A 66-year-old woman in Nebraska filed a lawsuit against “homosexuals” in 2015, asking a federal judge to once and for all decide whether or not homosexuality is an “abomination.” Now the details of the case are circulating on social media.
The lawsuit was filed by the plaintiff “Sylvia Ann Driskell, Ambassador for Plaintiff’s God, and His, Son, Jesus Christ,” who wrote a seven-page, handwritten complaint against the defendants “Homosexuals, Their Given Name Homosexuals Their Alis Gay.” [All quotes from the complaint in this article are presented without corrections to avoid the risk of altering Driskell’s intended meaning.]
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The complaint filed in Driskell vs. Homosexuals did not appear to have been written by a professional lawyer, so it’s hard to determine exactly what law Driskell was accusing homosexuals of violating or even how she earned the title of “Ambassador” for God and Jesus Christ.
What was clear to her is that homosexuals are sinners, but gay people argue they aren’t. She wanted the judge to make the decision. Are gay people sinners or not?
“That homosexuality is a sin and that they the homosexuals know it is a sin to live a life of homosexuality,” the complaint stated. “Why else would they have been hiding in the closet.”
“I’m sixty six years old, an I never thought that I would see the day in which our Great Nation or Our Great State of Nebraska would become so compliant to the complicity of some peoples lewd behavior.”
In the complaint, Driskell cited Bible verses and said that homosexuality corrupts children. She didn’t cite any sociological research on LGBTQ parents, which has generally supported the idea that children raised in queer families turn out alright.
“Ambassador: I Sylvia Ann Driskell write, as well, we also know that if a child is raised in a home of liers, an deceivers, and thieves that it is reasonable to believe that child will grow up to be one of the three, are all three.”
She concluded by asking Judge Gerrard to “stand up” to homosexuality and declare it an “abomination.”
“I feel its is imperative to do so,” Driskell wrote. “Life as a Nation, as States, and as Cities need to start standing up for the moral principles on which Our, Great Nation, Our, Great States, and Our, Great Cities were founded on.”
It is unclear who exactly Driskell believed would represent the defendants, or if she assumed that every single homosexual would have to appear in court.
It appears that the court couldn’t figure it out either, simply noting, “No summons issued.”
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to make it clear the case was filed in 2015.