NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ohio State University has dropped its controversial sexual harassment charges against a university librarian who stood accused for recommending that incoming freshman be required to read The Marketing of Evil by David Kupelian.
Kupelian’s critically acclaimed best-seller controversially probes into America’s marketing machine. In his expose, he identifies strategic mechanisms applied by organizations, the media and insiders with an agenda to “sell [Americans] corruption disguised as freedom.”
As first reported on WorldNetDaily.com, Scott Savage, head of Reference and Instructional Services at the Bromfield Library on OSU’s Mansfield campus, had recommended The Marketing of Evil as one of four suggested titles for required freshman reading. As a member of the university’s First Year Reading Experience Committee, Savage had also suggested The Professors by David Horowitz, Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis by Pat Ye’or and It Takes a Family by Sen. Rick Santorum in direct response to the liberal, left-wing recommendations by his committee colleagues.
Three professors on the committee – Hannibal Hamlin, Norman Jones and J.K. Buckley – subsequently filed a complaint of harassment and discrimination, claiming that The Marketing of Evil was “hate literature” that “threatened” them and made them feel “unsafe” on campus. In the book, Kupelian writes a chapter titled “Marketing Blitz: Selling ‘Gay Rights’ to America,” in which he charts how gay activists have cleverly sought to manipulate the American mind into accepting and “mainstreaming” the “homosexual lifestyle.”
The academic work of two of the professors who leveled charges against Savage directly deals with homosexuality. Jones teaches courses in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender literature, and Buckley has written “The Social Critic: The Rise of Queer Performance within the Demise of Transcendentalism,” as well as “articles on sexual orientation in Hemingway and Melville.”
OSU faculty voted 21-0 on March 13 in favor of Savage being investigated for sexual harassment. Savage, a devout Christian, is also practicing Quaker, who unapologetically embraces Amish customs, such as riding a horse and buggy to his university job.
“While a vast majority of the nation’s citizens consider themselves Christians, America’s popular culture, its laws, its public education system, its news media, and other major institutions have become progressively un-Christian – even anti-Christian,” Kupelian writes in The Marketing of Evil. “The reason for this, of course, is that Christians, like everyone else, have been seduced by the marketers of evil.”
The Alliance Defense Fund, an Arizona-based public-interest law firm that has defended Savage in the matter, says their client is considering his options, which might include litigation. In the meantime, he has filed an internal complaint accusing the professors of a false allegation of harassment.
While the Ohio State University case has registered on the national radar, author Kupelian argues that similar, no-less-important battles are being wrought everyday in America – in our cities, our communities, our schools, and our families. In The Marketing of Evil, Kupelian uncovers how American ethics, morals and traditions are being cleverly and strategically upbraided by individuals and organizations with an agenda to destroy marriage, derail the educational system, promote rebellion as part of youth culture, and undermine Christianity.
“The marketers of evil fed us the beguiling lies that a hidden, selfish part of us wanted to embrace – just as the proverbial serpent in the Garden of Eden, according to the biblical account, seduced Adam and Eve by telling them lies they secretly wanted to believe,” Kupelian writes.
Here’s what others are saying about The Marketing of Evil:
“David Kupelian dares to tell the truth about the overwhelming forces in our society, which take us far away from our original American concept of freedom with responsibility, happiness with commitments, and traditional values.”
-Dr. Laura Schlessinger, syndicated talk-radio host
“Every parent in America needs to read this book. David Kupelian skillfully exposes the secular left’s rotten-apple peddlers in devastating detail.”
-Michelle Malkin, Fox News Channel analyst and nationally syndicated columnist
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Reprinted with permission from WND Books/Cumberland House Publishing.