Dave Agema, the Michigan Republican National Committeeman who made waves two weeks ago by posting an anti-gay article on his Facebook page, said Wednesday that people should help gay persons in the same way they would help a friend suffering from alcoholism, according to MLive.com.
Agema made the comments during an interview on "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," a radio program run by the Family Research Council.
"If you really love someone, if you really were concerned about someone, if you saw your friend for example dying of alcoholism would you just stand quietly by and watch it happen?" Agema said. "Or would you speak up and say hey I want to help you. That's what we should be doing."
"What I'd like to have the homosexual community know is I don't hate them," he said. "As a matter of fact when Jesus caught a woman in the act of adultery when they brought her to him he said I don't condemn you but go and sin no more. That ought to be the church's goal here. We ought to be saying to these people, 'Hey, we don't agree with your lifestyle and we'll help you get out of it, but we want you to know the facts of what's going to happen to you if you stay in this lifestyle.'"