You may remember reading a post I wrote back in May about Crystal Dixon, University of Toledo associate vice president of Human Resources and an inflammatory op-ed she wrote in The Toledo Free Press about homosexuality that resulted in her being terminated from her position.
Dixon promised to sue her former employer based on what she believed was a violation of her right to "freedom of speech" and "freedom of religion." Today The Toledo Blade is reporting that Dixon has indeed filed a lwasuit.
Let's re-visit what got Dixon into this mess to begin with.
"As a Black woman who happens to be an alumnus of the University of Toledo's Graduate School, an employee and business owner, 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. Daily, thousands of homosexuals make a life decision to leave the gay lifestyle evidenced by the growing population of PFOX (Parents and Friends of Ex Gays) and Exodus International just to name a few. Frequently, the individuals report that the impetus to their change of heart and lifestyle was a transformative experience with God; a realization that their choice of same-sex practices wreaked havoc in their psychological and physical lives."
Well not only is she suing The University, but in the clearly desperate and attention- seeking style of Charlene Cothran she's also created a website that touts her relationship with right wing nuts Rush Limbaugh, Tony Perkins, and The Concerned Women for America. People who otherwise could care less about her and every other member of the black community unless we're needed to push their hateful and homophobic agenda. She also makes it very clear that she's available for speaking engagements (for a price) and plugs her forthcoming book and Mary Kay cosmetic services.
Dixon outlines her heart's desire on her website as the following:
1. Ensure that FREE Speech is protected for all Americans, particularly in public universities.
2. Ensure that children and impressionable youth are free from gender confusion and undue influence to question their God-given gender.
3. See that all people have the opportunity to experience the life-transforming power of Jesus Christ in their lives, regardless of their sexual orientation and that genuine transformations of former homosexuals and lesbians to a godly heterosexual lifestyle are acknowledged and allowed to be openly shared - refuting, partnered with research and science, the prevailing notion that gays are “born that way.”
4. To ensure that no other Americans will suffer what I have in their attempt to rightfully voice their personal opinion on matters of public interest, particularly the view of the God-ordained family foundation of a male husband and a female wife, which millions of Americans of diverse faiths support.
And there's also a button on the site for donations. Don't worry she accepts all major credit cards.