University Employee Fired for Opposing Homosexuality Commences Legal Action

Tue May 27, 2008 - 12:15 pm EST

By Tim Waggoner

ANN ARBOR, MI, May 27, 2008 ( — Crystal Dixon, an African American and high ranking administrator of the University of Toledo, summarily fired because she wrote an editorial expressing her Christian views against homosexuality and objecting to the comparison of so-called “gay rights” with the civil rights struggles of African Americans, has retained the Thomas More Law Center to represent her.  The Law Center will be assisted by local Toledo attorney, Tom Sobecki.

Dixon was fired by the University’s President because she responded to an opinion article written by the editor-in-chief of the Toledo Free Press entitled, “Gay Rights and Wrongs.”  Dixon wrote a letter of response based on her personal perspective.  She wrote, “As a Black woman ... I take great umbrage at the notion that those choosing the homosexual lifestyle are ‘civil rights victims.’  Here’s why. I cannot wake up tomorrow and not be a Black woman. I am genetically and biologically a Black woman and very pleased to be so as my Creator intended.”

Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, a national Christian public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, commented, “Crystal Dixon is a courageous Christian woman whom we are privileged to represent.  The University of Toledo brags about being friendly to ‘lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning individuals.’  They apparently are also proud of their hostility toward Christians.”

Thompson observed, “Where is the so-called free expression of ideas that universities so adamantly defend in other contexts?  Not only does Crystal Dixon have a constitutional right to express her opinion, but that opinion represents the view of a majority of Christian Americans.  Christians believe that homosexual acts are acts of grave depravity, contrary to the natural law, and under no circumstances can they be approved.  Christians also believe one must love the sinner, but hate the sin. Crystal Dixon believed and expressed this — essentially she was fired for being a Christian.”

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