MICHIGAN: Anti-Gay Christian Adulterers Lose Bids To Win Back Legislative Offices

Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat, the Michigan Tea Party-backed anti-gay Christian lawmakers who were busted in a bizarre adultery cover-up scheme, yesterday lost their bids to retake seats in the chamber which expelled them early this fall. The Associated Press reports:

Ms. Gamrat had 9 percent of the vote, with 90 percent of precincts reporting in her former southwestern Michigan district, finishing third to Mary Whiteford. Ms. Whiteford, a former nurse who helps run her family’s wealth management business, had nearly 52 percent. County Commissioner Jim Storey was in second with 24 percent in the eight-candidate primary. Mr. Courser won less than 4 percent, with all precincts reporting in his old Thumb-area district, coming in fifth in an 11-candidate primary. Gary Howell, a farmer, won that race with 26 percent of the vote.

“I told the voters they should have the opportunity to decide,” Mr. Courser told WWJ-AM. He could not overcome the “political headwinds,” he said, which “were unlike anything I’d ever experienced.” An emotional Ms. Gamrat told reporters that regardless of what voters heard or believed, “I worked really hard for them when I was there” in Lansing. “It was a tremendous honor to serve. … My infidelity was wrong, but I don’t think it warranted and merited the maligning of my character that I had on me and my family day after day in the news.”

When it became clear that their affair would become known, Courser attempted to plant a diverting story about his having been caught having sex with a man in an alley behind a nightclub. The scheme fell apart when an aide balked at taking part. Aides for both are now suing the pair, who also face an extortion investigation by the state. Early this year Courser and Gamrat jointly introduced a trio of bills that would have outlawed civil marriage in Michigan. (Tipped by JMG reader TJ)

  • Pollos Hermanos

    And the crowd goes wild. http://i.imgur.com/nnM2Z7w.gif

    • LonelyLiberal

      Do you have one in a sidecar?

      • Stubenville

        …or on a breadstick?

        • barracks9

          I’m fond of Christ on a cupcake.

          • Robincho

            That’d be WITH sprinles, I’m guessing…

    • oikos

      Stolen for future use.

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    • Ginger Snap

      I prefer my christ on a cracker after the crucifixion. He’s just too hard to get into my mouth when he is moving.

    • Rod Steely

      Oh My Cher- this is the funniest thing ever!

  • LonelyLiberal

    Honey, it probably wasn’t the infidelity. Most people either don’t care or are willing to forgive it. It was lying repeatedly about the infidelity and trying to divert attention…then acting like the voters owed you your seat back.

    They don’t. Too bad. So sad. Good day to thee and farewell, Felicia.

    • Circ09

      Acting holier than thou and trying to keep other people from rights because you believe them to be “wrong & sinful” doesn’t help matters either.

      • kevin vincent

        People HATE hypocrites it’s why Kim Davis has completely and utterly failed to make any impact on support instead HURTING her side

      • Lucky there’s that “get out of jail free” Jebus verse, where he stopped the adultery stoning party. The Xtians have had a field day ever since that day, even though adultery was one of the things he was specifically against. Remember this Xtian rule; if You do it, it’s O.K., even if there’s 20 verses against it. If somebody else does something that you don’t do, and YOU don’t like it, if there’s even a sideways reference against it, it’s a horrible sin.

    • Gustav2

      What cracks me up is they thought they might win re-election. For that alone they are too stupid to make our laws.

      • BlueberriesForMe

        Somehow I wouldn’t have been surprised. OTOH, maybe even Michigan State gov’t has its limits.

    • clay

      And in the midst of all that, the misuse of office is still there, as well.

  • pickypecker
  • oikos

    Well that is some good news.


  • The upside is they will have more time to fuck each other.

    • oikos


    • Dramphooey

      And less time to fuck everyone else!

    • pickypecker
    • BlueberriesForMe

      They can get together with that Indiana guy and “experiment” some more.

      • I sent them some tweets that included a handy power point slide outlining their lies and deceit. I can only hope that it helped.

        • MDB

          Always the thoughtful one. Bless you, my son 🙂

        • deaconrta

          Send me the link to your Tweets please. I’m loving all this.

          • he blocked me, so I deleted the tweets, but here’s what I sent:


          • Stubenville

            Needs 8 X 10 glossies with circles and arrows.

          • clay

            and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was.

          • Rod Steely

            I love this schaudenfreude! I tweeted to each of them your jpeg with this message: Guess they didn’t want 2X Commandment breaker- Adultery and Bearing False Witness. Officially judged!

          • I always worry about libel when doing that, so I was very careful to include the cites and links to the media reports.

          • David Walker

            Always a good decision. Otherwise, we’re like our enemies who make things up as they go along.

          • I just realized I sent you the older version. Here’s the new one. Much better.


          • Ray Taylor

            I don’t think he was lying when he said he had sex with a gay prostitute. Just seems like something he would do.

