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.


6 Responses to “Sen. DeMint: Gays, Un-Chaste Single Women Should Not be School Teachers”

  1. Lara on October 3rd, 2010 6:14 pm

    How about the unchaste men who impregnated the teachers? The hypocrisy of these right wingers who claim want to keep the government out of people’s lives, yet are willing to deny civil rights to pregnant women and gays. I can’t wait for his sex scandal.


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  3. majii on October 3rd, 2010 7:09 pm

    I wonder what DeMented would say about the school in GA I worked at when I retired that had several lesbian and gay teachers who were really good at their jobs. None of these individuals were EVER accused of any type of sexual impropriety toward the students. All of the teachers that lost their jobs because of sexual improprieties involving students were young, white males.

    I see that DeMented has totally bought into the Reconstructionist/Dominionist form of Christianity. He believes in holding women responsible for their actions, but not the men. He said nothing about men sleeping with their girlfriends being forced to leave their jobs. I feel sorry for his daughters, if he has any, because they’ll feel compelled to sneak around behind his back and do the things they want to do.

  4. Annabelle on October 4th, 2010 6:23 pm

    I’m glad he clarified his statement that “openly homosexual” people shouldn’t be teaching. All those married men teachers soliciting on craigs list for a BJ from a young male teen should be safe.

    And DeMint, they’re whispering to you to keep on going because every loves to see a clown.

  5. Kate1230 on October 5th, 2010 2:59 pm

    Chances are good that the next sex scandal we hear about that involves a member of Congress will also have the name DeMint attached to it. Isn’t it the ones who are “sinning” behind closed doors that are always criticizing what they see as “sins” of other people but never themselves??

    As others have said, DeMint brings up single women who are teaching that are having sex but never says a word about single male teachers. Or is he one of those neanderthals that believe men have urges that must be satisfied while women must wait for marriage. Who the hell do they think they are satisfying themselves with, if not other single women?

    I’m so sick of this Tea Party nonsense. They scream about wanting smaller government but never say a word about government intruding into women’s lives and controlling their bodies. That doesn’t sound like small government to me.

    DeMint is riding a temporary wave of popularity but if less than 50% of their candidates get elected, he’ll be brought back to earth quickly. In all honesty, I hope none of these wingnuts get elected. They will NEVER work with people with who they don’t agree to try to reach a compromise. If that is their attitude going in, then they should not apply for the job. We’ve had a congress for two years almost where one side refuses to work with the other and made no attempt to hide this fact when President Obama was elected. Yet, they still collect their paycheck and their government benefits, including healthcare. When it comes to healthcare, DeMint would be wise to remember, he may consider it a privilege and if so, we have every right to take it away from him and all the other multi-millionaires in Congress that could easily afford to fund their own health care insurance. In fact, we should do so, this way they can see just how “easy” and “inexpensive” it is to find insurance with a pre-existing condition.

  6. Linda on October 9th, 2010 3:17 pm

    It’s funny how these right wing nutters who want less government suddenly want the government in our bedrooms — they make a mockery of themselves. Who wants to take bets on how long it will be before this jerk is caught with his pants down and some male Republic intern servicing him?

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