Bigot of the Week Award: October 21, Viki Knox

21 Oct

Bigot of the Week

Thanks to my friend “Voice of the Trailer” for nominating this week’s BWA.  Viki Knox certainly earns the great dishonor with her homophobic comments on Facebook.  Knox, a public school teacher in New Jersey, demonstrated how LGBT youth are bullied by those in power–the teachers that are charged with educating and protecting.

Knox posted on her facebook page:

…that homosexuality was a “sin” that “breeds like cancer” and that marking LGBT History Month was like parading “unnatural, immoral behavior before the rest of us.”

Of course, Knox is pulling the “victim” card about freedom of speech and freedom of religion.  Sorry, Viki.  You don’t get to be both the persecutor and victim at the same time. If a comment by a teacher had been against blacks, Jews, Muslims, or any other oppressed and marginalized population, she would be fired.  Shame on you Viki for not seeing how your comments only help to support a white, male, heterosexual power structure.  Double shame because you are a teacher.  When did you chose to be heterosexual?


2 Responses to “Bigot of the Week Award: October 21, Viki Knox”

  1. Will S. November 2, 2011 at 7:50 am #

    Just goes to show that not everyone understand the meaning of personal responsibility. Just because she has the right to say something doesn’t mean she should go and do it. And just because she has a right to her opinion doesn’t mean that her opinion is a valid one. Not all opinions are created equal. Hers, obviously, are based on nothing but emotional thinking, and her “eww, gross!” reaction to homosexuality. Some people would also ban brussel sprouts because they think they’re yucky.

    Ugh. I can’t stand these moral crusaders.

    The Will of The People/
    Personal Responsibility, or The Difference Between Can & Should

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt November 2, 2011 at 7:57 am #

      Very nice comment. Yes, I find it disturbing the she has appointed herself as the chief of the “moral police.”

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