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Sen. Jim DeMint reaffirms position that gays are unfit to teach in public schools

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sen. Jim DeMint

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), an emerging Tea Party hero, told a crowd of supporters in South Carolina Friday that he will continue to recruit like-minded Conservatives across the nation to run for Congress and pastors to join the fight to “take our country back.”

Among DeMint’s position, openly gay teachers should not be allowed to teach in public schools, and that unwed mothers were unfit to stand in front of a classroom.

DeMint received overwhelming applause when he told the crowd of a few hundred people that he’s an outcast in Washington.

He said he’s disliked in the Capitol, but when he gets off planes across the country, people stop and tell him they’re praying for him. [Spartanburg Herald Journal]

“Sexist bigots like Sen. Jim DeMint don’t belong in the United States Congress,” said Terry O’Neill, President of the National Organization for Women (NOW). “He thinks gay women and men and sexually active single women should be banned from teaching, but he said nothing about sexually active, single straight men.”

DeMint has been most outspoken as an opponent of any form of gay marriage, calling it a “religious institution” that the “federal government has no business redefining.”

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7 more reader comments:

  1. It's incredible!!! Here we are in the 21st century and stupidity still reins supreme!! This low grade moron should have his ass kicked,a high heeled shoe sticking out of it. And people wonder why I hate politics and religion!!!!

    Posted on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 4:59pm
  2. He probably thinks that drinking fountains and restrooms should be labeled “White” and “Colored” too. Stupid rat.

    Posted on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 6:09pm
  3. It's hard 2 believe that these kind of people believe in & pretend 2 follow Christ, who was, of course, tolerance itself. They don't even know what their idol said, did & believed!! "I came not into the world to condemn but to make life more abundant."

    Replied on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 8:28pm
  4. With all the travels our elected twits get to experience……it is a shame more private planes don't go down and more limo's don't hit the overpass columns.

    …..I'm just saying…..

    Posted on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 9:03am
  5. What an ignorant bastard. He's probably got a problem with everyone and everything that isn't a white American man in power.

    Posted on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 11:10am
  6. jim……….. DIAF please… it will do us all a favor.

    Posted on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 2:15am
  7. HA! what a load of conservative crap.

    Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011 at 4:01pm