Results for - "I stand before my family, friends, and graduating class today to say that I am proud to be a gay son of God"
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1. Brigham Young University valedictorian Matt Easton came out as gay while delivering his graduation speech last week. Easton's speech, which he gave to BYU's College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences as the political science valedictorian, was met with applause and cheers from thousands in attendance. His speech was reviewed and approved by BYU officials before he gave it. "Not many people are given a platform where they can speak in front of all their peers and these peers' families," he said. "I was nervous. I'm still a little nervous about it. You know there's people that are telling me I went too far, people telling me I didn't go far enough. Ultimately, I had to do what felt right to me." Do you admire the courage of this young man?
2. Easton said, "I have felt another triumph; that of coming to terms, not with who I thought I should be, but who the Lord has made me to be. As such, I stand before the Lord, my family, my graduating class today to say that I am proud to be a gay son of God." BYU's Honor Code doesn't ban gay students from the school but says students would be in violation of the code if they engage in what the school defines as "homosexual behavior," which not only includes having sexual relations with members of the same sex but all forms of physical intimacy that "give expression to homosexual feelings." Do you think the school did the right thing in approving Easton's speech even given their Honor Code?
Yes, I think the school did the right thing
No, the school should not have approved the speech
3. My feeling is although religious teachings can be interpreted in many ways, it may be difficult to live as a religious openly gay person. From some of the comments I see here, you must be an extremely secure and courageous person to do so. Do you agree with this statement?
05/09/2019 Religion 2328 112 By: Harriet56