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Bakari Sellers To … Bob Jones?

DEMOCRATIC LIEUTENANT GUBERNATORIAL NOMINEE TAKES COLLEGE TOUR TO CONTROVERSIAL LOCATION If only Nixon could go to China, only S.C. Rep. Bakari Sellers (D-Bamberg) could go to Bob Jones University … The black Democrat – son of civil rights leader Dr. Cleveland Sellers – is speaking this week at the Greenville, S.C….

DEMOCRATIC LIEUTENANT GUBERNATORIAL NOMINEE TAKES COLLEGE TOUR TO CONTROVERSIAL LOCATION

If only Nixon could go to China, only S.C. Rep. Bakari Sellers (D-Bamberg) could go to Bob Jones University …

The black Democrat – son of civil rights leader Dr. Cleveland Sellers – is speaking this week at the Greenville, S.C. school that gained national infamy during the 2000 presidential campaign for its ban on interracial dating.

And no, this is not a misprint …

“South Carolina State Representative Bakari Sellers will address the State and Local Government class at Bob Jones University on Mon., April 21 on the importance of young people getting involved and making a difference in their communities,” a blog post on Bob Jones’ official website states.

Sellers, 29, is in his fourth term in the S.C. House of Representatives. There he’s earned a reputation as a thoughtful, moderate Democrat – one willing to buck his party orthodoxy (and fiscal liberals in the GOP) when it is in the best interests of Palmetto State residents.

For example Sellers has vowed to block any plan to raise the gas tax in South Carolina – arguing it would disproportionately impact lower-income residents.

“We don’t need a gas tax increase. What we need is a serious plan to modernize and streamline our transportation delivery system – and a dedicated source of new revenue to meet prioritized needs, not political favors,” Sellers said earlier this year. “It’s not lack of funding, or taxes that are too low that have caused our roads to fall in disrepair, it’s politicians who have their priorities out of whack. And now, instead of solving the problem they want to place the burden of fixing our roads on individuals who can least afford it along with small businesses.”

SELLERS
SELLERS

Exactly …

While that’s the sort of forward-thinking South Carolina will need more of if it ever hopes to rise above the primordial ooze, Bob Jones has historically provided backward thinking.

Two years ago FITS published this report detailing actions taken by BJU against Christopher Peterman – a student whose only crime was pushing the school to address sexual abuse allegations and remove a trustee who was accused of helping cover up a 1997 rape.

The trustee eventually resigned, but the school did not distinguish itself in the process.

Established in 1926 in Panama City, Florida – Bob Jones University located in Greenville, S.C. in 1947. For decades, rock-n-roll music was not allowed on campus and students were prohibited from watching movies. Off-campus dating without a chaperone was also taboo, as was any interaction with a member of the opposite sex after 7:00 p.m. Even couples engaged to be married were prohibited from kissing each other.

In 2000 – following a national uproar over the policy – Bob Jones III abruptly dropped the school’s interracial dating ban. Eight years later, the school issued a statement in which it claimed to be “profoundly sorry” for permitting “institutional policies to remain in place that were racially hurtful.”

Sellers – who is running for lieutenant governor – tells FITS his visit to Bob Jones is part of his campaign’s effort to build “a new generation of leadership” in South Carolina by speaking at “every college and university in the state.”

He didn’t address the school’s racist past, merely saying he planned to offer “aspirational and challenging” remarks in an effort to “get millennials more involved.”

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45 comments

GrandTango April 21, 2014 at 8:47 am

Wow…A candidate for statewide office, recognizes a segment that FITS and the left normally hate and ignore…and FITS $#!ts all over himself..

People: If you ever wonder why democrats are seen as Bass-acward and unfit for elected office by a majority of South Carolina’s voters…it’s because of close-minded, bigoted thinking like FITS’…

FITS has labelled all of Bob Jones U as worthless and they don’t count, just like the rest of the liberals have…

And then FITS sits in the losers’ box on election day, with his head up his @$$, wondering why he got shellacked, again…And this MoFo claims to be a consultant…

If you can get blind and Dumb@$$ consultants, like FITS, out of the way…we may begin to come together as a state. Until then, we have idiots like FITS running the show….and making us look bad…

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Nölff April 21, 2014 at 9:19 am

I know Bob Jones grads who have PTSD.

