A graduate student has filed a lawsuit for the right to hold her anti-gay views.

Jennifer Keeton, a graduate student in the Counselor Education Program at the Augusta State University, filed her suit last week after school officials declared her anti-gay beliefs incompatible with the counseling profession.

In presenting Keeton a remediation plan in May, faculty members said her views on gay and transgender persons are “professionally suspect,” according to the 43-page lawsuit.

The plan questioned Keeton's “ability to be a multiculturally competent counselor, particularly with regard to working with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (GLBTQ) populations.”

“Jen has voiced disagreement in several class discussions and in written assignments with the gay and lesbian 'lifestyle.' She stated in one paper that she believes GLBTQ 'lifestyles' to be identity confusion. This was during her enrollment in the Diversity Sensitivity course and after the presentation on GLBTQ populations.”

Faculty members also raised concerns over Keeton's interest in reparative therapy, a controversial treatment that promises to turn gay people straight, mostly by Christian prayer.

“Faculty have also received unsolicited reports from another student that [Keeton] has relayed her interest in conversion therapy for GLBTQ populations and she has tried to convince other students to support and believe her views.”

In the plan, Keeton is asked to attend a minimum of three diversity workshops with an emphasis on the gay community, increase her exposure and interaction with gay populations (attending gay pride is suggested), and increase her study of research on improving counseling effectiveness with LGBT people.

The twenty-four-year-old graduate student was advised that failure to complete the plan could result in dismissal from the program.

“A public university student shouldn't be threatened with expulsion for being a Christian and refusing to publicly renounce her faith, but that's exactly what's happening here,” David French, senior counselor for the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), which filed the lawsuit against the school on Keeton's behalf, said in a statement.

French went on to tell Fox News that Keeton believes that people have “moral choices” with regard to their sexuality.

He said students have a right to express their point of view without fear of “censorship or expulsion.”

School officials have declined to comment on the suit.