Republican Dave Agema Makes Major Homophobic Remarks


BERRIEN COUNTY, MI – Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema in a speech at a Republican dave_agemameeting in Berrien County, MI on Thursday said that gay people are manipulating the system to get free health insurance.  His remarks were especially damning because he was attacking the gay community based on the HIV/AIDS crisis and the costs of caring for someone.

“I’m a flight attendant,” Agema said. “You have AIDS. You come to me and say, ‘Hey, tell them I’m your lover for the last six months.’ You get on our health care.  “American Airlines spends $400,000 before you die of AIDS. And he goes on to the next, and the next, and that’s what was happening.

“Folks, they want free medical because they’re dying between 38 and 44 years old”. Agema tried to appeal to the audience by calling it a moral issue, a biblical issue and that for the Republicans, traditional marriage is where it should be and that is in our platform.

Gov. Rick Snyder has come out against Agema’s remarks.  Many in the community are calling for Dave Agema’s resignation.  This is not the first time that Agema has made stunning remarks against the Gay community.  In March he approved a posting on Facebook stating that “gay people were sexually promiscuous, rife with sexually transmitted diseases and responsible for “half the murders in large cities.”

Agema sent out an e-mail Tuesday night saying he was standing by his comments.

It does not matter if you are Republican, Democrat, Tea Party, etc., we as citizens of the State of Michigan should be blindly outraged and demand his immediate resignation.

Contact the Michigan Senate and let your voice be heard.  A list of Michigan Senator’s:

 

Party Dist. Member Office
Phone No.
Office
Fax No.
Office
Location
D 27 Ananich, Jim 517-373-0142 517-373-3938 315 Farnum Bldg
D 6 Anderson, Glenn 517-373-1707 517-373-3935 610 Farnum Bldg
D 9 Bieda, Steven M 517-373-8360 517-373-9230 310 Farnum Bldg
R 35 Booher, Darwin L 517-373-1725 517-373-0741 520 Farnum Bldg
R 11 Brandenburg, Jack 517-373-7670 517-373-5958 605 Farnum Bldg
R 38 Casperson, Tom 517-373-7840 517-373-3932 705 Farnum Bldg
R 16 Caswell, Bruce 517-373-5932 517-373-5944 720 Farnum Bldg
R 7 Colbeck, Patrick 517-373-7350 517-373-9228 1020 Farnum Bldg
R 33 Emmons, Judy K 517-373-3760 517-373-8661 1005 Farnum Bldg
R 31 Green, Mike 517-373-1777 517-373-5871 805 Farnum Bldg
D 14 Gregory, Vincent 517-373-7888 517-373-2983 1015 Farnum Bldg
R 34 Hansen, Goeff 517-373-1635 517-373-3300 420 Farnum Bldg
R 29 Hildenbrand, Dave 517-373-1801 517-373-5801 920 Farnum Bldg
D 3 Hood, Morris W III 517-373-0990 517-373-5338 710 Farnum Bldg
D 8 Hopgood, Hoon-Yung 517-373-7800 517-373-9310 515 Farnum Bldg
R 22 Hune, Joe 517-373-2420 517-373-2764 505 Farnum Bldg
D 5 Hunter, Tupac A. 517-373-0994 517-373-5981 S-9 Capitol Bldg
R 28 Jansen, Mark 517-373-0797 517-373-5236 S-310 Capitol Bldg
D 2 Johnson, Bert 517-373-7748 517-373-1387 220 Farnum Bldg
R 24 Jones, Rick 517-373-3447 517-373-5849 915 Farnum Bldg
R 32 Kahn, Roger 517-373-1760 517-373-3487 S-324 Capitol Bldg
R 15 Kowall, Mike 517-373-1758 517-373-0938 305 Farnum Bldg
R 12 Marleau, Jim 517-373-2417 517-373-2694 1010 Farnum Bldg
R 30 Meekhof, Arlan B 517-373-6920 517-373-2751 S-8 Capitol Bldg
R 36 Moolenaar, John 517-373-7946 517-373-2678 715 Farnum Bldg
R 19 Nofs, Mike 517-373-2426 517-373-2964 S-132 Capitol Bldg
R 13 Pappageorge, John 517-373-2523 517-373-5669 S-2 Capitol Bldg
R 25 Pavlov, Phil 517-373-7708 517-373-1450 905 Farnum Bldg
R 21 Proos, John 517-373-6960 517-373-0897 820 Farnum Bldg
R 17 Richardville, Randy 517-373-3543 517-373-0927 S-106 Capitol Bldg
R 26 Robertson, David B 517-373-1636 517-373-1453 320 Farnum Bldg
R 10 Rocca, Tory 517-373-7315 517-373-3126 205 Farnum Bldg
R 20 Schuitmaker, Tonya 517-373-0793 517-373-5607 405 Farnum Bldg
D 4 Smith, Virgil 517-373-7918 517-373-5227 510 Farnum Bldg
R 37 Walker, Howard 517-373-2413 517-373-5144 910 Farnum Bldg
D 18 Warren, Rebekah 517-373-2406 517-373-5679 415 Farnum Bldg
D 23 Whitmer, Gretchen 517-373-1734 517-373-5397 S-105 Capitol Bldg
D 1 Young, Coleman II 517-373-7346 517-373-9320 410 Farnum Bldg
R Lieutenant Governor
Brian Calley
517-373-6800 517-241-3956 215 Capitol Bldg

Mail for all Senators can be
addressed as follows:

Post Office Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536



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