It was with great disappointment that I read that Dabo Swinney would not attend a Palmetto Family Council event to accept its “Family Champion Award.” To be bullied in to not attending by Democratic Rep. Todd Rutherford is just another example of how too many good conservative leaders give in to liberals and political correctness because they’re afraid of being excoriated.
Rutherford applauded Swinney’s leadership on, in Rutherford’s words, “this very important issue” (meaning gay marriage) and added that “it’s a testimonial to his character.” Of course the truth is the exact opposite. Swinney showed a one-time lapse in character by caving. Character would have been standing up for what’s right and showing the young, impressionable students under his tutelage that he doesn’t abandon his principals because of heat or threats from your advisory, in this case a completely wrong Democrat.
College students are exposed to enough liberal professors and their destructive ideology; they need a solid role model like Swinney to help them find the truth and make the right decisions. As a nation, we are giving in to gay marriage in part because the liberal press would have us believe that a significant percent of America is gay, when in fact it’s 2 percent. It’s time we stop this slide to perdition and stand up for the values America was founded on.