BTL Staff Report
Just weeks after the announcement of Tom McMillin’s run for the 13th District State House Seat, another of the Hungry 4 Equality Hall of Shame politicians has announced their candidacy. Gary Glenn, President of the American Family Association, will be running for the 98th District in 2014.
The District covers cities and townships in Midland and Bay Counties including Midland, Larkin, and Pinconning. Currently the 98th District is represented by Republican Jim Stamas, but he cannot run again because of term limits.
Gary Glenn and the AFA have out-spent and out-spoken any other anti-gay person in Michigan, getting involved in any gay-rights issue that pops up anywhere in the state. While no one is exactly sure where this obsession with gay people comes from, it’s clearly a top priority for Michigan’s biggest homophobe. His battles have included speaking against people seeking protection through local human rights ordinances, campaigning against same-sex marriage and advocating for the removal of domestic partner benefits.
His campaign platform encourages the elimination of Obamacare, increased privatization of schools, and that he “support[s] values that encourage strong marriages, families, neighborhoods, and communities.”