sen. jim demint

A gay president ‘would be bothersome to me just personally because I consider it immoral’

SOUNDBITES — “It would be bothersome to me just personally because I consider it immoral.” —U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), who’s pushing the GOP towards more hard-line conservatism, on how he’d feel about a gay president. And you can imagine how he feels about marriage: “Marriage is a religious institution. The federal government has no business redefining what it is. Governments should not be in the business of promoting a behavior that’s proven to be destructive to our society.” (via Bloomberg)

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24 Comments

  • Brian

    Senator Jim DeMint is a Presbyterian.

  • Matt

    Someone needs to tell him we already had a gay president, James Buchanan.

  • FakeName

    Oh Matt, that comment is so thirty seconds ago!

  • Peter

    If the government has no business redefining marriage, then how can they justify defining it in the first place? And ‘who’ did define it in the first place? When did the government define it in the first place? Just curious.

  • Cam

    I’m sure a few decades ago he would have been talking about how Kennedy shouldn’t be president because he was Catholic, and some time earlier he would have been fighting against women being able to vote.

  • LogicalGay

    The rain is sometimes bothersome, but I get through it, heh.

  • YellowRanger

    I wonder what he has to say about Obama behind closed doors…

  • Chitown Kev

    @YellowRanger

    I don’t.

    I don’t wonder about that at all.

  • Dave

    @YellowRanger Probably calls him a nigger and wishes we were still segregated. They all do.

  • YellowRanger

    That would be the basic idea of what I was implying there, yes.

  • romeo

    The “marriage” he refers to is a religious sentiment that has no legal bearing under the law. That’s why a religious ceremony alone is not a marriage. A civil contract has to be entered into. We are as entitled to the legal protections of THAT contract as any other citizen.

  • Justin

    I. hate. my. senator.

  • AxelDC

    I’m sure Jesse Helms would have said the same thing about a black president.

  • Steve

    DeMint deserves an award. One of our organizations should award him an honorary white hood, made from a sheet. Or maybe a whole white robe. Of course, it would be redundant. I’m almost sure he already has one of those.

  • aaron burr

    Demint can and should be beaten. He’s a joke. He’s got opposition that can take him out. The opp’s name is Chad McGowan. With some support we can Cream Demint.

  • Bunny Snuggles

    Oh, sweet Jimmy-boy DeMint,
    he’ll say anything not fit to print
    except in Mad Magazine — that is,
    to bad his daddy’s poisonous jiz
    polluted the human gene pool
    so long ago
    slithering and besmirching it’s way
    into the carcass of this simpering fool
    who gleefully spanks his malicious monkey
    to his momma troll, Maggie Gallagher’s swampish hole,
    as he is a dissin’ and a pissin’ on the GAY
    while playing the skin banjo
    a slippin’ and a slidin’ into his puddle of deadly drool
    — Senator DeMint, yet another reason to believe
    why abortions must remain free
    and kids should stay in school.

    ~ Excerpted from “Ode to a Troll” written by the Poet Laureate of Hollywould (if she could) and Vine — Bunny Snuggles

    …Toodles…

  • terrwill

    No. 16 · aaron burr: “cream demint” :priceless!

    you get the thread award for this one… :-P

  • David

    Proven to be destructive to society… How the fuck can a political representitive get away with saying this…

  • AlanInUtah

    This is a good read:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriage

    It goes over the history of marriage and the MANY MANY MANY forms of marriage. Religious my ass!

  • stevenelliot

    It must have also been bothersome to Mr DeMint that my husband worked at a certain private school in South Carolina for 25 years. When Mr DeMint was elected senator, it was also the same cycle that brought SC the hetero only Marriage Amendment to its constitution (Nov 2005).
    That spring of 2006, my husband was unceremoniously thrown to the curb and fired from a very prominent private school in SC, after 25 years of service. DeMint is from this same town or a cheap suburb thereof. In fact the man had office space in the same building as my husband’s father. In fact my partner knows DeMint and I am quite sure the ass in some way had a connection to my hubby’s demise.
    You must remember, if politics in washington is incestual, then the same in South Carolina makes Oedepus look like a childrens book. Throw in that gay bishop, Robinson. The director of the Palmetto Family Council, which spearheaded the “amendment”, was a vestry member at the church connected with my partner’s school. Add the fact that my hubby’s replacement had been found and hired before we had been given our hat. Also may I mention that the church rector was looking to become bishop of Virginia. And you have a perfect storm of hate brewing to get us gone.
    What makes me mad about this?? Not that DeMint is a bigot. Not that we were exiled from SC. Its that I know more than what I say here. I wrote names and facts to Gene Robinson, The Advocate, The New York Times, The Southern Poverty Law Center, Lambda Legal, and so on and so on. You know what response I got? Nothing.

  • tjr101

    Jim DeMint is your classic Republican… a class A bigot who is certain to get re-elected without much problem. This says a lot about the state of SC which still has the confederate flag flying proudly above the state capitol.

  • hyhybt

    The evidence for Buchanan being gay isn’t nearly conclusive enough to require claiming someone who would only serve as an example of why not to have “another” gay president.

  • FakeName

    Oh come now, if he pinged crazypants Andrew Jackson’s gaydar, he was gay, gay, gay!

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