A rally will be held today in support of Angela McCaskill, a
university official suspended for signing a petition to let
Maryland voters decide whether to reject a homosexual "marriage"
bill passed by the state legislature.
The rally, organized by the National
Black Church Initiative, will be held in front of Gallaudet
University, the Washington, DC-based school where McCaskill had
been employed for 24 years - until she was put on leave after
signing a petition challenging the legislature's move.
Initiative spokesman Anthony Evans tells OneNewsNow the chief
diversity officer's troubles began when the Washington
Blade, a pro-homosexual newspaper, published her name as one
of the people who signed the petition. (Earlier stories:
Diversity officer seeks reinstatement, reimbursement -
University official 'villianized' for conservative opinion)
"There's a lesbian deaf couple at Gallaudet University who saw
that, reported it to the administration -- and there started the
persecution of this Christian woman exercising both her right as a
Christian and her right as an American," Evans explains.
Question 6 on Maryland's November ballot, if passed, would
overturn the legislature's homosexual marriage bill. Evans believes
Governor Martin O'Malley and Galludet president T. Alan Hurwitz are
trying to make an example of McCaskill.
"Because they want Question 6 to pass," he tells OneNewsNow.
"And so they have decided to make an example of her by persecuting
this fine Christian, African-American woman and by not allowing her
to exercise her constitutional and religious right of free
Evans calls the school's actions outrageous, and vows that
during the rally his organization will send a loud message to the
school that McCaskill be fully reinstated to her job without making
any concessions for signing the petition.