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NJ teacher's husband defends her comments on gays

October 19, 2011

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UNION TOWNSHIP, N.J.—The husband of a New Jersey high school teacher accused of anti-gay postings on her Facebook page is defending his wife's comments.

Gene Knox told WCBS-TV in New York ( http://cbsloc.al/ohGMsL) that "everybody's entitled to an opinion." He also told the station: "They can persecute her but they can't prosecute her."

The Union Township school district is investigating whether Viki Knox violated school policies when she allegedly posted remarks saying homosexuality is a sin that "breeds like cancer" and describing it as "perverted."

Knox sat by her husband's side during the TV interview. The station says she had been advised not to comment herself and has retained an attorney through her union.

Hundreds turned out at a school board meeting Tuesday to either denounce or defend Knox.