Social Conservative Group Responds To Dabo Swinney Snub

PALMETTO FAMILY COUNCIL: “WE ARE NOT A HATE GROUP” || By FITSNEWS || The social conservative group snubbed by Clemson University head football coach Dabo Swinney is firing back at its critics – disputing the allegation that it is a “hate group” and standing up for its record of defending…


|| By FITSNEWS || The social conservative group snubbed by Clemson University head football coach Dabo Swinney is firing back at its critics – disputing the allegation that it is a “hate group” and standing up for its record of defending “religious freedoms and liberties.”

The Palmetto Family Council – which was dissed by Dabo this week over its opposition to gay marriage – issued a scathing statement in response to the uproar over Swinney’s since-cancelled appearance.

“Recent false attacks from some angry liberal leaders in South Carolina have cast doubt on our organization, who we are and what we stand for,” Palmetto Family Council board chairman Reese Boyd III said in a statement.  “These false attacks have gone so far as to insinuate we are a ‘hate group’ that aims to harm South Carolinians. Nothing could be further from the truth.”

According to Boyd, his organization is “committed to defending religious liberty and constitutional freedoms, and we honor others that stand up for those same liberties.”

“We have worked tirelessly in the Palmetto State promoting South Carolina values for over 21 years,” Boyd added.  “In fact, we have fought for tougher human trafficking laws, tax credits for marriage counseling and to ban sexual predators from Facebook and allowing public officials to pray in their meetings. We care about South Carolina families and we honor those that also work to promote families.”

Boyd’s group also led the unsuccessful fight to preserve the Palmetto State’s 2006 ban on gay marriage – which was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge last November.  The issue of state marriage bans is currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

This website – as repeatedly noted – opposes any government intervention in the institution of marriage.  That decision ought to be left exclusively to individual congregations with no authorization or compulsion of any kind from government.

As for our views on religious liberty, you can read those here … 

Pic: Travis Bell Photography


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Fecal Matters May 28, 2015 at 10:31 am

Wonder how many Chick-Fil-A chicken sammiches this shuck and jive moron Todd Rutherford puts down his trap every year? Taste the hate Todd? Furthermore, where was his outrage when Ray Tanner was awarded the “South Carolina Family Champion”?

fc May 28, 2015 at 10:41 am

Just another example of intimidation and threats from the perverted liberal socialists that have declared war on Jesus Christ,Christians and the cultural/moral foundations that made this country great.

If you even speak out against the perversion and sickness of homosexuality and gay marriage you are defined as a ‘homophobe’-despite the FACT <2% of the people in this country define themselves as being gay and only .01% have married.

No doubt Dabo buckled under the pressure from the university NOT to attend.Why would that surprise anyone? State controlled universities are breeding grounds for perverted,American hating and socialist thinking-the most 'politically correct' institutions in this country.Brain washing the youth to believe America is evil is its industry.

Wasn't Dabo a back stabbing assistant before he got the head job at Clemson. By backing out,this just reaffirms his lack of resolve and character, in my opinion.

Josh D. May 28, 2015 at 10:47 am

Those perverted liberals and gays molesting our kids! Not like us good Christian conservatives, right buddy? Hey, know of any good jobs that won’t mind hiring someone with a very public scandal over his head?

fc May 28, 2015 at 11:27 am

You are right.I’m just a stupid dummy posting FOX talking points.No original thoughts here!

gabriel May 28, 2015 at 11:28 am

Interesting. I was going to say much the same thing.

Rocky May 28, 2015 at 11:35 am

Morning Flip!

fc May 28, 2015 at 11:49 am

Hey Rocky.I saw where first time unemployment claims went UP last week. The economy sure is humming!

fc May 28, 2015 at 11:31 am


Josh Duggar May 28, 2015 at 1:48 pm

Us good Christian conservatives never molest our kids! We only molest our siblings!

panettonea2 May 28, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Swinney also let a policeman get fired a few years ago for giving him a speeding ticket. Definitely has no character.

E Norma Scok May 28, 2015 at 10:55 pm

Its the Clemson Conspiracy! We run teh damn state, don;t you know that?

You Know My Name May 28, 2015 at 10:52 am

These morons are all about “religious liberty” and damn little other liberty. Them and their kind want to use force of law to make everyone say what yhey say, do what they do, fuck like they fuck, read what they read, watch what they watch, and probably believe what they believe.

As I have said before:

Don’t believe in abortion?
Don’t have an abortion.

Don’t believe in gay marriage?
Don’t marry a gay person.

Don’t believe in consuming alcohol (or drugs)?
Don’t do alcohol (or drugs).

Don’t believe in Sunday shopping?
Don’t shop on Sundays.

Good for Dabo in not patronizing these loons!
Good for Dabo

fc May 28, 2015 at 10:59 am

How many times you gonna post that stupid shit,dumbass?
Abortion-abort away freak-just don’t use my tax dollars to kill your own child
gay marriage-marry away and let the freak show continue-fuck and marry your dog-just go home and do it and don’t try and shut my business down because I don’t condone your perverted lifestyle
booze and drugs?-get all drunked up and beat your kids,divorce and marry a same sex partner-I don’t care-keep your drugs away from the children so they don’t end up as fucked up as you
Shopping? are you living in 1950? Ya can’t wait to buy booze until noon on Sunday? Get some help.

Teacher of the Year May 28, 2015 at 11:46 am

“How many times you gonna post that stupid shit,dumbass?”

Until the slower students like you learn it.

