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Sen. Jim DeMint: Heterosexuals Must Have Monopoly On Teaching School Children

At something called the Greater Freedom Rally in South Carolina, which I imagine stands less for “freedom” and more for “tax breaks for the rich,” Sen. Jim DeMint told his audience neither gays nor single people had any right to be teaching America’s school children.

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,” the Spartanburg Herald-Journal paraphrases DeMint’s message at the church forum Friday.

Theoretically DeMint, protector of courts from lesbians, was there to discuss economics and conservative values, which gays and education now go hand-in-hand it seems. But really he was just revisiting the past: In 2004 the South Carolina senator endorsed the state GOP’s platform that called for gays to be barred from the classroom.

Looks like they successfully exported their message to Oregon: Seth Stambaugh was just kicked out of an elementary school for revealing to kids he’s not heterosexual.

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  • Cam

    Gee, what a shock, a Senator from South Carolina who sounds like he wears a Klan hood in his spare time. Please don’t tell me anybody is surprised by this?

  • RomanHans

    Wait, so you’re saying single people aren’t heterosexual? That certainly explains a lot.

  • ewe

    He should be suspended just like Andrew Shirvells. The only difference between the two of them is that Shrivells is going after one person whereas this shit head DeMint is going after ALL gay people and unmarried women.

  • J. Clarence

    I honestly believe that Sen. Jim DeMint is one of the most dangerous men in America, especially because of the power he has as a US Senator. He is really given Joseph McCarthy a run for his money with some of the things he’s said and attempted to do.

    The scary thing is that his influence and power is only growing, almost exponentially.

  • ewe

    @J. Clarence: People like DeMint have no right to say this sort of thing. It is obvious he is incapable and unwilling to represent ALL the people of his state. He should be removed. Where is the outrage?

  • ewe

    Senator DeMint goes beyond exercising his personal right to free speech when he uses his public service title. Where is the SC attorney general on this one?

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