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RNC Committeeman Thinks Russia’s Antigay Law Is “Common Sense”


Notoriously antigay RNC Committeeman and former Queerty “Douche Of The Week” Dave Agema is once again hating on the gays on his personal Facebook page.

Eagle-eyed Queerty readers will remember that in early March of 2013, Agema was caught posting links to ridiculously anti-gay material on his Facebook page. This time, he’s siding with Russia.

Two sources sent a screenshot of Agema’s comments regarding a post on the Illinois Family Institute’s website on Russia’s anti-gay law on Facebook to the Washington Blade. The Illiniois Family Institute (basically an antigay organization dedicated to “defending” the institution of marriage by working overtime to keep gays out of it) thinks that Russia’s antigay laws are just fine.  In the words of “cultural analyst” Laurie Higgins:

Hardly sounds unreasonable to fine adults $150 for trying to inculcate other people’s children with their subjective beliefs about sexual morality, but nothing angers homosexual activists quite like being denied access to the hearts and minds of other people’s minor children.

In Agema’s Facebook posting of the article, he remarks that Russia’s antigay law is “common sense.”

So what we have here is a member of the Republican National Committee who is tacitly agreeing with the characterization of LGBT people as pedophiles, aligning with the homophobic rhetoric and law of another country that has already been blasted by President Obama, and announcing said agreement on a public forum.

Not surprisingly, some Republicans are pissed, particularly Republican precinct delegate Dennis Lenox, who saw the post on Facebook and provided it to the Blade. “This is outrageous that a leader of the National Republican Party, my political party, is siding with an autocratic regime that believes in arresting political opponents, censoring reporters, jailing dissidents and eliminating free speech,” he said.

This is only the latest example of outrageous behavior from Agema, though the RNC has thus far refused to denounce any of it. Agema of course hasn’t given a comment on the matter, so we’ll all have to wait with bated breath for the next bit of brilliance to come from his Facebook page.

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  • Ogre Magi

    I am soooooooooo sick of christians

  • jimbryant

    The problem with Russia’s anti-gay law is that it’s based on the falsehood that male homosexuality is a non-traditional relationship. Excuse me but the greatest Russian warriors – like Peter the Great – had homosexuality in them.

  • Palto

    Here’s a theory: Putin enforcing these Draconian laws to hide his own homosexual escapaes.

  • jimbryant

    A lot of people are saying that Putin has homosexual tendencies.

  • DShucking

    Fuck. Him.

  • jwrappaport

    Read the First Amendment – it’s a pretty novel concept (apparently even today).

  • DShucking

    @jwrappaport: Please enlighten us. What does the first amendment have to do with this article that it doesn’t have to do with any other form of verbal expression in our country?

  • litper

    @jwrappaport: get off here Agema, stop loooking for Tom Daley stories!

  • Harley

    Ah, Dave Agema. Another big ass closet case just waiting to get busted for molesting little boys in the church attic. Wait for it…..wait for it.

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  • jwrappaport

    @DShucking: You misunderstand. I was directing that commend toward Agema.

  • DShucking

    @jwrappaport: oops.

  • krystalkleer

    puhleez!yer way of think’n along with yer life will be buried soon enough!

  • Kangol

    Yep, this REPUBLICAN jackoff can say whatever he wants, First Amendment, etc., but he’s still a homophobic monster. He needs help.

    No sane, healthy happy people hate and go out of their way to oppress and hurt others the way people like Agema do.

    What is wrong with him and people like him?

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