Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) says that Republicans need to get the money flowing the way the gay community does for Democrats -- though it
helps, he said, that gay people aren't distracted by things like
"Gays and lesbians don't pay tithing, their religion is politics," Hatch told 300 or so constituents at Dixie State University Tuesday night, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Hatch's remark was part of a longer screed about the supposed Democratic unity -- meaning, apparently, willingness
to donate -- of unions, environmental groups and "personal injury
lawyers" as well as gay rights activists. The Trib does not clarify
whether the senator also claimed those groups are not religious.