Elfego May 28, 2015 at 11:05 am

What group initially instigated all these causes? It appears to me if they have the right to promote their beliefs so do everyone else. Christians had darn well be ready to fight. My rights are as important as yours!

fc May 28, 2015 at 11:17 am

Great point.Christians need to quit being defensive and get right up in these freaks faces.You protest in front of my home or business-I am coming to yours.You sue me-I will sue you and take your home and business.
<2% and you would think this circus was 50% or more in the MSM.

a face in the crowd May 28, 2015 at 11:24 am

YOU are the freak in this equation, and your idiotic ramblings are getting tiresome.

fc = "fucks collies" May 28, 2015 at 11:50 am

He is OK with bestiality, he said so himself! He advocates it!

“gay marriage-marry away and let the freak show continue-fuck and marry your dog”

He is a freak! Poor Lassie, stay away from that pervert!

fc May 28, 2015 at 11:53 am

There ya go!!! Just the example I was looking for-‘getting tiresome’-a threat? That is how you liberals and the radical gay movement operates if someone disagrees with their perverted ways on religious grounds.

fc May 28, 2015 at 11:56 am

Us child molesting Christians aren’t perverted though because Jesus forgives us!

I’m a threat to your brain cells! LMAO!!!

a face in the crowd May 28, 2015 at 12:06 pm

No. “Getting tiresome” refers to the process of sifting through your moronic posts. Christianity is on the decline, and that pattern will continue indefinitely. Republican theocracy candidates resemble a group of patients in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The nation is moving away from the insane religious right, and there is nothing you can do to stop that process. Buh Bye.

flip May 28, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Have a good day.I am out.You can’t even have a discussion on here without being threatened or your s/n hijacked.

Fits wants a blog with socialists and homo perverts posting exclusively? Have at it.

Boz Martin was BANNED from The Sun News for this shit. He is all yours Fits.Good luck in court. thanks for allowing me to post.This forum has gone to shit without Tango.

Peace and OUT!

Wolf Crying May 28, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Once again you go on about leaving Fits and yet keep on posting…

Scooter May 28, 2015 at 3:55 pm

He is right. About 90% of you are as queer as a three dollar bill.

Rocky May 28, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Later Flip.

Everyone on FITS May 28, 2015 at 4:18 pm



Too bad you’ll be back tomorrow because you are jobless and have no life.

Jesus H. Christ May 28, 2015 at 11:47 am

Remember, turn the other cheek. This will let you catch the other guy off guard so you can SUCKER PUNCH THEIR LIGHTS OUT!

You Know My Name May 28, 2015 at 12:47 pm

What group is trying to use force of law to compel people to do everthing exactly as yhey do, or at least profess to do. Feel free to live your life according to the dictates of your particular brand of religious hokum all you like. Just don’t use law to force your ways on everyone else.

staffer May 28, 2015 at 10:53 am

I applaud Dabo. I don’t want to hear a head coach promoting conservative political positions anymore than I want to hear snooty Hollywood actors promoting liberal positions. Knowing football or an academy award doesn’t mean you are an expert at everything.

Nölff May 28, 2015 at 11:08 am

There are a too many anti-gay groups under the cloak of “family values” and “religious freedom”. When you see groups with those kinds of names, you know what they stand for without any effort.

a face in the crowd May 28, 2015 at 1:29 pm

Charter member in the story below. Someone went knockin’ when that van was rockin’

Daniel Boome May 28, 2015 at 3:40 pm

Actually it’s more like the other way around. These groups are pro-family and pro-faith. The liberals are the ones cloaking themselves in self-righteousness by categorizing them as anti-gay simply for espousing a traditional view of marriage. It’s all really beside the point, because each side wants to make up their own definitions.

Scooter May 28, 2015 at 3:51 pm

Hell, there is not enough of them.

Taos May 28, 2015 at 11:29 am

If I were Dabo, I’d say fine, goodbye to all the political crap (until after retirement)… oh, and I’d start the go “F” yourself political peeps attitude by not returning phone calls/emails from Todd Rutherford and his aligned hate groups. (who I’m sure are just burning up the phone/data lines to him in congratulating him for his “principled” stance).

GinormousTau May 28, 2015 at 12:52 pm

I like how they call it “These false attacks” as if the attacks themselves are false and didnt actually occur

“According to Boyd, his organization is “committed to defending religious liberty and constitutional freedoms”

Because promoting scripture based morality legislation just screams to me about constitutional freedoms. Defending religious liberty, as long as its their religion

climate3 May 28, 2015 at 4:57 pm

Of course pfc conveniently fails to mention their links to and support of NARTH, a discredited group which pushes the false idea that one can change his or her sexual orientation.. The link to this group’s webpage is contained on the pfc webpage in the section called ‘sexuality.’

Buddy Miles May 28, 2015 at 11:45 pm

“Oppose government intervention”? Let’s see… tax advantage/disadvantage, property division with lawyers in the courts, inheritance, etc. etc. etc.
Just look at the division in this comment section. Keyboard warriors on both sides of the fence can’t express an opinion without being attacked and who would sort any differences in the real world? You want government intervention when you don’t get your way.
I doubt that some lame azz blogger has all the answers. Ding dong, Bingham calling.

Mom May 29, 2015 at 8:36 am

This conservative, anti- gay, anti-abortion group should not have put Dabo in this position.

Toyota Kawaski May 29, 2015 at 8:59 am

just like the SC Policy Council this group is useless as Tits on Boarhog

HBC May 29, 2015 at 9:50 am

I hate Dabo and I hate queers, but I don’t think criticism of Dabo is fair here. The jackass just needed to end unnecessary bad publicity, regardless of the merits of the claims. There’s no time for that shit in football recruiting. It will probably hurt him as much as it will help with the opinions of recruits.

Soft Sigh from Hell May 31, 2015 at 11:01 am

He kind of looks like a Holy Roller preacher-man there. Though sans snake.


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