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GrandTango April 21, 2014 at 9:29 am

BFD…I’ve heard ALL liberals are mentally ill…and your actions back that up…although corruption and greed could account for your Dumb@$$ behavior…

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Saluda Rapids April 21, 2014 at 9:35 am

GrandTango sits in the losers’ box on election day. There, fixed it for you, you ape.

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rebellozit April 21, 2014 at 9:45 am

False.Since Obama became pResident the House of Representatives is now republican,Obama has lost two senate seats,repubs have 30 govenorships (we have 50 states,not 57 like Obama said he visited) and control BOTH state legislatures in a majority of states for the first time since the Civil War.
Grand Tango has consistantly been a winner on election day since muslim Obama was annoited King.

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GrandTango April 21, 2014 at 10:48 am

LMAO…57 states…That idiot has effed up so much, it’s hard to keep up with…

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Saluda Rapids April 21, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Except for Obama being elected, right? Kinda missed that one, didn’t you? It’s kind of important. You must be Grand Tango’s momma. Get him his meatloaf and shut the cellar door.
P.S. Santorum, Cain, Bachman, Newt, and then, Mitt, whom he hated. Virginia gov election…the woman hater in Missouri…the list goes on. Swings and misses, always. Claiming election victories for “Republicans” in SC is like USC beating Clemson in football…it’s not a hard thing to do.

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GrandTango April 21, 2014 at 9:48 am

You do know we have a Republican Gov. and Sen Tim Scott (for DeMint) and all of my representatives are Conservatives…You Dumb@$$…

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Saluda Rapids April 21, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Wow, that’s a real feather in your cap…electing “Republicans” in South Carolina. Dumbass.

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rebellozit April 21, 2014 at 9:40 am

Can’t figure out why this is a story unless Smirks and SC Blues(and the other s/n’s they post under) called FITSNEWS this morning about the arse whipping they received on school choice and demanded a Christ bashing,red meat article?
Kudos’ toooo Sellers for reaching beyond the closeminded, bigoted thinking of the race hustlers in the democratic party,including the OWS types that hijacked the college democrat organization in SC.That group despises free speech and capitalism.

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CorruptionInColumbia April 21, 2014 at 9:08 am

Oh crap! I hope Bakari isn’t going to be the new replacement for Mike Fair. Fair wants to be the world’s moral compass and make laws which ensure that everyone lives their lives according to his standards.

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GrandTango April 21, 2014 at 9:15 am

Yeah: Too much morality is a big F*#king problem in this country..

I bet you jerked off when you heard about liberal Doctor Vermin Gosnell killed live-born babies…And every time homosexuals like Jerry Sandusky prey on and rape another underprivileged little boy…I bet you just $#t all over yourself w/ Glee…

Morality is the problem. I’ll think about that the next time I read about when some pitiful father jumps off a building because the mother of his children has whored off w/ some dope dealer…

Morality is the problem.,…you F*#king Dumb@$$ degenerate…

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CorruptionInColumbia April 21, 2014 at 9:36 am

Settle down, GT. I didn’t mean to personally step on your toes in impugning the faux morality you apparently worship. Gotta love these preachers, priests, and their ilk who tell you how to live a “moral” life while they molest children and screw their parishioner’s wives because, “it is God’s will”. So much better the father you speak of jump off a building because his wife was whoring with some preacher or minister of youth services than a dope dealer. I get it.

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GrandTango April 21, 2014 at 9:43 am

When you advocate for perpetuating Smut…don’t back peddle when I call you what you are…You are as Filthy as the child molesters, because you empower them…They LOVE friends like you…

And: Jerry Sandusky is a HOMOSEXUAL…not a preacher or priest. Vermin Gosnell is a liberal Killer-butcher Abortionist, and has ideas on life, much like Obama’s and yours…

So don’t try to slime the church because of the Nasty S#!* in your mind…if you are FOR IT…don’t start running from it, when I point out what immorality is..

