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Brigham Young University is one of the few college football teams that still doesn’t belong to a conference. They have long been rumored to be joining the Big 12, and Iowa State has recently taken a stance against that prospect.
From Yahoo! Sports:
The student government passed a resolution 21-6 Wednesday night that disavows BYU’s candidacy on the basis that the school’s “discriminatory policies and practices are inconsistent with the values of the Big 12.”
The reasoning stems from BYU’s honor code. The Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-day Saints school’s honor code bars “sexual relations” between members of the same sex and “all forms of physical intimacy that give expression to homosexual feelings.”
One of the main reasons for this vote probably has something to do with the seeming lack of consequences for sexual assault accusations at BYU. From what I’ve seen in recent history, people who are raped at BYU tend to get punished more than their aggressor. That shit’s pretty fucked up, and it looks like this vote by the Iowa State student government is their way of sticking it to BYU.
Backward policies and questionable values are reason enough for the conference to be apprehensive, but there are plenty of other reasons not to want anything to do with BYU. One could bring up their stupid mascot, their location in the worst city in Utah (Provo), their dirty play on the field and basketball court, or basically anything else about them. What I’m saying is, Fuck BYU and everything they stand for..
[via Yahoo! Sports]
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