When Michigan can't ensure safe drinking water in a major city and can't figure out how to educate children in its biggest school district, it's safe to say that our state's vaunted "comeback" is incomplete.
"Homosexuals love little boys," the article also states. Agema has often made offensive and discriminatory remarks about
He said his stance on Muslims and homosexuals had been misunderstood, but still compared the dangers of the "homosexual lifestyle
Darren Littel, communications director for the Michigan Republican Party, told The Huffington Post the GOP supports a traditional
In a Facebook post Sunday, the Delta County Republican Party published a list condemning "the Republicans Who Have Blatantly Surrendered to the Homosexual and Stealth Jihad Agenda."
“The easiest thing for me would be to just bail out, but the harder decision was to say, ‘OK, I’m going to stay in because
In April, he compared homosexuality to alcoholism while speaking on a radio show. In March, he promoted an article on his
Days before Snyder's speech, former Rep. Dave Agema, a member of the Republican National Committee, posted an article on
At this point, former Michigan state Rep. Dave Agema (R) is known more for making inflammatory and controversial statements
Democratic U.S. Reps. Sander Levin and Gary Peters were among those who turned out to protest the homophobic comments made
I stand for traditional marriage, not homosexual ones. The family unit is the basic unit in society. When you tear the family
A Republican National Committee official's anti-gay remarks last week are drawing criticism from fellow Republicans, including
An official associated with the Republican National Committee made head-turning comments at a GOP holiday party last week, accusing gay individuals of pushing health care reform because they die earlier in life.
Sam Stein contributed reporting. Agema has long been a vocal opponent of the gay community. In April, Agema likened being
Former Republican State Rep. Dave Agema has been getting a lot of press for his anti-gay comments. The good news is that even though the national party recently reaffirmed Agema's stance, many members of the GOP have nothing but criticism for it.
“The real issue is Agema, as a leader of my Republican Party, using his position to spread outright bigotry,” Vorva wrote
For the record, Dave Agema was not debating. He was spreading lies and distortions derived from bad sources. With free speech comes responsibilities and the main responsibility is the hope that one doesn't use his or her free speech to spread lies and deceptions.
By spreading lies about the "homosexual lifestyle," and by teaching kids, and especially vulnerable LGBT youth, that there's something sick, wrong or unnatural about being gay, folks like Rep. Dave Agema increase the suicide risk that they then turn around and use to justify their anti-gay rants.
On Wednesday, former Michigan state Rep. Jerry Vorva (R-Plymouth Township) weighed in on the controversy, urging Agema to
Brad Fingeroot, the Oakland County Young Republican who posted the petition, thanked Agema for engaging in the discussion