A Pennsylvania school board had no problem electing a new member even after it was disclosed that she boasted on Facebook that she is “officially against Muslims,” and accused gays of turning children into “zombie fairies.”
According to the Sun Gazette, the Montoursville Area School Board voted to appoint Karen Dincher Wright to fill a spot on the board despite protests over her hateful postings on Facebook.
The Gazette points out that each member of the board was given a file containing 15 racist, anti-Muslim and homophobic posts that Wright had written over the previous year.
Despite the files containing screenshots of Wright stating, “I am officially against Muslims. We need to take a stand as Christians and Jews,” she was approved by a 5-3 vote.
In one particularly wide-ranging and noxious rant, Wright laid out her world view for all to see on Facebook.
“I am fed up with the rainbows and and flags and ‘I’m offended crap,'” she wrote. ” Suck it up, buttercup. This is still America. We will tolerate you, for now.”
“You want to marry the same sex? Fine, marry a goat. I really don’t care,” she continued. “But when you start demanding we like what you do and have to cater to you, we are done with you.”
She concluded, “This is still America. We will tolerate your beliefs, but we will not become overcome with them. If you don’t like it we can arrange passage to another country. And when you start dividing us and turning our children into zombie fairies, then we will not tolerate you anymore. We will fight you.”
According to Wright, public discussion of her Facebook rants were taken out of context and that she felt she was treated unfairly.
“I did not deserve that … I am not the person they made me out to be,” she said. “I have no hidden agendas, I have nothing to hide. Here I stand … All I want to do is make a difference in the school. I feel I can make a difference.”
Screenshots of some of Wright’s Facebook posts — which are now hidden — below: