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Jon ----- Original Message ----- From: "Val" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 10:38 AM Subject: Re:[ZION] BYU bars use of R-rated movies > Bravo! How can we be held as an example to the world, when we have such a double standard. It's hard enough for me to limit my kids (teen and above) to PG-13 movies. I swear, they have more justifications than Ole' Scratch himself! > > val > > ---------- Jim Cobabe <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > Deseret News, Wednesday, December 18, 2002 > > > > By Jeffrey P. Haney > Deseret News staff writer > > PROVO - Brigham Young University has raised the red flag on the use of > real-to-life Hollywood flicks to illustrate historical events. > > > Professors at BYU this semester started following a policy that > discourages showing R-rated movies in classes at the school owned by the > LDS Church, whose members are counseled by top church leaders to avoid > films with excessive gore, violence, profanity or nudity. > > > The guideline - created to set boundaries for visual and literary > materials used in class - says faculty should not "require students to > view unedited R-rated movies, as a matter not simply of content but of > obedience to prophetic counsel." > > > The two-page statement urges professors to pick films, books, poems, > paintings, music and sculptures that are "appropriate to BYU's mission > and teach them in ways that invite the spirit of God into the > classroom." > > > "It is important to help students not only to understand the world but > to stand firm against its evils - prepared to respond to its challenges > with love, testimony, wisdom, eloquence and inspired artistry of their > own," the policy says. > > > BYU spokeswoman Carri P. Jenkins said, to her knowledge, faculty won't > be disciplined if they don't adhere to the guidelines. > > > The selection of visual and literary materials "will depend on the > wisdom of the faculty," said Jenkins. > > > But BYU's guideline tells departments to "counsel" with professors who > "repeatedly choose inappropriate materials or who present materials in > inappropriate ways." > > > Students who object to material being used in class on moral grounds can > ask to be given another assignment. If the professor declines, the > student can take up the matter with the chairman of the academic > department and college dean. > > > "With this, there's a lot of invitation for discussion," said John S. > Tanner, chairman of BYU's English department. > > > Tanner, who helped cobble the guideline together using input from > faculty meetings and previous policies used in the College of > Humanities, said he hasn't received any feedback - for or against - on > the guidelines. > > > BYU bosses say the guideline will be reviewed in two years. > > > Questions about classroom use of films that had been edited for content > swirled after BYU's Varsity Theater stopped showing edited versions of > R-rated movies in 1998. > > > BYU's decision not to book edited and airline versions of R-rated movies > came after an American Fork movie theater came under legal fire for > snipping scenes from "Titanic." > > > Controversy also enveloped nudity-sensitive BYU in 1997 when officials > opted not to show four nude statues in an exhibit of works by French > sculptor Francois-Auguste-Rene Rodin. > > //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// // > /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// > /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// > //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// / > > > > > > > > ________________________________________________________________ > Sign Up for Juno Platinum Internet Access Today > Only $9.95 per month! > Visit www.juno.com > > //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// // > /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// > /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// > //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// / > > > ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: email@example.com EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================