You Liberals always run and hide, when called out….

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CorruptionInColumbia April 21, 2014 at 9:50 am

If people want to view porn, it is nobody’s business but theirs and whoever they are getting the porn from. I’m not a fan of Sandusky or Gosnell. I dare you to find one post I’ve ever made in their defense.

I do find the hypocrites who such as Fair who try to dictate how others live their lives to be disgusting. Don’t believe in porn? Don’t view it. Don’t believe in sex before (during and after, too) marriage? Then don’t do it. Don’t believe in drinking alcohol? Then don’t. Don’t believe in gay marriage? Don’t marry a gay.

It really should be simple.

Correctomundo April 21, 2014 at 9:58 am

That’s not enough for people that want to control others lives. Unfortunately they fall on both sides of the political paradigm, Democrat & Republican.

“Leaving people alone” just isn’t in the cards for these sociopaths, it’s why government is comprised of them. They don’t get elected to strike down laws or “do nothing”. They get elected to pass laws and control as much as possible.

They do it under the auspices of “protecting people”, but that’s rarely the case.

CorruptionInColumbia April 21, 2014 at 9:59 am

Well said!

GrandTango April 21, 2014 at 10:52 am

Thx…

CorruptionInColumbia April 21, 2014 at 11:14 am

I was replying to Correctomundo.

GrandTango April 21, 2014 at 10:06 am

Ignoring sex criminals is promoting the rape of children….

You advocate for pedophiles…when you make child porn easier to get..as liberals and liberal-tarians do…

You leave a pedophile alone, based on it’s his right, and you get raped children…So quit lying about what you are…

CorruptionInColumbia April 21, 2014 at 10:09 am

Where did he advocate for child porn?

Correctomundo April 21, 2014 at 10:33 am

I didn’t. Grand Troll just makes shit up and applies it to people.

Leaving people alone is different than turning a blind eye to harm to someone/something.

GrandTango April 21, 2014 at 10:46 am

He bashed Mike Fair for being a moralist, you ignorant Piece of $#!*…if you don’t know what your are arguing, you need to Shut the F*#k Up…idiot…

This country is awash in immorality. And it leads to the death of innocent babies, and the molestation children…

So instead of standing back while this filthy pervert attacks a man because he wants a cleaner country for our children, I’ll slap the $#!* out of you braid-dead Dumb@$$#$…w/ reality…

We’ve done it your way..and it is killing us, and making us WORSE…So get the F*#k out of the way. You’ve ruined it enough already…

Correctomundo April 21, 2014 at 10:47 am

I’ve always been fascinated with your moralizing about morals while calling people pieces of shit and telling them to shut the fuck up.

It’s like you’ve got some kind of weird mental block on self awareness in addition to reality.

GrandTango April 21, 2014 at 10:51 am

Describing you for what you are is not immoral…no matter what words I use. They are accurate…

And: it’s funny that you think it’s OK to stand back while child rapists go at it…but you JUDGE me for the mere words I use…

Pedophiles ruin lives. Abortionists kill LIVE babies…my words simply offend pervert-lovers like you…

So you are a Fine Son of a B!*ch to preach to me about morality or reality….

Correctomundo April 21, 2014 at 10:55 am

TBG Rule#3 enacted.

You win.

CorruptionInColumbia April 21, 2014 at 9:56 am

Oh, and just how or at what was I, “caught”? Perhaps we should discuss the queer writings of that monkey dude who you seem to have a rather unusual relationship with. Just what do you and that monkey do when you are alone? Yeah, I thought so!

FudgePackerAtChocolateMonkey April 21, 2014 at 10:03 am

Tango and me do a lot together. He likes it up the ass but he can suck the santorum out of your butt like theres no tomorrow. His butt has grown flaccid with age and use but it still has a lot of love for this monkey’s dick. Any more questions?

