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    Denson's Lawsuit Dismissed by Federal Judge

    I'm not implying anything wrong with his decision or ruling. The case could be the one regarding the BYU police department that has recently been in the news or anything similar. The judge is employed by BYU and the case involves his employer. To my inexperienced eyes it looks like there is potential for conflict. When Solicitor General Rex Lee recused himself from the Bob Jones vs. The United States and potential conflict seemed much more subtle and indirect. Phaedrus
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    Denson's Lawsuit Dismissed by Federal Judge

    I'm not sure I agree here. The MTC is part of BYU. The domain is https://www.mtc.byu.edu/ the hiring for employment at the MTC is all done through BYU and jobs posted at the BYU.edu domain, and MTC employees are issued a BYU ID. Phaedrus
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    Denson's Lawsuit Dismissed by Federal Judge

    One thing that really surprised me here is Judge Dale Kimball is not only a federal judge but also current faculty at BYU. Would one of the lawyers on here opine about how he wouldn't have a conflict? Phaedrus
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    Bill Reel announces he faces impending Bishop's Court

    I was the one that asked Duncan to back up his accusations that Bill Reel was dishonest. Other than some vague instructions to "go read this" but has failed to provide any examples. I noticed that he has edited his original post removing the original accusation Does that mean you are withdrawing the accusation Duncan? Pheadrus
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    Bill Reel announces he faces impending Bishop's Court

    No you need to provide support to your accusations. You can't just say look up X and Y. Phaedrus
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    Bill Reel announces he faces impending Bishop's Court

    So you are still claiming he is dishonest but you're not allowed to prove it because of board rules?
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    Bill Reel announces he faces impending Bishop's Court

    That's quite an accusation. Do you have any examples of his dishonesty? I can recall Bill from forums like this and various parts of the internet for I would guess 10 years or more. I'm not active or a believer like Bill but I've never seen him trying to promote dubious facts about Mormonism. Phaedrus
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    Bill Reel announces he faces impending Bishop's Court

    Even after suing Thomas Monson for Fraud, Tom Phillips hasn't been excommunicated. Tyler Glenn from Neon Trees made a music video demonstrating temple handshakes and spitting on Joseph Smith and hasn't been excommunicated. Bill Reel is being threatened with excommunication because they don't like the "tone" of his otherwise accurate postings about Mormonism. Let that sink in for a minute. Phaedrus
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    Woman Denied Temple Recommend for ...

    When you consider conference statements like this If immodest dress by women makes them literally become pornography should we be surprised people have a problem with a partial boob in the foyer? Phaedrus
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    LDS Church cancels Pioneer Day Devotional

    Wow that's very interesting. If you converted on the right schedule you could probably get 4 or 5 good meals a year.
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    LDS Church cancels Pioneer Day Devotional

    The implication from the article was the change was made due to a decline in attendance. While the LDS population in the area is higher than ever I wonder if it's a bit of church fatigue that is causing the lack of interest.
  12. I was surprised by this since I know that this devotional has been running since at least the 70's and the Ogden population has grown substantially. We can guess the reasons for the drop in attendance. Phaedrus
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    The Maxwell Institute and the Honor Code

    Big thanks to Ben and Blair for responding to this post. I'm sure you both look like the cool kids on campus. Cheers, Phaedrus
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    The Maxwell Institute and the Honor Code

    Oh yeah I've noticed that too. Maybe the Maxwell Institute is in the university but not of the University. IIRC Blair posts here on occasion, maybe he'll clarify the rules.
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    The Maxwell Institute and the Honor Code

    I resigned after the 2015 policy change but consider myself culturally Mormon in many ways. I don't have any supernatural beliefs but I find they study of Mormonism and religion in general fascinating. I've been posting here since 2004 and I'm one of the few critical voices to last that long so I can't be all that bad. I don't specifically care about beards at BYU, I was just curious. I predict they will lift the ban on beards in 2042 when mainstream fashion has all men clean shaven so nobody will really notice. Phaedrus
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