Thursday, February 26, 2015

A new "victim" is ripening

Jenye Knox
In October of 2011 Jenye Knox, a teacher in Union Township, NJ thought that it was a good idea to post the following to her Facebook page:
Why parade your unnatural immoral behaviors before the rest of us?" I do not have to tolerate anything others wish to do. I do have to love and speak and do what's right!
She also wrote, among many other things, that homosexuality is a "perverted spirit" and "unnatural immoral behavior." 

Knox was suspended with pay. In December of 2011 Knox remained suspended but without pay. In June of 2012 Knox apparently entered into a settlement with the school board. She resigned effectively as of her date of suspension and returned the money she was paid while she was suspended. I'm not at all sure what she got in return.

In September, 2013 Knox did things the American way — she sued the school board. Among other thing, Knox claimed that she was actually fired and that she was discriminated against for both her race and religion.

According to court filings that I retrieved last night, attorneys for the school board filed a motion to dismiss some of the charges. On February 23, 2015 the judge ruled that some of the charges were dismissed while others were maintained. I highlight the date because Ms. Knox and her persecution at the hands of The Homosexual Agenda™ are ripening. This case will be going to trial soon.

It is worth noting that the judge dismissed the primary count. Knox's attorneys tried to claim that she was constructively discharged when, in fact, she resigned in a settlement. The judge also dismissed the claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress. What's left are constitutional claims including freedom of speech and free exercise of religion. Seems to me that she's free to say what she wants and her employer is free to can her ass for saying it.

Last night Tony Perkins incorrectly wrote (link added):
Angry over the way she'd been treated, Knox sued the district for violating her religious and free speech rights. Now, after a two-year legal battle against the school, Knox is finally getting a chance at vindication. U.S. District Court Judge Kevin McNulty ruled that Knox deserves a federal jury trial, where she can fight for the reinstatement, back pay, and monetary compensation she's seeking.
Given that Knox resigned her position the reinstatement and back pay went out the window. The important thing here is that we will be hearing more about Knox as we get closer to trial.

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