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University Could be Defunded Over Sex Week (Tennessee-Knoxville)
Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2013 | Todd Starnes

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 on—among 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 don’t know what jobs they plan on getting if they’re having seminars on oral sex and bondage. I don’t 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. “It’s 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.

“They’ve been trying to say it’s about safety and birth control,” he said. “These kids are supposed to be some of the smartest kids out there – and they don’t know where to buy condoms?”

Campfield called Sex Week “completely ridiculous.”

“If they can’t figure out where to buy condoms, I question whether they need to be in college in the first place – if they’re that stupid.” Campfield has summoned university officials to the state capitol to explain why they signed off on the event. And he’s also going to try and withhold the university’s budget until they get answers.

“The university always cries poor-mouth, that they don’t have any money and yet they seem to have plenty of money to do this kind of stuff,” he said. “We’re 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.

“She’s doing a workshop on poetry about sexuality,” Rader said. ‘She’s 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. “It’s debauchery,” he told Fox News. “They are treating sex in such a frivolous manner.”

Dunn, who graduated from the University of Tennessee, said he’s been overwhelmed with phone calls from angry citizens.

“I don’t think they approve of the university using their resources to push forth a hook-up agenda,” he said.

Dunn said he’s been in touch with university officials who told him they’ve already launched an internal inquiry into who ultimately gave the thumbs up for the event.

“There’s going to be an investigation as to whose thumb was up,” he said. “I’m 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 it’s time for university presidents across the state to buck up and have the courage to say certain things are inappropriate.

“It’s 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 it’s all about diversity,” he told Fox News. “Well, perversity does not make diversity just because it’s at the university.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: academicbias; celebrateperversity; deviants; education; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; moralabsolutes; publiceducation; sexweek; taxdollarsatwork; tennessee; university
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“I’m not sure the president of the university was aware of what happened.”

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.

1 posted on 03/20/2013 6:29:03 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

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.


2 posted on 03/20/2013 6:36:22 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: jazusamo

Isn’t that what Spring Break was for?


3 posted on 03/20/2013 6:38:14 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: jazusamo
Great idea!

Doing a similar thing worked so well for Graham Spanier and Penn State!

4 posted on 03/20/2013 6:42:01 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: NonValueAdded

I believe it is now and taxpayers don’t have to foot the bill.


5 posted on 03/20/2013 6:45:03 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Trailerpark Badass
Good comparison.
6 posted on 03/20/2013 6:47:04 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Viennacon

Proud of those who are standing up and saying we’re mad as hell and are not gonna take this crap anymore!


7 posted on 03/20/2013 6:51:49 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: jazusamo

Who does UT think they are - Yale???


8 posted on 03/20/2013 6:52:24 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012; All

Since before I posted this article the University of Tennessee-Knoxville website has been down and still is, must be just a coincidence:)


9 posted on 03/20/2013 6:54:59 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo
Great line!

“Well, perversity does not make diversity just because it’s at the university.”

10 posted on 03/20/2013 6:55:36 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: jazusamo
Isn't it natural that the next step of the sexual/amoral revolution take place on a college campus?

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.

11 posted on 03/20/2013 6:57:40 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: jazusamo

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.


12 posted on 03/20/2013 6:57:55 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: jazusamo

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?


13 posted on 03/20/2013 7:00:03 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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“We should be teaching these children what is important to learn so they can get jobs,” state Sen. Stacey Campfield told Fox News. “I don’t know what jobs they plan on getting if they’re having seminars on oral sex and bondage. I don’t see how that will help someone in their professional career – unless they plan on becoming a porn star.”

Obviously, one could earn speaking fees as a poetry-reading lesbian bondage expert. Duh!

14 posted on 03/20/2013 7:03:26 PM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Amen to that...Didn’t know how old this event was but was happy to see the legislature is up in arms.


15 posted on 03/20/2013 7:03:34 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: expat1000

Heh! Quote of the day!


16 posted on 03/20/2013 7:04:09 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: jazusamo
."...perversity does not make diversity just because it’s at the university.”

Wow! Who's their scriptwriter, Johnnie Cochran or the boys at Duck Dynasty? That rocks!

17 posted on 03/20/2013 7:06:19 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberalism: knowing you're better than everyone else because of your humility. -- Daniel Greenfield)
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To: Albion Wilde

LOL! That does sound Johnnie Cochranish, don’t know the Ducks:)


18 posted on 03/20/2013 7:11:20 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

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?!


19 posted on 03/20/2013 7:14:35 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: jazusamo

The cultural decay is spreading south from Sodom and Gomorrah (New England)...will the good people of Tennessee defend their children?


20 posted on 03/20/2013 7:23:50 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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