUnlike
James Ludolph Oh please. What gives the schools the right to push a gay agenda. That is not what we send our kids to school for. This isnt 100% about religion its about school sponsored homosexuality. 4 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Nicolina Hemingway Viki - this is my olive branch - if you believe it is a sin, please do not forget "Love the sinner". . and please, embrace the gay, lesbian and transgender community - be a channel of His peace.. 4 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 1 personLoading...
Viki Knox Oh and Nicoline, thanks for the legal insight but I'll let my attorney handle that for me. The separation of church and state is slightly complicated as well as ambiguous. Districts have lost many lawsuits in favor a religion oriented cases. I'm not pushing or even into religion ... I'm living by faith. 4 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Nicolina Hemingway James, this is not a gay agenda... thats absurd.... it's a human agenda. Im out - Peace - to all of you. 4 hours ago · LikeUnlike
James Ludolph Sure it it is who put the the display up? 4 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Viki Knox Nicotine again obviously you are not comprehending what I have written. I never said I hated anyone. I mentioned Christ died for us ALL who are born in sin... I did say I show love to the person because Christ draws us ALL by his unconditio...nal love. The bible says while WE WERE YET ENEMIES OF GOD Christ gave his life. My point is I do not have to accept or tolerate sin. God indeed loves us and his desire is that none would perish (eternal separation from his presence) but many will choose to go their own way. That's the FREEWILL he gave us from the beginning. He will never take our FREEWILL. See More 4 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Nicolina Hemingway Viggy, actually - you do have to tolerate the gay lesbian and transgender community and the support offered and displayed by them in public schools for so long as you are employed by same. 4 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 2 peopleLoading...
James Ludolph Thats a funny thing in this country now a days if you dont agree with something you must hate then. Just stand up for what you believe Vicki. 4 hours ago · LikeUnlike
James Ludolph Thats just the thing what gives the schools the right to push the gay agenda. That is not what we send our kids to school for period. 4 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Viki Knox Faceless #1 - I don't and didn't need any lesson from you, history or otherwise. I hope you're a tax paying resident of Union with children in the public school system. Faceless #2 - I don't need 15 minutes and I've been wondering why you... and others are on my page talking to me also. Faceless #3 - I never even implied to be a cure all for any but anyone bothered to ask me I'd tell them Jesus is the answer. Faceless Christian Baptist PROUD LESBIAN - SMH!!!!!!!!!! See More 4 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Ellen Renn Sona No one is pushing gay agenda by teaching tolerance for those that may be different than yourself! But Mrs. Knox, IS breaking the laws of separation of Church & State if her defense is solely RELIGIOUS! You have a right to your opinion, yes,... but voicing or publicly denouncing others in a disrespectful manner is WRONG! We do have freedom of speech, yes, but you still can't yell "FIRE" when you feel like it. See how far your freedom of speech would go if you yelled "ﬁre" or "bomb" on a government building tour, because you felt you had the "right" to say what you want! If you want to teach religion, GO TO A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL! There are LAWS that prevent you from using your religion as a defense in PUBLIC SCHOOLS.See More 4 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 2 peopleLoading...
