Allow me to point out some hypocrisy by BYU which is under the stranglehold of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
BYU’s honor code instructs students to live a virtuous and chaste life, be honest, attend church regularly and refrain from smoking and drinking alcohol, coffee or tea.
“Be honest”… he was! He told the truth. He obviously didn’t try to hide anything. But no.. he “screwed” up and had sex with his girlfriend and suddenly the kid is being shackled and whipped for it by a waving finger. “Don’t you do that young man… you must keep that thing in your pants until the church determines you’ve made a proper commitment to consummate this relationship with this young lady!”
Oh and speaking of “commitment”…
“Everybody who comes to BYU, every student, if they’re an athlete or not an athlete, they make a commitment when they come,” Cougars coach Dave Rose said. “A lot of people try to judge if this is right or wrong, but it’s a commitment they make. It’s not about right or wrong. It’s about commitment.”
How does the church know he’s not been committed and completely faithful to his girlfriend? Only BYU and the Church can determine the definition of a commitment?