Jim DeMint Spells It Out: Fundamentalist Christianity Required to Be a Conservative
In this Fox News interview, Sen. Jim DeMint makes the agenda of the modern GOP crystal clear: “You can’t be a fiscal conservative and not be a social conservative.”
“Social conservative” in right wing parlance means one thing: fundamental Christianity. And you don’t get to pick and choose from that ideology. Once you get on board, you’re supporting creationism, climate change denial, misogyny and denial of women’s rights, etc. — the whole laundry list of social conservative “values,” as spelled out in detail by groups like the Family Research Council, Focus on the Family, the American Family Association, and a thousand other religious/political organizations with “Family” in their names.