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Free speech and the academy

Religious Liberty | Indiana University clamps down on outspoken conservative professor
by Steve West
Posted 12/10/19, 06:04 pm

A conservative Indiana University professor vilified for his views is fighting back, claiming he has not promoted the opinions attributed to him.

Eric Rasmusen is a rarity—a Christian and political conservative in academia who is public about views he believes are well-grounded in faith or common sense. The tenured business professor at the Bloomington, Ind., campus is under attack for tweets and comments he made on social media about homosexuality, women in academia, affirmative action, and race.

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Bait and switch

Society | Mormon leaders change their stance on a conversion therapy ban
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 12/06/19, 06:48 pm

Mormon leaders in Utah last week announced their support for a ban on so-called conversion therapy for minors who identify as LGBT. The proposed state regulation would prohibit licensed therapists from providing counseling that might result in minors renouncing their homosexuality or transgender identity.

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Lasting trauma

Family | A CDC report supports the need for family stability
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/29/19, 04:19 pm

Individuals who experience childhood trauma have poorer health and life outcomes as adults, sometimes repeating the same unhealthy behavior they witnessed, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released earlier this month. The findings underscore the importance of family stability for children.

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