Editor's note: All quotes in this article appear as originally written and punctuated in the lawsuit.
A self-proclaimed Christian woman in Auburn, Neb., filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday that names an entire class of humans as defendants: homosexuals.
Technically, the handwritten, seven-page petition to the U.S. District Court in Omaha seeks a judgment against "Homosexuals, Their Given Name Homosexuals, Their, Alis Gay," reports the Lincoln Journal Star. The suit contends that gay people have willfully broken "religious or moral law," and asks the district court to rule "in the matter of homosexuality."
"Is homosexuality a sin, or not a sin?" is the pivotal question asked in the case.
The complainant, 66-year-old Sylvia Ann Driskell, represents herself in the court filing as an "ambassador" for plaintiffs "God and His Son, Jesus Christ." As such, she "challenged the court not to call God a liar," reports the Omaha World-Herald.
Driskell's filing does not cite any existing case law but does frequently reference the Bible, including verses from the Old Testament books of Leviticus and Romans often used to condemn homosexuality.
Those verses prove that "homosexuality is a sin," Driskell contends. Further, "they the homosexuals know it is a sin to live a life of homosexuality," she writes. "Why else would they have been hiding in a closet."
In her complaint, which was formally filed as Driskell v. Homosexuals, Driskell addresses claims about equal rights advanced by LGBT advocates. "The homosexual's say that its not a sin to be a homosexual; In they have the right to marry; to be parents; and God doesn't care that their homosexuals; because he loves them," Driskell writes.
Driskell rejects these claims by pointing to more Old Testament verse, as well as the "Webster Dictionary" definition of the words "marry" and "parent," implying opposite-sex pairings.
"A good parent is not just a father or a mother that tells their children whats right," contends Driskell. "Its the parent that walks, the walk, and that talks, the talk, who are the example of what they teach they teach, thats why their children know right from wrong."
Driskell does not address the overwhelming social science data and existing case law that indicates LGBT parents raise children who are every bit as healthy, happy, and well-adjusted as those raised by straight parents. Likewise, she does not mention the fact that earlier this year, Nebraska stopped enforcing its long-standing ban on openly gay foster parents.
Watch a video highlighting the most outlandish claims in Driskell v. Homosexuals: