In an interview with Bloomberg's Al Hunt regarding the notion of an openly Gay President, Senator Jim DeMint responded with "It would be bothersome to me just personally because I consider it immoral"
"Marriage is a religious institution. The federal government has no business redefining what it is," he said. "Governments should not be in the business of promoting a behavior that's proven to be destructive to our society."
DEMINT'S COMMENTS THREATEN GOP RESURGENCE IN 2010
(Washington, DC) - In response to comments made by Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) in an interview with Bloomberg News columnist Albert R. Hunt, Log Cabin Republicans has issued the following statement:
"It is disturbing to see such divisive and hateful words coming from a United States Senator, who is also a respected leader of the 'Tea Party' movement. In a state that has made great strides in overcoming discrimination, Senator DeMint's comments reveal a belief that is anti-conservative and anti-Republican," comments Log Cabin Republicans National Board Chairman Terry W. Hamilton. "Senator DeMint is clearly out of the mainstream of GOP and American thinking. Good Americans and good Republicans don't support discrimination of Senator DeMint's brand - period."
Log Cabin Republicans National Spokesperson Charles T. Moran comments: "Senator DeMint's beliefs betray an un-conservative ideology that throws principle out the window when it becomes inconvenient. The primacy of state's rights is the bedrock of our nation's Constitution. The Senator betrays the trust of the American people when speaking and acting like a bully instead of a statesman. Senator DeMint's continued antics put in jeopardy the GOP resurgence in 2010. This is the time for Republicans to unite and hold Democrats accountable for failed economic progress and out-of-control spending, and not waste time on divisive social issues."