Julea Ward filed suit after she was dismissed from the school’s counseling training for not affirming homosexuality and then refusing to recant her beliefs in “disciplinary proceedings,” according to the Alliance Defense Fund Center for Academic Freedom.
“Julea did the responsible thing and followed her supervising professor’s advice to have the client referred to a counselor who did not have a conscience issue with the very matter to be discussed in counseling,” French said. “She would gladly have counseled the client if the subject had been nearly any other matter.”
The goal was to have Ward “change her ‘belief system,’ as it relates to counseling about homosexual relationships, conforming her beliefs to be consistent with the university’s views,” the law firm said.
She refused and was given the choice of leaving voluntarily or having a formal review.
ADF-allied attorney Steven Jentzen of Ypsilanti, Mich., is serving as local counsel in the case.
this is a public university. and they want to make acceptance of homosexuality a degree recquirment? i hope she takes them to the cleaners, gets back in the program, and makes that rule go away.