Challenging books ahead! Avert your eyes!

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To crib from “Fahrenheit 451” author Ray Bradbury, there’s more than one way to burn a book, and the South Carolina House has got matches to spare.

S.C. representatives recently approved nearly $70,000 in cuts to two public universities — College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina-Upstate — after the two higher education institutions refused to alter their required-reading books for this school year, both of which contained homosexual themes.

Republican state Rep. Garry Smith proposed $52,000 in cuts to the College of Charleston and $17,142 in cuts to the USC-Upstate. The amount represents the costs of the schools’ required-reading programs.

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