Summarized by Gregor McHardy
National Attention to LDS Actress' Profanity Objections Continues
(Acting on faith, spurning profanity)
Chronicle of Higher Education pgA12 11Feb00 D2
The story has been picked up by more sensational periodicals, but now the
Chronicle of Higher Education is weighing in with this article about the
actress from the U of U who wouldn't cuss on stage. The article says:
"It's hard to believe that not saying the 'F' word could CAUSE trouble."
Christina Axson-Flynn, the actress who refused to muck up her personal
standards to use profane language on stage has filed suit against five of
her former professors charging that she was forced to leave the department
after refusing, for religious reasons, to deliver lines containing what
she considered inappropriate language.
The school, which in recent months has been attracting attention as having
a serious anti-Mormon undercurrent, says that "the department could have
found itself in hot water for copyright violations."
Dave Dineck, the theatre the department head said: "Quality drama and
literature often use obscene language, and that does not negate the
caliber of the work." Dineck also concludes that when a person is on
stage, the persona the actor creates is separate from the real-world
person. "It's not her saying the words," he says, "it's her as an