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SC Lawmakers Upset With University's Gay-Themed Programs
wspa.com ^ | April 7, 2014 | Drew Smith

Posted on 04/08/2014 6:46:05 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. - South Carolina lawmakers are once again looking critically at University of South Carolina Upstate for gay themed programs on campus.

Several SC Senators voted against USC Trustees up for re-election last week.

USC Upstate has now cancelled the presentation "How to become a lesbian in 10 days or less." It is part of a symposium scheduled for this week on LGBT issues.

Administrators said it had become a distraction, mainly because it was misunderstood.

"It was a performance art piece that was really all about a message of tolerance," Dr. John Masterson, a vice chancellor, said.

Masterson said he'd like to invite lawmakers to the campus to see that there are programs for a variety of viewpoints.

"This is a university and if we're going to broaden minds we have to welcome any and all point of view," he said.

The SC House already voted to cut $17,000 from USC Upstate because of the assignment of required reading of a book with gay themes.

Sen. Mike Fair, (R) Greenville, disagrees with the promotion of gay behavior.

"I don't serve that population well by saying what you're doing is normal, it's healthy. It is not," Fair said.

(Excerpt) Read more at wspa.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: academicbias; howtobecomealesbian; naughtyteacherslist; pornification
"Sen. Lee Bright, (R) Spartanburg, said that the university system needs to be held accountable.

"Its part of an agenda that's more about indoctrination than education and it's concerning to a lot of folks in Spartanburg and really around the state," Bright said.

He said he planned to introduce amendments to the state budget to make further cuts to USC Upstate."

Lee Bright is running against Lindsey Graham.

1 posted on 04/08/2014 6:46:05 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

“How to become a lesbian in 10 days or less.”

Looks like they are dropping the phony “born gay” canard.


2 posted on 04/08/2014 6:50:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

That got me too. I was surprised that liberals would allow such a presentation about how to become a lesbian. Because the liberal line is that they are born that way, so how could anyone talk about becoming one????


3 posted on 04/08/2014 6:52:43 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“”This is a university and if we’re going to broaden minds we have to welcome any and all point of view,” he said. “

So the NAMBLA and people pushing bestiality have to be welcome too? BS!


4 posted on 04/08/2014 6:52:50 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: icwhatudo

Unless Jesus comes back soon, every type of perversion known to mankind will be accepted in the near future. IMHO


5 posted on 04/08/2014 6:59:42 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: onedoug

ping


6 posted on 04/08/2014 7:02:27 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: icwhatudo

This is the Bible Belt but I bet the University isn’t so welcoming to Christian points of view.


7 posted on 04/08/2014 7:06:31 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Most commonsense conservatives surrounding me think that USC-Spartanburg shoul **WELL EXCUUUUSE ME!: USC-Upstate should be closed long enough to lay off ALL THE HOITY-TOITY FACULTY AND STAFF, spray the place with industrial-strength Lysol thrice, and re-open in the Autumn merged with Spartanburg Community College and Greenville Tech. Then there should be NO liberal arts courses, no OPINION OF THE TENURED PROFESSOR COURSES offered using State funds. There’s Converse, Wofford, Spartanburg Methodist, Furman, and North Greenville (plenty enough) for that sort of studying.

IMnotsoHO

R2z


8 posted on 04/08/2014 7:13:12 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: ilovesarah2012

>>”How to become a lesbian in 10 days or less.”

Gain 100 lbs.


9 posted on 04/08/2014 7:16:17 PM PDT by struggle
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To: ilovesarah2012

Homosexual child rape?

Must be “The Vagina Monologues” all over again.


10 posted on 04/08/2014 7:16:24 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: ilovesarah2012

LEE BRIGHT FOR SENATE!


11 posted on 04/08/2014 7:18:40 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: icwhatudo

Don’t forget necrophilia.


12 posted on 04/08/2014 7:19:38 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Lee Bright is running against Lindsey Graham.

YES!

13 posted on 04/08/2014 7:24:28 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: ilovesarah2012
How to become a lesbian in 10 days or less.

Go on a date with Michael Moore.

14 posted on 04/08/2014 7:30:37 PM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: Viennacon
LEE BRIGHT FOR SENATE!

Oh, cut that out! WE, the non-libtard RESIDENTS of Spartanburg County, are the ones pushing Lee Bright and any other official who will listen that we regret this THING that has morphed into what it is and are most sincerely wishing, most deeply, that "USC-Upstate" would just move to the Northern Left Coast already and give S.C. taxpayers our money back.

