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U.S. congressman blasted for anti-gay remarks to Ala. realtors group

Sunday, February 2, 2014

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — An Alabama gay and lesbian advocacy organization and the state association of realtors are blasting an Alabama congressman for making statements they consider inappropriate and offensive.

U.S. Rep. Mike D. Rogers   (R-Ala.)

U.S. Rep. Mike D. Rogers (R-Ala.)

Equality Alabama Chairman Ben Cooper said in a statement that U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) told a realtors group in Montgomery how nice it was to be called “honey” and “sweetie” by a woman at an Alabama restaurant instead of in a D.C. men’s room.

Cooper says Rogers also said Washington is a cross between Detroit and San Francisco, and that the remark was an obvious jab at Washington’s racial demographics and vibrant gay community.

AL.com reports the Alabama Association of Realtors issued a statement saying Rogers’ remarks don’t reflect the organization’s views, and they’ll work to prevent inappropriate remarks at future meetings.

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  1. What do you expect from a GOP Southerner? A Southern gentleman with Southern Hospitality?

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:11pm
  2. You only wish some hunk would call you “honey” in a restroom. A cold beer and a good blowjob would kill you. What an ignorant piece of shit.

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:12pm
  3. He is gay…apparently in denial …he might come out 1 day

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:14pm
  4. Unless you know the name of his boyfriend, you should not claim that someone is gay. Even if it's true, it's not cool to out someone without either their permission, or some real and indisputable proof.

    Replied on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 12:32am
  5. Toupe ?

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:16pm
  6. I was thinking the SAME thing. LOL.

    Replied on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 9:10pm
  7. You mean to tell me there are GAY PEOPLE in this WORLD?? WOW LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY!!

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:19pm
  8. Michael Hansen Jay Barrett Benjamin Newbern West Honeycutt

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:19pm
  9. Hope he doesn’t sneeze…that toupe will go flying !

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:20pm
  10. He need Crazy glue for his Toupe and his tounge!!!!!

    Replied on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 8:53pm
  11. hes crazy

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:20pm
  12. Ben Cooper Patrick T Scarborough

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:20pm
  13. When will politicians learn to keep their big fat traps shut? They prove time and again how bigoted and stupid they truly are.

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:22pm
  14. what do you expect from a bigot???

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:24pm
  15. WHITE TRASH

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:25pm
  16. .l. :-P

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:25pm
  17. Oy

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:27pm
  18. Guess they didn’t vett him very well.

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:29pm
  19. Vet as in castrate?

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:30pm
  20. I know it is crazy isn’t it bro

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:30pm
  21. I’d like to pay a 6 foot+ muscular guy to go into a bathroom with him and call him “honey” and “sweetie”. Actually, maybe 3 of them.

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:33pm
  22. Love the rug.

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:34pm
  23. Closet case chubster!

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:36pm
  24. I hope he chokes on his toupee

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:36pm
  25. If he wasn’t in the restroom tapping his foot he wouldn’t get called Honey or Sugar.

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:38pm
  26. He is just pissed off because his sorry white trash ass can’t get no lovin from either side of the fence. :-

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:38pm
  27. Ignorant asshole!

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:43pm
  28. Oh lawd that rug is a mess…lol

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:47pm
  29. Republican, Alabama, WTF did you expect?

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:50pm
  30. does he think that rug is fooling anyone? toupee=self loathing=hate

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:51pm
  31. Another G.O.P. PIG!!

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:00pm
  32. A Republican politician’s derogatory comments towards gay people reveal his bigotry….and this is news to anyone?

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:06pm
  33. Have you noticed REPUBLICANS are CLOSET GAYS? He looks like he’s jealous Gays are getting Dick, and he’s not.

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:07pm
  34. nice toupe

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:08pm
  35. When will people learn that it is OK to have an opinion about people and things, but it is not always acceptable to voice them in public? Especially if you are a public servant.

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:12pm
  36. Bigots SHOULD speak their hate, so that others can challenge their ignorance and then their racist, sexist, homophobic, and transphobic remarks can be used against them in the next election. I just wish the moderates in the GOP would stand up to these people and against the TEA party. The problem is that most of the moderates have gone independent or Democrat.

    Replied on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 12:30am
  37. he should be celibate

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:12pm
  38. nasty looking hair piece-

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:18pm
  39. Fuck that gay all the way let someone try to tell me to fuck off

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:18pm
  40. With that rug he’s wearing it’s a wonder anyone, anywhere would call him honey.

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:20pm
  41. He must have been turned down just like the idiots who make threats.

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:25pm
  42. Why is everyone attacking gays ?fix the economy or risk the collapse of US banks!!!

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:26pm
  43. JERKKKKKKK

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:28pm
  44. Can we get these people off the damn hill already! ?!? Wth

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:28pm
  45. I would like to know what the heck is up with people now a days. Hateful bigots are so selfish, they’re not the ones that have to fight for their rights because they have all their rights and yet, that’s not enough for them, they have to take even more, from other human beings. Don’t they know that they’re not the only ones that live in this world? I’m so sick of how this country is and some of the people in it. Our country wouldn’t be as bad if it weren’t for the selfish butt head bigots.

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:28pm
  46. Another moron with a seat in govertment!!

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:34pm
  47. And the rug is a really cheap one mate!!

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:34pm
  48. Well, we certainly know where he stands now, don’t we?

