Texas 3rd-Grade Teacher Resigns After Wishing Ebola Would ‘Take Out Obama’

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A Texas teacher accused of making anti-Muslim slurs and jokes about Ebola infecting President Obama will resign immediately with three months’ pay, the Houston Independent School District announced on Thursday.

Angela Box, a third-grade teacher in west Houston, made the remarks on episodes of a local conservative political show “Tommy’s Garage,” the Houston Chronicle reported.

“Every normal human being in the world knows that goat-fucking Muslims and, oh, boy fucking Muslims, are the evil of the world,” Box appears to have said in one of the broadcasts. She also referred to Muslims as “bacon-haters.”

The teacher also joked she was hopeful President Obama would catch Ebola. “Can’t Ebola just take one for the team and take out Obama?” Box said, according to the paper.

The Chronicle reported that trustees of the Houston Independent School District unanimously voted to approve Box’s resignation on Thursday.

Box released a statement saying she would pursue legal action against her accuser, a community activist named Quanell X, the paper reported.

“As I have said before, opposing President Obama and sounding the alarm about radical Islam does not make me a racist,” her statement read.

Box has repeated that she is not a racist since X made the allegations in November, comparing herself to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I don’t believe in judging people by the color of their skin. I, actually, like Martin Luther King did, shockingly, judge people by the content of their character,” Box said in an KHOU interview last month.

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  1. GOd dAMN long reaCH of the BAcON HAters. WhY doN’t YOu jUSt go BacK to HATIng BaCOn aND fUCking Goats insteaD of PersECUTing PEOPle WHO are NOT raCISt bEcaUSE theY LOVe MLK!!1!!!one!!!1!!!

  2. Who on Earth would want this person teaching their children?

  3. These hatefilled people are nuts! And they cant even see the hatred bubbling from their pores. What a shame our country has become, and I think you can lay all of this at the steps of the conservatives, talk radio and fox. There are no longer “real” conservatives anymore in the vein of WF Buckley and even Reagan and Goldwater were liberals compared to what passes as “conservatism” today. What a sorry bunch of thugs…(see what I did with the word “thugs”)…lol

  4. Avatar for imkmu3 imkmu3 says:

    The pride of the Texas education system.

  5. They’re so sincere. What happens to their ethos if the U.S. doesn’t have a race war or fall into a thousand years of darkness?

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