ADF to NJ school district: Retaliation against teacher for Facebook comments would be illegal

ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND NEWS RELEASE
October 18, 2011 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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ADF to NJ school district: Retaliation against teacher for Facebook comments would be illegal

Teacher who expressed Christian views about homosexual behavior on personal Facebook page engaged in protected speech

UNION, N.J. — The Alliance Defense Fund sent a letter to the Township of Union Public School District Monday to inform district officials that retaliation against a teacher who expressed her Christian views about homosexual behavior on her personal Facebook page would violate the First Amendment and federal law.

The district has already placed the teacher, Viki Knox, on administrative leave and may consider whether further actions should be taken against her at its next regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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http://www.adfmedia.org/News/PRDetail/5139

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