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:35pm
  49. #butthurt for being ugly

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:36pm
  50. Blasted? With what? And where? Details people!

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:37pm
  51. He’ll look better in drag, work Dougqueefa

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:38pm
  52. funny, I was just thinking what a drag face he has!!! LOL!

    Replied on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 9:04pm
  53. I could use that rug on his head to clean my shoes…

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:43pm
  54. George Carlin once said “why is that those that are so against homosexuals.. are the ones you’d never wanna fuck anyway?”

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:45pm
  55. One of the many many reasons to vote straight line Democrat. Given the Republicans’ redistricting and various voter suppression tactics, make sure your vote is counted!

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:50pm
  56. Creepy looking fool!

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:57pm
  57. And we’re surprised that an Alabama congressman makes homophobic, bigoted comments? Isn’t that their stock in trade? But can’t imagine anyone calling that ugly butterball “honey” or “sweetie.”

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:57pm
  58. then he should stay out of men’s rooms. we all know what happens when a closeted republican goes into a men’s room. remember larry craig?

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 8:08pm
  59. Shared. Another idiot opens his mouth and complete ignorance and stupity jumps out. When will they learn? Probably not in our lifetime.

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 8:10pm
  60. You know the intent behind his words is really offensive, but not wanting to be called honey or sweetie by people shouldn’t be offensive. I don’t like being called pet names by strangers. Being a politician he should totally know better than to crack jokes at the expense of the gay community though. What a dumbass.

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 8:15pm
  61. And the black community! He got both in one sentence! check my comment above....

    Replied on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 9:04pm
  62. I would make a remark about his hair piece, but I am one gay man who takes the high road.

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 8:20pm
  63. A group for Realtors LOL. What gay folks can to to the property value of a neighborhood is ledgendary. You can never go wrong if you land in a area with gay folks. I would think most realtors would know this.

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 8:23pm
  64. Very true. Property values go up, schools get better, and there is less violence in the area.

    Replied on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 12:27am
  65. I was born a Democrat and I am grateful for that

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 8:24pm
  66. Vote him & all the other Republicans out.

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 8:29pm
  67. Oh, just make a crack about his toupee and call it even.

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 8:35pm
  68. There is a big differences between someone advocating that a target group of people should be denied their 4th and 5th Amendment rights, should be deprived of life, liberty, and property without due process of law - and saying something snarky about someone's appearance.

    Replied on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 12:34am
  69. Yes, there is.

    Replied on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 12:35am
  70. He just wants a blow job from another man. He doesn’t want to be called sweetie. Typical of the GOP. Gang of perverts!

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 8:44pm
  71. What man has called him honey or sweetie? obviously a knee slapping statement on his part.

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 8:49pm
  72. This guy looks and sounds like a douche bag.

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 8:50pm
  73. Look “sweetie” shut the fk up! I normally don’t use the f word but public figures like this deserve it!!!

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 8:59pm
  74. It’s not that bad of a jab. Granted uncalled for but it’s not as bad as other jabs

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 9:02pm
  75. Thing is I really don’t care what this individual thinks.

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 9:11pm
  76. Miserable person……

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 9:16pm
  77. Tom Faulk I cant reply directly from my phone. I was unaware he said something racist as well. Well he’s been upgraded from dumbass to racist, bigoted douchebag. Ugh!

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 9:17pm
  78. …particularly ironic given that he looks like a screaming queen in a VERY cheap toupee!

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 9:30pm
  79. Face looks a little rubbery. Sure he’s not some cartoon?

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 9:46pm
  80. Ug

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 10:04pm
  81. Looks like another closet case to me.

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 10:14pm
  82. Disgusting SOB

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 10:14pm
  83. Scum bag

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 10:21pm
  84. Someone give him a mirror.

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 10:22pm
  85. Shame on you!!! Shame on you!!

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 11:00pm
  86. He has gay face, self hate sucks!

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 11:01pm
  87. What a horrible wig!!

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 11:19pm
  88. Simple Solution People..VOTE THIS BIGOTS OUT OF OFFICE!!!! You have the POWER of the VOTE!!!! Let’s get RID of Them. They have no place representing us, his values are not our values…

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 11:24pm
  89. Blast this asshole out of office!

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 11:25pm
  90. Why do all these clowns look like Porky Pig was their daddy?

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 11:30pm
  91. Looks like the PHONY sonofabitchbastard could use a new rug for his hair. What a racist AND HOMOPHOBIC POS. But then, with that shit eating grin, he might be wearing a Butt Plug during that foto. Doesn’t he look rather like a eunuch?

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 11:37pm
  92. Is it your mission in life to bad mouth every single person who speaks against your way of life? We hear you! I understand! So many people support you in all communities! But stooping to these guys levels makes you look just as bad. Stop bashing and start encouraging. EVERYONE is going to have their opinion and not everyone will share your opinion or belief. Be the bigger person or persons. It’s not hard, just swallow your pride and humble yourselves a bit.

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 11:44pm
  93. He is living in a dream world if he believes that anyone would call him “sweetie” or “honey” in a men’s room.

    Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 11:50pm
  94. They are all in denial, these goons

    Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 12:25am
  95. Knuckle- draging Neanderthal.

    Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 1:48am
  96. Who elects these morons. The voters must reflect his attitudes otherwise why would he elected. His constituents are the cancer.

    Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 2:32am
  97. stand against this congressman terriost..

    Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 3:05am