Skip to comments.University Could be Defunded Over Sex Week (Tennessee-Knoxville)
Posted on 03/20/2013 6:29:03 PM PDT by jazusamo
A group of Tennessee lawmakers is preparing to issue an ultimatum to the University of Tennessee-Knoxville either defund the first-ever Sex Week or they will defund the university.
Lawmakers, alumni, and taxpayers are furious that the university allocated nearly $20,000 to fund a week-long salute to sex that included a poetry-reading lesbian bondage expert, a campus-wide condom scavenger hunt and seminars onamong other things oral sex and lesbian erotica.
We should be teaching these children what is important to learn so they can get jobs, state Sen. Stacey Campfield told Fox News. I dont know what jobs they plan on getting if theyre having seminars on oral sex and bondage. I dont see how that will help someone in their professional career unless they plan on becoming a porn star.
This is truly an offense to the people of Tennessee, State Rep. Susan Lynn said on the House floor. I am offended for the people of my district at the University of Tennessee having sex week.
A university spokesperson confirmed to Fox News that the nearly $20,000 event is being funded by student fees and university money.
The nearly $20,000 cost was covered by money given from specific academic programs who see a common interest from law, from sociology and from history.
The university is providing funding for this workshop because it covers a wide range of issues that are beneficial to our students, the spokesperson said. Its tackling important topics related to sexual health, sexual identity, preventing sexual assault, gender roles and religion.
State Sen. Stacey Campfield told Fox News he is beyond outraged.
Theyve been trying to say its about safety and birth control, he said. These kids are supposed to be some of the smartest kids out there and they dont know where to buy condoms?
Campfield called Sex Week completely ridiculous.
If they cant figure out where to buy condoms, I question whether they need to be in college in the first place if theyre that stupid. Campfield has summoned university officials to the state capitol to explain why they signed off on the event. And hes also going to try and withhold the universitys budget until they get answers.
The university always cries poor-mouth, that they dont have any money and yet they seem to have plenty of money to do this kind of stuff, he said. Were going to try and hold their budget until it gets squared away.
This is not what tax dollars should be supporting, he said.
Sex Week is scheduled for April 7-12 and includes 30 events including Getting Laid, Sex Positivity; Queer as a Verb, Bow Chicka Bow Woah, How to talk to Your Parents About Sex, Loud and Queer, and How Many Licks Does it Take a workshop about oral sex.
The university spokesperson said the student organizers did a good job making sure there are things to appeal to all students.
Noted lesbian bondage expert and erotica author Sinclair Sexsmith is scheduled to deliver a lecture titled, Messing Around with Gender."
UT student Brianna Rader, one of the founders of Sex Week, told Fox News that Sexsmith will not be engaging in lesbian bondage demonstrations during her appearance.
Shes doing a workshop on poetry about sexuality, Rader said. Shes also going to be talking about constructing and reconstructing gender roles in society.
The content of sex week prompted Rep. Bill Dunn to express his outrage on the House floor. Its debauchery, he told Fox News. They are treating sex in such a frivolous manner.
Dunn, who graduated from the University of Tennessee, said hes been overwhelmed with phone calls from angry citizens.
I dont think they approve of the university using their resources to push forth a hook-up agenda, he said.
Dunn said hes been in touch with university officials who told him theyve already launched an internal inquiry into who ultimately gave the thumbs up for the event.
Theres going to be an investigation as to whose thumb was up, he said. Im not sure the president of the university was aware of what happened.
Dunn said he was motivated to speak out after the House passed three bills dealing with human trafficking of children.
Society needs to understand you are going to reap what you sow, he said. If you turn sex into some kind of a game and toys and debauchery does it really shock you that people then take it to the step of Hey, kids are just sex toys that we buy and sell and we get our pleasure however we want to?
Dunn said its time for university presidents across the state to buck up and have the courage to say certain things are inappropriate.
Its time for them to stand up, he said. There are adults who need to grow up and act like adults and lead young people toward what is good and health as opposed to promoting stuff that leads to the breakdown of the family and sexual abuse.
Campfield said the inmates are running the asylum.
They say its all about diversity, he told Fox News. Well, perversity does not make diversity just because its at the university.
If the president was aware of it they need a new president.
If the president wasn't aware of it they need a new president.
Yes! Defund this craphole! THIS is what conservative state legislatures HAVE to start doing. Shutting down these havens of communist academia who are indoctrinating the next generation of left wing voters.
Isn’t that what Spring Break was for?
Doing a similar thing worked so well for Graham Spanier and Penn State!
I believe it is now and taxpayers don’t have to foot the bill.
Proud of those who are standing up and saying we’re mad as hell and are not gonna take this crap anymore!
Who does UT think they are - Yale???
Since before I posted this article the University of Tennessee-Knoxville website has been down and still is, must be just a coincidence:)
Well, perversity does not make diversity just because its at the university.
The world will soon have to decide in earnest...is sex a moral issue or just an animal urge?
Or even deeper...are there any moral/ethical absolutes or are humans adrift in a world without absolute values or Truth.
Human life is cutting to the core of this issue.
That said, Truth is and has always been...Truth.
This is the vine on which the gay life-style and sexual liberation dies.
If the is no Truth, there is no meaning to life.
But because Truth is self-evident...someone (God, ultimately) emerges as the eternal purveyor of it.
The final decision is...Obey or...Disobey.
This is the nature of free choice and the birth place of sin.
Without this freedom, we are only robots...and God doesn't want us to be robots. He wants us to freely choose Himself and the Path of Righteousness.
But if we choose the alternative...we will face the consequences of our actions.
This is the nature of life...and of eternity.
I posted an article about this sex week recently. I was outraged but didn’t expect anything would be done about it. Glad the legislature is aware of what is going on.
How does one become a “noted lesbian bondage expert”? No, on further review, I don’t want to know.
Since when do college-age kids need any help or encouragement to have sex anyway?
Obviously, one could earn speaking fees as a poetry-reading lesbian bondage expert. Duh!
Amen to that...Didn’t know how old this event was but was happy to see the legislature is up in arms.
Heh! Quote of the day!
Wow! Who's their scriptwriter, Johnnie Cochran or the boys at Duck Dynasty? That rocks!
LOL! That does sound Johnnie Cochranish, don’t know the Ducks:)
Gee, all these wonderful classes in TN! Wonder what even more spectacularly degenerate classes are on offer nowadays at the more Lliberal” cesspools of “learning” up north?!
The cultural decay is spreading south from Sodom and Gomorrah (New England)...will the good people of Tennessee defend their children?
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