S.C. Sen. Lee Bright’s campaign for the U.S. Senate hit its first speed bump this week when far-left website Think Progress published a recap of some of the more extreme positions he’s taken since becoming a member of the S.C. General Assembly in 2009.
Most of these positions we have no problem with – including Bright’s quips in support of secession. However, there is a curious disconnect in the story which could pose problems for the Upstate lawmaker as he seeks to emerge as the conservative alternative to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.).
On the one hand, the website notes Bright’s support for U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann as evidence of his extremism. In the very next sentence, though, it offers up this doozy:
Bright also is on the board of a right-wing seminary that believes women should be subservient to men, both in the church and in the home.
Wait … what?
The website is referring to the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. – which holds that “wives should forsake resistance to their husbands’ authority and grow in willing, joyful submission to their husbands’ leadership.”
So according to Bright, women should be subservient in the home and church – but dominant in the realm of politics? Hmmmm … sounds kinda conflicted to us. Obviously this website is no friend to Feminazis – as we reminded our readers of earlier this week – but we also don’t abide by discrimination against women.
But why does this “pose problems” for Bright?
Well, one of the candidates he’s running against – Charleston businesswoman Nancy Mace – has demonstrated she’s not beneath playing the gender card when it suits her purposes (as evidenced by her recent attempts to cozy up to S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley).
We suspect Mace will work aggressively behind the scenes to alert female GOP voters to Bright’s association with this seminary …
Will they care? We shall see …