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Nebraska woman files lawsuit against all the homosexuals for being gay

She heard "the boasting of the Defendant Homosexuals on the world news" and couldn't help herself


Scott Eric Kaufman
May 6, 2015 4:06PM (UTC)

A Nebraska woman filed a handwritten lawsuit against homosexuals -- all of them -- in the U.S. District Court of Omaha last week, the Lincoln Journal Star's Lori Pilger reports.

Sylvia Driskell -- acting on behalf of her plaintiffs God, and His Son, Jesus Christ -- listed as the defendants anyone who is a homosexual or goes by the alias of "gay." While it is clear that Driskell considers homosexuals to be abominations who shouldn't be allowed to marry, it's not clear what she expects the Omaha district court to do about it.

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The 66-year-old asks "to be heard in the matter of homosexuality, is homosexuality a sin, or is it not?" In her careful cursive script, Driskell cites the favored biblical passages of bigots -- Leviticus 18:22 and Romans 1:26 -- before complaining that she's heard "the boasting of the Defendant Homosexuals on the world news; from the Young to the Old; to the rich an [sic] famous, and to the not so rich an [sic] famous. How they were tired of hiding in the closet and how glad they were to be coming out of the closet."

She continued, saying that even homosexuals know "it is a sin to live a life of homosexuality. Why else would they have been hiding in a closet?"

After citing what every high school student mistakenly believes to be the world's most authoritative dictionary -- Webster's -- as to the definitions of "sin" and "parent," Driskell used her idiosyncratic prose to remind the court of the fate that befell Sodom and Gomorrah, "two city because of the same immmoral behavior that present in Our Nation, in Out States, and Our Cities, God destroy them."

"Why are judges passing laws so sinners can break religious and moral laws," she asked sans punctuation. "Will all the judges of this Nation, judge God to be a lier [sic]."

Driskell's entire handwritten lawsuit can be read here.


Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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