Sigh. Remember the tea bagger fear that Sharia law was coming to the US? Remind me again, how are the religious right of this country different? Okay, maybe Jim DeMint isn't recommending stoning...but really, how much longer do you think that will take?
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) attempted to convince pastors that economic issues are moral issues at the Greater Freedom Rally at a church in Spartanburg, South Carolina yesterday, imploring them to help conservatives retake Congress in November.
In addition to reiterating anti-choice talking points on abortion and backing "traditional marriage," according to the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, the senator went further and "said if someone is openly homosexual, they shouldn't be teaching in the classroom and he holds the same position on an unmarried woman who's sleeping with her boyfriend -- she shouldn't be in the classroom."
Controversy over DeMint's position on this issue first arose in 2004 during a Senate debate, when he was asked whether he agreed with the state party's platform that said openly gay teachers should be barred from teaching public school. DeMint said he agreed with that position because government shouldn't be endorsing certain behaviors.
Interesting that DeMint feels that women should be forced to have their rapist's baby but also thinks she should not be able to teach, because she is a bad role model. Yet more proof that Senator Jackass simply does not think about the ramifications of his righteous bumper sticker mentality at all.