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BYU Students Recovering After Horrifying Same-Sex Marriage Cards Appear On Bookstore Shelves

kissing_mormonsThe diligent student staff of the Brigham Young University bookstore are relieved to have spotted and removed the ungodly cards celebrating same-sex marriage from their shelves this afternoon.

Though no reports of injuries or widespread panic were made in the very short time that the Hallmark greeting cards crassly labeled “Mr. and Mr.” and “Mrs. and Mrs.” remained in public view — it was “not long,” BYU spokeswoman Carri Jenkins tells the AP — the stench of their former presence will surely remain on the minds of many concerned students.

The placement of said cards was apparently the handiwork of an insensitive Hallmark employee tasked with regularly stocking the school’s retail shelves. As an almost exclusively Mormon school owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the cards’ mere presence on school property was a direct violation of the honor code.

The AP reports: “It states that while being attracted to people of the same gender doesn’t violate the honor code, acting on those feelings is a violation.” Jenkins added that “homosexual behavior includes not only sexual relations between members of the same sex, but all forms of physical intimacy that give expression to homosexual feelings.”

Strangely enough, BYU has an Understanding Same Gender Attraction (USGA) club, and its senior president Samy Galvez can’t stop raving about “how welcoming and how loving people are [at BYU].”

Though he declined to comment on the greeting card situation, Galvez mentions that changes in the honor code now “allow students to talk about their sexual orientation without fear of being expelled.” Phew!

“Even though you know people adhere to a standard of conduct of not advocating for same-sex marriage, at the same time that doesn’t mean they aren’t capable of showing empathy,” he said.

[h/t Gawker]

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Aug 20, 2014
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  • 9 Comments
    • Cam
      Cam

      Cue the trolls coming in here claiming that the organized LDS church isn’t sytemically bigoted.

      Oh, and as for the comment of “”Though he declined to comment on the greeting card situation, Galvez mentions that changes in the honor code now “allow students to talk about their sexual orientation without fear of being expelled.””

      Well my my my, interesting that they report that change, since BYU used to claim that it did NOT kick students out for coming out,(All evidence to the contrary).

      So if you are going to try to say something to make the school look good, you may want to make sure it doesn’t point out just how much they’ve been lying recently.

      Aug 20, 2014 at 4:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Saint Law
      Saint Law

      Mormons lol.

      Aug 20, 2014 at 5:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scribe38
      Scribe38

      These people are not the most enlightened people. I guess I should just be happy they let blacks in now. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4418703/

      Aug 20, 2014 at 6:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd

      Religious fanatics are dangerous.

      Aug 20, 2014 at 9:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • enlightenone
      enlightenone

      @Scribe38: Clearly there exists blacks who aren’t enlightened! Samy G. needs to get the cum out of his eyes!

      Aug 20, 2014 at 10:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scribe38
      Scribe38

      @enlightenone: Sure just like there are unenlightened whites who troll internet sites from their mom’s basement. That is different from saying a whole group of people is inferior to another group which is exactly what this “church” used to preach. From your screen picture, seems like you would fit right in with these people.

      Aug 21, 2014 at 6:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MountainBoy
      MountainBoy

      I graduated from there, great school with a great academic environment. But if you are gay, why bother with the hassle; go someplace else where the whole you can grow and enjoy life fully…you can’t do it there. (I hadn’t put 2 and 2 together yet back then…and nothing there was going to cue me in)

      Aug 21, 2014 at 7:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paul Nadolski
      Paul Nadolski

      A few weeks ago, while attending Northalsted Market Days in Chicago, I actually had a Mormon missionary try to convert me on a CTA bus. Must’ve been attracted to my rainbow bracelet (LOL). They are everywhere! Needless to say I got off at the next stop…

      Aug 21, 2014 at 9:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • enlightenone
      enlightenone

      @Scribe38: Can you translate, please!

      Aug 21, 2014 at 3:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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