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Mormon BYU Like Auschwitz

Written by: Unknown    Posted on: 04/29/2003

Category: Cults / Sects / Non Christian Religions and Topics

Source: CCN

Mormon BYU Like Auschwitz

The Salt Lake Tribune related the fate of David P. Wright, former professor of Near Eastern languages at the Mormon-owned and operated Brigham Young Univerity.

Wright, who served a mission for the LDS church was fired after four years of teaching because of his beliefs about the Book of Mormon.

"Mr. Wright says his own research shows that the Book of Mormon is best explained as a 19th century "inspired' work rather than a document translated from ancient records," (July 20, 1988; p. B1).

As a result of honest scholarship, Wright was fired.

Commenting on Wright's termination, Michael D. Quinn, also a former professor of Brigham Young University, and the author of the outstanding book Early Mormonism and the Magic World View, drew a very revealing parallel:

"...Mr. Wright's firing is evidence that 'the grinding machine of orthodoxy at BYU is unrelenting. BYU officials have said that Harvard should aspire to become the BYU of the East,' said Mr. Quinn,... 'that's like saying the Mayo Clinic should aspire to be Auschwitz (a Nazi concentration camp). BYU is the Auschwitz of the mind,'" (Ibid).



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