This summer's College of Charleston freshman reading selection, "Fun Home," has been a critical success, a New York Times bestseller and an acclaimed off Broadway musical.

It also may cost the College of Charleston $52,000 next year.

The House Ways and Means committee cut the amount of the college's summer reading program after a lengthy debate Wednesday when some House members accused the college of promoting a gay agenda and forcing pornography on its students. Alison Bechdel, the author, is know for a long-running comic strip called "Dykes to Watch Out For," and the graphic novel depicts her relationship with her father and the exploration of her sexuality.

USC Upstate was also docked $17,142 because it assigned "Out Loud: The Best of Rainbow Radio," referring to South Carolina's first gay and lesbian radio show, for a required course for all freshmen, the AP reported.

Read more at the Palmetto Politics blog.