Considering there are many conservatives take the bible literally, I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that they take everything literally. Unbelievable, really.
Some South Carolina state senators just don’t get satire, especially when it’s about the LGBT experience.
When Leigh Hendrix was booked earlier this year by the University of South Carolina Upstate to perform her one-woman show on campus, she didn’t know she would become the center of a controversy about gay “indoctrination.”
Hendrix’s comedic piece, “How To Be A Lesbian In 10 Days Or Less,” was set to be presented during the school’s Bodies Of Knowledge symposium, scheduled for April 10-11.
But that was before a few conservative politicians got wind of it.
“That’s not an explanation of ‘I was born this way.’ It’s recruiting,” state Sen. Mike Fair, a Republican representing Greenville, told local NBC affiliate WYFF.
Hendrix, a South Carolina native who now lives in New York, learned last Wednesday that the administration had decided to cancel her performance due to immense pressure from Fair and others, who seemed to take her tongue-in-cheek title literally.