Jourden Siobhan speaking on my mothers behave, she does NOT bash, hate, mistreat, tarnish or damage anyone who is homosexual she loves and lets them live free on their own choices! NO ONE has to tolerate anything or anyone and that is THEIR own choice! it ...doesnt mean u hate them or what they do u just DONT AGREE with it, but i love u non the less so the ignorance on this entire post from these non factors is just nauseating and @Mr. Ludolph u are right this is NOT why we send our children to
school if they felt that STRONGLY about LGBT support make a freakin group because UHS has tons of them it was not needed nor necessary to post a bulletin FRONT&CENTER IN THE SCHOOL.. UHS is very diverse, they dont bash gays never have as far as im concerned and never did during my years attending or my siblings as far back as 97 but it still doesnt give them the right or chance to broadcast it so publicly as they did!!! really who approved the bulletin?! and in union we dont murder, slander, or ban ANY homosexuals. as far as the religious factor some of u need NOT to even take it to that level state some facts because Catholicism is much far off from what is preached and believed in Christianity!!See More 4 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Viki Knox Ms Julie you're back! I agree with you your children will be exposed to many things in the public arena. That's one reason many parents choose to send their children to private and parochial schools. A bubble be serious. My children all gr...aduated from UHS. They attended school with homosexuals and no one bashed them or hated on them! There are more than a few doctors lawyers and Indian chiefs that are homosexual but that conversation is out of context to my original post and comments. Focus!See More 3 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Jourden Siobhan yes u never can tell someones true feelings through a computer but NO lol shes not angry at all its just amazing at the way ppl misconstrue and distort things and it was simply an opinion and FB has made many changes and she actually was unaware this post was public but that still doesnt bother her speak your piece she isnt upset or wanting/forcing anyone to agree with her at all.. 3 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Viki Knox I didn't make it private because I didn't feel the need too. Just BECAUSE it's public you still do not have to respond stretch out of context what I said or bash me. I'm not hiding my opinions. They're mine and on my page. I didn't go on s...omeone else's page and voice my opinion. And as far as this feigned outrage over my being a teacher that stands for holiness or HELL...please! Raise the roof when the superintendents call children of color thugs and niggas. Say something when principals scream in children's faces and tell them they dont want them in their school. Say something about children being tackled and handcuffed to the ﬂoor. Say something when there are more Sub's in the building than teachers. Say something when the copiers and printers aren't
working for weeks. Say something when we get knocked down by the county, state, supervisory panels, etc for not using technology in the classrooms. Say something when lesbian gym teachers introduce and experiment with female students/athletes. Go ahead and say something because I certainly did and will continue to do so. And again I hope all these voices are tax paying residents of Union with children attending our schools! I LIVE AND TEACH HERE!See More 3 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 1 personLoading...
Christina RomeoStar Mitchell I have a face and I have voice and like you I have the right to express my thoughts in this public forum. You may not agree with my sexual orientation and my ability to have a relationship with God, but you have no right to call me FACELESS......I am PROUD, I am STRONG, I am a devoted CHRISTIAN...GOD does not make mistakes, lets leave the judging to him. You may not agree with me, but you will not disrespect me. I am not Faceless, I am a human being.See More 3 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 3 peopleLoading...
Jourden Siobhan but who is she not loving? why isnt she a good person? because she doesnt agree with a bulletin imagine how many other teachers, parents and students dont agree and because it was voiced shes a bad person.. like a said there is no love lost... she does not hate anyone it simply is a fact that this bulletin should of def had more thought b4 being posted Union should of made a LGBT support group not in secret no but this was not a good move in my own opinion.. and its because how many of these ppl on this post even know whether this bulletin was approved or not!See More 3 hours ago · LikeUnlike
James Ludolph I am not saying that we all shouldnt be tolerant of each other, Of course you haver to be and I teach my kids that. Its not the schools job to do it. It is pushing a gay agenda. You can hide behind this diversity cloak but your pushing a sp...ecial interest in the schools and that is wrong. We shpuldnt have to send our kids to private school because we are worried that they are being brain washed by the political correctness bunch. Im not agaimst you if your guy but I dont need it to be in my face. Keep it to yourself why must the rest of us get onboard with being gay? Transgender? well that is just bizzare.See More 3 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Lawrence Larry Baumer james/viki - i do agree this shouldnt be the focal point of schooling overshadowing the "3R's"..i mean its bad enough that johnny cant read as it is..nonetheless diversity ethnic or sexual has to be addressed nowadays. idk if its a gay ...agenda though if making people aware and informed. i think it deﬁnately puts a human face on things.just my opinion but i dont think this should be a topic for the grade or middle schools as a certain "maturity" level is deﬁnately needed to process this. is this secular humanism..idk? but alot of misinformation causes more harm than good at times..its deﬁnately a different world .. @James - yeah i dont wanna think of boll running around with that featherduster either..lolSee More 3 hours ago · UnlikeLike · 2 peopleLoading...
Viki Knox Faceless spitting out your coffee - I attended a parochial all girl high school and college by choice. Many of my best friends decided to be openly gay in high school. And a few got broken jaws for just looking like they were interested when we changed for gym. In college we had many sleepovers and a few of our group were lesbians. Get some more coffee and stop missing the point. Sheesh this is tiresome! 2 hours ago · LikeUnlike
James Ludolph I cant believe how you are being attacked Vikki. It seems the tolerance crew doesnt have tolerance for you. Ironic/ 2 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Viki Knox FACELESS?!? You removed your pic. There's just a FACELESS CARTOON PIC ... making you FACELESS. It wouldn't matter if you had a pic of a car or your cat but a blank is faceless! 2 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Michael Boll I think a group hug and singing god bless America would ﬁx everything !
