Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Crystal Dixon case rejected by the Supreme Court

Crystal Dixon
Crystal Dixon became a cause cause célèbre among conservative Christians — they do love “victims.” Dixon was an administrator in the human resources department of the University of Toledo. She was terminated when she wrote an angry op-ed about her disdain for comparisons between African-Americans and gays.

The US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the university was within their rights to terminate Dixon because of the conflict between her views and her job responsibilities.

On April 18, 2008, Dixon submitted an editorial to the Toledo Free Press titled “Gay rights and wrongs: another perspective.” In it, she disputed comparisons between gay rights and civil rights, noting her belief that homosexuality is a choice: “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.”

Perhaps she should have been fired for gross stupidity. Dixon was represented by the far right American Freedom Law Center. The Supreme Court rejected this case without comment.
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