South Carolina's GOP: Wearing the Same (Sexless, Pornless, Gun-Loving and Way Pure) Uniform

Abby Zimet

The Inquisition has come to Laurens County, S.C., where Republicans seeking to get on the primary ballot must sign a 28-point pledge vowing they "are who they say they are" - to wit, they haven't had pre-marital sex, will never again look at pornography, oppose abortion, like guns, favor “a compassionate and moral approach to teen pregnancy,” believe in peace through strength in foreign policy,” and otherwise "act and speak in a manner that is consistent with the SC Republican Party Platform,” albeit dating from medieval times. The main reason for this witch hunt? Too many wily Democrats at heart are  pretending to be Republicans, who are so popular, to get elected. Uh, okay.

"If we are wearing the same uniform, I want to be sure we are kicking the ball toward the same goal, or are you moving against me." - Chad Connelly, chairman of the South Carolina GOP.

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