Thursday, November 29, 2007

YWCA Workder Fired After Inviting Pro-Life Speaker

From "YWCA Worker Fired after Inviting Pro-Life Speaker"
Staff Reports at

Shannon Nixson, a case manager and graduate student, was fired this month from the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati after she invited a pro-life speaker to address pregnant women at the club. Nixson said she was allowed to recruit speakers on both sides of several other issues, but only one view of the abortion debate was welcomed.

Nixson asked a representative of Life Issues Institute to present a pro-life perspective during a seminar on employment and literacy.

“Within the next couple of days, I was told that I was terminated, and when I was asked why I was terminated, the only issue that I brought up was this occurrence of this pro-life speaker coming.”

YWCA President and CEO Charlene Ventura said Nixson was not fired for her personal beliefs.

The speaker in question was Arnold Culbreath, urban outreach director for Life Issues Institute. He said he knew the YWCA was pro-abortion.

“That’s why I was phenomenally excited about God having opened that door of opportunity to come in," he told Family News in Focus.

You've come a long way baby!