Going After Crystal Dixon


In 2008, Crystal Dixon was fired from the University of Toledo for expressing her view that equating gay rights with civil rights is wrong.

Now, Equality Michigan (which is funded by the Arcus foundation) is trying to get her fired from her next position, too - this one in Jackson, Michigan.

They say a "public leader" with a record like Crystal "is unacceptable anywhere in our state."

Here's an excerpt of what Crystal wrote in the Toledo Free Press that got her fired:

First, human beings, regardless of their choices in life, are of ultimate value to God and should be viewed the same by others. At the same time, one’s personal choices lead to outcomes either positive or negative.

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."

My final and most important point. There is a divine order. God created human kind male and female (Genesis 1:27). God created humans with an inalienable right to choose. There are consequences for each of our choices, including those who violate God’s divine order. It is base human nature to revolt and become indignant when the world or even God Himself, disagrees with our choice that violates His divine order. Jesus Christ loves the sinner but hates the sin (John 8:1-11.) Daily, Jesus Christ is radically transforming the lives of both straight and gay folks and bringing them into a life of wholeness: spiritually, psychologically, physically and even economically. That is the ultimate right.

What Equality Michigan and the Arcus Foundation is doing to Crystal is just mean.

See Crystal tell her story in her own words in this video produced by the Thomas More Law Center:


  1. Posted March 31, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    That is how "they" operate. Here in Maryland they tried to smear us and dig up "dirt" on us disgusting.

  2. catholicdad
    Posted March 31, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    The true nature of this battle is perfectly clear. The intention is to destroy anyone who stands in their way.

    Nice to know.

    Let's stop this evil fascism in its tracks, everywhere it shows its fangs.

  3. Jose
    Posted April 1, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Crystal. Took the words right out of my mouth. Equating gay rights to civil rights is an insult to the struggles of ethnic minorities.

  4. Jamie Ward
    Posted April 2, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    I don't condone intolerance, but maybe Crystal now knows how it feels to be targeted in the same manner that she and others target gays and lesbians. Is this any worse than things like Prop 8, a law that took away the rights of millions of gay and lesbian citizens to get married? A law that denies them opportunity and protections that others enjoy?

  5. David B.
    Posted April 2, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Jamie Ward,

    Has anyone actively sought to take away the livelihood of gay persons, because of their views? Mature adults do not seek to personally attack those with whom they disagree. Ms. Dixon is out of work in a bad economy thanks to textbook intolerance from those claiming tolerance as their banner.

  6. Shannon Heidkamp
    Posted April 6, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    Interesting perseptive generated here. While her personal views are hers alone, she unfortuntely should have kept them personal and not had them published in the Toledo newspaper. She is an educator and while we can agree or disagree about gay marriage, she shoudl refrain on her speaking.

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