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04/19/2007


Jim DeMint: 'God Told Me To Save Freedom'

Senator_DeMint Senator Jim DeMint, the Tea Party kingmaker who once said single women and gay men shouldn't become teachers, today published a new book, The Great American Awakening.

In addition to dishing on the tensions that developed between him and Republican establishment when he began backing the Tea Party, DeMint also says that divine intervention fueled his political career.

McClatchy offers a summation of the South Carolinian Republican's claims:


DeMint writes in almost messianic terms as he repeatedly casts himself as fulfilling a mission assigned to him by God to "save freedom," prevent bankrupting the future and pull the nation back from a moral abyss.

Describing his book as a story of "the battle for America's soul," DeMint said he was tired of Washington after his first term and came close to not seeking re-election last year, but God persuaded him to stay in the fight.


DeMint's declaration that God shapes his legislative action reminds me of the late, great Comedy Central show Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, on which comedian Marc Maron discussed how God no longer picks prophets.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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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.


Sen. Jim DeMint: Gays, Single Women Shouldn't Teach

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South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint truly outdid himself over the weekend. DeMint, a Republican, has long railed against the gays, whose marriages he thinks are "destructive" to society.

Well, DeMint went one step further this weekend, when, during a conservative church rally, he declared gay men and single women shouldn't teach, according to the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.


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."

Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel points out that DeMint said something similar during the 2004 campaign and later retracted his statement, saying, "As my wife often reminds me, sometimes my heart disengages from my head and I say something I shouldn’t – and that’s what happened yesterday. I clearly said something as a dad that I just shouldn’t have said. And I apologize."

Clearly DeMint's apologies aren't worth much, although one does begin to see why Senatorial hopeful Christine O'Donnell, who describes homosexuality as an "identity disorder," cited DeMint as her inspiration.


SC Senate Candidate Alvin Greene Accused of Anti-Gay Slur

A former campaign manager for South Carolina Senate candidate Alvin Greene is accusing the candidate of making anti-gay, anti-white slurs, WMBF reports:

Greene "South Carolina candidate Alvin Greene is denying using the words. Now former campaign aide Dottie Sue Maggart-Feldmen accused Greene of using the slurs in a voice mail to the York County man she says Greene was talking about. The message was left for local Democratic activist Will Bigger, who organized a forum in York Monday night in which Greene spoke and answered questions. In the message, which was obtained by WBTV news partner CN2, Dottie Sue tells Bigger she has resigned from the Greene campaign. She says on the way back from the forum in York Greene called Bigger a 'fat white f-----.' She also says he called Bigger anti-white slurs. 'That's not true,' Greene told WBTV by phone from his home in Manning, South Carolina, on Wednesday night. 'She is a troublemaker, and she is not with my campaign.' Bigger said he's not sure who he believes, but he says the whole thing is disappointing."

Greene is running against GOP incumbent Jim DeMint, who, according to the news outlet, has a 44 percentage point lead.

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Road Invasion of the Pines peopled by shirtless men, drag queens.

Road A who's who of Republicans continues to pile on embattled RNC Chairman Michael Steele for his "uninformed, unnecessary, unwise, untimely" Afghanistan War comments.

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Road Whomever replaces the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia) in the short run and/or the long run, the whole thing's a lot messier than first thought.

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Sen. DeMint: Same-Sex Marriage Destructive to Society, Gays Immoral

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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.


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