Former Lesbian/WNBA Player Loses College Coaching Offer Over Changed Views on LGBT

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Camille LeNoir played college basketball at the University of Southern California. She was also a WNBA player for the Washington Mystics. Using that experience, LeNoir looked for a chance to fulfill her dream of becoming a coach and was offered a job at New Mexico State University. However, her dreams came crashing down when her new employer rescinded the offer after he saw a six-year-old online video in which she explained that her Christian faith had led her to walk away from homosexuality.

Two days before she was to fly to New Mexico, Mark Trakh, who was a coach at the university, said what he heard in the video was troublesome and doesn't align with the university. LeNoir had said, “If you are in a same-sex relationship, it is not worth losing your soul… You can overcome and defeat sin.”

“Whoever you’re in that relationship with, like the Lord told me, it will be the death of you,” she said in the 2011 video.

In addition to being told to stay home, LeNoir said Trakh told her to take the video down or she would never “work in this industry,” The Blaze reports. The university says that her updated beliefs on homosexuality “would have an adverse impact… [on her] ability to effectively coach and recruit players who identify as LGBT.”

She is now suing the university for discrimination, a charge the school denies. It is also noted that a California judge will preside over the case. 

LeNoir’s statements can bee seen in the video below: