Last week the Church updated the General Handbook and released it to the membership at large. In conjunction with this BYU released some changes to its Honor Code concerning homosexual behavior, which have caused a lot of confusion and have given BYU more press than it probably should have.
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The fallout after Sen. Mitt Romney’s vote on Wednesday to convict the president on the charge he abused his power in the Ukraine scandal uncovered a disappointing political paradox: An electorate that craves political courage is frustrated by politicians who exhibit just that.
I am a former “trans” kid. I insisted I was a boy. When the school psychologist evaluated me, I was given simple recommendations that changed my life for the better and soon those kinds of recommendations might become prohibited in the state of Utah. Here's what people should know about it from someone who has been there.
Two Utah State University journalism students, aided by their professor, unleashed what can only be termed a one-sided assault on both BYU and its football program. If this were a football game, surely the ref would call a “targeting” penalty on the stories which appeared between Aug. 26-29. In this case the forcible verbal tackle goes beyond the pale of fair and ethical journalism. It’s also an attack on any college with a faith-based mission or moral restrictions such as BYU’s Honor Code.
For the United Nations, May 15 marked 25 years of observing the International Day of Families. In commemoration of this Silver Anniversary, United Families International participated in an event held at UN headquarters in New York entitled “It Takes a Family.” The event offered “participants the opportunity to recommit to the objectives of the International Year of the Family and discuss best practices to protect and strengthen the family so that it can fulfill its vital role at the heart of society.” After it concluded, the press about the event went negative quickly.
One of the great freedoms that we all enjoy is the opportunity to have a voice, to be engaged in public debate, and public policy. As a woman, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a concerned citizen who has tried to stay engaged in public policy, I am concerned with the renewed and heated fervor of the activists over the Equal Rights Amendment.