BYU NewsNet, the BYU campus newspaper, did a story on December 10th that frankly talks about the energy around Prop 8 on campus before the election. The reporter also reviews the infamous “Six Consequences” document and scratches the surface of the claims, including the top line pro and con arguments against them.
Here is the intro: ”For some at BYU, it was a confirming experience in the importance of families, and it took up their entire lives leading up to the election. For others, it was personally destructive, and it took up their entire lives leading up to the election. Perhaps more than any other school, Proposition 8 burned through BYU’s campus in the days and weeks leading up to Nov. 4.”
The article also talks about harassment and intimidation against those who took a public stand against Prop 8, including masses of “nasty and anonymous” hate e-mail alongside continuous streams of anti-gay Facebook messages.
“I have so many friends here at BYU that are gay that mean so much to me,” one person quoted said. “I hated the way the students promoted Prop. 8 like it was a fun game with the plastering of posters and the telephone banks right in front of their faces.”
Hat tip to Latter-Day Chino for bringing this article to my attention.
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