CorruptionInColumbia April 21, 2014 at 10:05 am

Uhhh….ok….
Thank you for the filler, even though it was a bit TMI.

Mobile Holmes April 21, 2014 at 11:25 am

Really horned up today, Tango. I hear if you keep repeating things over and over you’ll get a special feeling…

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He's a double talking shithead April 21, 2014 at 9:15 am

“and a dedicated source of new revenue to meet prioritized needs, not political favors,” Sellers said earlier this year. “It’s not lack of funding, or taxes that are too low”

So if taxes AREN’T too low, why the fuck do you need a “dedicates source of new revenue”?

Sweet Jesus, the cognitive dissonance hurts my fucking head. Two opposite sentences right next to each other. This is why I hate politicians.

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southmauldin April 21, 2014 at 9:44 am

Sellars has four reasons not to like him:
1. Got elected because of his family name.
2. Ran for office when he was 21, entirely too young to have a fucking clue about working a real job in his life.
3. Is a lawyer, but doesn’t practice (?). So he, like Lee Bright, lives off of the taxpayer.
4. Panders for votes, i.e. running to decrease the gas tax and dreaming up some dedicated source of new revenue.
No thanks, Bakari. Get a real job before your ambition steamrolls your ass.

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GrandTango April 21, 2014 at 9:46 am

You sound like an intolerant Bigot…oh, you’re a liberal…never-mind…I’m being redundant in my description of you…

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Measuring Ineptitude April 21, 2014 at 9:49 am

When I hear a 30 year old lawyer whose only life experience has been that of student gov’t. leader, congressional aide and 7 years in the General Assembly on the Judiciary Committee, I am reminded of every other ill-read, ill-educated, inexperienced, pandering, jackass braying at an electorate that is even more less qualified to speak of tax issues than the Member is.

His lack of depth makes Will Folks look like an experienced businessman.

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Yep! April 21, 2014 at 9:51 am

Sounds like another community organizer I know of.

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Bible Thumper April 21, 2014 at 9:54 am

His lack of experience, is a perfect fit for the Lieutenant Governor’s job.

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anonymous April 21, 2014 at 10:59 am

If he has been permitted to stay on the Judiciary Committee for 7 years, that means he is a Toalite. That’s enough for me to vote against him.

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Inciteful April 21, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Give him 30 more years in place, and he’d be qualified to run the College of Charleston.

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CNSYD April 21, 2014 at 10:03 am

BJU is a private school. Check. You attend it by CHOICE. Check. Now how is BJU a problem for “free market”, “school choice” Sic Willie?

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GrandTango April 21, 2014 at 10:09 am

I think Sellers will find out quickly: There is room for HATE, and HATE only, in the democrat party…

LMAO; I see democrats treating him like the Devil himself, because the man DARES to mingle w/ people they would rather Kill than “dialogue” with…

I see “crossing the aisle” only goes one way (their way) w/ nutjob-kook liberals…and that’s why you cannot win in SC. Conservatives believe in working together, if you have a ood idea. Liberals believe in a one-way hate squad, like Obama does…

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snickering April 21, 2014 at 10:26 am

This state needs new, younger people and more educated. Sellers would make a good Lt. Governor. I support his campaign platform. The things that bother him bother me . Please don’t bother answering this post.

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YallCalmDown April 21, 2014 at 11:16 am

Got any stats on how many BJU grads go on to USC Law and then fail the Bar Exam – twice I think – before finally passing it and becoming non-practicing lawyers. Is that an example for this member of a “new generation of leadership” that talks out of both sides of his mouth? Just curious.

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MT April 21, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Yep, its pretty close to zero.
Got stats on how many USC grads go to USC SOL and fail the bar exam?

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MaceSucks April 21, 2014 at 11:27 am

Bakari at BJU today, Time Scott tomorrow. Are they trying to cram all of the black guys into one “forward-thinking” week so they can just be done with it?

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Brian Moore April 26, 2014 at 8:50 pm

I’m guessing people don’t realize that Bob Jones had the policy because they were sued because an Asian family was upset their child was dating a non-Asian.

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