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Karen H. Huntsman Library Dedicated [Religious liberty hypocrisy @ 90+% Lds student-enrolled campus]
The Snow College Alumni Avalanche ^ | Winter 2011

Posted on 04/18/2013 6:31:07 PM PDT by Colofornian

Hundreds of Snow College students, alumni, employees, and community members gathered in the Heritage Plaza on November 1 for the dedication of the Karen H. Huntsman Library, Snow College’s new state-of-the-art facility. President Scott Wyatt welcomed those in attendance and discussed the importance of tradition at Snow College.

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“When I see my name on the building, it doesn’t seem quite right,” said Karen H. Huntsman, who recognized her husband, Jon M. Huntsman, Sr., and her ancestors who lived in Sanpete County as those who should share the honor with her.

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Jon M. Huntsman Sr., a General Authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, offered a dedicatory prayer upon the library. In this prayer, he asked that the library be “an edifice of love, tranquility, and safety,” and that those who enter the library find a greater sense of learning, achievement, love, and charity.

Michael Isom, a descendant of Erastus Snow, one of Snow College’s namesakes, presented Erastus Snow’s pocket watch to Snow College. As an LDS Apostle, Snow tended to be late to meetings, and other members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles gave him the watch to help him be on time. This watch will be on display in the library to remind students to make good use of their time and enjoy the opportunities they have...

(Excerpt) Read more at snow.edu ...


TOPICS: General Discusssion; Moral Issues; Other Christian; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: hypocrisy; inman; lds; mormonism; snowcollege
Snow College is a public college in Ephraim, Utah. In its last alumni newsletter, it boasted:
Per the March 20, 2013 Snow College Alumni News: 'Snow College Prepares for Enrollment Change, p.7, "Snow College has a larger percentage of LDS students...than any other public college or university in America...More than 90% of Snow College's students are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

This thread article is from page 3 of its Winter 2011 newsletter: Here we have Snow College boasting about "dedicatory prayer" on campus from an Lds "general authority" (Jon Huntsman, Sr.)... And one descendant of the college's namesake gave a presentation talking about that namesake being an Lds "apostle" -- yet within a year Snow College was denying religious freedom to The Solid Rock Christian Club:

Per this April 18, 2013 news release: Snow College officials prohibited Solid Rock from displaying a Christian message and cross as part of the school’s “Paint the Town” homecoming event, in which student groups decorated the front windows of participating local businesses. When Solid Rock began decorating its assigned window with a cross and a message that incorporated the homecoming theme with the group’s Christian message, school officials instructed the club to stop, claiming the group was not allowed to “paint any religious symbols or anything related to religion.” Later, college officials removed the students’ message from another building, telling the students in an e-mail that their Christian message “is in poor taste.”

See: Religious freedom restrictions thaw at Snow College [Highest % Lds student enrollment anywhere]

There ya go: Religious liberty for me (I, Mormon) but not for thee (you, Christian).

All as Lds "apostle" Dallin Oaks was complaining on the BYU-Idaho campus during a Fall 2009 speech about lack of religious freedom, especially among governmental entities [which Snow College is as a public school].

For more on Oaks' message excerpts from 2009, see next post...

1 posted on 04/18/2013 6:31:07 PM PDT by Colofornian
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What's even additionally hypocritical is how Lds "apostle" Dallin H. Oaks was lamenting less than four years ago about "religious freedom" being curbed, especially by government officials (and these Snow College officials, even if Lds, are government officials @ a PUBLIC school!):

"Unpopular minority religions are especially dependent upon a constitutional guarantee of free exercise of religion. We are fortunate to have such a guarantee in the United States, but many nations do not. The importance of that guarantee in the United States should make us ever diligent to defend it. And it is in need of being defended. During my lifetime I have seen a significant deterioration in the respect accorded to religion in our public life, and I believe that the vitality of religious freedom is in danger of being weakened accordingly. Religious belief is obviously protected against government action. The practice of that belief must have some limits, as I suggested earlier. But unless the guarantee of free exercise of religion gives a religious actor greater protection against government prohibitions than are already guaranteed to all actors by other provisions of the constitution (like freedom of speech), what is the special value of religious freedom?...The greatest infringements of religious freedom occur when the exercise of religion collides with other powerful forces in society. Among the most threatening collisions in the United States today are (1) the rising strength of those who seek to silence religious voices in public debates...Silencing Religious Voices in the Public Square A writer for The Christian Science Monitor predicts that the coming century will be “very secular and religiously antagonistic,” with intolerance of Christianity “ris[ing] to levels many of us have not believed possible in our lifetimes.” Source: Lds "apostle" Dallin H. Oaks, Oct. 13, 2009, speech given at BYU-Idaho (see: Religious Freedom (LDS Apostle Says Prop 8 Intimidation Not Anti-Religious but Anti-Democratic))

Yup. High intolerance of Christians occurring at a college where students are over 90% Lds -- and the college admin is highly represented by Mormons as well.

