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Liberal groups angry with order to teach Constitution

The South Carolina legislature has rankled liberal groups after requiring that a pair of public schools use state funds to teach the U.S. Constitution and other founding documents—on the heels of a budget fight over gay-themed books in the curriculum.

State House lawmakers previously had cut funds from two public universities in retaliation for required-reading material containing homosexual themes. A revised budget passed by both the House and the Senate earlier this month, though, restored the money—but dictated that exact amount be spent “for instruction in the provisions and principles of the United States Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Federalist Papers, including the study of and devotion to American institutions and ideals.”

The bill restored at least $52,000 for the College of Charleston, and at least $17,000 for USC-Upstate, which were the original amounts cut back in March. The legislation also says that any school that conducts a mandatory reading program must provide an alternative in case the chosen book conflicts with any students’ moral or religious beliefs.

The National Coalition Against Censorship, ACLU of South Carolina and other groups said in a statement earlier this week that the new bill is a “symbolic penalty” that is just as troubling as the House’s original proposal.

“It represents unwarranted political interference with academic freedom and undermines the integrity of the higher education system in South Carolina,” the groups said.

The College of Charleston did not respond to a request for comment from FoxNews.com, but the school’s president said when the cuts were first proposed that the school has the right to introduce controversial ideas to students.

The fight arose after the schools required some students to read novels with gay themes.

The College of Charleston’s program selects one book a year for the entire campus to read, which this year was Alison Bechdel’s “Fun Home,” a memoir about the author growing up as a lesbian in rural Pennsylvania. USC-Upstate’s program has first-year writing students all read the same book, which this year was “Out Loud: The Best of Rainbow Radio,” a compilation of stories shared on South Carolina’s first radio station for gays and lesbians.

Riight. So forcing all the students to read some homosexual diatribe is fine, but being forced by the state to have the students read the fundamental documents that make America - part of what we used to call Civics, I guess - is such terrible oppression?

What a load of monkey poo.

Yes, I know that being “out” is totally “in”. They’re queer, they’ve been here, we’re more than used to it. I doubt if you could find very many folks on the West Coast, in the Northeast, or in any area that gets significant snow, and who live within an hour’s drive of a real city, who haven’t already accepted that some people live alternate lifestyles. We know. We don’t care, and we’re tired of hearing about it. So shut up already. 

And I also know that out there in “Jesusland” there are those who are willfully blind and terribly intolerant. But I ask you: is that blindness not their right?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/14/2014 at 03:24 PM   
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