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USC Upstate Leaders Address Critics of Gay Lifestyle Programs

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School leaders at USC Upstate are responding to critics of its gay themed educational programs.

USC Upstate Chancellor Dr. Tom Moore at USC Upstate says he wants to clear up any misunderstandings of “an agenda to promote LGBTQ lifestyles.”

The campus recently decided to cancel its presentation “How to Become a Lesbian in 10 Days or Less." The school said it was a performance that addressed LGBT issues, but the message was misrepresented to the public.

Also, state leaders sounded off about a student assignment involving a book with gay themes. Because of the reading the SC House voted to cut $17,000 in funding.

Moore issued a release stating, “LGBTQ issues are part of any campus life. As a public university, it's our charge to equip and empower students to live engaged, authentic lives and be responsible citizens.”

Moore continues by saying, “For nearly 50 years, the University has engaged students, faculty, staff and the broader community in a tremendous range of activities across the spectrum of human and academic interests.”

Moore says it has 14 religious organizations on campus and more than 70 nations represented among the student body. Additionally, its upcoming Research Symposium is set to include students and staff from 17 places of higher learning across the state.

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