Colorado Student Advisor Says She Was Fired From Christian University For “Living In Sin”
Ashlie Simpson was terminated from Colorado Christian University after she was asked if she is “living in sin” with her boyfriend.
“I was shocked to learn that CCU was concerned about my personal life, and even more distressed when they chose to fire me because of it,” Simpson told ABC news. “When they refused to discuss it further, I felt I had no choice but to take legal action.”
…The suit, filed on May 2 with the Denver County District Court, states that Simpson and a married, male enrollment counselor had gotten coffee and donuts in the same car in June 2010; that incident led the vice president of development to express concern to Simpson about her alleged relationship with that married coworker – one Simpson said never existed — and subsequent questions about her personal life up until she was fired.
That same day, the vice president told Simpson that he had discussed the “alleged relationship” with three of his team members, who had witnessed Simpson and the counselor “laughing and joking together in the office,” according to the filing.
The vice president stated that Simpson was a “distraction to [the counselor’s] marriage” and the “perception of indiscretion and disregard for the sanctity of Christian marriage” would hinder her career progression at the university, the suit stated.