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SC Senator Jim DeMint Doesn’t Want Pro-LGBT U.S. Ambassadors Anywhere In The World

Republican South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint wants to deny Mari Carmen Aponte’s appointment as ambassador to El Salvador. Why? Because Aponte published a June 2011 op-ed praising the El Salvadorian government for its LGBT legal protections—which, as DeMint claims, “promoted the homosexual lifestyle” and tried to “impose a pro-gay agenda” with Aponte’s tyrannical request that neighbors discuss LGBT issues with one another.

This should come as no surprise from a man who thinks that openly gay people should not be allowed to teach. Too bad we only award Douche of the Week to people like DeMint on Fridays.

Thumbnail image via Igor Flippov