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Victoria Austin Dear Viki, we have never met, and therefore, I will admit that I am in no position to make judgements as others have about you being hateful, hostile, or whatever other labels they have chosen to cast upon you. As a matter of fact, I see th...at we share several mutual friends who I hold in the utmost regard, and I am sure that anyone they associate with must be, in most aspects, and decent and caring person. And while I disagree 100% with the position you've taken here, I would defend your protected right, as an American citizen, to freely speak your mind, whether or not I agreed with you, and I would like to point out to everyone that you do seem to be encouraging others to speak their minds too, even those who dissent with your viewpoint, and I absolutely commend that. I realize that it is very difficult for most people to encourage free speech when those who are speaking are speaking out against them, so kudos to you. Unfortunately, however, the issue here is not about your protected right to freedom of speech as a private individual citizen. You have every right to speak your mind as a private citizen - even in a PUBLIC forum - so, despite what some folks on this chain seem to think, the issue of whether or not this post was private or public is truly irrelvant. However, when a teacher, who is a person of inﬂuence over the students in the school in which she teaches voices those opinions in the school, directly or virtually, or uses school associations or clubs as a sounding board for her platform, that teacher's speech is no longer protected. By posting a picture from the school and attaching your comments to it, you have blurred the line between the public forum, in which you are protected, and the walls of the school, in which your words as a teacher are subject to scrutinity and disciplinary action. Also, by addressing the UHS Seekers Club on your page, you have, unfortunately, made your FB page a school-associated forum, as opposed to your personal one. And ﬁnally, by using terms like "warfare" and "battle lines," you are crossing the line into incendiary speech, which is NOT protected speech. And I'm sorry to say, but by engaging in non-protected speech about the GLBT community in a non-protected forum, your biggest fear might not be what action the school board does/does not decide to take against you. If you continue along this path, you may very well ﬁnd yourself up against a much larger and more powerful adversary, like the ACLU. I would warn you to tread very carefully here. Thank you.See More about an hour ago · UnlikeLike · 5 peopleLoading...
Michael Boll No way Victoria Austin went to Uhs ! She's way too smart and uses big words and stuff! about an hour ago · LikeUnlike
Deanna Robinson-Nazario What I can't understand is why are all these people commenting on UR page Vikki, girl u good they wudve been deleted a while ago...... If they don't like it they can always unfriend u smh....... about an hour ago · LikeUnlike
Victoria Austin Umm, thank you, Michael...I think. ;) And, yes, I most certainly did graduate from UHS, and I am proud of it, my dear! about an hour ago · LikeUnlike
Grace Hemingway there is no sponsoring here of homosexuality, there is no pushing your kids to be gay, there is no indecency in this showcasing. there is however a sponsoring to be diverse and a sponsoring to be accepting of things that are different. by ...having this showcasing UHS is simply showing that there is a safe place and that you can be yourself. you live in america in the 21st century, things are different now and you need to accept that. and by all means you have the right to have an opinion, but there is no amendment or right or bill passed that says you can be hateful. just as sin is a cancer and grows uncontrollably as is hate, Hate is SIN. by voicing out such hateful words and indecencies YOU are SINNING. i could throw out many old age sayings such as "two wrongs don't make a right' or "if you have nothing kind to say don't say it" or even "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me"...but as much as we would all like those to be true people are people. and god did make us to have many ﬂaws. so people will assume that if one thing to them is wrong they will be wrong back, and though its not kind they will say it, and words are very very hurtful and cause some of the most traumatic feelings. i am not asking you to be gay, or even join the big happy crowd of gaydom..however i am asking that you keep a level tolerance for the things that you may not be able to understand or accept because it would seriously make life so much easier. and honestly its just easier to be nice. remember...VIOLET not VIOLENCE. ♥ keep it classy.See More about an hour ago · UnlikeLike · 2 peopleLoading...
