“Citizen of the Year” Award was presented to AFA-Michigan’s Gary Glenn on October 10th by Citizens for Community Values, an Indiana pro-family group headquartered in South Bend, Indiana. CCV’s annual awards banquet was held on the campus of Notre Dame University.
MICHIGAN MESSENGER — “At the heart of the argument is a belief by Democrats and most advocates that an enumerated bill â€” which specifically lists protected classes â€” would be more effective in addressing bullying. However, Republicans and their allies, including Gary Glenn at the American Family Association of Michigan, argue enumeration does not protect every student and that it is also part of the ‘homosexual agenda.'”
MLive.com column: “In earlier drafts, bills said schools need to include characteristics kids can’t be bullied over like race and sexual orientation. ‘Family’ advocates like Gary Glenn…screamed that this was just a ‘Trojan horse’ for gay rights.”
WXYZ-TV — “The staunchest opponent to (homosexual activists’ anti-bullying) bill isnâ€™t in the state legislature. Heâ€™s Gary Glenn, president of the American Family Association of Michigan, a conservative Christian group that has the ear of many Republican legislators. Glenn fears that if the bill becomes law, it could lead to same-sex marriage or adoption in Michigan. Mentioning gay students in a bullying bill, he says, promotes a ‘homosexual lifestyle.’
INFOWARS — “Schools are being pressured to report such incidents to authorities and face punishments for not doing so under anti-bullying policies. This is a clear example of how hate crime laws have brazenly been hijacked by the state to get children institutionalized on criminal databases at an early age. This is about the state dictating what your child can think and say â€“ itâ€™s the thought police on steroids.”
BETWEEN THE LINES — “When pressed with these basic questions – uh, why do you care so much about this (very) particular issue at this particular moment? – Rep. Hooker just said it’s what the American Family Association of Michigan wanted him to do. …This bizarre buffoonery by Bible-thumping bigots has no place in a state full of intelligent, reasonable and caring citizens.”
RECORD-EAGLE — “Unfortunately, the next time around might not be so easy, thanks to the confuse-and-distort campaign being run out of Midland by the well-known anti-gay activist Gary Glenn, who has been waging political campaigns against gay people for more than a dozen years.”
GRAND RAPIDS PRESS — “Gary Glenn, president of the American Family Association of Michigan, and an outspoken opponent of the proposed Holland ordinance, maintains any endorsement of homosexual behavior is wrong. …’We should encourage people instead to abandon such medically high-risk behavior so they have a greater chance of living long enough to be senior citizens,’ he said.”
GONGWER NEWS SERVICE — Rep. Hooker wants prison sex change operations outlawed after the American Family Association (of Michigan) brought the issue to his attention, he found other states like Washington and Massachusetts are mired in court battles over the subject.
The Department of Corrections will not pay for a prisoner to receive a life-saving organ transplant, so the chances it would offer to pay for an inmate’s sex change is beyond slim. Still, one legislator has introduced a bill just to be sure it never does happen.
“We never have and never would,” corrections spokesperson Russ Marlan said of the possibility of performing a trans-gender operation.
If an inmate ever requested it, the chief medical officer would respond with a denial, Mr. Marlan said.
But that’s a policy decision and policy-makers and corrections officials change, which is why Rep. Thomas Hooker (R-Byron Center) introduced HB 4889 that would prohibit the use of public funding of sex change operations.
Such an operation could cost the state $50,000 to $60,000, he said.
“I don’t think that’s something Michigan taxpayers should have to cover,” Mr. Hooker said. “I just want to make sure it’s never an
Mr. Marlan said the legislation would solidify what is already the department’s practice of only providing medically necessary care.
“We’re required to provide them medical care, but it’s not like anything they want, they get,” Mr. Marlan said.
Mr. Hooker said there has not been a case like this in Michigan, but after the American Family Association (of Michigan) brought the issue to his attention, he found other states like Washington and Massachusetts are mired in court battles over the subject.
“I wanted to make sure we are preemptive rather than reactive,” he said.
When Garnet Lewis ran for the state House from Midland County in 2008, homosexual activists boasted she’d be the first openly lesbian state representatives in state history. She lost. Now she’ll be running all Democratic legislative races, as homosexual activists further their takeover of the Democratic Party in Michigan.