State Representative Tom McMillin - Being Gay is a choice. Really, Tom?

State Rep. Tom McMillin at a town hall meeting said he thinks being gay is a choice like choosing to smoke cigarettes. What do you think?

At a town hall meeting held at the Rochester Hills City Hall, State Representative Tom McMillin was asked whether he thought being gay is a choice.

Just like many conservative idealogues, Tom McMillin seems to have a problem with science. There is no scientific evidence to back up his claim, but he insists that because Ann Heche, a former partner of Ellen DeGeneres claims she is now straight, tens of thousands of people have changed their sexual orientation.

I hope you will watch the video and post a comment I can send along to Rep. McMillin.

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Brian Kirksey September 27, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Yeah I thought that was funny too...
Kristin Bull September 27, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Got it. Boy, you guys keep me busy :)
Walter Creamer September 27, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Since I have discovered the Patch I have followed the interesting activities of the schools and thenup coming election. I am learning a good deal about both. I fell upon some interesting info today when researching the state's law on texting and driving. This was in my mind because of the wonderful pledge article put forth by the Path. What I discovered is when the law was passed in 2010 State Rep. Tom McMillin voted against the law. I am not sure what he values except the almighty buck. Quite a disappointment in my book.
Timothy Maurer September 27, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Mike, I voted for you and encouraged all of my friends to vote for you when you ran for School Board. You asked questions and I liked that. I even took you as my guest to an RCS fundraiser. You are a good father and person. I disagree with Tom's war against the LGBT community. LGBT teens have a pretty rough time growing up and attending our schools. This is a human issue and any person that represents a community should represent and protect all members of their community, especially children. Go to a PFLAG meeting with me and you will see the hurt that LGBT kids go through. If your son or daughter was LGBT, you wouldn't be voting for Tom McMillin. I'm 100% sure of that.
Mike Reno September 28, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Tim, this thread is wearing thin, but I close with this: The only time I ever hear Tom say anything about this topic is when you guys are baiting him. You may see it as war, but perhaps it’s only because you are looking for a war. You have become, by and large, a one-issue fringe group attempting to unseat Tom, and replace him with a Dem. I’ve chimed in on two threads regarding this topic. Once, because you assigned motives to legislation, essentially putting words in his mouth, and now here because I thought it was wrong for Patch to allow a blatantly personal, political attack against Tom. I have never commented on your underlying LGBT topic, so any insinuations you may make about my beliefs are a fabrication. That said, I don’t need to go to a meeting to affirm that bullying is wrong, for any reason, and discrimination is wrong, for any reason. And I also refuse to wade into some sort of public policy discussion on the sexuality of children or teens.


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