I am appalled that there are people out there like this. This is probably the most ridiculous post I've ever read online. This is the type of BYU fan I despise.
Met an Anti-BYU Girl at Girl's Camp
She is an active LDS girl in my daughter's young women's program. I was a little taken back about how Anti-BYU she was. "I would rather go anywhere than BYU," she said. I later met her thrice married and divorced mother at the same camp and learned that she is a single mom with three kids from different fathers living in a condo that is subsidized by the church and her family.
She is a UofU grad in sociology and had many of the same feelings about BYU as her daughter (the apple doesn't fall far from the tree).
Look, I know that UofU alumni hate BYU. I get that, but there is a real deal about BYU developing the spiritual nature of its graduates. That doesn't happen the same way at UofU. It is too easy to skip institute and just go to the classes and graduate. It is too easy to absorb the anti-Mormon, pro-secular drivel that they feed the students there.
USU, SUU and Dixie have the secular push, but not as much anti-Mormon anti-BYU venom as we hear at UofU. I consider UofU a threat to the testimony and spiritual development of my children and would not consider UofU on the list of acceptable schools. I would say that even if I wasn't a BYU grad. I attended two years at a state school before going to BYU and at that school BYU was well-respected. UofU is simply not a school that is safe for Mormon kids -- IMO. Even with a large institute program, it is too easy to go from "I hate BYU" to "I hate Mormons" or "I hate living the commandments."
I also think it is a bit too easy to fall in love with people NOT sharing your beliefs or standards (LDS or non-LDS). I want my kids to marry children of GA's, Stake Presidents, Bishops, Elder's Quorum Presidents, RM's, Temple Recommend Holders, Relief Society Presidents and the like. There are no guarantees that even those marriages will work out -- but going by the odds, at least the odds are better. There are many that go to UofU as well, but as a whole, I like going with the odds and the odds are much better at a BYU institution.
This post was taken down within minutes on one of their fan websites, that has to tell you something. Ridiculous! I've been a student at the U for three years now, and I've never heard anything anti-mormon or anti-BYU. The only time I can remember anything having to do with BYU was in Physics when the teacher used a cougar as a target for a missile.
Have you guys ever heard blatantly anti-LDS remarks by teachers? I'm studying engineering so we usually don't talk about worthless subjects such as this, but maybe it happens in other fields. Did you guys ever have blatantly anti-LDS professors who tried to tarnish your testimony and thrust you to the gates of hell?