Tuesday, December 10, 2013

RNC Member Guilty of Anti-Gay Bigotry, Say Fellow Republicans

An anti-gay member of the Republican National Committee made waves at a GOP holiday party last week, when he allegedly accused gays of pushing for health care reform because they die earlier.

According to the Huffington Post, Michigan RNC Committee member Dave Agema made his controversial comments at a Berrien County Republican Party Holiday Reception last Thursday, saying that he witnessed gay coworkers at American Airlines claiming AIDS victims as lovers to get health care coverage.

"(Gay people) want free medical because they’re dying (when they’re) between 30 and 44 years old," said Agema as reported in the southwest Michigan newspaper, the Herald Palladium. "To me, it’s a moral issue. It’s a Biblical issue. Traditional marriage is where it should be and it’s in our platform. Those in our party who oppose traditional marriage are wrong." Full story here!

WGB: What shocks me the most, isn't his ignorant comments but the fact that some gay people would STILL vote for him after hearing them. That deeply saddens me.


Anonymous said...

I love the way he says "oppose traditional marriage" ... suggesting that to be for marriage equality is actually a statist position. So insulting it is not even worth responding to.

That said, I am responding to him, thusly: "I support marriage equality which includes, not dismisses, man-female relationships."

joe c said...

Log Cabin Republicans. UGH. Absolutely no self-respect.

Anonymous said...

What does Joe C. mean by that statement? Does he mean LCRs are likely vote for this guy?


joe c said...

Ha, I can't believe I said it either since it's totally unrelated, so I apologize.

For some reason, when I saw WGB's comment above about some gay people still voting for this a-hole, it just made LGR leap to mind because when I see "Republican," "Gay," and "self-loathing," that's my first image. I still can't get over how they supported Romney after all the anti-gay stuff he was for.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Joe C. for the clarification.

I am a registered Republican but I seldom vote that way.

Last fall, I found a website, "I side with" which allowed the user to provide answers to a series of questions. The great thing about it is that it didn't limit you to those set of, more or less, red or blue responses. If you selected, "a different viewpoint," a series of other less extreme answers appeared.

At the end of the day, they gave you a rating based on your answers. I found that I agree with Obama 66% of the time, Romney 79% of the time and the Libertarian candidate 98% of the time. Interesting, huh?

Have a nice holiday, Joe.

Anonymous said...

He has been asked to step down by almost all Republicans in the state party. He is sticking to his statements. Fortunately he is only on the committee and not running for office.