The costly biblical witness of Crystal Dixon...

Dixon(Tim) It's long been dangerous for followers of Jesus Christ to speak publicly of Scripture's teaching on fornication, child-murder, divorce, adultery, father-rule, sodomy, and a whole host of other subjects our culture opposes God in. And although we don't like bad news, here's a case we should all be following and exerting our influence in.

Editor in Chief of the Toledo Free Press, Michael Miller, wrote an editorial advocating sodomy and smearing those who oppose sodomy as resembling racists. This prompted University of Toledo Associate Vice President for Human Resources Crystal Dixon to submit an op-ed opposing Miller's editorial. Dixon wrote: "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."

After receiving hundreds of complaints against Dixon's op-ed, the University of Toledo suspended, and later fired her.

It's somewhat endearing that UT President Lloyd Jacobs explains his actions with such candor. In his termination letter to Dixon, he wrote:

The public position you have taken in the Toledo Free Press is in direct contradiction to university policies and procedures as well as the core values of the strategic plan which is mission critical.

Sodomites are claiming victory. Are fellow-believers speaking up in Dixon's defense?

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I sent emails to both the "Free" Press and the administrator at the college, but does anyone know where we can forward a word of encouragement to this godly woman?

Check Dr. Robert Gagnon's open letter concerning this situation to the head of University of Toledo at his website:

www.robgagnon.net

"core values of the strategic plan which is mission critical."

Important stuff we want to do because it's important.

Quick Correction, the editor of the TFP is Michael Miller, not Smith....this may help when trying to get a response from him.

I have spoken with Mr. Miller personally,(we work in the same venues at times) and although I respect him as an individual...he clearly has bought into the liberal pro-homosexual agenda of our times. I do give him credit that he disagrees with Ms. Dixon's firing...saying that he disagrees with her views, but supports her constitutional right to say it.

Ms. Dixon's church here held a rally for her last night. I find it interesting, but not surprising, that our local media made this story the number one story for several days, but, since many across our area and country have come to support Ms. Dixon, suddenly the media isn't so interested in the story.

As Rush Limbaugh calls them, the drive by media...they do big stories portraying Ms. Dixon as a bigot and interviewing liberal college students who oppose her views, (of course these same students couldn't tell you the difference between a noun and a verb). Then the media goes onto the next story that fits their agenda....never minding about the trail of destruction they've left behind.

One problem I have with many people I know...is that they believe the homosexual life is wrong and hate to see it celebrated in this nation...but, they usually do or say nothing to fight against it.

In a semi-related note, The California Supreme Court has ignored the voters voice and overturned the ban on gay marriage. As many know, anything that gets approved on the left coast ends up spreading like wild fire into the rest of the country.

Also,

I sent a letter to Dr. Jacobs, President of the University of Toledo, not only criticizing his decision to fire Ms. Jacobs...but, also pointing out the hypocrisy of his statement, when he said UT is a diverse community. I asked him why UT isn't diverse enough to allow conservative or religious views. He did not reply. Imagine that.

Bill,

This is simply priceless, "of course these same students couldn't tell you the difference between a noun and a verb"!

Kamilla

Wow. God bless her. Nothing's scarier than an HR professional who actually believes in the idiotic laws he has to enforce. It's rare to find one who doesn't. She's a gutsy lady...far more so than I.

The University of Toledo appears to be a publicly funded school. I sure hope that Crystal Dixon lawyers up, 'cause I don't think that kind of discrimination is legal when done by a government funded agency.

Scary to think as well that anyone could be proud of helping the homosexual community grow, too....even apart from moral concerns, have these people never learned what happens when e coli gets outside the colon and into other parts of your body?

It's a sad thing that this is happening in my own city. I am thankful for Michael Miller's follow-up editorial this week, supporting Crystal Dixon's right to free speech even though he disagrees with what she believes.

As far as I'm concerned, if she enforced the school's antidiscrimination policies (even those she may have violently disagreed with) what she writes on her own time is not the University of Toledo's business, as long as she's not speaking as a representative of the University of Toledo.

I had always considered the University of Toledo a pretty decent college option in Ohio; in fact, one of our new priests (Anglican) got his undergrad degree there. And it's even worse because my husband and I have been Ohio taxpayers for almost 22 years.

Ms. Dixon sure needs our support and prayers now.

I've talked with many people locally about this issue and the california overturning the gay marriage ban.

Its clearly evident that most Toledoans are anti-christian and support or accept the gay lifestyle as a good thing. Quite discouraging....when attempting to witness.

Bill,

What's wrong with Toledoans accepting sodomy? We're just a really progressive city...proof of that is the fact that Toledo has lost 30,000 residents in 20 years...and our local politicians know how replace those people by attracting new "non-reproductive" residents. Just look at this article: http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071122/NEWS16/71...

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