Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Rainbow becomes Black n White

Recently in New Jersey a Special Education teacher Vicki Knox posted some anti homosexual status posts on her Facebook profile.  She supposedly wrote that 'homosexuality is a sin and is spreading like cancer.'   This has caused outrage among gay people and their supporters.  The whole incident began when her school put up a wall in honor of "Gay, Lesbian, bi and Transgender History Month."  She was not happy about its existence and criticized it being in a public school.  I agree with her.  This should not be in any school.  Gay lifestyle is not academia.  

Gay people and their supporters are calling for the dismissal of this teacher.  Protests have gathered outside during a meeting where both sides spoke about the situation.  In light of the recent rise of gay suicides, much attention is being focused on this teacher and it is clear they want to make an example out of her.

While her comments regarding homosexuality were harsh, what bothers me most is that her freedom of speech is being violated.  It is scary that a teacher cannot write on her Facebook profile her thoughts or opinions without threats of suspension or losing her job.  She did nothing illegal with the post.  She is entitled to her opinion and everyone must respect it.  As long as she does not use those same words while in the function of teacher, there should not be any problem.  

The LGBT movement has taken the Rainbow as their symbol.  This symbol is supposed to represent a "sign of diversity and inclusion."  However, obviously if you are not of the LGBT community or believe their lifestyle is unnatural, you are not included in this symbol.  The Rainbow now is just Black and White.  LGBT vs Everyone else.

I hope this teacher is reinstated and allowed to keep her job and is granted the protection of free speech which she has right to under the US Constitution.

What is next?  Will Clergy be brought to trial for preaching against the homosexual lifestyle?  Will Bibles, Qu'ran's and other texts be edited or banned?  Will students be punished for speaking their views on homosexuality?  I for one will speak and write my mind.  God help anyone who tries to take away my freedom of speech. :)  

"No person can be punished for entertaining or professing religious beliefs or disbeliefs, for church attendance or nonattendance." - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, majority opinion; Everson v. Board of Education 330 U.S. 1 (1947)


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