Sen. DeMint: Gays, Un-Chaste Single Women Should Not be School Teachers
October 3, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)—Sen Jim DeMint (R-SC) is a frightening and emerging radical figure in the Republican Party. The tea party hero and right-wing social conservative appealed to a group of Baptists in his home state, to help him turn our country into a right-wing theocracy. DeMint, who has been bucking the Republican establishment to support fringe tea party extremist senatorial candidates, such as Christine O’Donnell in Delaware, Joe Miller in Alaska and Sharron Angle in Nevada, told church leaders that issues, like the federal debt and too much government spending are moral and religious concerns. And while he was at it, “Waterloo” DeMint portrayed himself as a victim, because he took heat for his belief that homosexuals and sexually active unmarried women should not be allowed to teach in public schools.
DeMint made his remarks, during a speech given at a Greater Freedom Rally held at the First Baptist Church in his home state over the weekend. DeMint railed against government spending, gay marriage, abortion rights and the health care reform bill, which he pledged to repeal.
DeMint views health care, as a privilege and not a right of every American to have access to quality, affordable health care.
“I think health care is a privilege. I wouldn’t call it a right,” said the right-wing senator last year in the heat of the health care debate.
DeMint told the assembled crowd of Baptists that politics and religion are bound together, despite the Constitution establishing a separation of church and state.
“People are beginning to see that there’s no way we can pay the interest on our debt and every week, we’re borrowing money to pay the debt we have and are creating new programs that are costing more money,” he said. “Hopefully in 2012, we’ll make headway to repeal some of the things we’ve done, because politics only works when we’re realigned with our Savior.”
And the tea party leader in the senate spoke about his controversial views on school teachers.
“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.”
“(When I said those things,) no one came to my defense,” he said. “But everyone would come to me and whisper that I shouldn’t back down. They don’t want government purging their rights and their freedom to religion.”
DeMint went on to complain that policies that don’t discriminate against gays and women, interfere with his fundamentalist religious freedom.
“We’re not asking the government to push our religion or morals, but don’t take them away from us,” DeMint said “That’s what they do when they redefine marriage or when they say unborn children are not really a life.”
Like many extremist ideologues, DeMint has no trouble infringing on the civil rights of others, such as women and the LGBT community, by attempting to force his religious fundamentalism on all Americans.
Sen. Jim DeMint is a dangerous man.
Photo Source: Wikimedia Common/Gage Skidmore/Senator Jim DeMint speaking at CPAC in Washington, D.C.