(For evidence of that "admin" representation, see the next post)

2 posted on 04/18/2013 6:32:31 PM PDT by Colofornian (Jude 3: "...I felt compelled to write and urge you to CONTEND for the faith that was once for all")
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Per the March 20, 2013 Snow College Alumni News: 'Snow College Prepares for Enrollment Change (p. 9) it boasts an ad featuring the pictures and signatures of Snow College namesakes Erastus Snow and Lorenzo Snow. Lorenzo Snow was an Lds "prophet" who coined the infamous Mormon couplet: Erastus Snow was an Lds "apostle."

On these same pages are brief bios of the 11 Snow College alumni board members: Holly Dyreng Penrod and Gary Parnell are BYU grads; Rachel Walker is listed as an ex-Lds missionary in San Diego; and Kathy Wyatt was listed as having been involved in the "LD [Latter-day] Singers."

On page 6 of the Settlement, we see three specific Snow College reps listed as the defendants. One of the signatures is from Craig Mathie (R. Craig Mathie) is Vice President for Student Success;
Per this source, Mathie has a B.A. and M.Ed from Lds university Brigham Young University: Snow College staff (per catalog)

Snow College had to pay out $800 to this Christian club (& $thousands more to their attorneys) as part of the settlement...(see page 2 of settlement link above)

3 posted on 04/18/2013 6:34:22 PM PDT by Colofornian (Jude 3: "...I felt compelled to write and urge you to CONTEND for the faith that was once for all")
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Gee, I thought LDS "were Christians too!"

What's the problem with allowing other "Christians" to decorate with "Christian" symbols?????

4 posted on 04/18/2013 6:49:11 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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Gee, I thought LDS "were Christians too!" What's the problem with allowing other "Christians" to decorate with "Christian" symbols?????

The problem is that the Mormon Church -- and many Mormons -- are anti-cross of Christ...even the Mormons openly say so:
* No-Cross Protocol ["New" Mormon tradition]
* Sunstone speaker attempts to explain LDS 'aversion' to cross [published by Mormon church owned Mormon Times]

5 posted on 04/18/2013 6:52:50 PM PDT by Colofornian (Jude 3: "...I felt compelled to write and urge you to CONTEND for the faith that was once for all")
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So I guess the Christians who are doing this lawsuit will be happy when gay students sue their group to be in charge?


6 posted on 04/18/2013 6:57:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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So I guess the Christians who are doing this lawsuit will be happy when gay students sue their group to be in charge?

Whose putting ANYBODY new "in charge" here by simply allowing them to paint a cross and give an accompanying message -- the same rights ALREADY accorded to most, if not ALL the OTHER student clubs?

What is this heavily-laced LDS college doing denying the SAME religious liberties their leaders are clamoring for themselves????

7 posted on 04/18/2013 7:14:42 PM PDT by Colofornian (Jude 3: "...I felt compelled to write and urge you to CONTEND for the faith that was once for all")
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According to this, Snow College was named in honor of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) leaders Lorenzo Snow and Erastus Snow. The school was definitely not named in honor of sister Eliza Roxcy Snow.

You may recall that Eliza was one of Joseph Smith's polygamous wives. She was pregnant with Joseph's baby when his only legitimate wife, Emma Smith, knocked her down a flight of stairs causing Eliza to miscarry. Eliza would later marry Brigham Young and would die childless.

For some mysterious reason, the Saints tend to erase this poor woman from their history much like Stalin purged all mention of people he murdered from records and photographs.

8 posted on 04/18/2013 7:26:11 PM PDT by Zakeet (If idiots could fly, Washington would be an airport)
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?


9 posted on 04/18/2013 7:29:44 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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There ya go: Religious liberty for me (I, Mormon) but not for thee (you, Christian).

But..but...mormons claim the name of "Christian"....why would they "prohibit Solid Rock from displaying a Christian message and cross as part of the school’s “Paint the Town” homecoming event"???

For the same reason that 100,000 mormon missionaries go out into the world and proclaim to Christians that their Christian faith is bogus and the only way to salvation is through arcane rituals in mormon temples?...and then mormons cry "persecution" when their doctrine and practices are exposed on FR?

How hypocritical!

10 posted on 04/19/2013 6:36:10 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Joseph Smith died in a gun battle. This is NOT a martyr's death!)
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To: Colofornian; svcw
There ya go: Religious liberty for me (I, Mormon) but not for thee (you, Christian).

But..but...mormons claim the name of "Christian"....why would they "prohibit Solid Rock from displaying a Christian message and cross as part of the school’s “Paint the Town” homecoming event"???

For the same reason that 100,000 mormon missionaries go out into the world and proclaim to Christians that their Christian faith is bogus and the only way to salvation is through arcane rituals in mormon temples?...and then mormons cry "persecution" when their doctrine and practices are exposed on FR?

How hypocritical!

11 posted on 04/19/2013 6:36:10 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Joseph Smith died in a gun battle. This is NOT a martyr's death!)
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So a Cross is in poor taste...........what if they displayed a top hat?
lds claim to be Christian at the same time disparage everything Christ like......it is beyond hypocrite is it blasphemy pure and simple


12 posted on 04/19/2013 6:42:29 AM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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So a Cross is in poor taste...........what if they displayed a top hat?

Or put an obscenely large statue of a fictional "angel" sheathed in gold on the top of their temples?

13 posted on 04/19/2013 8:41:09 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Joseph Smith died in a gun battle. This is NOT a martyr's death!)
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