Thomas More law center to file suit against the University of Toledo on Monday 12/1

    This is on behalf of  U.T.  administrator  Crystal Dixon , who was fired in May.  see

     The suit asks for her job to be restored,  for back pay, and for unspecified damages.

     The is a huge debate in Toledo and around the country.    I think  the university over-     reacted to her letter in the Free Press .

     The Thomas More Law Center  bills itself as  a national nonprofit public interest   law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

     It has an interesting , informative website


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Where at the Thomas Moore Law Center's web site does it state that she is filing suit on Monday?

Until the lion writes his own story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter (African proverb)

The source was not authorized to give out information and spoke on the condition of anonymity .

Oh, okay. Thank you.

Until the lion writes his own story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter (African proverb)

Did your source state who in particular is named in the lawsuit? Is it more than 1 person?

Until the lion writes his own story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter (African proverb)

Until the lion writes his own story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter (African proverb)

and they mention that Dixon says she was pressured to hire Jakab's niece over more qualified minorities.... stay tuned.

Some comments from Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Law Center, all pulled from links on their website:

"That's the Darwin fish that they have, which is an anti-Christian decal," says the Law Center president. "They're permitting those. But they are saying anything that smacks of criticism of radical Islam -- that is, the terrorists -- we're not going to allow."
BTW, I'd say that a bumper stickers that say “Islam = Terrorism,” “Disgrace my country’s flag and I will sh-- on your Quran,” and an image of the popular cartoon character Calvin urinating on a Muslim are pretty offensive to anyone who is a Muslim, not just radicals. Or anyone who cares to try and bridge any cultural understanding between belief systems. I'd imagine there'd be quite an uproar if any of the same things were printed about Christians, and rightfully so. BTW, I'm not debating the legal issues, I'd hate to be in a place where speech isn't vigorously protected by our system of law.

Ah, the darwin fish is not anti-Christian by any means. It is pro-evolution (and I believe conceived of by atheists in the early '80s?), (a) which many Christians do agree with (evolution, that is) and (b) it'd be like saying if you don't believe transfiguration that you're anti-Catholic simply for not believing what they do.

From the linked article regarding Ms. Dixon:
Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Law Center commented, “It’s clear that radical homosexuals have an inordinate amount of influence over the University President. He openly brags about being friendly to ‘lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning individuals.’
Huh? Because he talks about being open-minded to people of various sexual orientations, all of a sudden they have an inordinate amount of influence? What does that mean? BTW, some of them may be Christian. I'd wager if you pulled aside 20 of the University President's coworkers and friends, at least 70% would be of Christian upbringing, if not actively practicing. Do they have an inordinate influence on his thinking? Should we not be concerned about the radical Christian agenda?

Christians believe that homosexual acts are acts of grave depravity, contrary to 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.”
That's simply outrageous. I'm fuming. To speak for Christianity thus makes my blood boil, since it doesn't speak for many. To claim otherwise is ridiculous. Some Christians feel this way, others do not. These are the types of statements that *gasp* radicals and far-flung fundamentalists make. Us or them. We speak for everybody. Debating the issues from a Constitutional standpoint is fine - making these hypocritical statements makes my opinion of the center itself bottom out.

My apologies if this has been hashed out before in posts that I wasn't following, but I just went to the TFP website and read Ms. Dixon's original editorial. I am amazed that an individual who has such power over others' livelihoods and employment at UT would make the statements she did in such a public forum.

Crystal Dixon referred to "Jesus Christ's stewardship", a "divine order", "God created human kind", "Jesus Christ loves the sinner but hates the sin", and essentially says that if you are not a Christian who reads the Bible literally and accepts Jesus Christ as your personal savior, you are evil in God's eyes. How could a secular institution like the University of Toledo not move her from that position of hiring and firing employees? I understand that she was offered another job, which she turned down. The University had no choice but to fire her.

Any non-Christian, atheist, or person of any other persuasion would be intimidated to apply at UT after seeing those remarks from a person who holds such power over people's employment. I don't think this is about free speech at all. You can't work for an employer and have cart blanch to say anything you want. You can't disparage your employer's products to customers or badmouth your boss and other employees without expecting some repercussions, including being fired.

UT's products are (hopefully) educated people, not the buildings, not the football games. In order to educate people, you may have to employ brilliant atheist teachers, homosexuals, and a lot of other people whose skills will get you to your goal of educating your students. One's religious beliefs have NO PLACE in hiring or firing these people. Dixon's personal prejudices and personal beliefs have gotten in the way of the goal of the University. She had to go. The Thomas More Law Center will lose its lawsuit.

"""""One's religious beliefs have NO PLACE in hiring or firing these people. """""

The University or any persons religious or lack of religious belief have no place in hiring or firing. Having said that, how do you reconcile Ms. Dixon's firing with what you have said?

She can't have it both ways. She can't both be in a position to discriminate against hirees because of her religious beliefs and also then claim discrimination by those who would prevent her from discriminating against potential hirees because of her religious beliefs. She wants to have her cake and eat it too.


What would you say if the HR director at UT were a rabid racist and wrote an article in some newspaper extolling the white race and the inferiority of black people? Would you support that person's continued employment and support his right to free speech?

The Thomas More Law Center's mission includes "defending the traditional family and challenging special rights for homosexuals."

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