According to them, those who oppose the political agenda of the advocates of homosexual conduct do so because they are repressing their own homosexual desires. Professor Wetchler and others repeatedly asked Mr. Ford why someone as sensitive would take a stand on issues relating to homosexual conduct and why he (Mr. Ford) cared about these issues.
On November 2, 2005, Professor Wetchler sent Mr. Ford an e-mail asking questions about the information Mr. Ford had provided to help him in writing the letter of recommendation. A little over two hours later, Mr. Ford responded explaining the purpose for each item he provided Wetchler so as to facilitate the letter-writing process.
On November 19, 2005, Professor Trepper sent Mr. Ford an e-mail asking for additional information in order to write the letters of recommendation and inquiring about some of the programs to which Mr. Ford was applying. Mr. Ford responded within two hours noting that he would supply the needed information.
For Mr. Ford’s application to Brigham Young University, the letters of recommendation were due at the end of December 2005. Professor Trepper’s letter did not arrive until after the due date (some time in January 2006). Then, on January 31, 2006, Mr. Ford learned that Brigham Young University had rejected his application.
Professor Wetchler never sent a letter of recommendation for Mr. Ford to Kansas State University. As a direct result, Kansas State University rejected Mr. Ford’s application in February of 2006.
In May of 2006, Mr. Ford graduated from PUC with a Master’s Degree in Child Development and Family Studies with a specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy.
In December 2006, Professor Trepper, who had previously questioned Mr. West’s sensitivity on matters related to sex, lost his position as professor in the master’s program as a result of allegations of harassment. During the investigation, several students were interviewed about their interactions with Trepper, and these questions focused on issues of harassment and sexual harassment. As a result of this investigation, Professor Trepper can no longer teach graduate students, and can no longer serve on the thesis committees for graduate students.
On August 17, 2007, Mr. Ford filed suit against many of the characters featured in this seven part series. I hope that Mormons and non-Mormons alike will be praying for our embattled plaintiff and friend. Despite all our differences, we do face a common enemy.
Author’s note: I want to thank the Alliance Defense Fund (www.TellADF.org) for giving me the information necessary to defend Mr. Ford in the court of public opinion as they prepare to defend him in a court of law.
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