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BLOG: GOP senator hopes to get women to turn against Republican Party by Nov. 2

Tom Jackson • Oct 12, 2010 at 1:24 PM

U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., one of the darlings of the Tea Party movement, gave a speech at a Baptist church in South Carolina Friday and offered advice on who ought to be allowed to teach in public  schools.

"DeMint said 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," according to an article in the Spartanburg Herald Journal.

Isn't it interesting that DeMint has singled out women for his sexual code of conduct, but doesn't want to apply it to heterosexual men? It's just a coincidence that he's a man, of course.

According to the newspaper's account, DeMint also complained that when he previously suggested banning gays and single women from the classroom, "No one came to my defense." 

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