attacked by profs for promoting 'Marketing of Evil'
College employee accused of 'sexual
harassment' for recommending David Kupelian's best-selling book
Posted: April 15, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern
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In what is being called an "astonishing" and "shameful" case
of campus persecution, Ohio State University's head librarian is
being formally accused of "sexual harassment." His crime?
Recommending that the school's freshman class be required to
read WND Managing Editor David Kupelian's controversial best
seller, "The Marketing of Evil."
Scott Savage is head of Reference and Instructional Services
at the Bromfield Library on Ohio State University's Mansfield
The school's Office of Human Resources put Savage under
"investigation" after three professors Hannibal Hamlin, Norman
Jones and J.K. Buckley filed a complaint of discrimination and
harassment, saying Kupelian's book made them feel "unsafe."
In his role as a member of OSU Mansfield's First Year Reading
Experience Committee, Savage had suggested new students read
"The Marketing of Evil," as well as three other books "The
Professors" by David Horowitz, "Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis" by
Bat Ye'or, and "It Takes a Family" by Sen. Rick Santorum.
But the attacks on Savage stem directly from faculty members'
reaction to "The Marketing of Evil," according to the
Arizona-based public-interest group Alliance Defense Fund, which
is defending the librarian.
"Universities are one of the most hostile places for
Christians and conservatives in America," said ADF Senior Legal
Counsel David French, who heads the group's Center for Academic
Freedom. "It's shameful that OSU would investigate a Christian
librarian for simply recommending books that are at odds with
the prevailing politics of the university."
ADF sent a "Cease and Desist" letter to OSU Mansfield
officials March 28 informing them of Savage's constitutional
rights. In it, the legal group explained the attack on Savage:
After Mr. Savage suggested the four
additional books, Professors Hamlin and Jones took issue with
"The Marketing of Evil." They e-mailed the Committee and labeled
Mr. Savage "anti-gay" and called his suggestions "homophobic
Jones did not stop there; he sent a private email to Mr.
Savage's supervisor, questioning the integrity of the library
staff. He sent another email to the Committee, arguing with Mr.
Savage's academic opinions and quoting additional text from
Amazon.com's review of "The Marketing of Evil." After this
e-mail exchange, a non-committee faculty member, J.F. Buckley,
emailed all faculty and staff at the Mansfield campus
criticizing the book Mr. Savage mentioned, denigrating Mr.
Savage's professionalism, and claiming that he felt threatened
by Mr. Savage. ...
On Monday, March 13, 2006, at the routine faculty meeting,
several faculty members accused Mr. Savage of sexual harassment
and made a motion to file formal charges against him. The
faculty unanimously passed the motion and appointed Professor
Gary Kennedy to notify OSU's sexual harassment officer. Two days
later the faculty met again and rescinded the motion (due to
confusion as to whether the faculty had the authority to pass
the origional motion), but instructed the complaining professors
to notify OSU's sexual harassment officer individually. On March
16, 2006, Buckley, Jones and Kennedy filed a Discrimination &
Harassment Complaint with OSU's Office of Human Resources.
To date, the university refuses to halt the investigation,
saying in response, it takes "any allegation of sexual
French is incredulous that faculty members are attempting to
label a librarian as a "sexual harasser" simply because they
disagree with his book suggestions: "It is astonishing that an
entire faculty would vote to launch a sexual harassment
investigation because a librarian offered book suggestions in a
committee whose purpose was to solicit such suggestions," he
Note: Readers may read all the e-mail exchanges between the
professors attacking Savage and "The Marketing of Evil" here.
Here are a few of the OSU professors' March 9 intra-faculty
Hamlin: "On the matter of homophobia, I think you should
be rather careful, Scott. OSU's policy on discrimination is not
simply a matter of academic orthodoxy, but a matter of human
rights. Re Kupelian's book, would you advocate a book that was
racist or antisemitic [sic], or are you arguing that homosexuals
are not in the same category and that homophobia is not
therefore a matter of discrimination but of rational argument?
And what are we supposed to make of the fact that Kupelian's
Armenian family died in the holocaust? Does this mean that he
then has the right to spout bigotry about other minorities with
Jones: "The anti-gay book Scott Savage endorses
(below) falsely claims that 'the widely revered father of the
'sexual revolution' has been irrefutably exposed as a
full-fledged sexual psychopath who encouraged pedophilia." This
is a factually untrue characterization of Dr. Kinsey and his
work on every point. ... I am frankly embarrassed for you,
Scott, that you would endorse this kind of homophobic tripe.
