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#3199078 - 03/21/13 08:29 AM UT pulls funding for Sex Week
Grizzly Johnson
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Organizers of the University of Tennessee’s first-ever “Sex Week” will have to find a new source of funding after embattled university officials reversed course and announced they will not fund the controversial program with state tax dollars.

“We support the process and the students involved, but we should not use state funds in this manner,” Chancellor Jimmy Cheek said in a statement.

Cheek made the announcement after reviewing “Sex Week’s” final agenda. As a result, the student-led event will be forced to find $11,145 in additional funding. The university will continue to let the group use $6,700 in student fees.

UT System President Joe DiPietro said he supports the decision.

“The University is accountable to the General Assembly, the governor and the people of Tennessee for the use of state tax dollars,” DiPietro said. “The University’s three-part mission is to provide education, research and public service, and the state allocates this funding to help us fulfill the mission. Some activities planned as part of Sex Week are not an appropriate use of state tax dollars.”

The university’s turn-about came as Tennessee’s governor and a host of lawmakers voiced their public opposition. Several lawmakers had already announced plans to defund the university unless they defunded “Sex Week.”

A spokesman for Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam told Fox News that based on the information they had, “we believe this is an inappropriate use of university funds.”

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.

“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.”

The university had allocated nearly $20,000 to fund the week-long salute to sex that also included a poetry-reading lesbian bondage expert and a campus-wide scavenger hunt for a golden condom.

“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.”

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Sen. Campfield told Fox News he is beyond outraged and called the event “completely ridiculous.”

“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? 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.

“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.”

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.”

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.”
But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

#3199081 - 03/21/13 08:33 AM Re: UT pulls funding for Sex Week [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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Let Phil sort it out...........wasn't he an "offensive" genius?

#3199154 - 03/21/13 09:22 AM Re: UT pulls funding for Sex Week [Re: ChippewaPartners]
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Registered: 01/13/03
Posts: 10574
Loc: Warren Co

"how to talk to your parents about sex" ??????

Seriously.... what kind of self important waterheads are they letting into college these days.

HELLOOOOOOO! Where do you think YOU came from self proclaimed Genius? Your parents don't need YOU to talk to THEM about sex.

Still using over $6k of student funds for this???? I think the state of TN should STILL block all state funding of that University.
If you can't trust people with freedom, how can you trust them with power ?

#3199230 - 03/21/13 10:13 AM Re: UT pulls funding for Sex Week [Re: fishboy1]
Crappie Luck Moderator

Registered: 01/29/03
Posts: 62020
Loc: Smith Co.

"Uh.........huhuh.....Pull my funding"

"To find out who your real rulers are, simply look to those whom you CANNOT criticize..."

#3199266 - 03/21/13 10:40 AM Re: UT pulls funding for Sex Week [Re: Crappie Luck]
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Registered: 08/17/12
Posts: 400
Loc: Tennesssee, US

 Originally Posted By: Crappie Luck
"Uh.........huhuh.....Pull my funding"



#3199307 - 03/21/13 11:08 AM Re: UT pulls funding for Sex Week [Re: BirdDog123]
Pic IN the Casa
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Posts: 10072
Loc: TN

This is why Japan and even India is kicking our rear ends these days. They're still interested in education, we've switched to indoctrination.
Tolerance now means OBEY!!!!

#3199356 - 03/21/13 11:41 AM Re: UT pulls funding for Sex Week [Re: Pic IN the Casa]
Wes Parrish
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Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 19470
Loc: Knoxville-Dover-Union City, TN

 Originally Posted By: Pic IN the Casa
This is why Japan and even India is kicking our rear ends these days. They're still interested in education, we've switched to indoctrination.

VERY true.
And too many of our high-IQ Americans end up being indoctrinated under the guise of educated, then go on to become our nation's Ivy League college professors.

#3199378 - 03/21/13 12:00 PM Re: UT pulls funding for Sex Week [Re: Wes Parrish]

Registered: 06/10/00
Posts: 42706
Loc: Western Ky.

Now you got UT to pull out the states money so you all have won a small battle.

But think about this. It was going to do it before the people spoke up and they were going to do it at "University of Tennessee".

New York and Colorado don't sound so far off now do they???
Obama, “the very danger the Constitution was designed to avoid." Liberal law professor Jonathan Turley.

#3199379 - 03/21/13 12:01 PM Re: UT pulls funding for Sex Week [Re: Wes Parrish]
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Registered: 12/11/10
Posts: 6400
Loc: Dallas, TX & Signal Mtn, TN

I wondered where the name "Knox Vegas" came from. Mystery solved!
"Florida State blew the coverage and they got rewarded for it.” Coach Brian Kelly

#3200133 - 03/21/13 10:38 PM Re: UT pulls funding for Sex Week [Re: Pic IN the Casa]
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Registered: 02/06/06
Posts: 10670
Loc: Middle TN

 Originally Posted By: Pic IN the Casa
This is why Japan and even India is kicking our rear ends these days. They're still interested in education, we've switched to indoctrination.

Rules are for people who lose fights.

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