BYU fires teacher over op-ed stance

Salt Lake Tribune – BYU fires teacher over op-ed stance:

PROVO – As an American citizen, Jeffrey Nielsen felt compelled to publicly question the LDS Church’s opposition to same-sex marriage. As a Brigham Young University instructor, he now is paying the price.

The LDS-owned school will not rehire Nielsen after spring term because of his remarks in an op-ed piece earlier this month.


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Posted on July 10, 2006, in Mormonism/LDS Church, News and politics. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. His actions and questionings are indicative of his testimony and sustaining (or lack thereof) of the First Presidency as inspired men who act as God’s mouthpiece.

    I think it’s moronic to expect anything less than termination when you’re working at the church-sponsored school, and then openly criticize the intent and direction the leadership of that church is taking. Sure, he has the right to do so, but in a private institution, he is in no way guaranteed his job after doing so. I think he got what was coming to him.

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