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    SC House votes to cut funding to public university for homosexul literature

    S.C. college’s production highlights political battle between lawmakers, public universities - The Washington Post

    My lovely state.

    The House has passed a bill that cuts $52,000 in funding to the College of Charleston for having a graphic novel about a family dealing with the suicide of a closeted gay father on the reading list for an introductory course and $17,000 to USC Upstate for having a gay and lesbian awareness week.

    These politicians and those who support them seem to think if you just ignore the existence of something it'll go away. Trying to punish public universities for highlighting issues in the LGBT community is nothing short of authoritarian censorship.

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    Re: SC House votes to cut funding to public university for homosexul literature

    Quote Originally Posted by vash1012 View Post
    S.C. college’s production highlights political battle between lawmakers, public universities - The Washington Post

    My lovely state.

    The House has passed a bill that cuts $52,000 in funding to the College of Charleston for having a graphic novel about a family dealing with the suicide of a closeted gay father on the reading list for an introductory course and $17,000 to USC Upstate for having a gay and lesbian awareness week.

    These politicians and those who support them seem to think if you just ignore the existence of something it'll go away. Trying to punish public universities for highlighting issues in the LGBT community is nothing short of authoritarian censorship.
    Modern book burning.

    Ans it isn't just your state. I'm a North Carolinian and we have some of the same ideological ignorance in our State House.

    I'm also a Republican and have been all my life. I'm what could be called a Goldwater Republican. I'm trying to open peoples eyes and hearts from within. There are a lot of GOPers like me, although you wouldn't know it by watching TV news or reading the newspapers. The problem is that the Religious Right has gained a lot of power, both within the party and in politics as whole. As a Christian, I disagree with these peoples interpretation of the Bible. Especially those parts they use to excuse and justify hate. Jesus didn't hate anyone, but some of his so called followers damn sure do and do so in His name.
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    Re: SC House votes to cut funding to public university for homosexul literature

    The only thing that the college did that disturbed me in that entire article (which was very long!) was this piece:

    The school purchased copies of the graphic novel — which includes cartoons that show two women having sex — for every incoming freshman

    I'm sorry, but that bothered me. I don't think the college should be giving that kind of material to incoming freshmen, and no, not because it's depicting gay sex. Sorry, but as the mother of 3, I wouldn't want my kids' college to provide them with graphic novels containing cartoons of heterosexual couples having sex, either. Maybe I'm terribly old fashioned, but this all seemed a bit out of line.

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    Re: SC House votes to cut funding to public university for homosexul literature

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    The only thing that the college did that disturbed me in that entire article (which was very long!) was this piece:

    The school purchased copies of the graphic novel — which includes cartoons that show two women having sex — for every incoming freshman

    I'm sorry, but that bothered me. I don't think the college should be giving that kind of material to incoming freshmen, and no, not because it's depicting gay sex. Sorry, but as the mother of 3, I wouldn't want my kids' college to provide them with graphic novels containing cartoons of heterosexual couples having sex, either. Maybe I'm terribly old fashioned, but this all seemed a bit out of line.
    But...but...it's educational! Isn't that the reason for going to college?

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    SC was worried Liousianna was going to take their position as most embarrassing state of the union.
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    Re: SC House votes to cut funding to public university for homosexul literature

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    But...but...it's educational! Isn't that the reason for going to college?
    Mr. Borrachos and I haven't been working all these years so our kids can get handed pornography by their college administrations. That's what the Playboys under their beds are for.

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    Re: SC House votes to cut funding to public university for homosexul literature

    Quote Originally Posted by vash1012 View Post
    S.C. college’s production highlights political battle between lawmakers, public universities - The Washington Post

    My lovely state.

    The House has passed a bill that cuts $52,000 in funding to the College of Charleston for having a graphic novel about a family dealing with the suicide of a closeted gay father on the reading list for an introductory course and $17,000 to USC Upstate for having a gay and lesbian awareness week.

    These politicians and those who support them seem to think if you just ignore the existence of something it'll go away. Trying to punish public universities for highlighting issues in the LGBT community is nothing short of authoritarian censorship.


    Declining to sponsor with money =/= book burning or censorship.

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    Re: SC House votes to cut funding to public university for homosexul literature

    Quote Originally Posted by vash1012 View Post
    S.C. college’s production highlights political battle between lawmakers, public universities - The Washington Post

    My lovely state.

    The House has passed a bill that cuts $52,000 in funding to the College of Charleston for having a graphic novel about a family dealing with the suicide of a closeted gay father on the reading list for an introductory course and $17,000 to USC Upstate for having a gay and lesbian awareness week.

    These politicians and those who support them seem to think if you just ignore the existence of something it'll go away. Trying to punish public universities for highlighting issues in the LGBT community is nothing short of authoritarian censorship.
    Honestly, I wish "regular" literature was more universal. then we wouldn't need alternative programs for this or that literature. Good literature comes from all points of views and parts of society.

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    Re: SC House votes to cut funding to public university for homosexul literature

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Declining to sponsor with money =/= book burning or censorship.
    actually it is if you are the government who is trying to suppress education by cutting funding because you don't like the content it is censorship.........

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    Re: SC House votes to cut funding to public university for homosexul literature

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    The only thing that the college did that disturbed me in that entire article (which was very long!) was this piece:

    The school purchased copies of the graphic novel — which includes cartoons that show two women having sex — for every incoming freshman

    I'm sorry, but that bothered me. I don't think the college should be giving that kind of material to incoming freshmen, and no, not because it's depicting gay sex. Sorry, but as the mother of 3, I wouldn't want my kids' college to provide them with graphic novels containing cartoons of heterosexual couples having sex, either. Maybe I'm terribly old fashioned, but this all seemed a bit out of line.
    Well they are going to college, they are adults. There is a graphic novel that I own and so does my high school's library that depicts the same thing, but it is about coming of age, not about the sex. Not to mention it won numerous awards and had a film made about it. I wouldn't be surprised if the book is the one they are talking about.
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