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Same-Sex Marriage: A Right?

from the founding-fathers-rolling-over-in-their-graves dept.
Even among the BYU community heated debates arise over the way LDS Church members should respond to homosexual marriage laws. Some feel that although we disagree with their choice to act as a homosexual, we ought to be tolerant of them and allow them the right to be married (See People should be allowed to make their own choices and mistakes and Homosexuality is the threat, not marriage). Others feel that Church members have a moral obligation to take a stand against gay marriage as Jon Evans pointed out in Society's moral decisions affect everyone and as Barbara Dayton discusses in The prophet has warned us. What are our rights? Is gay marriage a right? Does it infringe on the rights of others? How far do we carry our moral convictions?

Attack of the Metrosexuals

from the poorly-coined-terms dept.
Lexi writes: "I saw this article in today's Daily Universe about 'Metrosexuals'--defined as men who 'are not afraid to show off their feminine side and spend ample time and money at the best spas.' I think it's interesting that the homosexuality culture seems to be becoming popular whether you choose to be homosexual or not. So amidst the ferver of homosexual debates, is there anything wrong with a straight metrosexual?

Napping on Campus?

from the I'm-so-tired-I-can't-think dept.
John writes: "I'm a big fan of the "on-campus" nap, so I was excited to see this Daily Universe article that highlights some of the best places to nap on BYU campus. I've always wondered though if it bugs people to see others sleeping on campus. Like I've heard some girls complain about women sleeping on the couches in the restrooms in the HBLL and other places. Is it an annoyance? Where should people sleep?"

Immodesty: Whose fault is it, anyway?

from the let's-take-responsibility dept.
Mary writes, "President Samuelson's opening semester talk, "Outward Expressions of the Inner Self", was pretty bold in addressing modesty and other appearance issues at BYU. Many will agree it's a problem, but there's been some discussion about the root of the problem. Brian Matteson started some controversy with his letter to the editor, "Where's the respect, men?" asserting that men are causing much of the immodesty on campus because when they look at girls, "there is no hint of respect or reverence in your eyes, only lust." Strong disagreement ensued, as Jason Eldredge contended that Immodest Clothing is not guys fault and Michael Nair pointed out in his letter that Brian's letter over-generalized the topic. What do we think about this, men? Women? Should we be blaming someone? Why is it such a problem?"

BYU Athletics debate

from the aims-of-a-byu-education dept.
Lots of stories have been popping up recently in the Daily Universe about the problems BYU is facing with it's athletics program. A number of football players are "under investigation" by the Honor Code Office for their parties, a track star is in trouble with the law, accusations are flying about cheerleader misconduct, and BYU fans are being reprimanded for their poor sportsmanship. It seems as though these issues--which aren't new--are becoming ever more noticeable and that something must be done soon to defuse things. Before adding your comments to this story, check out some of the letters to the editor (here, here, here, and here) on the subject. What should BYU do to resolve this situation? Is there anything that we as a student body can do to help things? Post your comments below.

Are short guys getting the short end of the stick?

from the short-and-sweet dept.
conan writes: "Today's opinion section of the Daily Universe has a letter from Becca Silva about short guys getting discriminated against by girls. This is something I personally don't have experience with since I'm tall. Is this as big of a trend as Becca says it is?" Ladies?

Mel Gibson's Passion causing an uproar

from the religious-tensions-tighten dept.
Mason writes: "The Washington Post has an article about the controversy surrounding the upcoming release of Mel Gibson's new movie 'The Passion of Christ'. Many jewish people are unhappy with this movie and feel that it is going to spark anti-semitic feelings and acts around the globe. Matters are only made worse by the fact that Mel Gibson's father has supposedly made comments are more than one occasion that the Holocaust is over-exaggerated, that six-million jews did not die at the hands of the Nazis." On another note, this R-rated movie is reported to be extremely graphic, which is one of the complaints of it's opponents. Will the added gore help to tell the story more effectively? Another interesting fact about all of this is that Gibson had to personally pay for both the production and the distribution of this film because no one else would dare.

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