Friday, June 11, 2010

Savage Gets No Love

Back in 2006, Scott Savage got in trouble for suggesting an anti-gay book for the freshman reading list at Ohio State University. While Savage said he suggested the book 'to make a point', he also filed a lawsuit against the university, whom he felt discriminated against him and his conservative Christian views. The court rejected his claims and supported Ohio State. Woohoo!

Ohio State Mansfield in 2006 was joining the growing number of colleges that ask all freshmen to read the same book as part of their arrival at the institution. Scott Savage, then the head reference librarian and a self-described conservative Christian, joined a faculty committee charged with selecting a book. In discussions, he criticized some of the proposed ideas as political, and when other committee members said that wasn't a problem, he suggested a number of conservative texts, with the most discussion focusing on one of his nominations: The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom, by David Kupelian.


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