This is a LIST workflow, so I'll drop the query list. I don't know why, but it keeps assigning READ to the variable. I even created a new column that did not contain the word READ and it still showed up inside the variable. I must somehow be assigning that value.
You can see here Cyndi has chosen three permission groups in this task:
When this task is sent through my workflow, the information in Add Permission Group is changed to READ
OK, I have started over with a new workflow. This is all I've added so far and it's reading the correct selections! Yay! All your help will help me when I build out the rest of the workflow. I'll let you know how it works out.