Swinney releases statement on Palmetto Family Council invite


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Swinney will not attend the event on June 2
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
spacer Dabo is a total class act
orngpurple®
spacer ^yup***
francismariontiger®
spacer I did think The Roman Catholic Church opposed abortions &
CUTIGR69
spacer Re: I did think The Roman Catholic Church opposed abortions &
boricuatiger
spacer Except if it was a young boy in the parish..
TigerTown
spacer Re: I did think The Roman Catholic Church opposed abortions &
Jburn80®
spacer correct but Catholics have numerous other interpretations
orngpurple®
spacer SOME good points, but as a Christian, we are to bring others
CUTIGR69
spacer I get that. However I still believe in judging folks
orngpurple®
spacer Re: SOME good points, but as a Christian, we are to bring others
TigerDrewz
spacer Re: Dabo is a total class act
freakgeek
spacer If Dabo is anywhere close to Baptist you share many of...
ClemsonTiger1988®
spacer I don't care what side of the 'debate' you are on
tiger_thom®
spacer Re: I don't care what side of the 'debate' you are on
clemtiger117
spacer The response is fine. The sad part is the fact that
TheProdigal
spacer Perhaps
tiger_thom®
spacer some things are just going to be devisive...
franc1968®
spacer Re: some things are just going to be devisive...
StMattTiger
spacer It seems to me - anymore - no matter WHAT your view, it is
Rocky the Tiger®
spacer Re: The response is fine. The sad part is the fact that
Wytiger
spacer So he caved to other's agenda and gave up the award that
Tiger5
spacer Re: The response is fine. The sad part is the fact that
CinTiger1
spacer Re: The response is fine. The sad part is the fact that
sbdy
spacer ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Found one !***
Rocky the Tiger®
spacer I agree***
ShawnC
spacer I respect his decision but hate that the mob won
NortherTiger
spacer You think "the mob" will contribute to his foundation?
CUTIGR69
spacer Not a chance. But why would you even ask?
NortherTiger
spacer You mean like pro--life folks?
TigerTown
spacer Not sure you meant to reply to me
NortherTiger
spacer You got it.***
TigerTown
spacer Re: Not a chance. But why would you even ask?
CinTiger1
spacer I have, and I think his response was a good one.
TigerTown
spacer I actually just think he didn't want to get involved....
franc1968®
spacer He's a public figure. Also, his actions previously...
TigerTown
spacer Re: I actually just think he didn't want to get involved....
orangeman
spacer Re: Disagree. The mob has not won anything. They showed
peanut
spacer Re: I respect his decision but hate that the mob won
CinTiger1
spacer No matter which side you are on on this issue--OUR coach had
AThomas®
spacer All Class
Bisha29
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Tony_elTigre
spacer That's how they win arguments. *sigh* he caved.***
Clemsnman®
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MaukaTiger®
spacer Or...Dabo really thinks his opinion on this issue...
TigerTown
spacer Dabo is a true conservative. Like him even more now.***
TigerTown
spacer I'm a little disappointed.
TigerSilas
spacer No one is attacking him for his Faith
tiger_thom®
spacer Horse manure.
phonograf®
spacer You do realize like 90% supported him then...
TigerTown
spacer Classy statement, but wrong.
phonograf®
spacer You are assuming some things
tiger_thom®
spacer Re: You are assuming some things
phonograf®
spacer Dang man, you don't like bacon and syrup?
TigerTown
spacer Re: Dang man, you don't like bacon and syrup?
phonograf®
spacer Have you actually been to Canada?
TigerTown
spacer Re: Have you actually been to Canada?
phonograf®
spacer Yes I did, or you did. Take your pick princess.***
TigerTown
spacer You're funnier than we both realize. "What's it to you?"
TigerTown
spacer Re: You are assuming some things
dhibbit
spacer Re: You are assuming some things
phonograf®
spacer Re: You are assuming some things
tmac9wr
spacer Had he agreed to accept the award? Seems likely he had
Tiger5
spacer lol...obviously one has asked you.
TigerTown
spacer Re: lol...obviously one has asked you.
phonograf®
spacer Chuckles?
TigerTown
spacer OK, Francis
phonograf®
spacer So my surprise at being called "Chuckles"...
TigerTown
spacer Re: So my surprise at being called "Chuckles"...
phonograf®
spacer How am I high and mighty? I'm not the one suggesting...
TigerTown
spacer You lost me with that last comment.
phonograf®
spacer Re: Classy statement, but wrong.
longtallsam®
spacer Not wrong at all..
tigerphils
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1965tiger
spacer Novel concept...Christian who turns the other cheek!
tigerNnc®
spacer I agree with you....
franc1968®
spacer Things weren't so divided & political & mean-spirited back in the 50's but
lightbulbbill®
spacer You are correct, disagreement does not preclude love...
tigerNnc®
spacer I wasn't actually speaking of the PFC...
franc1968®
spacer Here is the website...
tigerNnc®
spacer with all due respect....
franc1968®
spacer Re: with all due respect....
tmac9wr
spacer That's true but that's not Dabo's motivation for the refusal
ClemsonTiger1988®
spacer Re: Novel concept...Christian who turns the other cheek!
TigerSilas
spacer A case of "pick your battles wisely?***
AThomas®
spacer this is ridiculous
CoreyRyan
spacer Re: this is ridiculous
phonograf®
spacer So glad this has worked itself out. And so very gald
Clemson81to85
spacer Re: Whatever Coot.***
peanut
spacer Re: So glad this has worked itself out. And so very gald
deroberts
spacer So glad he stood up to the FFR group though. They were worse
AThomas®
spacer I was not in support of that group and what they were doing.***
Clemson81to85
spacer Respect for Dabo, but the door isn't closed on this
ParrotHdBE
spacer It's a great day to be a Tiger....
sbdy
spacer Christ didn't get involved in politics, neither did...
ClemsonTiger1988®
spacer Dabo did what he asks his players to do
BlackFriar
spacer Happy that Clemson can move on
Reckless96
spacer Re: Happy that Clemson can move on
sbdy
spacer I'm agnostic but also a pro-life consrvative. It was Dems
Lowcountry_Tiger
spacer Re: I'm agnostic but also a pro-life consrvative. It was Dems
phonograf®
spacer Re: I'm agnostic but also a pro-life consrvative. It was Dems
CinTiger1
spacer Re: I'm agnostic but also a pro-life consrvative. It was Dems
sbdy
spacer Surely you jest. Good save Dabo.
Colavito®
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