Litany of Republicans Condemn Agema
Wurfel was even more direct with the MIRS subscription news service, calling Agema’s remarks “extreme” and saying that there “shouldn’t be room for that in any political party, period.”
House Speaker Jase Bolger:
House Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, said Wednesday that he respects religious beliefs that may not make room for gay marriage. “But I do not respect, and frankly am disgusted by, anyone who demonizes someone because of their sexual orientation”.
“Terri is committed to talking to Michigan voters about the issues that are most important to them: the economy, the budget, and taking back our health care by repealing Obamacare,” she said. “The fact that Congressman Peters’ allies in the Democratic Party are trying to tie Terri to the remarks is clearly an act of desperation after the Democrats’ own poll found Land surging by 9 points.”
“Again, it would seem we have another political firestorm created by comments from our National Committeeman. . . .
“Given his position, he is presumed to represent the Republican Party. While many GOP activists and candidates support traditional marriage, the tone, tenor and veracity of how this issue is pursued is very important to how this is issue is approached.”
Agema’s “bizarre and intensely negative blanket statements” go beyond the issue of traditional marriage but are “intended to demonize and scapegoat people,” Drolet wrote Tuesday.
Dan Perino Former Engler Chief of Staff:
Dan Pero, who was chief of staff and campaign manager for former Gov. John Engler, posted on Facebook Tuesday afternoon: “”Every Republican — indeed, every Michiganian — should reject Agema’s silly, bigoted comments in the strongest terms.”
“No doubt, there will continue to be disagreement with regard to social issues, especially if the tenets of one’s faith conflict with a proposal or law,” Haveman said. “But as a Christian man who seeks to walk as Christ taught, I believe differences of opinion should come from a place of love, not a place of hatred and disgust for people who may differ from us.”
Representative Al Pscholka
Representative Dave Pagel
Senator John Proos
*WHERE IS ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL SCHUETTE?