New Jersey's largest gay rights group is urging school officials to fire Viki Knox, a high school teacher accused of writing anti-gay Facebook posts, The Star-Ledger reported.

Garden State Equality Chairman Steven Goldstein said if allegations against Knox are true, then she “should not be teaching our children in public schools.”

School officials at Union High School in Union Township are investigating the allegations against Knox.

Knox posted 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.

The 49-year-old 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.”

“Teachers are supposed to be role models for our children, not hatemongers,” said Goldstein. “I don't see how this teacher could possibly be effective in implementing the state's new anti-bullying law, designed precisely to teach children that bullying, including cyber-bullying, is unacceptable.”

The New York Times reported that Knox earned $72,109 in 2010 and had worked in the district for 12 years.