Firing a Mormon

"In accordance with the order of the church, we do not consider it our responsibility to correct, contradict or dismiss official pronouncements of the church. Since you have chosen to contradict and oppose the church in an area of great concern to church leaders, and to do so in a public forum, we will not rehire you after the current term is over," - Brigham Young University Department of Philosophy Chairman Daniel Graham, in a letter to an adjunct professor, firing him for speaking out against the Federal Marriage Amendment.

The impermissible op-ed can be read here. Money quote:

A perfect God does not require blind obedience, nor does He need unthinking loyalty. Freedom of conscience is a divine blessing, and our privilege to express it is a moral imperative.

Well said. I am grateful for the man's sacrifice on behalf of others. History will vindicate his stand. And one day, I believe, churches will be ashamed of what they have said and done.