agema 300x168 Michigan RNC Member Dave Agema Claims Gays Want Free Healthcare Because Theyre All Dying Of AIDS

Dave Agema’s Glamour Shot?

This bigoted comment brought to you not only from a extremely ignorant wingnut, but also apparently from the year 1987:

A Michigan member of the Republican National Committee said last week that gays want free healthcare because they are dying of AIDS.

Dave Agema made the comments against people living with HIV and the LGBT communities while speaking Dec. 5 at the Berrien County Republican Party Holiday Reception, according to Equality Michigan, a statewide LGBT advocacy group.

While speaking against marriage equality, Agema said that during his time with American Airlines he witnessed LGBT workers claiming a person living with AIDS as their partner simply so that person could get medical benefits.

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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,” said Agema.

Not only is he spouting this nonsense, but he’s doing it at a holiday party. I’m sure he’s a hit under the mistletoe.

Equality Michigan is asking the Republican leadership to condemn Agema’s remarks, and to remove him as a Republican Party committee member.

[h/t Joe & Wonkette]