Lots and lots of press coverage on the Jeffrey Nielsen Firing at BYU — 2 Options for What the Brethren Were Thinking

John Dehlin Mormon, Mormon Stories

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Personally, I believe that the “Brethren” are both smart, and sincere….so my main question is…..which of the following scenarios are more likely?

  • The brethren knew that they would get this type of press over this firing, and WANTED this coverage as sort of a public/PR/political “stake in the ground”, or
  • Was it more of a moral decision–standing on principle (from their perspective)? Sort of a, “We’re gonna get hammered for this, but we’re willing to face the consequences because we believe it is/was the right thing to do?”

Any opinions?

Very interesting indeed…..