Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Cheney to visit BYU

This is comforting since I went to school there, and found it a hotbed of conservativism. First time I got to answer the question "How can you be a liberal and a Mormon?" was right there in the Wilkenson Center (if memory serves).

But apparently Bush and Cheney have managed through 6 years of bad government to upset some of the students there.
Students and faculty at Brigham Young — a private university sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — are expected to adhere to an honor code, which emphasizes “being honest, living a chaste and virtuous life, abstaining from alcohol and tobacco, using clean language” and following church doctrines. They are also required to follow strict modesty guidelines for grooming and attire.

In the two weeks since the university announced that Mr. Cheney would be the speaker at the commencement on April 26, hundreds of students have attended respectful and quiet campus demonstrations about his presence, and some 3,600 students and alumni had signed petitions by Tuesday afternoon seeking a “more appropriate” replacement speaker.
Makes me proud of my ol' alma mater.

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