Buckley: "Rather than waste your time
with the paucity of intellectual rigor that Kupelian brings to
the table, I encourage you to visit his website, and see for
yourself his unmitigated homophobia and xenophobia. In short, he
is a pontificating, phobic, cultural atavism bemoaning the loss
of an (Anglo) America that only existed on such shows as "The
Lone Ranger." ... As a gay man I have long ago realized that the
world is full of homophobic, hate-mongers who, of course, say
that they are not. So I am not shocked, only deeply saddened
and THREATENED that such mindless folks are on this great
campus. I am ending now, with the hope that I have seriously
challenged you Scott, and anyone who "thinks" as you purport to
do. You have made me fearful and uneasy being a gay man on this
campus. I am, in fact, notifying the OSU-M campus, and Ohio
State University in general, that I no longer feel safe doing my
job. I am being harassed."
Commenting on the controversy surrounding his book, Kupelian
said: "It's disgraceful that this university's faculty members
would destroy an innocent man by calling him a 'sexual
harasser,' just because he recommended my book. What's ironic is
that my book simply champions the traditional, Judeo-Christian
values almost all Americans took for granted 60 years ago. But
today, many of us, at least on our nation's college campuses,
are in mortal combat with those same values."
"The Marketing of Evil," released in August, has become one
of the nation's most talked-about books,
widely praised by Dr. Laura, David Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, D.
James Kennedy and many others and garnering over 100
five-star reader reviews on Amazon.com. Here's a sampling:
· "Opening this book is like turning on
Mr. David Kupelian has written a remarkable book that
reveals how the American public has been taken down the slippery
slope of moral relativism."
· "I finished "The Marketing of Evil" over
a month ago. It absolutely changed my life."
· "Prepare to see your world with new
· "Read this book and you will start
seeing the lies more clearly and you will then be on the path to
truth. It will be very painful for some to admit the truth. You
will have to say to yourself, as I did, "Oh my God. All those
precious years wasted living by these lies."
In the long run
you will feel a tremendous sense of gratitude for having read
· "This book has put a powerful voice to
many things that truth-loving people in America have felt in
their spirits for a long, long time.
I like my medicine
straight and my truth even straighter, and this book delivers,
with no apologies or flinching.
I for one am forever changed."
· "This was a great book!! So truthful.
Should be required reading. Shows what is behind much of the
assault on traditional values, and how we have morally slipped
so far in America."
· "The way Kupelian writes is phenomenal,
his footnotes are extensively accurate, and his research superb.
Kupelian takes the reader, sometimes by the hand, and shows
them point by point why we need to remember our heritage as
Americans, and see what has happened since traditional values
have been thrown out the window, to further a free-for-all
society that has decayed from the inside out.
Give this book
to everyone you know, you'll thank me."
· "Kupelian, with a calm, steady and
patient hand, exposes the left as master marketeers selling an
agenda of ever-increasing licentiousness and depravity as a
designer substitute for classical American ordered liberty.
Kupelian pulls back the curtain and exposes the wizards pulling
the levers of fraud and deceit that has masqueraded as news for
the last 40+ years."
· "The Marketing of Evil" irritates only
those who hate the light of day, goodness, family and the Truth.
I recommend this book for anyone who is looking for an
explanation of the simple question: 'How could we (Western
Civilization) have sunk to such depraved depths?'"
· "A book whose time has come."
· "The socialists in this country no doubt
cannot stand that this book even exists, however, thinking
people will find the book an eye opener!"
· "David Kupelian exposes like nobody
before how key statistics related to crime, divorce and
everything negative is related directly to our propensity to
literally buy evil. Evil that was intentionally marketed to the
This book really pulls back the veil on evil. A must
read for anyone that cares about the future of our nation."
· "I will forever look at the media and
liberalism even more cautiously than I have in the past."
· "David Kupelian has authored a
masterpiece that belongs in every home in America next to the
· "This fast-paced survey book is one of
the more eye-opening books you will read this year. I got this
book thinking there wasn't much I'd learn, but I was quite
· "This book may offend those with a
secular, humanistic, left-wing outlook but I feel that it is
required reading for our time. Indeed, it is one of the best
books that I have read for some time."
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