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Posted by Paul Chesser at 10:52 AM

The South Carolina Senate race, where the core issue had been free trade, drew attention for Republican candidate Jim DeMint's stance on homosexual public school teachers:

Some gay organizations want an apology from U.S. Senate candidate Jim DeMint, who said during a debate that homosexuals should not be teaching in the state’s public schools.

“I don’t think they should,” DeMint said during Sunday’s debate with Democrat Inez Tenenbaum.

The third-term congressman said government should not endorse particular behaviors. “We need the folks that are teaching in schools to represent our values.”

DeMint subsequently explained, "I would have given the same answer when asked if a single woman, who was pregnant and living with her boyfriend, should be hired to teach my third-grade children. I just think the moral decisions are different with a teacher."

Tenenbaum, in the Sunday debate, called DeMint's remarks "un-American."

Of course, we know who the real Americans are.

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