          • Must be the goatee

          • Robincho

            If TC’s gonna make it act like prison pussy, he’s gonna dress it up like one…

          • 1000 bonus points for “prison pussy”

          • Robincho

            Why, thank you… I once heard a “hardened” criminal refer to it as that…

  • safari2bongaloo

  • Michael Rush

    Pizza Rat could have beat Gamrat .

    • Sam_Handwich

      Pizza Rat is a national treasure!

  • Paula


  • RMillican

    Can’t. Look. Away. From. Their. Faces!

  • bkmn

    It really says something when even the Christers don’t want to vote for you.

  • TuuxKabin

    gee, that’s too bad. roosters come home to roost and the hen house’s locked.

  • Just in case anyone is interested, he posted a breathless tome on his FB page about he will be exonerated now that the police have forensically investigated his texts and emails and found the real perpetrator. This guy’s one hairpiece shy of Joe’s fave nutter, Eugene Delgadio.



    • Sam_Handwich

      that dude who was buttsexing him behind the dumpster WILL BE EXPOSED!

      • Ginger Snap

        I do love a good butsexing behind a dumpster.

        • pj


          • Ginger Snap

            In is a bit too raunchy for me.

    • BlueberriesForMe

      “I’ve been undercover in a warehouse near me and you won’t BELIEVE what goes on there!”

      • Ginger Snap

        You should see what goes on in the alley down the street from me when I walk home after the bars close.

    • Ginger Snap

      I had to read it twice and it still came out as a whole lot of crazy.

  • barrixines

    Even Opal could have beat you two lying sloppy whores. Bahalaa!

  • Blake Jordan

    None of these positive results are going to make up for the massacre of HERO…

    • Macbill

      That doesn’t mean we stop trying. Attitudes will change as more folk come out of the closet, and the haters realize it’s their own family member’s rights they’re denying. They’re dying off. Our side is growing day by day.

    • Sam_Handwich

      history shows that we keep fighting and keep winning. it ain’t over

      • Ore Carmi

        Thank you for your positive attitude! It helps negative people like me.

        • Sam_Handwich

          i meant to add – only if we’re not all killed by a meteor first !


          • Gerry Fisher

            I *hate* when that happens

        • Octavio

          When he’s not fighting crime throughout Gothom Mr. Handwich’s secret identity is Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. And that is not a bad thing. 🙂

          • BlueberriesForMe

            “Last night, I dreamed I went back to Sunnybrook Farm…”

          • Octavio

            Someday I plan on a long vacation in Riverboro, Maine. 🙂

        • kevin vincent

          Prop 8 was ultimately what got us the win for gay marriage it REALLY turned the tables on public opinion very fast leading to a swift reversal of opinion. Also the same from Indiana the blowback from their law was so brutal they are still trying to recover their reputation. Notice how these guys are now running away from addressing gay rights and now exclusively focusing on Trans people they lost gays and will lose on Trans.

          • Ore Carmi

            Let’s hope the reversal on trans rights happens quickly!

      • Gerry Fisher

        Prop 8 Part II, including the comeback

  • Ray Page

    I love the smell of righteous defeat in the morning.


    With those faces they could always teach gym I guess.

    • Justin

      I think they have faces made for radio. Which would be fine unless they also have voices made for braille.

  • Cuberly

    “My infidelity was wrong, but I don’t think it warranted and merited the maligning of my character that I had on me and my family day after day in the news.”

    And they wouldn’t blink in maligning lgbt citizens.


  • Octavio

    When I returned home last night these two were the big item on the 3:AM national news feed. Sort of picked me up and put a smile on my face. 🙂

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Out late on a Tuesday evening? 🙂

      • BlueberriesForMe

        Tuesday Night Fever.

      • Octavio

        Work. Work hours tend to be 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM. But it varies.

        • Mark

          I hear ya. It all depends which corner you can get…. 🙂 It’s a ass-breaking job…but somebody’s got to do it.

          • Octavio

            I sit on my ass while working. It’s the arthritis in my fingers that drives me up the wall. 🙂

          • abel

            Tell me about it! I keep pounding away, though. On the keyboard, I mean.

    • Ginger Snap

      I was out late last night watching a drag show last night. I do so love to see the girls in their first show after Halloween weekend. The dragging of ass and off kilter lip syncing is all too much fun. What kind of sinning were you up to until 3am?

      • Octavio

        We played for a gathering of the newly wed and nearly dead at the Cosmopolitan. They had the money. We had the time. Normally, I stick to studio work. But money is money.

        • Ginger Snap

          Yup, even a $10 hand job helps pay the rent.

          • Octavio

            You know it, sister! 🙂

  • Lumpy Gaga

    “Todd! Cindy! Now that trysts in Lansing are off the table, do you plan to keep on fucking each other?”

