Jim DeMint: Gays And Unmarried Women Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Be Teachers
Just in case there was any doubt that the wacky social conservative wing of the GOP had gone away in the wake of the Tea Party Movement, consider these words from South Carolina’s Jim DeMint:
Sen. Jim DeMint told a crowd of supporters Friday evening 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.”
DeMint 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
This from the man who some want to replace Mitch McConnell as Senate Republican Leader.
DeMint’s spokesperson says that the Senator believes teacher hiring should be a local, not a Federal issue, which is fine. However, the fact that he considers it acceptable to bar gays and single women from being teachers strikes me as being an indication of just how far right he really is.