Viki Knox, the New Jersey high school teacher accused of writing anti-gay Facebook posts, could lose her job over the comments.

According to the Star-Ledger, the Union Township school board announced on Thursday that it has filed tenure charges against the 50-year-old Knox after a three-month investigation.

The charges, which are based on “unbecoming conduct,” will be heard by an administrative law judge. The judge's ruling, however, is non-binding.

Knox posted on Facebook a photo of a school display recognizing October as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History month. It included photos of Virginia Woolf, Harvey Milk and Neil Patrick Harris.

Knox, who teaches special education classes, wrote “homosexuality is a perverted spirit that has existed from the beginning of creation” and a “sin” that “breeds like cancer.” She defended her position in subsequent messages to Facebook users, saying that she believed being gay was “against the nature and character of God” and that the high school was “not the setting to promote, encourage, support and foster homosexuality.”

Steven Goldstein, chairman of Garden State Equality, New Jersey's largest gay rights group, agreed with the board's decision.

“It's not a time to be joyful when prejudice exists in the first place or when anyone loses his or her job because of it,” he said. “But it is a moment to be joyful and thankful that someone who is prejudiced will no longer be spewing hate to students. She had in her hands the impressionable mind, which should never be the recipient of such hate.”