BYU’s “Honor Code” angers homosexual lobby

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By Lynn Woolley

Brigham Young University, located in Provo, Utah, and affiliated with the Mormon Church, is perhaps the top candidate for an invitation to join the Big 12 athletic conference. The Cougars have a big following in football, a large stadium, and a national title under their belt.

There’s just one problem.

BYU has this “Honor Code” that lists homosexual behavior as a violation. That doesn’t sit well with the gay-rights crowd that has been having so much success in normalizing the lifestyle. A group of 25 gay organizations is urging the Big 12 to dump BYU in favor of a more liberal school – like most of the rest of the schools already in the conference.

Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University

But hold on! Homosexuality has been considered a sin by most churches for millennia – and yet organizations like GLAAD expect the Mormons to change their core values for football.

What will the Big 12 do?  byu-stretch-y-logo_0

Judging by past stories of this type – like the bathroom controversy in North Carolina, you’d expect the Big 12 to cave for two reasons. First of all, Bruce Springsteen and Ringo Starr might never attend a game. Second, most of the schools in the conference are ultra-liberal state schools that cater to gay issues.

You’d think Baylor and TCU would be different, but don’t count on it. That means there are two ways to go. The conference either accepts BYU as it is or it demands BYU change its Honor Code in order to gain admittance. Remember, diversity is only a good thing if it benefits the Left.

BYU is a great fit for the league.

LaVell Edwards Stadium (Photo Wikipedia)

LaVell Edwards Stadium (Photo Wikipedia)

With Notre Dame not available, BYU is the Number One college football program that is available for the Big 12’s forced expansion. Of the available teams, it has the largest fan base, a decent sized stadium, and a major TV following. None of the universities named after cities (Houston, Cincinnati, Memphis) or those that are also-rans in their states (UConn, South and Central Florida, Colorado State) even comes close to what BYU can offer.

The solution is to accept BYU for the value-centric school it is and offer the membership. It makes no sense not to.

It would also be a wonderful defeat for the gay lobby.  BYU logo

According to a report, Athlete’s Alley, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights sent a letter to Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby to whine about BYU. The letter said in part that the BYU Honor Code…

“…provides no protections for LGBT students. Given BYU’s homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic policies and practices, BYU should not be rewarded with Big 12 membership.”

Who knows what Mr. Bowlsby will think about this? Maybe he’s looking up new words like “biphobic!” Who can know the innermost thoughts of liberals like Greg Fenves who runs the University of Texas? But it will be fun to watch and see which prevails – the vast amount of cash that BYU could deliver in TV rights, or political correctness as demanded by the gay lobby.

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