Extension of remarks: Weber State backs Packer, loses Lisonbee ...
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 TribuneThe 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
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