Mormons are down on pre-marital sex, up on procreation and post-marital sex.
As a private university run by a church, BYU certainly has the right to set its own rules on student conduct and to enforce them.
There is the nagging question whether the BB player was singled out because he was black. Was the girlfriend white? Given the LDS Church's record on race, it is a question.
btw, Gov. Wilder of Virginia pardoned (?) a guy from criminal acts because he was a basketball player. I forgot the details. But the guy was quite a thug.
On the one Mormons are "up" on procreation both statistically and fulfilling a theology where they believe spirits born to a harem of a man-god await bodies down here...so ya better get bizzzy bizzzy bizzzy in the bedroom!
On the other hand, Mormons directly disobey the "revelation" of Joseph Smith, who canonized this following statement as Mormon "scripture": "Let your families be small..." (Doctrine & Covenants 90:25)
So...Mormons, perhaps all those zzz's in the bedroom in the phrase above ... bizzzy bizzzy bizzzy ... should just be zzz zzz zzz in the bedroom![Only contradiction #1 million in the Mormon church]
up on procreation
One of Glenn Beck's fave Mormon authors he has mentioned on the air is W. Cleon Skousen. (I wonder if Beck believes Skousen's "pro-family" view on parenthood? -- That parenthood = godhood???)
Mortality made it possible for us to be endowed with the powers of procreation for the first time The divine power of procreation is described by the Lord as being a fundamental quality of Godhood. In fact, eternal parenthood is Godhood (The First 2000 Years, pp. 39-40).
To unpack Skousen, what's he saying here?
Perhaps you've seen the Lds bumper sticker, "Families are forever" Lds get that from Joseph Smith's Doctrine & Covenants D&C 132 re: "eternal marriage."
Well Skousen used the same section --vv. 19-20 to teach eternal parenthood. (The thing is those verses also teach polygamy)
What did Skousen mean by his reference to "mortality" and "procreation for the first time"? Lds believe that by Adam & Eve sinning, it wasn't simply a "fall" -- it was a "fall upward" -- an event to be "celebrated." (see quote below) Why? Because they believe that it was only by mankind sinning that they could die -- becoming "mortal." And that by becoming "mortal" they could rise to godhood. (They get this in part from the Book of Mormon -- a phrase that reads, "Adam fell that men might be..." [it doesn't say be what...Mormons fill in the blank on that] Anyway, Skousen didn't believe that God made Eve able to reproduce until she fell; that falling was a good thing.
In this way, Mormons have the absolute wacky understanding that the world's evils were something the Mormon god wanted man to do:
The Lds church in one of its priesthood manuals calls the Fall a "Great Blessing" while one of its general authorities, Dallin Oaks, wrote: "Some Christians condemn Eve for her act, concluding that she and her daughters are somehow flawed by it. Not the Latter-day Saints! Informed by revelation, we CELEBRATE Eve's act and HONOR her with wisdom and courage in the GREAT episode called the FALL." ("The Choice that Began Mortality" Liahona, 2002)
Only in Mormonism are wars, murders, hate, idolatry, racism, rape, incest, sexual abuse, lust, theft, and other consequences of the fall a blessing to be celebrated.