Oh Victoria thank you! I've been waiting for someone to speak of these I never mentioned but others would know about. Thank you for proving my point. My FB page is mine. No link to anything or anyone. When I and another minister agree, disa...gree, debate issues there is no windfall. My original pic and comment did nor mention any names, clubs, associations, etc. I didnt even say how I felt about the pic except when one of my FRIENDS asked if it were true and I responded I was pitching a ﬁt. Now how is it that YOU believe I have a UHS Seekers Club FB page? I don't. Mutual friends? Thank you again. This has been a great outpouring over a picture speaking 1,000 words that I didn't even say. People immediately went for my neck sideways-I was a hater, brainwashing young minds with hate and intolerance, my professional skills were stomped on m, my faith questioned ... It's been a good day. And now you dissecting and interpreting my words to someone else for me. Warfare and battle lines. What of them? How can you understand the spiritual when you walk in the ﬂesh? Huh? Exactly. Has anyone noticed how the pics disappeared but comments kept coming? Have you noticed none of my friends have commented to any of you? Each of you have a hidden agenda of your own. I wonder why? I wonder why so much outrage? Is it the pic? Or the caption? And who was offended again by my pic and caption? I misplaced their name for future reference. See More 37 minutes ago · LikeUnlike
Viki Knox @Deanna-I'm saving this for the future. It's unreal isn't it?!? LOL 35 minutes ago · LikeUnlike
Grace Hemingway i believe the outrage is that you are having such a problem with it to the point for which you wish to have it removed. which is ridiculous because it isent causing any harm really... 34 minutes ago · LikeUnlike
ChristineMarie Schefter Um, who are all of u people????? I have known Viki for many years and to say u have misinterpreted her comments is an understatement. Why keep this insane conversation going if it upsets u all so much? U are like bad rashes.... Keep scratching and u spread like a disease.... 33 minutes ago · LikeUnlike
Grace Hemingway and the fact that you're a teacher working at this school, someone that a student should be able to go to to look for comfort with anything... 32 minutes ago · LikeUnlike
Viki Knox Grace-please refer to my posted where I stated I wanted the display removed. Get back to me on that because I can't ﬁnd it. 29 minutes ago · LikeUnlike
Grace Hemingway oh sure :d the one where you stated that you were going to speak to the BOE about this. 28 minutes ago · LikeUnlike
Viki Knox Grace many students come to me for comfort safety counsel reassurance a shoulder etc. Again where are you people coming from and who are your sources. You think I should be ashamed of myself. Well I think I'm ashamed of you. You think I sho...uld know better as a "teacher".. Know what better? How and what I believe? You're killing me over here. Oops! Now Victoria or one of our mutual friends is going to take the phrase to the highest interpretation court for mediation! LOLSee More 24 minutes ago · LikeUnlike
ChristineMarie Schefter Grace---- many, many students seek Viki out for support....... Like u would know...... U don't know us!!!!! 22 minutes ago · LikeUnlike
John Zurka AS a proud teacher in the Union School System, children need to be in my classroom. I teach tolerance and acceptance of all human beings. My lord and savior, has taught me that! Here is the bottom line...if homosexuality was a choice, do ...you really think that people would choose to be bullied, persecuted and put down because of love? I don't
think so...AND...I will be checking every future schedule of my UNION HIGH SCHOOL daughter very carefully!!!!See More 20 minutes ago · UnlikeLike · 6 peopleLoading...
Grace Hemingway no i don't ,you're right but i do know that you are being very hurtful and saying things that should be kept to yourself. some things are very much better left unsaid such as your caption or any other things you've said that regard to you'r...e "nonacceptance" of homosexuality. this showcase is in it's rightful place, it does in fact belong in a high school where it APPLIES TO STUDENTS WHO ARE GAY. its not in anyway encouraging straight students to be gay.See More 17 minutes ago · LikeUnlike
Viki Knox Nope she doesnt! And neither do any of our "mutual" friends because I dont talk with co-workers like that. I dont carry big bible or cross. I don't yell out scriptures in the halls or classrooms. I don't side step my lesson plans to have b...ible study. I keep to myself and LISTEN. Oh I learn a lot just by listening. People have an impression of me and they think they have me pegged But UHS doesnt know me. And they never will because this isn't and never was ABOUT ME!See More 16 minutes ago · LikeUnlike
Grace Hemingway and really viki, if you don't want such an argument to ensue why don't you just change your privacy settings to prevent these things from going viral? 14 minutes ago · LikeUnlike
Nicole Monticciolo I honestly can not believe this is still going on all day... As not only a UHS alumni, but a mother of two small boys who may one day attend UHS I am disgusted that a teacher would speak in such a way, on a public platform. There are probab...ly hundreds of UHS students reading this and now possibly feeling bad about themselves because of their sexual identity. Who are you to have ANY say ? Aren't we currently focusing on anti-bullying? You are way out of line. I am sadened by the fact that any child would come to you for support. I hope it's never on a subject like this < If MY child ever came
to me telling me you were a teacher in their school and this was what you were saying I would be sure and bring it as high as I could go to get you out of there !! Side note Miss. your'e so great and kind and helpful, I GUARENTEE that Julie has helped more people than you ever have and with a pure heart.....See More 14 minutes ago · LikeUnlike · 1 personLoading...
