In her lawsuit, Penny Nixon of Concord said she was sarcastically
referred to as the "good Christian" at Casey Family Services. She
says she was forbidden from giving out religious Christmas cards.
Nixon also claims that although the agency promoted tolerance and
diversity, it would not allow her to hold voluntary lunch-hour Bible
studies but permitted a gay and lesbian group to meet during
"Penny Nixon is not saying she has any objection to working with
gay men or lesbians," Nixon's attorney, Chuck Douglas, wrote in a
lawsuit filed in Merrimack County Superior Court. "She does not
object to diversity training that is evenhanded. However, she does
assert her right to have her practice and belief in Christianity
unmolested in the workplace."
Casey Family Services has not yet responded to the lawsuit in
court. Lee Mullane, a spokeswoman at the agency's Connecticut
headquarters, said the agency promotes respect and tolerance for all
beliefs and believes Casey will be vindicated in court.
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