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Published: Tuesday, March 26 2013 4:55 p.m. MDT

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Medical Lake, Washington

I thought the University's revised comment; in which an 'apology' was offered was interesting. They assured everyone that they have core values that they hold to - though apparently not unless someone calls them on them --- other wise, it seems that they are willing to push the limits and then hold out on a bluff, which this brave student called.

What I find tragic is that many institutions in this country really don't have core values any more. They may claim they do and point to a written statement, but more often than not, many groups are willing to surrender their values in an attempt to capitalize on a new trend that looks appealing; if not promising, or in an attempt to please the crowd.

We should all do better at truly supporting those who do indeed have values and live them regardless of the current climate.

Provo, UT


"For all those who claimed he was not punished, did you not read the article before writing. Or do you not believe that being suspended from school is a punishment? Would really like to understand your thinking."

Yes, I read the article. And I also read a number of other articles in other news sources, and the student was NOT punished for anything that went on in this classroom exercise.

Check your sources, then apply some critical thinking.

Orem, UT

I too have read several accounts of this incident. One even quoted from the instruction manual for the class. The student was infact suspended from the class, not from the school. This professor has a reputation for doing things like this. He should be removed from his assignment as professor. College is to help a person think, not to have their beliefs made a mockery.

Salt Lake City, UT

re: BrentBot

I'm curious as to the professors religious beliefs.

At m.g. scott

I don't disagree. I wonder how were business majors who are learning to do 'anything in pursuit of the almighty dollar'?

Layton, UT

I couldn't step on it either---as a Latter-day Saint, you could ask me to write "Koran" on a piece of paper and stomp on it---I wouldn't do that either.

Messed up example of teaching if you ask me.

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