ChristineMarie Schefter Side note? Huh? 9 minutes ago · LikeUnlike
Kimberly Butler OK. i wasn't going to get involved with this whole issue. BUT. Now it's time to say something here. Everyone who knows me knows that I am THE MOST unprejudiced person on FB. I enjoy reading about people's viewpoints on issues. Everyone is e...ntitled to their views. AND furthermore, school is more than just learning about the thre r's. It is is learning TOLERANCE of eachother's views. Viki~you are an IGNORANT person. WHY would you post your feelings, IGNORANT PREJUDICED feelings on FB, YOU ARE A TEACHER IN THE HIGHSCHOOL YOU STUPID ASS...I work at a very prestigious hospital. BUT I don't agree with everything they do, some of the shit they do is stupid. BUT I WORK THERE I DO NOT GO SPEWING MY FEELINGS ABOUT MY JOB ON FB YOU STUPID ASS!!! You derserve to lose your job. You should not be working with children. My son has severe learning disabilities. He struggles everyday of his life. What's the difference between him and a gay kid??? NOTHING. Are you going to look down on my son because he's different?? 4 minutes ago · UnlikeLike · 2 peopleLoading...
Kimberly Butler My best friends are gay. I love them dearly. This society needs to learn TOLERANCE. And school is more than just learning about the three RRR's. I see that you are black Viki. What if this display was for African Americans. Then there would be no problem, right??? Ignorant dumbass. Better get in line at unemployment stupid!! 2 minutes ago · Bottom of Form
Viki Knox Oh Grace are you concerned thar my feelings were hurt and offended by the comment made in my presence when people know how I feel and what I stand for?!? I did not say anything hurtful to anyone. Whose feelings were hurt? If your understand...See More 3 minutes ago · LikeUnlike
Kimberly Butler This is for you Jim, my angel in heaven xoxo
Marcos A. Suarez-Solis Schools ARE the place to teach and support diversity! We are a constantly evolving society and to think that a few decades ago it was illegal for whites and blacks to attend the same school! And here we are having a discussion about how it should be illegal to have a pro gay bulletin board in a school. Shame on you! Really?!? There was a time where the idea of being in the same room with a black person was distasteful, Miss Knox. But that didn't make Blacks inferior or less human than anyone else. Just cause you ﬁnd the concept of same sex marriage distasteful doesn't make it so. And as for homosexuality being a sin, homosexuality exists in nature. It's been found through out species from chimps to dolphins to dogs to rats. The Devil has nothing to do with it. Homosexuality is a natural byproduct of over population and environmental effects. People are born that way! Just like you were born heterosexual. You don't wake up one day and choose to be gay! And since you brought it up... Jesus died to absolve us of our original sin. As in the reason why Adam and Eve were expelled from Eden. He was a symbol of love and acceptance and spent most of his life ﬁghting to make bridges of understanding between people and God. Christians that hate are not real Christians. Besides, this country was founded on freedom of religion. It was never a Christian state. Our founding fathers fought hard to ensure that everyone can practice their faith. Not cram it down everyone's throat just cause you feel it's the right faith. Amongst our founding fathers were jews, Catholics, Protestants, why Benjamin Franklin was as close to an Atheist as existed back then! Even one of them wrote a version of the Bible that contained no references of God! So stop using them as a defence or an excuse as to how our country was intended to be! On that note they didn't outlaw slavery either...
Grace Hemingway no not at all actually, i simply think that you should have kept it to yourself. so homosexuality isn't your cup of tea...doesn't mean you have to ﬂing the cup as far away and as barbarically as inhumanly possible.
