Moral Values, According to Jim DeMint

Senator Jim DeMint (R-Idiculous), last seen gumming up the funding for a women's history museum, revisited his controversial 2004 assertion that gay teachers and straight female teachers who are partnered but unmarried should not be allowed to teach in public schools (for which he later apologized) by saying at a rally last week that "no one came to my defense, but everyone would come to me and whisper that I shouldn't back down. They don't want government purging their rights and their freedom to religion."

Women's groups and LGBTQI groups immediately responded to this retrofuck assholery, by suggesting DeMint should get back in his spaceship and return to his home planet Dipshit-9 or whatever, and now DeMint's office has finally responded:
DeMint, a Republican from South Carolina, has issued a response and basically says school boards can decide on their own and people should stop attacking him for being discriminatory.

The statement, via DeMint's communication's director, [says]: "Sen. DeMint believes that hiring decisions at local schools are a local school board issue, not a federal issue. He was making a point about how the media attacks people for holding a moral opinion."
Shakers, I don't even know what to say anymore. In the year of our Maude two thousand and ten, there is a sitting senator in the Unites States Congress who believes that LGBs and unmarried, sexually active straight women shouldn't be allowed to teach in public schools.

(I note that unmarried, sexually active straight men are A-OK, though! Natch.)


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