    • Ginger Snap

      No more government subsidized fucking for these bigots.

      • David Walker

        Clearly time to go on the bible thumpers’ circuit. “Jeebus has forgiven us, so we now can fuck as much as we want. Jeebus is good that way.”

  • Gerry Fisher

    “I cheated, betrayed, and lied about it, but I don’t think that that should malign my character.” Do these idiots ever listen to utter nonsense they spew? (Rhetorical question.)

    • David L. Caster

      Many people, both good and bad, fail to hear themselves. That fact is even more stunning when public figures like these two former legislators confirm it in this spectacular display of deafness.

  • lymis

    Too bad you based your career and political affiliations on the idea that other people’s personal lives are public property, subject to legislation and elections.

    Because, you know, a LOT of us feel that doing your job should be the only thing that matters. Up until you got caught, you weren’t on board with that idea.

  • Silver Badger

    Nobody likes a hypocrite.

    • BlueberriesForMe

      These two would definitely be medal contenders in the Hypocrite Olympics.

  • Ninja0980

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, show me someone who preaches family values and sticking their noses in other people’s business and I’ll show you someone with something to hide.

    • Tor

      The louder they scream, the farther they fall.

    • BlueberriesForMe

      Franklin Graham comes to mind.

    • Ginger Snap

      We really need to enlist a group of good guys to hunt down all the hypocrites dirty secrets and expose them.

      • RoFaWh

        Anonymous, maybe?

        • David L. Caster


        • David Walker

          Did Anonymous uncover anything?

          • Man_in_the_mists

            Apparently they’ve been releasing names of KKK members.

          • David Walker

            Understood. I take it they didn’t reveal any “biggies.”

  • Mike C

    “My infidelity was wrong, but I don’t think it warranted and merited the maligning of my character that I had on me and my family day after day in the news” Gee, imagine that. Attacking someone’s family because you think they did something wrong. Fuckin’ sucks, don’t it?

    • Ginger Snap

      I was just going to post this. I’m glad some of these bigots are feeling what it was like and still is for so many in the gay community.

      • RoFaWh

        They utterly lack even the vestigial level of empathy such a reaization would require.

    • Ben in Oakland

      1000 up votes for you on that. But I’m going to remove 999 of them because that was exactly what I was going to say.

    • clay

      Wasn’t the adultery, by definition, Rep. Gamrat’s maligning of her and Courser’s families?

    • F. K. Armstrong

      i’m sure these two morons don’t see the connection .. Karma’s a bitch !

  • geoffalnutt

    “What have you done to its eyes??!!

  • MickinDetroit

    They weren’t replaced by democrats so really there will be no change in anything in Lansing.

  • Mike__in_Houston

    Good. Maybe *now* they’ll shut up and go away.

    • Mark

      I’m afraid they have already purchased signed copies of “Kim Davis: America’s Martyr”

  • The Lord protects his own.

  • Justin

    So, “exchanging documents” doesn’t fly well with voters? How singular.

  • LarryChemEngr

    Ms Gamrat plays the victim here and bemoans the maligning of her character.

    At least maligning her character is based on the objective facts of her behavior. Unlike her bigoted maligning of the character of gay people.

  • delk


  • LovesIrony

    the thick headed idiots that think their failures are something to be proud of. You losers have been exposed as hypocrites and like fiborina just have no shame on being booted out of your jobs

  • sfmike64

    This one is TOTALLY my favorite stupid politician caught with his pants down story this year.


    And the voters said “Queen, please.”

  • Stubenville

    Nine percent. [snort]

    So I guess the “I asked BabyJeebus for forgiveness” scam has run out of steam?

    • clay

      You know what’s funnier than 9%?
      Less than 4%.

  • Rod Steely

    “My infidelity was wrong, but I don’t think it warranted and merited the maligning of my character that I had on me and my family day after day in the news”

    Dear ADULTERER: It’s not maligning of your character to report the fact that you as a GOOD CHRISTIAN WOMAN broke one of the 10 Commandments. It’s the truth. Remember that? They say it shall set you free. And now you are- no more job!

    • Rod Steely

      Oh wait- I forgot you also broker the commandment about LYING! TWO STRIKES! I am officially judging you. How does it feel?

  • Duane Dimitrov

    I feel so bad for these two!

    They totally didn’t deserve this! Not at all!

  • Burn them both at the stake! Whores and adulterers consort with the devil and must feel the cleansing fires of hell!

    Or, at least, that’s what their Jeebus Book says.

  • Vincenza Wilkerson


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  • Six Pins Delores

    How on earth will these two be able to get together to flirt and fuck each other now? 🙁

  • Guess

    “We needed more Values Voters!”

    – Cindy and Todd

  • Michael Hampton

    Alright. I might go to Michigan this summer now. I just wish they would get rid of the stupid legislation about adoption agencies and “religious freedom” that those two numbskulls got passed.