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Viki Knox Kimberly - you need to watch your mouth. Name calling is very offensive. There is a difference between race and sexual preference. Remember that and keep loving your friends. I love mine too and have cried at too many of their funerals. But since we're not friends let's keep this clean because your tone and vocabulary present you as being a young person. Stay in your lane. And with this economy thanks for worrying about my career choice and position but every man for himself.
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Victoria Austin Viki, I said that I would not judge you since I did not know you and yet you judge me not knowing me? If you've never met me, how can you ask me, "How can you understand the spiritual when you walk in the ﬂesh?" You know nothing about me, yet you choose to cast baseless aspersions about me - so how can you blame these other people for making judgments about a person they've never met, when you are doing precisely the same thing yourself? And I never said that you had a UHS Seekers Club FB page. I said that by addressing this UHS club on your own FB page, you were opening your page up to the scrutiny of your employer and leaving yourself open to the possibility of negative career consequences. I implore you to carefully re-read what I said. While I understand that you believe that you walk on the side of angels, I fear that you are, nonetheless, putting your career in jeopardy if you persist in this. As a teacher, you walk a ﬁne line. Your speech and opinions are not protected in all circumstances, and for a good reason. If you cannot ﬁnd it within yourself to reﬂect on the negative outcry that your words have elicited for the sake of the children you interact with as part of your job, then I strongly urge you to consider the response you've been receiving for the sake of your career. Please.
Viki Knox Grace LOL so if it isn't. I did not ﬂing anything. You are arguing and defending something that was never there. So what if I'm against blatantly displaying homosexuality anywhere but especially schools? So what? That is not a crime! All the comments about me personally now those have been criminal! LOL I disapprove of males wearing hats inside buildings and sagging their pants. I mention that constantly! I'm I hating on their right of self expression and being intolerant because I don't want to see their underwear all day? I dont think so. 8 minutes ago · LikeUnlike
ChristineMarie Schefter Settle down there Ms. Butler...... Ur language in a public forum is unacceptable. I wonder if that "prestigious" hospital would approve of ur verbal abuse...... 7 minutes ago · LikeUnlike
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Viki Knox Oh more callers! This page is jumping...with examples of how to show love tolerance and acceptance when someone disagrees with you. Read carefully I beg you! 7 minutes ago · LikeUnlike
Grace Hemingway i am arguing and defending something that IS here and will continue to do so should i see it ﬁt. 5 minutes ago · LikeUnlike
Grace Hemingway i am arguing your public display concerning your dislike or disagreement on the displaying of homosexuality. because blatantly considering your career and place in life it is unethical for you to do so. 2 minutes ago · LikeUnlike
Grace Hemingway keep the hate on your tongue and in your mind and sure! share it with your friends who agree with your opinion but don't make such an unacceptable thing public because obviously as we can see it causes a large broohaha
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Viki Knox But Grace why here on my page that doesnt involve you. Or are you like a super hero crusader out to save the day for all indignities every where? If so, you can be a blessing to some pastors I know who are on their way to India to serve God...'s people struggling and impoverished there. Let me know if you would like to stand with them on the ﬁring line. It's difficult and dangerous just to get there but they're going because of what they believe and hold true. To defend ...See More a few seconds ago · LikeUnlike
Grace Hemingway there is a time and place, and it may have been acceptable to speak of such things in such a way then but it sure as hell is not now.
As a 1993 Union High School graduate and a lifelong learner who has beneﬁted tremendously from the incredible teachers within the Union Township Public Schools, thank you for your daily efforts to help students achieve their go...als and become productive, engaged citizens. You have undoubtedly had an incredible impact on a multitude of students through your words of encouragement and high standards. I’ve been following, courtesy of my high school classmate Julie Baumer, the running comments on Facebook all morning and into this afternoon. I am deeply concerned, and have more questions as a result of the ongoing dialog. Here are my questions: -Did you intend for this discussion thread to be completely public, along with your entire Facebook proﬁle and wall? -The title of the bulletin board is “Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender History Month” Is this a standalone bulletin board or will it be accompanied by student assemblies and programming during the month of October? -Are there any mandated curricular units where students will learn about historical ﬁgures who were lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender? Are LGBT studies mandated in the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards?
