Conscience vs. loyalty
I am truly sorry to hear that Jeffrey Nielsen has lost his job at Brigham Young University for his op-ed published in The Salt Lake Tribune on June 4.
I, too, love Mormonism with all my heart, but I cherish my freedoms to think, to speak and to worship as my conscience dictates, and the posture of the church for some decades now has been to discipline those who differ with the pronouncements of its leaders. It is sad that choosing the right has to now force a Latter-day Saint to choose between conscience and loyalty, or between free speech and church membership.
Salt Lake City
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