Or possibly the win, in South Carolina.
I just mentioned that southern gentleman Jim DeMint (R-SC) last week, but here he is again, opening his giant noise hole and repeating hugely offensive inanities that any thinking person would have labored to bury in a deep, dark hole.
These inanities, which he first proclaimed in 2004: homos and sluts (meaning unmarried ladies who Do It) should be barred from teaching. Of course, he also flapped on about “taking America back” and “defending marriage” and other things I can’t mention without abusing scare quotes, but it’s that first one that has me alternately scratching my head and slapping my thighs. When asked about his supporters’ response to this fatwa, he claimed that they had his back on this one: “They don’t want government purging their rights and their freedom to religion.”
Scratching my head, because how, exactly, would one ascertain who is queer (I’m assuming he’s only concerned about dudes, really), and who among the ladies is sluttin’ it up in their free time? (I’m guessing the Junior Anti-Sex League.) Slapping my thighs, because SRSLY, DeMint? This is a pressing concern? Jobs, corporate abuses, foreclosures, and jobs? (I guess the Junior Anti-Sex League will employs millions.) Scratching my head again, because “freedom to religion”? When did “religion” become a verb?
DeMint himself was “religing” at this speech, which took place at a Baptist Church in Spartanburg. You can read more on his latest rallying of the hateful here.