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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.