BYU fires openly gay film producer

by | Nov. 20, 2011

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Brigham Young University has fired Kendall Wilcox, a BYU-TV employee who was widely known outside the BYU community for the work he was doing on an independent documentary about being gay and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The decision to terminate Wilcox "had absolutely nothing to do with the documentary, or with his sexual preference," said BYU spokeswoman Carrie Jenkins late Friday. "He hasn't reported for work in two months, and he hasn't communicated with his supervisors. Those were the reasons for the termination."

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