Mormon university professor fired for siding with LGBT weirdos.

Before you think they did the right thing, ask yourselves this: what if she was at Yale, belonged to the Conservative Students Union, expressed support for banning same-sex marriage and got fired?

Bit of a sticky wicket, eh, wot?

A Brigham Young University professor was fired from her job after she refused to take down a Facebook post detailing her support for the LGBT community.

Ruthie Robertson, 22, wrote the status to her social media page on June 5 in honor of Pride Month.

In the post, she also expressed her opposition to the strict religious practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she is currently a member.

The Facebook post was set to private mode, meaning none of Robertson’s students could read it – only Robertson’s friends could view it.

However, one of her followers came across the post and reported it to her employer at some point that same day.

The very next day, Robertson was summoned to meet with administrators where it was strongly implied that if she did not take down the offending post she would be fired.

Robertson refused and claims that school officials ordered her to pray on her decision, according to the Washington Post.

The young professor says one week later, after she had still not deleted the post she was called in and told that she would not be returning to teach in the fall.

She was told that she would be allowed to finish teaching her classes until the summer, but after that her contract was over.

When asked, the university said that it ‘has a long-standing policy of not commenting on personal matters,’

Robertson was employed as an adjunct instructor of political science at Brigham Young University-Idaho, a private university closely affiliated to the LDS Church, according to the school’s official website.

She admitted to feeling out of ‘place’ as a member of the church for several years.

‘I kind of felt like the rug was pulled out from under me,’ she said in an interview with The Washington Post.

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  1. BobF says:

    I don’t think it was just the LGBT stuff that got her fired. She also posted her opposition to the strict religious practices of the Mormon Church. She claims to be a Mormon and is teaching at a college run by the Mormon Church but is opposed to their teachings. Of course they’re going to fire her. That would be like someone teaching at Notre Dame saying the Pope was Anti-Christ.

  2. bogsidebunny says:

    A College professor at 22? Something smells like a chimp’s asshole there. By the way BobF, the University of Notre Dame has gone over to the Liberal dark side. They’ve abandoned the Conservative R.C. ethos of the Knute Rockney days. Today it’s all about coexist Liberal indoctrination. I’d venture to say a professor there espousing the evils of organized religion would be applauded.

  3. redneckgeezer says:

    Far as I know, BYU is a private college and takes no money from Uncle Sam, so they can do what they want and tell everyone else to piss up a rope. Bob is right about there being more to it.

  4. cruithni says:

    BYU has standards that have to be adhered to by students and faculty. You sign those when you are hired or accepted as a student. I ran afoul of them once (too long between haircuts) and got chewed out by the Dean of Standards, at the time that was Jeffrey R. Holland. He’s now an Apostle. You commit to living by the standards of the Church, not the standards of mentally ill perverts. Good for the Church for maintaining its standards.

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