Dave Agema: Gays want free health care because they’ll die of AIDS when they’re 30-44 years old

A homophobic bigot finds another line to cross

Michigan national GOP committeeman Dave Agema, a notorious anti-gay bigot, has found another line to cross in his crusade to vilify the LGBT community. It’s hard to find a line that goes further than his posting on Facebook the claims by a “doctor” who says that, among other odious things, gays are responsible for half the murders in large cities, 39-59% of homosexuals are infected with intestinal parasites like worms, flukes and amoebae, and that part of the homosexual agenda is to turn people from Christianity.

But he has.

Agema is now claiming that gays want free health care because they’ll die of AIDS when they are 30-44 years old.

Folks, they (gay people) want free medical because they’re dying (when they’re) between 30 and 44 years old,” he said. “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.

The context of this quote was a speech Agema gave tell Republicans that they have no choice but to adopt the tea party’s political views. If this is an example of that, I cheer him on. Nothing will alienate mainstream American voters from the GOP more than pure, unadulterated bigotry. And when it comes to pure, unadulterated bigotry, Dave Agema is the poster child.

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