Summarized by Kent Larsen
Mormon Actress' Suit Gets National Attention (Mormon Actress Sues Over Profanity)
Associated Press 14Jan00 D2
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- The lawsuit filed by LDS Church member Christina
Axson-Flynn against the University of Utah has gained national
attention. Axson-Flynn filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking unspecified
damages because she claimed that the University discriminated against
her for refusing to use profanity. The Associated Press picked up the
story on Friday, and Mormon-News has reports of the news item in dozens
of newspapers throughout the U.S.
Axson-Flynn's suit charges that the Theater Department at the University
of Utah forced her out of the program after she refused to use profanity
in parts assigned to her as part of the course work. She claims that she
made an issue of the use of profanity with the Department before she
joined the program, but was admitted anyway.
The Theater Department disputes the allegations, according to University
spokesman Fred Esplin.