Nancy Mace, premarital sex, and the Bible

U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., speaking at the South Carolina Prayer Breakfast. 
(Photo credit: U.S. Senator Tim Scott)

 By Shane Vander Hart

Congresswoman Nancy Mace believes premarital sex is something to joke about, not repent of, and, unfortunately, she's not alone.

On Thursday, at the South Carolina Prayer Breakfast, hosted by U.S. Senator Tim Scott, R-S.C., U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., explained why she was almost late to the event.

"When I woke up this morning at 7, I was getting picked up at 7:45, Patrick, my fiance, tried to pull me by my waist over this morning in bed. And I was like, 'No, baby, we don't got time for that this morning. I gotta get to the prayer breakfast, and I gotta be on time," she said.

"A little TMI. He can wait, I'll see him later tonight," Mace added.

Fox News reports that the group gathered "chuckled."

The New York Post reported the crowd laughed nervously. (They also called South Carolina the "Tar Heel State." Which I'm sure North Carolinians will find interesting.)

Mace is engaged to tech entrepreneur Patrick Bryant after he proposed while she was shooting b-roll for a campaign video last year.

Mace responded to some of the criticism she received online in a tweet reposting the video of her speech, "I go to church because I’m a sinner not a saint! Glad those in attendance, including @SenatorTimScott and my pastor, took this joke in stride. Pastor Greg and I will have extra to talk about on Sunday.”

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