Taking The Pledge

Jillian Rayfield of TPM:

SC County GOP: If You’ve Had Pre-Marital Sex, You Can’t Be A Republican

Before you can join the Laurens County Republican Party in South Carolina and get on the primary ballot, they ask that you pledge that you’ve never ever had pre-marital sex — and that you will never ever look at porn again.

Among the principles, according to Vic MacDonald & Larry Franklin of the Clinton Chronicle, is standard fare like opposition to abortion and upholding gun rights, as well as “a compassionate and moral approach to Teen Pregnancy” and “a high regard for United States Sovereignty.”

But then they get even more specific. From the Chronicle:

You must favor, and live up to, abstinence before marriage.

You must be faithful to your spouse. Your spouse cannot be a person of the same gender, and you are not allowed to favor any government action that would allow for civil unions of people of the same sex.

You cannot now, from the moment you sign this pledge, look at pornography.

I wholly agree that all Republicans should sign this pledge, for two reasons:

• For a true Republican, lying is the single most fundamental skill. Signing this pledge starts the new party member off on the right foot, so to speak: post‑pledge, they’re going to be doing a lot of lying…

• Back in colonial times, if I recall correctly, there was a religious sect that forbade sex even between married partners. Not surprisingly, they aren’t around anymore. If we can get enough Republicans to take the pledge and forswear sex for life, …

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  • jams o donnell (Shaun Downey)  On Tuesday March 6, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Well if they are virgins now, they are going to get screwed with that sort of prerequisite!

  • MandT  On Tuesday March 6, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    But, jams, you forget Immaculate Conception.

    • Steve  On Wednesday March 7, 2012 at 12:07 am

      Do American Catholics use “immaculate contraception”? <grin_duck_run />

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