Brigham Young University dismissed star player Brandon Davies from its basketball team this week after he admitted to having sex with his girlfriend, violating the school's honor code.
(Although other forms of caffeine, like Coca-Cola, are today considered a matter of personal choice, in earlier days the university reportedly removed No-Doz tablets from nationally marketed school-supply packs in the campus bookstore and a Pepsi Cola vending machine from a law-school lounge.) The honor code applies to all Brigham Young campuses, including its business school and branches in Hawaii and Idaho and has spawned imitators elsewhere.
But I thought about the potential impact I could have as an openly gay member of a visible BYU performing group.
I wasn’t sure what that impact would actually look like, but I thought it was worth the try.
Over the past few days and weeks I’ve been reflecting on the past two years of my time in the presidency – I decided that I would regret not using the opportunity to address all of you in a more organized fashion.
Serving as President of USGA has been the most challenging, frustrating, meaningful, and fulfilling thing I’ve ever done.
If you believe in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you ascribe to the belief that there was a great Apostasy, where for nearly 2,000 years, or close to a 3 of human spiritual history, God allowed his children to wander in darkness.