“Higher Education’s Deeper Sickness”
The article focuses on the domination of leftist ideas at major universities.
“In 1969 the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education found that there were overall about twice as many left-of-center as right-of-center faculty. Various studies document the rise of that ratio to 5 to 1 at the century’s end, and to 8 to 1 a decade later, until in 2016 Mitchell Langbert, Dan Klein, and Tony Quain find it in the region of 10 to 1 and still rising.
“Even these figures understate the matter. The overall campus figures include professional schools and science, technology, business and mathematics departments. In most humanities and social-science departments—especially those central to a liberal education, such as history, English and political science—the share of left-of-center faculty already approaches 100%.”
Substitute “proponents of the Mesoamerican/two-Cumorahs theory” for “left-of-center faculty” and you have the situation at BYU’s religion department.
This passage applies:
This is how we end up with a fantasy map of Book of Mormon geography, based on the Mesoamerican/two-Cumorahs interpretation of the text, being taught to BYU students.
This is how we end up with an “independent” organization called Book of Mormon Central
America that is funded, staffed, and promoted exclusively by supporters of the Mesoamerican/two-Cumorahs theory, including BYU professors.
This is how we end up with BYU Studies promoting exclusively the Mesoamerican/two-Cumorahs theory on its home web page.
This is how we end up with BYU faculty repudiating what the prophets and apostles have taught about the Hill Cumorah being in New York.
And so forth…
Source: Book of Mormon Wars