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Republican National Committee Member Won’t Resign Over Anti-Gay Facebook Post

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Republican National Committee Member Won’t Resign Over Anti-Gay Facebook Post


Republican “outreach week” continues, with Dave Agema — a Republican National Committee member — refusing to resign over a homophobic post he made on his Facebook page. Several Republicans have condemned the post and some are demanding his resignation.

With same-sex marriage being argued in the Supreme Court dominating the news earlier this week, the former Republican state rep decided he’d had enough.

He took to his Facebook page to post an excerpt of an article titled “Everyone Should Know These Statistics on Homosexuals”:

What is being pawned off on our children and grandchildren in public schools is the story that to be homosexual or lesbian is just another normal alternative lifestyle.

Any of you, who have children in public schools, it would behoove you to print out the following and mail it to the principal of your child’s school, with a little note stating:

I don’t know if the students at (name of school) are being indoctrinated that homosexuality is just another normal alternative lifestyle. If you have been, then you should print out the following and have it passed out to your students, as the truth must be told in order to preserve their health and avoid cutting off about 15-20 years of their life span.

If the authorities give you a hard time, I would take my child out of that school and put him/her in a private school, and if you cannot afford it, I would homeschool him/her. And you can tell that to the principal.

Or, you can wait until one day, your child comes home and says, “Mom, I think I’m homosexual.”

The article in its complete form lists a number of startlingly insulting “statistics” about “homosexuality and its effects,” including: “Depending on the city, 39-59 percent of homosexuals are infected with intestinal parasites like worms, flukes and amoebae, which is common in filthy third-world countries.” The footnoted source of this gem is “Fields, Dr. E. “Is Homosexual Activity Normal?” Marietta, GA” — an eight-page pamphlet published by “Truth At Last.” According to ConWebWatch‘s Terry Krepel, “Edward Fields is a chiropractor (without an apparent medical degree) who has spent the last 55 years involved with various neo-Nazi organizations in the United States.”

Both Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak and national chairman Reince Priebus have condemned the comments. But neither has asked him to step down.

Nolan Finley, the editorial page editor of the right-leaning Detroit Newshas demanded that Republicans demonstrate how they feel about the committeeman’s “hateful and ignorant” posting.

“Agema says he won’t back down. It shouldn’t be his choice. He should be knocked down,” Finley wrote.

Photo: DaveAgema.com 


  1. howdidisraelget200nukes March 31, 2013

    And why should he? He is probably gay and his wife doesnt know it.

    Plus, he is no doubt “catholic” and wishes he would have become a bishop.

  2. Michael Kollmorgen April 1, 2013

    I wouldn’t remove him. Let him keep babbling. Let him have his Soapbox. All this will do is show people what the Republican Party really stands for and they will become more null and void over time.

    Sometimes being an idiot is good.

    1. howdidisraelget200nukes April 1, 2013

      just ask bush.

      the king of the idiots.

      1. Michael Kollmorgen April 1, 2013

        I think honestly, so far, the King of the idiots was One For The Gipper Reagan. Bush 2 was a close second.

  3. Jim McNary April 1, 2013

    Weird how his Principled Defense of Traditional Institutions appears to boil down to “gay people shouldn’t exist”.

  4. Frank Willkie April 1, 2013

    Hay. I know someone whom married his Partner. and he is no way RC. therfore, it was not him that did harm to alterboys the way, the RC did. I would not call him a total Liberal.,sense when Homos are not in Private Schools. that is totally cop-out. and home schooling, that just makes the problem worst, teaching kids tha having Bad Attitudes towards people that don’t care to know is good, even in Church.

  5. Dominick Vila April 1, 2013

    Rejoice! We need more neanderthals like him to win in 2014, 2016 and beyond. The more the merrier.

  6. JDavidS April 1, 2013

    I see they’re not taking Jindals’ advice to stop being the stupid party…

    1. plc97477 April 1, 2013

      To be totally honest with you, jindal would not be someone I would take advice from. And I like watching them become even crazier.

  7. Sand_Cat April 1, 2013

    He’s just saying what most of them really think. Their “outrage” shouldn’t impress anyone.

  8. ococoob April 1, 2013

    His constituents should be ashamed of themselves for voting this f**head in the first place! You reap what you sow!

    1. Barbara Morgan April 2, 2013

      This guy isn’t an elected official but a member of the National Republican Board, the people that send out the laws they want Republican members of Congress and state Republican governors and legislatures to pass to make life miserable for the middle class, working poor, poor, seniors and Vets. Everybody but the top 2 percent of the people of this Country

  9. Bill April 2, 2013

    The real GOP, the ones protesting are just giving lip service. They will tell you anything they think you want to hear just to get your vote.

  10. BOC April 3, 2013

    Marriage is between a man and a women, period end of story.

    1. Joan Maurer April 7, 2013

      Your story fine! You do not get to write mine.

  11. Guest April 7, 2013

    @ Arvid Noreen..I feel so sorry for you. It must be very constricting in that tiny, narrow-minded, bigoted, uneducated mind of yours. I truly hope any offspring of yours manage to do their own thinking and are not poisoned by your lack of knowledge, compassion and humanity!!!!


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