Apparently Jim DeMint (R-SC) missed that memo about needing to emulate Ronald Reagan.

Because this type of junk is coming out of his mouth:

Sen. Jim DeMint told a crowd of supporters Friday evening that he will continue to recruit like-minded Conservatives across the nation to run for Congress and pastors to join the fight to “take our country back.”

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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.

And what’s the problem with gay teachers? Are these people afraid that having their kids around someone that is gay is going to turn their kids gay?

And here’s what Ronald Reagan, then the former Governor of California, said in 1978 when Proposition 6 (aka the Briggs Initiative) was on ballot, which would have prohibited gays from serving as teachers in California:

Whatever else it is, homosexuality is not a contagious disease like the measles. Prevailing scientific opinion is that an individual’s sexuality is determined at a very early age and that a child’s teachers do not really influence this.

And that was back in 1978.

And why is it wrong for a woman to engage in premarital sex, but it’s okay for a man to do so? And isn’t there something in that pesky United States Constitution about “equal protection of the laws” or something?

The sad thing about this is that I am about as conservative as you can be when it comes to abortion, but people like this make me make snarky, nasty comments about social conservatives. And I have come to the conclusion that there are social conservatives out there that think they every gay man is out to molest their kids, and apparently Jim DeMint is one of them.

Cross-posted at Virginia Virtucon.

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