In an interview with Bloomberg, Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) calls same-sex marriage destructive to society and says he can't even imagine having a gay president because homosexuality is immoral:
"He takes a hard line on social issues, passionately anti- abortion and pro-guns. He has been most outspoken as an opponent of any form of gay marriage. 'Marriage is a religious institution. The federal government has no business redefining what it is,' DeMint says. This is one issue where he doesn’t support states’ rights; state government shouldn’t have the right to permit gay marriage: 'Governments should not be in the business of promoting a behavior that’s proven to be destructive to our society.'
He cringes at the notion of a gay or lesbian president: 'It would be bothersome to me just personally because I consider it immoral.'"
Over the summer, DeMint slammed hate crimes legislation in an equally offensive video for the Family Research Council.