In a debate Sunday with Democrat Inez Tenenbaum DeMint said openly gay people should not be allowed to teach in the state's public schools.
DeMint defended that remark during an interview with the Aiken Standard on Tuesday and said he would feel the same way about single, pregnant women who lives with a boyfriend teaching a third grade child. He said teachers should be held to a higher moral standard.
And this guy:
TOM COBURN, Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - For conservative Republican Tom Coburn, running to the left in Oklahoma's Senate race meant lining up with President Bush.
Asked about his opposition to the death penalty, the former three-term congressman said he favored executions for ``abortionists'' and others who take life. At one town hall meeting, he said he had heard lesbianism was so rampant in area schools that girls could only go to the bathroom one at a time.