Dr. Robert Gagnon, a well known theological scholar, who has researched and written considerably on the subject of gay christianity and its theological dangers for the church, today warned that Christian pacificism in the wake of the Crystal Dixon incident will be damning for the church. In case you had not heard, Dixon (pictured), the Associate Vice President of Human Resources at the University of Toledo was suspended from her job by the university president for a column she wrote to the Toledo Blade in response to a progay column written by the newspaper’s editor in chief.
In a letter Gagnon said:
“I have written an open letter to the President of the University of Toledo , Lloyd Jacobs. Jacobs suspended a black female administrator (Crystal Dixon) for lovingly questioning, in a newspaper editorial, a comparison between being homosexual and being black. In my open letter I cite six scientific studies that show the fallacy of comparing homosexuality to race and make a brief philosophical case against incentives for homosexual practice.
Think about the audacity of Jacobs’ actions. Although identifying herself in passing in the newspaper editorial as an employee of the university, Ms. Dixon did not claim to be representing the official university stance on homosexual practice. But apparently President Jacobs thinks that he can control the public expression of religious and moral values of his employees, not only in the workplace environment (that would be bad enough) but also outside the workplace. Of course, if I worked under Jacobs’ totalitarian regime I would be suspended or fired for daring to make the arguments that I make in my open letter and that President Jacobs does not have the ability to answer.
When will Christians wake up to the seriousness of the threat to our civil liberties posed by the homosexualist agenda and vote accordingly? Jacobs can attempt such outrages only because he lives in a political culture that on a state, local, and increasingly national level is becoming bold in affirming homosexual practice and abridging the liberties of those who disagree.
Unfortunately, as we have cited numerous times here at GCM Watch there is scant difference between the goals of the gay christian movement and the gay political movement. If fact, the gay christian movement seems to take its cues from its political counterparts.
With Dr. Gagnon, we join our voice and urge you to speak up and challenge any power, authority or entity whether religious or secular which supports the denial of our God given right to speak this unconvenient truth.
We ask: where is your boldness to stand with God’s truth? The apostles were beaten and threatened (Acts 4:29; 5:40-41), but they prayed not for God to deliver them, but to give them boldness to continue speaking the truth about Jesus Christ.