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3 comments | Sunday, May 11, 2008

When are people going to learn that they just can't say anything they want to about 'the gays' under the guise of free speech and get away with it? Last week we reported on Crystal Dixon, associate vice president of Human Resources at The University of Toledo and her respinse to an article written in the Toledo Free Press calling for tolerance and acceptance of the LGBT community.

Here's a little bit of what Ms. Dixon had to say that I'm sure she now regrets:

"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."

Ms. Dixon has already filed a lawsuit against the school on three basis;freedom of speech, religious prejudice, and racial prejudice.

A part of me wants to delight in Crystal Dixon's demise, but it's never a good thing to lose a job, especially during such hard economic times. Yet it's understandable why the university deemed it appropriate to terminate Ms.Dixon. She was responsible for insuring equity and diversity at the university. Ms. Dixon has a right to free speech, but that doesn't trump her responsibility to the students, whether or not they are gay.

It's unbelievably sad that our own continue to oppress their LGBT brothers and sisters when they know how it feels to be treated like second class citizens. Hopefully she'll learn that we're all God's children and we all deserve a place at the table.

Click here for links to the original article and subsequent press releases.

Hi-five Pam's House Blend


<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

GOOD! Because that is what she deserved for her ignorant ass statements.

May 12, 2008 1:58 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

The press conference is scheduled for Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at one of the local churches.
Appears to be rallying the Black religious crowd around the issue.

May 13, 2008 4:53 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Using exactly the same reasoning, the University could fire an administrator who wrote a letter slamming the Iraq War on the ground that it raaised doubts about her ability to be fair to members of ROTC.

When you toss the law aside in the process of slamming your ideological enemies, don't expect it to be there to protect you when you need it.

May 13, 2008 6:33 PM


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