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BYU fires openly gay film producer

November 20, 2011
source: Deseret News

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MR says: He wasn't fired for being openly gay, but for not reporting to work. However, I can see this whole situation getting taken out of context and blown out of proportion.

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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Tags: Same Sex, BYU
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