-Are there any student groups, supported by the administration, for LGBT students at Union High School? My concerns center around the subtext and subtle, nuanced nature of your comments that, when stitched together, paint a portrait of an effective, inﬂuential educator whose outspoken religious beliefs have the strong potential to seep into the classroom and, most importantly, into the day-to-day, moment-to-moment interactions with students. While you say that you keep your personal beliefs from affecting your professional interactions, the initial comment of “Did she really have to say in my presence, "She's such a good wife!" about her partner?!? Seriously!!!” and other comments from this morning form a pattern that runs counter to that notion. Your comment on Twitter, from September 20th and in capital letters, clearly shows your strong beliefs, “DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL?!? ARE THEY SERIOUS? GOD IS NOT PLEASED AND NEITHER AM I!!! THE END IS NEAR!!!”
Obviously I don’t take issue with your personal and religious beliefs. Facebook is deﬁnitely not the forum for engaging in such a debate. I do take issue with you writing that a display case highlighting the cultural and historical contributions of people who happen to be LGBT will, in your words, “....promote, encourage, support, and foster homosexuality.” Recognition of achievements, personal excellence and historical impact through a formal bulletin board and programming, if that is the case, helps Union High School to acknowledge the potential in every single student. UHS is pushing an inclusive agenda, not a gay one. Your comment of “Did she really have to say in my presence, "She's such a good wife!" about her partner?!? Seriously!!!” needs to be unpacked. Do you think she did it maliciously and speciﬁcally to elicit a reaction from you? What was the context? Does she know, explicitly, about your beliefs and opinions?
Often times people, myself included, say things about their spouses and sexual preferences without even being aware of them. It’s sort of like me saying “I love my wife - she lets me work on my DIY projects to my heart’s content.” rather than a more neutral, “I love my spouse - they let me work on DIY projects and make a mess in the garage.” There is, as you also know, an upheaval when it comes to the civil rights movement. Members of the LGBT community are now receiving civil and legal rights that have only been reserved for heterosexuals. Is this, in itself, a bad thing? If so, how is it different from the civil rights movement of the 1960s? Finally, I take issue with you being so public and outspoken about your beliefs to the point that I begin to wonder whether or not those beliefs are entering the classroom and creating a hostile environment for GLBT and questioning students. The question in my mind is this: Does Ms. Knox treat openly gay students and colleagues at Union High School differently than straight ones, especially given the vitriolic comments posted here today? I hope the dialogue around equality for the GLBT community at UHS continues in person on Tuesday and beyond as all of us should enjoy today’s blue skies rather than the blue glow of our computer screens! Sincerely, Norm Sutaria Union High School Class of 1993See More
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LaShay Y. McEachern Wow we have so much time on our hands these days to argue over an opinion. I wonder if some of these people that maybe teachers spend this much time on their lesson plan or tutoring a student that
needs help. Last time I checked you didn't need this to graduate but you do need English, math, science etc. to get further in life.
Grace Hemingway as a matter of fact i am! i am a crusader to those who sometimes have no voice, for those who are scared to speak due to the fact that they fear being ridiculed or preached at by the likes of you. i would LOVE to see you comment once just O...See More 16 minutes ago · LikeUnlike
Grace Hemingway you are simply enforcing a different kind of slavery. 16 minutes ago · LikeUnlike
James Ludolph For the record I do not hate anyone or think that we should not be tolerant of each other. I just dont agree that the public schools are a place to promote sexual preference. Its not about being for or against gay people its about what is being taught in our schools for me. 8 minutes ago · LikeUnlike
Victoria Austin Absolutely, Julie! There is no place for that here. Ms. Knox has made her position on the subject clear, but she did it without resorting to profanity or name-calling and any responses or objections should show her the same courtesy. Profanity and name-calling only serve to undermine an argument. I would like to think that we are all better than that! 7 minutes ago · LikeUnlike
Kimberly Butler I don't get you Viki. You of all people. You are African American, and a woman. AND a TEACHER. Do you know how happy this display must have made these gay kids? To ﬁnally feel like they ﬁt in. Isn't that what everyone wants? I'm done with this nonsense. TOLERANCE. This is what this world needs to learn. And if it's not going to be taught at home AND IN SCHOOL, we are in trouble.
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Grace Hemingway but why not james 6 minutes ago · LikeUnlike
Grace Hemingway it's deﬁnitely not being taught that you SHOULD be gay as opposed to straight its being taught that its OK to be gay and that you shouldn't be afraid of who you are or how you were born or who you love or what you like. 4 minutes ago · LikeUnlike
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