Sen. Jim DeMint Defends Gay Teacher Remark

Jim_demint_1-2 Senator Jim DeMint came under fire a few days ago for saying that sexually active single women and gay people shouldn't be allowed to teach.

Now, after a slight delay, DeMint, a Republican from South Carolina, has issued a response and basically says school boards can decide on their own and people should stop attacking him for being discriminatory.

The statement, via DeMint's communication's director, "Sen. DeMint believes that hiring decisions at local schools are a local school board issue, not a federal issue. He was making a point about how the media attacks people for holding a moral opinion."

DeMint's remark was referencing similar comments he made in 2004.