BYU Letter: Religious discrimination

Having grown up as the only LDS teen in my high school, I was raised to be accepting of others’ beliefs, even those who are in opposition to mine. I also took the stance to aggressively disagree with others’ actions if they went against my ethical beliefs or conscience.

At BYU there is a pocket of non-LDS students that includes other Christians, eastern religions and even atheists. So long as they live by the Honor Code they are allowed to attend. However, the university has removed students who change their religious status from being LDS to any other religion or non-religion. In fact, the religious status page online tells these individuals not to change religious status through the registration office, but to start the process at the Honor Code office.

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