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Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) Slammed for Homophobic Remarks

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) is being called out for making homophobic remarks in front of hundreds of realtors at a meeting of The Alabama Association of Realtors  in Montgomery, reports:

M_rogers"At the Board of Directors meeting this morning one of our speakers made some remarks that were inappropriate and offensive to some of our members," the statement said. "Those remarks are not reflective of AAR or our policies.  Moving forward we will endeavor to prevent such inappropriate remarks at our events or meetings."

Barry Mask, executive director of the realtors association, declined any additional comment.

In the open letter to Rogers, Equality Alabama Chairman Ben Cooper wrote, "when you marginalize our community, we will not be silent."

“You allegedly joked about how nice it was to be called ‘Honey’ and ‘Sweetie’ by a woman at an Alabama restaurant rather than a D.C. men’s room,” Cooper wrote. “And you went on to mock our nation’s capitol as a ‘cross between Detroit and San Francisco’ — an obvious reference to Detroit’s racial makeup and San Francisco’s vibrant gay culture. Comments like these are racist, homophobic, and hurtful, and they will not be tolerated.”

Rogers has been invited by the LGBT rights group to a Feb. 16 Vigil for Victims of Hate and Violence at the State Capitol. We'll see if he attends.

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  1. Gay face!

    Posted by: Phil | Feb 2, 2014 12:45:14 PM

  2. "Gay Face" much?

    Posted by: Stephen | Feb 2, 2014 12:45:21 PM

  3. "Rogers has been invited by the LGBT rights group to a Feb. 16 Vigil for Victims of Hate and Violence at the State Capitol. We'll see if he attends."

    Why do you he'll even acknowledge the invite?

    Posted by: AdamTh | Feb 2, 2014 12:55:50 PM

  4. Clearly he knows a thing or two about DC men's rooms.

    Posted by: Don | Feb 2, 2014 12:57:42 PM

  5. Gay face/Preacher hair

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Feb 2, 2014 1:02:36 PM

  6. Just look at those sweet little cheeks, that boy is absolutely precious. I can't imagine hateful words dribbling off those lips...

    Posted by: Steve | Feb 2, 2014 1:07:01 PM

  7. Homophobic and racist remarks by an Alabama Republican - shocker!!!

    Posted by: Jumper | Feb 2, 2014 1:07:28 PM

  8. Insult gays at a REALTOR'S convention?! The stupid is strong in this one!

    Posted by: Caliban | Feb 2, 2014 1:08:04 PM

  9. A-L-A-B-A-M-A Stupid is as stupid does. Poor, uneducated, and easily led idiot.

    Posted by: Rob | Feb 2, 2014 1:11:14 PM

  10. "Moving forward we will endeavor to prevent such inappropriate remarks at our events or meetings."

    Then stop inviting Republican politicians to your meetings! You don't invite a cannibal over for dinner and then complain when they start eating your children.

    Posted by: Kieran | Feb 2, 2014 1:11:43 PM

  11. I've never understood what anyone means by "gay face".
    That picture of him does make me want to puke though. Jesus, that hair...

    Posted by: danswon | Feb 2, 2014 1:13:36 PM

  12. Will these Republicans ever learn?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO!

    Posted by: Bernie | Feb 2, 2014 1:14:13 PM

  13. Who would have guessed that there are gay Realtors? Anyone who has ever bought or sold a house.

    Posted by: Hansel Currywurst | Feb 2, 2014 1:15:27 PM

  14. Just great, another Republican Neanderthal slithers out from under his rock.

    Posted by: Chris L. | Feb 2, 2014 1:20:49 PM

  15. I had a boss who had hair like that. We called him 'Wiggy."

    Posted by: David | Feb 2, 2014 1:27:32 PM

  16. He's clueless. Doesn't know his audience either.

    Posted by: Joe in Ct | Feb 2, 2014 1:28:25 PM

  17. Is he making these comments to divert attention from his own feelings and activities?

    Thanks to those who won't let it slide ---keep after him.

    Posted by: Fahd | Feb 2, 2014 1:29:27 PM

  18. I'm curious as to what bathrooms he frequents in DC where he is called "sweetie" or "honey." And nice rug!

    Posted by: ernest1960 | Feb 2, 2014 1:31:55 PM

  19. If I saw him in a DC bathroom, I'd be inclined to think he ENJOYS being called "sweetie" or "honey" or even "boy."

    Frankly, if he opened his mouth and a purse didn't fall out, I'd be shocked.

    Posted by: Sean in Dallas | Feb 2, 2014 1:34:42 PM

  20. i'm proud there was pushback from those who heard the remarks. alabama as a whole has mostly a "live and let live" attitude.

    the republicans embrace of religious zealots will continue to kick them in the face until they realize that there aren't enough religious zealots to keep them in power. way to go, republicans! please keep up the work...

    Posted by: northalabama | Feb 2, 2014 2:15:31 PM

  21. @ STEVE :

    What did you say was dribbling off his lips ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Feb 2, 2014 2:35:38 PM

  22. Just another white republican supporter of racism, bigotry, homophobia and oppression.

    Posted by: NotSafeForWork | Feb 2, 2014 3:20:54 PM

  23. Instead of Realtor conventions "his people" should book him into Rug conventions. He could be the poster child.

    Posted by: looey | Feb 2, 2014 3:44:28 PM

  24. Rep. Rogers may have been called 'honey' and 'sweetie' in a D.C. Men's Room because he was lingering in there a bit too long, like Senator Craig.

    Posted by: andrew | Feb 2, 2014 3:44:35 PM

  25. "Is that man wearing a hairpiece?!?"

    Posted by: David | Feb 2, 2014 3:52:35 PM

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