I’d previously written about Dave Agema, a Michigan member of the Republican National Committee, who had posted flagrantly inaccurate anti-gay information on his Facebook page and had been asked to resign his post by virtually every prominent Republican in Michigan (he still has not). It seems there is something in the water in Lake Michigan, because another prominent Republican is taking fire for more anti-gay writings.
Mary Helen Sears is the current Vice Chair of the Republican Party of Michigan’s 1st District. She is currently seeking to be elected to a seat on the Republican National Committee, and if elected, would serve alongside Agema. That candidacy has brought new attention to a blog entry that Sears wrote last March. Entitled “The End of the GOP?” the entry features a wide range of anti-gay comments. It also begins by urging readers to “use your discretion” before reading, so right away, you know this entry can’t be good. Some of the highlights:
Our party is suffering the cancerous effects of the Progressive school system. Liberals have long since taken over the once Christian Halls of such schools as Yale and Harvard. Even our local Universities are a breeding ground for perversions and depravities. Our children are indoctrinated by the ever droning lies of Communist Professors.”
“Our young Republicans want us to put away the old thinking of Marriage and Life. Adopt a more open attitude, accept who they are, stop the hate speech, blah, blah, blah.”
“Homosexuals make up less than one percent of the total population. They must prey on our children to increase their numbers. Why then, would we, as a party, entertain this perversion?”
As noted by the Huffington Post, even the spokesman for the Michigan GOP backed away from Sears’ statements, noting that the GOP believs that “all people should be treated with dignity and respect and these comments clearly don’t reflect those principles.”
It goes without saying that statements like these from Agema and Sears will do nothing to help the Republican Party shake the view that it is not in touch with modern society.