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Tom Clements: Let’s Have SC Sen. Jim ‘No Gays In The Classroom’ DeMint Reveal His Morality Test

Curiously I have yet to see Democratic challenger Alvin Greene respond to South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint’s charge that gays and single people should be banned from teaching school children. But Green Party candidate Tom Clements knows where it’s at — and is using the incumbent’s remarks for some beautiful engagement.

After telling a church audience at the Greater Freedom Rally that known gays and sexually active unmarried women have no place in the classroom, DeMint faced the obvious uproar. Now here comes Clements: “If he wants to come up with guidelines for some kind of morality test, I challenge him to produce it. Lay out how you’re going to screen out people you don’t like. And how far does it go? Does it go beyond gay people, or single women, or single males? Let’s hear how extensive your morality test is going to be applied to people. And I don’t think people in South Carolina would agree that somebody else’s morality test be applied to public school teachers. … He’s trying to push his version of religion onto the entire country. And I believe in separation of church and state. And I do believe that gay people should have equal rights. That’s his belief, but I don’t think he can force that on society as a whole or the public school system.”

DeMint is also the guy calling for the elimination of the Department of Education, so clearly this is a guy who knows what’s best for the kids.

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  • robert in nyc

    The sad thing is, we have gay Log Cabiners voting for and supporting this party every election. Some of them may not agree with DeMint but the fact thay they vote for the party anyway is really sick. Their votes empower the likes of this vile homophobe and misogynist. Elections have consequences. I may not like what the Democrats have been doing the past two years but I’ll take them over the party of hate and exclusion, the least of the two evils. Anyone who stays home this November does so at his or her own peril. You’ll be giving power to these types who’ll be running things if you vote against the Democrats. The majority of them don’t want repeal of DADT, DOMA or ENDA enacted. That’s what we’ll get if we vote against the dems or don’t vote at all. Dangerous people!

  • ewe

    DeMint should be removed from office. He has no right to free hate speech if he uses the title of Senator while doing it.

  • ewe

    If one was to replace the words gay people and unmarried women with black people and unmarried white people or white people and unmarried jewish people, DeMint would be hauled out of the senate. Where is the outrage over this hate crime?

  • Soupy

    He wants to disband the department of Education. But it’s safe to assume that he will back funding for abstinence programs and faith based biology.

  • ACE


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