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Michigan State Rep Says Homosexuality is a Choice, Like Smoking

In 2003 Michigan State Representative, Tom McMillin told The Detroit Free Press that he feels that homosexuality is a choice and those who “choose” this lifestyle need help.

According to, Rep. Tom McMillin was reported saying,

“I think that the people who are caught up in the homosexual lifestyle need help. We encourage people to stop smoking. This resolution is the same sort of thing.”

Six years later, McMillin has the same views. A month ago at a town hall meeting McMillin told the The Oakland Press that he believes that individuals can “come out” of the homosexual lifestyle.

“I think that the thousands of people that have been in that lifestyle and come out would say that it was their choice when they were in and came out of the lifestyle,” said McMillin.

Former Ferndale, Michigan mayor, Craig Covery, came out in opposition to McMillin’s statement.

“The science says that it is not a choice, but I’ll tell you what is a choice, being a prejudiced person, being a bigot, being anti-gay — that is a choice, and it is a choice that Tom McMillin has made,” said Covery.

McMillin states that opposition to his views are simply the liberals trying to cause distraction.

Rep. Tom McMillin is a Republican who serves District 45 – Rochester Hills, Michigan.

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