Much as it pains me to say anything critical of any institution called WSU (as I am a proud graduate of Wichita State University), some things must be said:
— The choices we make — By George Pyle | The Salt Lake Tribune
The folks who run Weber State University made a choice. They named the school’s new family support program the Boyd K. and Donna S. Packer Center for Family and Community Education....
...But some people have a little trouble with the name university officials chose. And, last week, the university brass chose to dismiss a professor who was among those voicing a complaint....
...[Jared] Lisonbee was among those who thought, quite reasonably, that naming a collection of programs aimed at helping all kinds of families after a man who is so very vocal about his belief that there should be only one kind of family was, well, awkward. Especially at a university that is taxpayer-supported and, supposedly, secular in nature. ...
... The people who run Weber State University do have a choice. And there seems little doubt that they’ve made a couple of poor ones.
— Was prof fired for protesting naming center for Mormon apostle Packer?— Salt Lake Tribune, 04.03.13
— Gay-rights group protests naming college center after LDS apostle Packer — Salt Lake Tribune, 05.30.13
— Mormon apostle Packer warns against 'tolerance trap' — Salt Lake Tribune, 04.08.13
— WSU: Decision to name center for LDS apostle not made lightly — Ogden Standard-Examiner, 05.31.13
— Naming building after Boyd Packer a 'slap in the face' — Shairylann Lisonbee, letter to the editor, Ogden Standard-Examiner, 05.06.13
— Weber State University: Do not name your Center for Family (CFCE) after Boyd K. Packer — Change.org petition
— President Boyd K. Packer — official bio, LDS website
— Jared A. Lisonbee, Ph. D — official bio, WSU website