USC-Upstate: A WASTE OF MONEY, ENERGY, TIME, AND IT'S DOWNRIGHT UN-SOUTHERN.
15 posted on 04/08/2014 7:31:59 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: ilovesarah2012

(Masterson said he’d like to invite lawmakers to the campus to see that there are programs for a variety of viewpoints.)

And here I thought a university was there to help the student learn a marketable skill that would help them earn a living! What was I thinking?


16 posted on 04/08/2014 7:35:42 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: ilovesarah2012

“USC Upstate has now cancelled the presentation “How to become a lesbian in 10 days or less.” It is part of a symposium scheduled for this week on LGBT issues.”

Isn’t that interesting...

California just passed a law making it a crime to counsel a person against being a homosexual... But these morons want to teach a course on how to take a straight person and turn them into homosexuals, which I though was something they were born with, that couldn’t be helped!


17 posted on 04/08/2014 7:46:44 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: ilovesarah2012

How quaint, they still pretend to be for tolerance


18 posted on 04/08/2014 7:51:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: struggle

lol....rimshot


19 posted on 04/08/2014 7:55:44 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Vice chancellor John Masterson is a mentally diseased moron. He needs to be deposed and cast aside.
20 posted on 04/08/2014 8:03:23 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: ilovesarah2012; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
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Kindly note the tag.

21 posted on 04/08/2014 8:26:21 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I suspect that the Myrtle Beach influence will soon infiltrate the whole little state.


22 posted on 04/08/2014 8:57:52 PM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Resettozero
I am as conservative as you, but your notion is ridiculous.
If you abolish all liberal arts course, you lose the ability to produce and educate people who can argue with the Liberal/Left; in effect, you forfeit the game to them.
23 posted on 04/08/2014 9:01:03 PM PDT by quadrant (1o)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Good thing there's nothing remotely gay at University of South Carolina downstate.

24 posted on 04/08/2014 9:37:12 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: ilovesarah2012

Their baseball team record is referenced to the degree of homosexualization on campus.

“I do, in part, believe it.” —HAMLET


25 posted on 04/08/2014 10:59:06 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: quadrant
I am as conservative as you, but your notion is ridiculous. If you abolish all liberal arts course, you lose the ability to produce and educate people who can argue with the Liberal/Left; in effect, you forfeit the game to them.

I am speaking of ONE PARTICULAR institution that stinks up my neighborhood worse than a landfill. You must not live near here or know much about USC-Upstate. As a long-ago liberal and liberal arts major, I know there's no way you share commonality with my political leanings now and make the statement you just did. Get off the pot or something. Hour's late.
26 posted on 04/09/2014 5:57:41 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero
I know little about USC-Upstate, at least as it exists now; but I am a third generation USC alumnus - and one who majored in liberal arts and proud of it. The techniques I learned at Carolina equipped me to deal quite effectively with the craziness of the politics of the city in which I live
For I am a conservative living in San Francisco, CA, and my girlfriend is a graduate of Berkeley with a degree in liberal arts.
I don't know your alma mater or the degree you received but apparently you didn't master the most important aspect of a liberal arts education: the ability to think, especially to think and analyze with a critical mind.
27 posted on 04/09/2014 7:39:40 AM PDT by quadrant (1o)
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To: quadrant
I know little about USC-Upstate...

What are you thinking?! NO ONE was slamming Carolina! USC-Upstate has only the worst aspects of Carolina and doesn't serve the Upstate well if at all.

I have been speaking of ONLY the USC-Upstate PROBLEM, which was the broad heading of this FR thread! Sorry you felt I was attacking a liberal arts education in general; I wasn't; not on this thread anyway.

A conservative living near the Golden Gate? Well, do something truly conservative rather than censure another conservative (or get off the pot).
28 posted on 04/09/2014 7:52:54 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero
One of the critical strengths of a liberal arts education is learning that no one is above criticism. One of the strengths of the conservative movement is the willing to criticize our own, a trait not found on the political Left.

Does USC-Upstate have a problem beyond the seeming idiocy of offering this course? If the only concern one has about the institution is some silly, trite course called How to be a Lesbian in 10 Days, then the institution is in fairly good shape, at least in my opinion.

You should learn of some of the crazy courses and seminars that are offered at CA colleges and universities. Perhaps I've gotten a bit jaded living in CA, but from what I've read of higher education in SC, Carolina and its branches have far more serious problems (mainly financial) than one silly course. Perhaps the state legislature should spend more time trying to discover a solution to the money problems than arguing over the course offerings at one of Carolina's branches.

29 posted on 04/09/2014 9:13:40 AM PDT by quadrant (1o)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Geez, my daughter attends a USC state school. I don’t think there are any “distractions” like that, there. I hope not.


30 posted on 04/09/2014 2:00:34 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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