NJ Teacher Who Called Gays “Perverted” Wants To Retire Instead of Face The Music

Each week, Queerty picks one blowhard, hypocrite, airhead, sanctimonious prick or other enemy of all that is queer to be the Douche of the Week.

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This is a first for us—a repeat offender!

Union, NJ, teacher Viki Knox made Douche of the Week last October when she posted a 36-page homophobic screed claiming homosexuality was “a perverted spirit.” Now Knox wants to retire on a disability pension rather than face possible punishment.

Knox, a special-needs educator with the district since 2000, was incensed that her school had created a bulletin board in honor of LGBT History Month and proposed a GSA. So she took to the Web and crafted a rant that, among other things, likened being gay to having cancer:

Homosexuality is a perverted spirit that has existed from the beginning of creation… 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… 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!

She also suggested teen girls lose their virginity to “professionals” rather than some fumbling adolescent:

As a 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

The sword of justice moves slowly in education, though, and while Knox was put on suspension, a final decision about her future hasn’t been made.

Hoping to head things off at the pass, Knox filed a motion this month asking that her case be postponed so she can retire and file for a disability pension, “due to both a back injury and ‘psychological grounds,'” reports the New Jersey Star Ledger.

“If I can retire then there is no need for me to go through this unpleasant experience,” Knox stated in court papers.

“Although I continue to maintain that I have done nothing that warrants me being disciplined … the thought of going through a tenure trial causes a great deal of angst. Unfortunately for all concerned, this matter has already received great notoriety in the local community. Avoiding a hearing will allow the local community to start the healing process sooner.”

This woman is an angel—thinking of the community before herself.

All together now: What a douche!