Maybe this is yet another sign that—despite my wishes—I really should leave Utah. The Daily Herald reports:
Some local parents are leveling serious charges against Alpine School District and Brigham Young University.
Parents are saying district and university officials are participating in “a deliberate course of action to subvert the moral fabric of a society with the goal to eliminate the worship of deity and replace it with the worship of man.”
These parents acknowledge their argument is both complex and far-reaching. If true, the charge means the school district is either wittingly or unwittingly part of a nationwide socialist movement. Parents say it is the manifestation of a specific warning given by LDS Church President Ezra Taft Benson, who had named names in the warning.
Yes, you read that right. Brigham Young University, one of the most religious and conservative schools in the country, is somehow complicit in a godless socialist agenda. Confused? You’ll have to read the entire article.
This story just goes to demonstrate something I wrote about last week: that too many people (and Mormons, in particular) are under Glenn Beck’s spell.