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d_r

(6,907 posts)
Thu Mar 21, 2013, 10:44 AM Mar 2013

University of Tennessee pulls Sex Week funding

Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press

NASHVILLE — Hoping to quell a rising uproar among conservative legislators, UT Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek said Wednesday the campus no longer will use state tax or tuition funds for a controversial event called "Sex Week."
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Sex Week will keep $6,700 in student programming dollars but $11,145 from academic programs and departments no longer will be available.

The annual event seeks to highlight sexual health, sexual identity, preventing sexual assault and gender roles. This year, Sex Week features a lesbian bondage expert and a campuswide hunt for a "golden condom."

Social conservatives have been astir at the news. Sen. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville, threatened to haul DiPietro before the Senate Education Committee in a blog post over the weekend.

Read more: http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/mar/21/ut-pulls-sex-week-funding/?local



Stacey Campfield is a RWNJ fwiw
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onehandle

(51,122 posts)
1. The kids should rename it 'Conservative Legislator Week' and have a simulated orgy...
Thu Mar 21, 2013, 10:47 AM
Mar 2013

...on the Capitol Steps.

RKP5637

(67,112 posts)
2. I keep forgetting, conservatives NEVER have sex and don't know anything about that dirty stuff. Yep,
Thu Mar 21, 2013, 10:48 AM
Mar 2013

conservatives, living in the dark ages ... want the whole world backward and ignorant, just like them. Yes, "Idiocracy!"

d_r

(6,907 posts)
3. Fox news was involved in this
Thu Mar 21, 2013, 10:51 AM
Mar 2013

according to the Knoxville paper-

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/mar/21/state-funding-pulled-from-ut-sex-week/

State Rep. Bill Dunn, R-Knoxville, had cited some of Sex Week’s more salacious workshop topics — “getting laid,” “sex positivity,” and “queer as a bug,” — in a House floor speech Monday night. He said legislators should step in to protect Christians from such offensive behaviors from campus organizations.

Other events include free HIV testing, a workshop on preventing sexual assault, discussions on abstinence and “concepts of virginity,” tips on talking to your parents and your doctors about sex and several panels on faith and sexuality, some backed by campus religious organizations such as Campus Crusade for Christ.

State Sen. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville, suggested that the Senate Education Committee should reconsider its approval of UT’s budget for the coming year.
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Both Campfield’s and Dunn’s comments came in response to a recent Fox News report on Sex Week, which is being organized by Sexual Empowerment and Awareness at Tennessee.

Volaris

(10,369 posts)
10. Isnt freedom of Religion an outgrowth of Freedom of SPEECH????
Thu Mar 21, 2013, 11:46 AM
Mar 2013

Meaning, if you are a Chritian, don't you have at least a LEGAL obligation in America to accept that other people can BE offensive to your tastes, and you just have to take the moral higher ground and FORGIVE them??????
What's next for America's Legislators? Protecting Christians from All Other Religions????
(Protecting THESE Christians from Offence is like Protecting Books from Reading, BTW...)

The Uptight Christians Brigade in this country could DO with a decent lay occasionally.

Campus Crusade for Christ supported these efforts.

This Senator needs to go get bent. And, for the record, if I were that Campus Chancellor, I would have DARED that woman put me in front of the Education Committe, and then taught a Masters Class on the difference between Elementary and HIGHER Education.

elleng

(133,397 posts)
14. One and the same:
Thu Mar 21, 2013, 02:36 PM
Mar 2013

First Amendment to the Constitution:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Volaris

(10,369 posts)
16. exactly.
Thu Mar 21, 2013, 07:45 PM
Mar 2013

in effect, what these people are advocating for is the diminhment of their own Right for the purpose of repressing others.

I love the CONservative Principle of "we love it when it works in OUR favor, otherwise, we HATES it, don't we Precious?"

caseymoz

(5,763 posts)
4. You know, this funding isn't even for kids?
Thu Mar 21, 2013, 10:53 AM
Mar 2013

On a college campus, we're talking about adults. If seventeen and older isn't time to educate people about sex, doesn't it make it conclusive that Conservatives advocate ignorance?

And I don't think those voting adults in the heart of Red Country are going to appreciate it, either. No wonder it's politically dumb from the party that advocates dumb.

dotymed

(5,610 posts)
9. In Tn., our political landscape and many citizens are.......
Thu Mar 21, 2013, 11:26 AM
Mar 2013

"Stacey Campfield is a RWNJ fwiw"....

alp227

(32,312 posts)
12. Conservatives have always whined about "sex weeks"
Thu Mar 21, 2013, 12:42 PM
Mar 2013

And Campfield was also behind the "don't say gay" bill targeting public schools. No winder the Republican Party isn't popular among thinking folk!

Blue_Tires

(55,445 posts)
15. Solution: Tie in sex week with the Vols' football homecoming week
Thu Mar 21, 2013, 03:18 PM
Mar 2013

RWers would be the first to start shoveling in donations...

Sissyk

(12,665 posts)
19. lol lol!!
Thu Mar 21, 2013, 07:55 PM
Mar 2013

Oh my, how true is that!

Make all condoms orange and white checkerboards could help too!

olddad56

(5,732 posts)
18. At my age, it is best that they cancel it, I couldn't deal with a whole week of sex...
Thu Mar 21, 2013, 07:53 PM
Mar 2013

maybe two nights a week would be okay.

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