Sen. Jim DeMint: Gays & Unmarried Women Shouldn't Be Teachers

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    Oct 04, 2010 2:31 PM GMT
    Sen. Jim DeMint: Gays & Unmarried Women Shouldn't Be Teachers

    "Sen. DeMint continued to argue that until the United States starts governing from a Christian-centric perspective, we will be a nation living in sin."


    http://gayrights.change.org/blog/view/sen_jim_demint_says_gays_and_unmarried_women_shouldnt_be_teachers
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    Oct 04, 2010 3:20 PM GMT
    metta8 saidSen. Jim DeMint: Gays & Unmarried Women Shouldn't Be Teachers

    "Sen. DeMint continued to argue that until the United States starts governing from a Christian-centric perspective, we will be a nation living in sin."


    http://gayrights.change.org/blog/view/sen_jim_demint_says_gays_and_unmarried_women_shouldnt_be_teachers


    And which party does he affiliate himself with?

    Come on, we ALL know the answer to that one, fellows!
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    Oct 04, 2010 7:26 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    metta8 saidSen. Jim DeMint: Gays & Unmarried Women Shouldn't Be Teachers

    "Sen. DeMint continued to argue that until the United States starts governing from a Christian-centric perspective, we will be a nation living in sin."


    http://gayrights.change.org/blog/view/sen_jim_demint_says_gays_and_unmarried_women_shouldnt_be_teachers


    Sen. Jim DeMint: Gays & Unmarried Women Shouldn't Be Teachers

    Nope. If you read the article, and then clicked through on the supposed "sources" of this false statement, you will see that he said no such thing.

    From the article itself:

    One can perhaps assume from Sen. DeMint's comments that he's inferring the freedom to indoctrinate public schools with his brand of Christianity, which has never seen a gay person or unmarried woman that it hasn't written off as blasphemous. How very Christ-like. Not.

    "One can perhaps assume..."

    Typical propaganda from the left.

    What's more alarming is that there are people like you (and many RJ members) who actually believe that the Federal government would pass a law that prohibits gays and unmarried women from being teachers.

    Step away from the computer for a bit and talk to some people outside of the gay ghetto to get a taste of the real world out there.


    Right... because it's not like the federal government ever passed any laws regarding gay marriage or military service. I don't think it's likely but if you elect enough tea baggers, who knows. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 04, 2010 7:41 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said...What's more alarming is that there are people like you (and many RJ members) who actually believe that the Federal government would pass a law that prohibits gays and unmarried women from being teachers.

    Who says this concern need be limited to the Federal Government? Another typical example of your morphing the thread and trying to revise the topic to your right-wing advantage. Truth is, local governments also try these anti-gay attacks, encouraged by statements from a Federal official like DeMint.

    Contained right in the OP article is a reference & link to the Briggs Initiative, just one example of how conservative right-wingers tried to ban GLBT teachers from the classroom. It failed at the polls, but when we read statements like DeMint's you know it will be tried again & again, at whatever level of US government the homophobes think will be successful.

    California Proposition 6 was an initiative on the California State ballot on November 7, 1978,[1] and was more commonly known as The Briggs Initiative.[2] Sponsored by John Briggs, a conservative state legislator from Orange County, the failed initiative would have banned gays and lesbians, and possibly anyone who supported gay rights, from working in California's public schools. The Briggs Initiative was the first failure in a movement that started with the successful campaign headed by Anita Bryant and her organization Save Our Children in Dade County, Florida to repeal a local gay rights ordinance.

    I might additionally note that the effort championed by Anita Bryant in Florida resulted in gays & lesbians being barred from adopting children in this State. A ban which is still in effect, despite some local judges ruling against it.

    So your precious Republicans said GLBT can't adopt children -- and you think they really wouldn't prevent us from being teachers, either, if they could manage it, based on the same "moral Christian" grounds?