South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, hard at work imposing his moral values on his constituents:
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.
“(When I said those things,) no one came to my defense,” he said. “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.”
The obvious takedown of DeMint's position is that he's equating "freedom of religion" with "right to state-sponsored religious discrimination"--in total contravention of the First Amendment. But there's something else DeMint didn't say. He made that case that a woman who is "sleeping with her boyfriend" shouldn't be teaching in the classroom. Just how does DeMint intend to enforce such a prohibition? Maybe he'll hire some chastity detectives to follow our schoolteachers around and make sure that they're not engaged in anything that might make Christine O'Donnell squirm.
But you'll notice that DeMint had nothing to say about whether men who are sleeping with their girlfriends have a place in the classroom. In DeMint's "religious" worldview, a man apparently has no such moral restrictions placed on his behavior if he wants to be an educator.
The inexorable conclusion is that Jim DeMint is a raging homophobic sexist.