Facebook now offers two new pages: "Fire Viki Knox" and the "Do NOT Support Viki Knox Page." Queerty called Knox the “D***** of the Week.” Why? When her high school in Union New Jersey promoted Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender History Month on a bulletin board display, special ed teacher Viki Knox criticized it online, posting: “Homosexuality is a perverted spirit. . .”
Knox didn’t single out a specific person with same-sex attraction. Rather, she wrote in a general way about the nature of homosexuality. She distinguished between persons and their actions, mentioning that she loves her gay friends and admitting that she was a sinner as well. However maladroit her delivery, her point was the Christian principle: love the sinner and hate the sin.
In contrast, protesters are specifically targeting her by name. They want Knox investigated and fired. They don’t seek a discussion on whether or not it is appropriate for high schools to promote homosexuality. Or whether a person who believes homosexual behavior is a sin can truly love individuals who have same-sex attraction. Instead they are outraged that she has the nerve to disagree that homosexuality is a social good.
The anti-Knox protesters imply that merely discussing the ethics of homosexuality is in and of itself hate-filled. When did debate become hate?
Remember those days of silence when activists put duct tape over their mouths to signify that people with same-sex attraction are afraid to speak out for fear of being bullied? Now they want to silence people who disagree with them. Isn’t that bullying?
Anti-Knox protesters chant the mantra: “No hate in our state.”
Hate? Look in the mirror.