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Church statement on the honor code and compassion

The suspension of BYU basketball player Brandon Davies has caused a torrent of news coverage across the country debating the merits of the University’s honor code. The majority of news reports have been favorable toward BYU’s decision to adhere to its standards, despite the impact to a “dream basketball season.”

Michael Otterson, managing director of the Church’s Public Affairs Department gives an interesting viewpoint on the matter in the On Faith blog of the Washington Post:

Brandon Davies is more than a trending topic on Google. He is a young man full of energy, talent and opportunity, all of which remain present as he moves through what is undoubtedly a difficult time in his life…

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