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FITS wrote earlier this week about the latest developments at the University of South Carolina-Upstate – a taxpayer-funded school in Spartanburg, S.C. which continues to aggressively pursue a pro-homosexual agenda against the wishes of its benefactors in the S.C. General Assembly.

(And apparently against the wishes of the socially conservative communities located near the institution …)

Since breaking this story months ago we’ve weighed in repeatedly on this saga, arguing government shouldn’t be in the business of subsidizing gay or straight propaganda (just as it shouldn’t be in the business of sanctioning or banning gay or straight weddings).

In fact we’ve argued against taxpayer funding for all higher education expenditures – especially the rash of so-called “economic development” spending.

Anyway, the battle at USC Upstate is starting to hit the national radar – with new developments landing on the blog of conservative columnist Robert Stacy McCain.

According to McCain (article HERE) the director of USC Upstate’s Center for Women’s and Gender Studies – a.k.a. one of the academics spearheading USC-Upstate’s latest pro-gay propagandizing – suffers from “borderline personality disorder.”

His source for this allegation? The director herself, Merri Lisa Johnson … who made the acknowledgement in her 2010 memoir, Girl in Need of a Tourniquet: Memoir of a Borderline Personality.

Not only that McCain’s blog reports that Johnson’s lesbian partner – Stacey Haney – is a former USC-Upstate student who was lavished with praise and awards by Johnson.

Johnson’s book also cops to her having “a nervous breakdown as the result of an affair with a married lesbian colleague,” which prompted her to “seek professional help.”

Wow …

And this “professor” kept her job … how? 

South Carolina lawmakers have already cut a minuscule ($17,000) amount of funding to USC-Upstate in protest of its support for pro-homosexual propaganda.

We can’t wait to see how they respond to this …

Again … we have no objection to colleges and universities hosting pro-gay events, offering pro-gay courses or openly urging students to experiment with (or embrace) a gay lifestyle. We simply object to such activities being subsidized with our money.

Just like we object to our money being used to subsidize any higher ed offerings …