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RNC official compares homosexuality to alcoholism, says it leads to drugs

Michigan Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema, who caused a stir last month when he posted an article to his Facebook page that labeled the homosexual lifestyle as "filthy," is now comparing homosexuality to alcoholism and says it leads to drug abuse.

Appearing on Family Research Council head Tony Perkins's radio show Wednesday, Agema stressed that he doesn't hate gay people, but that the religious community has an obligation to educate them about the hazards of their lifestyle.