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Palmetto Family Group Targets USC-Upstate

A socially conservative advocacy group is targeting another South Carolina college for selecting a “required reading” book it deems inappropriate. The Palmetto Family Council – which has been leading the opposition to a controversial required reading book at the College of Charleston – is now highlighting a book chosen by the…

A socially conservative advocacy group is targeting another South Carolina college for selecting a “required reading” book it deems inappropriate.

The Palmetto Family Council – which has been leading the opposition to a controversial required reading book at the College of Charleston – is now highlighting a book chosen by the University of South Carolina-Upstate.

The book – Out Loud: The Best of Rainbow Radio – focuses on a “a small radio studio in the heart of the Deep South” that lends its voice to gays and lesbians looking to tell their stories.

What sort of stories? From USC-Upstate’s promotional page … 

Citadel cadets and drag queens, a slam poet from Columbia and a Spartanburg school teacher, a seminary student in Atlanta and a gay Army vet just back from the Middle East, West Columbia rednecks and rural Texas tomboys, as well as South Carolina’s first lesbian Congressional candidate. A young man talking about his gay uncle and a retired attorney talking about her gay son. Two boys who dare to dance at the prom, a psychic who may be attuned to the gay agenda, and a dying man who makes his last visit to church on Christmas.

In an action alert to its subscribers, Palmetto Family Council blasted the book.

“The University of South Carolina Upstate is taking its own shot at traditional South Carolina values using taxpayer and family tuition dollars,” the email noted.

As we noted in our original report on this scandal, we have no problem with gay and lesbian-themed books. What do we have a problem with? Government-funded higher education …

“If (government-funded institutions) were permitted to pursue their destinies in the private sector, it would be up to the marketplace to determine the appropriateness (or inappropriateness) of their summer reading selections,” we wrote.

Yeah …

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19 comments

Frank Pytel August 16, 2013 at 3:54 pm

“…a psychic who may be attuned to the gay agenda…”
I have gay-dar too.

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Frank Pytel August 16, 2013 at 3:54 pm

“…a psychic who may be attuned to the gay agenda…”
I have gay-dar too.

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Jesus H. Christ! August 16, 2013 at 6:29 pm

These prigs need to stop worrying about people reading naughty books and start feeding the poor, like I told them to.

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Jesus H. Christ! August 16, 2013 at 6:29 pm

These prigs need to stop worrying about people reading naughty books and start feeding the poor, like I told them to.

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BIN News August 16, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Must be a slow day for mud slinging for sic(k) willie to give this silly group the “time of day.” Our Funding Editor says she has seen their list of subscribers, and she said there must be at least 10 or 12 of them.

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conservative white female August 20, 2013 at 12:06 am

I agree with the concern voiced in the article and I’m glad they are making this public. How can they do this to our children???

signed,
a subscriber

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BIN News August 16, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Must be a slow day for mud slinging for sic(k) willie to give this silly group the “time of day.” Our Funding Editor says she has seen their list of subscribers, and she said there must be at least 10 or 12 of them.

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Polyphemos August 16, 2013 at 10:04 pm

USC Upstate students know which professors are advocates and which are teachers and pick and choose accordingly. You might be interested to know that there are far more libertarian professors at Upstate than Liberals or Conservatives. That’s not true of the Columbia campus, or Clemson, or ANY other state campus, which are mostly infested with Liberals.

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Slartibartfast August 16, 2013 at 10:04 pm

USC Upstate students know which professors are advocates and which are teachers and pick and choose accordingly. You might be interested to know that there are far more libertarian professors at Upstate than Liberals or Conservatives. That’s not true of the Columbia campus, or Clemson, or ANY other state campus, which are mostly infested with Liberals.

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nomooore August 17, 2013 at 7:39 am

This is very, very small in comparison to the real problems at USC Upstate.

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nomooore August 17, 2013 at 7:39 am

This is very, very small in comparison to the real problems at USC Upstate.

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nomooore August 17, 2013 at 10:02 pm

People don’t follow strategy, they follow leaders. Trust me.

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nomooore August 17, 2013 at 10:02 pm

People don’t follow strategy, they follow leaders. Trust me.

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Justin Alexander August 18, 2013 at 12:23 pm

One of the authors

“The Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge is a recovering Southern Baptist…”

Past programs:

http://www.uscupstate.edu/academics/arts_sciences/languages_literature/preface.aspx?id=16412

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Justin Alexander August 18, 2013 at 12:23 pm

One of the authors

“The Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge is a recovering Southern Baptist…”

Past programs:

http://www.uscupstate.edu/academics/arts_sciences/languages_literature/preface.aspx?id=16412

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usc1801 August 18, 2013 at 8:59 pm

Having formerly worked at USC-Columbia, Housing, Student Affairs, UNIV 101 and others are as left-wing as you can get. They are staffed with a lot of gays and are committed to shoving the gay agenda onto students. Many colleges require incoming freshmen to read a particular book before they get on campus and it’s no coincidence they are using a gay book. When I worked at Housing many Hall directors were gay and they would shove gay rights right at freshmen and even go as far as criticize students for being Christians and having differing opinions. The agenda at colleges is to make nice compliant left-wing socialists out of students. It doesn’t matter if they major in a worthless subject and can’t get a job.

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Bobert September 10, 2013 at 5:10 pm

As a student of USC Columbia and USC Upstate this comment is the biggest pile of shit I have read in my four years of a higher education. My freshman year we read about a muslim women during the Iranian Revolution. Were my professors all Muslim feminist, pushing a jihadist agenda – no. You’re a prick, who need the education these place promote.

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usc1801 August 18, 2013 at 8:59 pm

Having formerly worked at USC-Columbia, Housing, Student Affairs, UNIV 101 and others are as left-wing as you can get. They are staffed with a lot of gays and are committed to shoving the gay agenda onto students. Many colleges require incoming freshmen to read a particular book before they get on campus and it’s no coincidence they are using a gay book. When I worked at Housing many Hall directors were gay and they would shove gay rights right at freshmen and even go as far as criticize students for being Christians and having differing opinions. The agenda at colleges is to make nice compliant left-wing socialists out of students. It doesn’t matter if they major in a worthless subject and can’t get a job.

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Sphincter Lips September 15, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Make it optional.

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