Swinney releases statement on Palmetto Family Council invite


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Swinney will not attend the event on June 2

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney released the following statement Wednesday about his decision to cancel an appearance at a fundraiser for the Palmetto Family Council. Swinney was scheduled to appear at the fundrasier and receive an award, but says he had no idea the appearance would create so much controversy.

"I was recently selected by the Palmetto Family Council, an organization with which I have no association, as their “South Carolina Family Champion of 2015” and was invited to receive this recognition at an event sponsored by the group on June 2. I had no idea that I was being invited into a political controversy. It was my understanding that the nomination and selection for this award was based on the work done by our All In Foundation and the difference it is making in our community. My acceptance of this award was to be on behalf of all the volunteers that make our foundation a success. The work of our foundation is intended to build a better community and be a positive influence.

Recently, my scheduled participation in this event has been perceived incorrectly as an endorsement of certain viewpoints and has entered the political arena. I have been out of town since last Thursday and am disappointed that this has become a distraction for me, my team and many others. I have been and continue to be very open about my personal beliefs. However, I do not inject those beliefs or the work of the foundation into the political process.

I appreciate the recognition of my and the foundation's efforts. However, after much thought, in order to avoid a distraction for the team and the entire football program, I've decided it is in the best interests of all involved that I not attend the event on June 2."

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EyeBleedOrange81
Dabo is a total class act
orngpurple®
^yup***
francismariontiger®
I did think The Roman Catholic Church opposed abortions &
CUTIGR69®
Re: I did think The Roman Catholic Church opposed abortions &
boricuatiger
Except if it was a young boy in the parish..
TigerTown
Re: I did think The Roman Catholic Church opposed abortions &
Jburn80®
correct but Catholics have numerous other interpretations
orngpurple®
SOME good points, but as a Christian, we are to bring others
CUTIGR69®
I get that. However I still believe in judging folks
orngpurple®
Re: SOME good points, but as a Christian, we are to bring others
TigerDrewz
Re: Dabo is a total class act
freakgeek
If Dabo is anywhere close to Baptist you share many of...
ClemsonTiger1988®
I don't care what side of the 'debate' you are on
tiger_thom®
Re: I don't care what side of the 'debate' you are on
clemtiger117®
The response is fine. The sad part is the fact that
TheProdigal
Perhaps
tiger_thom®
some things are just going to be devisive...
franc1968®
Re: some things are just going to be devisive...
StMattTiger
It seems to me - anymore - no matter WHAT your view, it is
Rocky the Tiger®
Re: The response is fine. The sad part is the fact that
Wytiger
So he caved to other's agenda and gave up the award that
Tiger5
Re: The response is fine. The sad part is the fact that
CinTiger1
Re: The response is fine. The sad part is the fact that
sbdy
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Found one !***
Rocky the Tiger®
I agree***
ShawnC
I respect his decision but hate that the mob won
NortherTiger
You think "the mob" will contribute to his foundation?
CUTIGR69®
Not a chance. But why would you even ask?
NortherTiger
You mean like pro--life folks?
TigerTown
Not sure you meant to reply to me
NortherTiger
You got it.***
TigerTown
Re: Not a chance. But why would you even ask?
CinTiger1
I have, and I think his response was a good one.
TigerTown
I actually just think he didn't want to get involved....
franc1968®
He's a public figure. Also, his actions previously...
TigerTown
Re: I actually just think he didn't want to get involved....
orangeman
Re: Disagree. The mob has not won anything. They showed
peanut
Re: I respect his decision but hate that the mob won
CinTiger1
No matter which side you are on on this issue--OUR coach had
AThomas®
All Class
Bisha29
Re: FB Update: Swinney releases statement on Palmetto Family Council invite
Tony_elTigre
That's how they win arguments. *sigh* he caved.***
Clemsnman®
Re: FB Update: Swinney releases statement on Palmetto Family Council invite
MaukaTiger®
Or...Dabo really thinks his opinion on this issue...
TigerTown
Dabo is a true conservative. Like him even more now.***
TigerTown
I'm a little disappointed.
TigerSilas
No one is attacking him for his Faith
tiger_thom®
Horse manure.
phonograf®
You do realize like 90% supported him then...
TigerTown
Classy statement, but wrong.
phonograf®
You are assuming some things
tiger_thom®
Re: You are assuming some things
phonograf®
Dang man, you don't like bacon and syrup?
TigerTown
Re: Dang man, you don't like bacon and syrup?
phonograf®
Have you actually been to Canada?
TigerTown
Re: Have you actually been to Canada?
phonograf®
Yes I did, or you did. Take your pick princess.***
TigerTown
You're funnier than we both realize. "What's it to you?"
TigerTown
Re: You are assuming some things
dhibbit
Re: You are assuming some things
phonograf®
Re: You are assuming some things
tmac9wr
Had he agreed to accept the award? Seems likely he had
Tiger5
lol...obviously one has asked you.
TigerTown
Re: lol...obviously one has asked you.
phonograf®
Chuckles?
TigerTown
OK, Francis
phonograf®
So my surprise at being called "Chuckles"...
TigerTown
Re: So my surprise at being called "Chuckles"...
phonograf®
How am I high and mighty? I'm not the one suggesting...
TigerTown
You lost me with that last comment.
phonograf®
Re: Classy statement, but wrong.
longtallsam®
Not wrong at all..
tigerphils
Re: FB Update: Swinney releases statement on Palmetto Family Council invite
1965tiger®
Novel concept...Christian who turns the other cheek!
tigerNnc®
I agree with you....
franc1968®
Things weren't so divided & political & mean-spirited back in the 50's but
lightbulbbill®
You are correct, disagreement does not preclude love...
tigerNnc®
I wasn't actually speaking of the PFC...
franc1968®
Here is the website...
tigerNnc®
with all due respect....
franc1968®
Re: with all due respect....
tmac9wr
That's true but that's not Dabo's motivation for the refusal
ClemsonTiger1988®
Re: Novel concept...Christian who turns the other cheek!
TigerSilas
A case of "pick your battles wisely?***
AThomas®
this is ridiculous
CoreyRyan®
Re: this is ridiculous
phonograf®
So glad this has worked itself out. And so very gald
Clemson81to85
Re: Whatever Coot.***
peanut
Re: So glad this has worked itself out. And so very gald
deroberts
So glad he stood up to the FFR group though. They were worse
AThomas®
I was not in support of that group and what they were doing.***
Clemson81to85
Respect for Dabo, but the door isn't closed on this
ParrotHdBE
It's a great day to be a Tiger....
sbdy
Christ didn't get involved in politics, neither did...
ClemsonTiger1988®
Dabo did what he asks his players to do
BlackFriar
Happy that Clemson can move on
Reckless96
Re: Happy that Clemson can move on
sbdy
I'm agnostic but also a pro-life consrvative. It was Dems
Lowcountry_Tiger
Re: I'm agnostic but also a pro-life consrvative. It was Dems
phonograf®
Re: I'm agnostic but also a pro-life consrvative. It was Dems
CinTiger1
Re: I'm agnostic but also a pro-life consrvative. It was Dems
sbdy
Surely you jest. Good save Dabo.
Colavito®
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Re: FB Update: Swinney releases statement on Palmetto Family Council invite
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