steven daniels

Raise the Bar, Don’t Lower the Standard

The decision for Brigham Young University to suspend one of their best players this month for having premarital sex generated a flurry of reactions. Some supported the decision, as I did, saying that BYU acted fairly and commendably because students who attend the school sign the honor code prohibiting the behavior. Others disparaged the move to dismiss the star player – he’s a college student, it was just sex, who cares? The episode was a rare example of a moral standard being upheld in the often immoral world of college campuses, where sexuality is unfettered and abstinence until marriage is […]

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