A campus newspaper at the University of South Carolina recently reported that the school hosted its sixth annual condom fashion contest, which has become a celebration of homosexual sex and the LGBT lifestyle. The Daily Gamecock reported that over 400 students at USC recently participated in the condom fashion contest, in which contestants wear various themed costumes made from hundreds of colored condoms. In fact, this year’s winner wore a Captain America costume made of hundreds of red, white and blue condoms, complete with a rainbow-flag version of the American Flag, in an effort to “de-stigmatize homosexual sex.”
This is all conducted in the name of promoting campus health, of course, and paid for out of a University account funded by student fees. Thanks to the questioning of SC State Senator Kevin Bryant (R-Anderson), the University finally admitted that these fees consisted of mandatory “student health fees,” which must be paid as part of tuition.
So, it turns out, the University of South Carolina is using mandatory student fees to promote a condom fashion contest that has become a campaign to promote the homosexual agenda. This is done regardless of the fact that thousands of Carolina students aren’t supportive of the same-sex marriage agenda, or of promoting homosexual sex. Nevertheless, this annual event is organized in no small part by the president of South Carolina Equality, an in-state organization dedicated to overturning South Carolina’s constitutional amendment protecting marriage as the relationship between a man and a woman, and in promoting the LGBT lifestyle in the Palmetto State.
If the University of South Carolina Fellowship of Christian Athletes used University-mandated student health fees to bring in Tim Tebow to talk about the health benefits of abstinence, or an expert to discuss the health consequences of homosexuality, there would already be an all-out investigation underway by the University’s administration. But because this abuse of student fees was used to promote a “politically correct” point-of-view on sexuality, the University administration hasn’t even raised an eyebrow. This is an outrage to the majority of South Carolinians, myself included, who believe that such blatantly perverse public displays shouldn’t be funded by mandatory student fees or taxpayer dollars. The University of South Carolina is supposed to be an educational institution, not in the business of promoting perversion with money it mandates from its students.
In a conversation on Common Cents that I had with SC State Senator Kevin Bryant, we concluded that the most likely legislative fix, come January, is to mandate that state-funded universities, like the University of South Carolina, not be allowed to use mandatory student fees to promote a particular political or sexual policy agenda. South Carolina students, their parents, and the taxpayers that fund scholarships to state schools shouldn’t be on the hook for money that will be used to promote such perverse programs on a public college campus. The Palmetto Conservative Alliance, the policy arm of Common Cents will support Senator Bryant’s efforts to amend state university policy in this manner, and will provide as much public support as possible to ensure this issue is addressed with the leadership of the University of South Carolina.
- State Senator Kevin Bryant on USC's Condom Fashion Show ()Josh Kimbrell, July 2, 2013
Thanks to the questioning of SC State Senator Kevin Bryant (R-Anderson), USC finally admitted that its annual condom fashion contest is using mandatory student health fees to actively promote homosexual sex and the LGBT lifestyle.
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