GOPocrisy, Michigan Republicans, Republican-Fail — April 16, 2013 at 11:24 am

Help Progress Michigan hold Michigan Republicans accountable for Dave Agema’s bigoted anti-LGBT lies


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I haven’t written about Michigan Republican National Committee Chair Dave Agema’s offensive, lie-filled Facebook post a few weeks ago primarily because (a) I didn’t want to give him any more attention than he already has gotten and (b) others have done it well already. You’re probably aware of Agema’s latest foray into the land of anti-LGBT bigotry but, if not, he put up a post that he claims is by a “doctor” who says that, among other odious things, gays are responsible for half the murders in large cities, 39-59% of homosexuals are infected with intestinal parasites like worms, flukes and amoebae and that part of the homosexual agenda is to turn people from Christianity. It was truly hideous. Agema has since doubled and tripled down on his outrageous post.

Remarkably, the Republican leadership has refused to condemn and repudiate Agema’s outrageous behavior. That’s where Progress Michigan comes in. Progress Michigan has been on the forefront of this issue posting audio of Agema’s continuing hate speech (“Dave Agema, Unscripted”), showing how Michigan Republican leadership is implicitly supporting Agema (“Michigan’s House Republicans Stand with Dave Agema”), and demonstrating how Agema actually DOES Represent the Republican Party in Michigan (“Dave Agema does represent the Republican party”).

You can help Progress Michigan two ways. First, SIGN THEIR PETITION demanding that Michigan Republican leaders denounce Dave Agema for the offensive bigot that he is and demand his resignation as the chair of the RNC in Michigan.

While the continuing controversy over Dave Agema’s hateful Facebook repost could have been an opportunity for the GOP to make their tent a little bit bigger, they haven’t seized it.

In fact, this weekend the Republican National Committee the organization Dave Agema was elected to represent Michigan in unanimously voted for a resolution sponsored by Agema that doubles down on opposing marriage equality, saying without a shred of evidence that:

“… support for marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and as the optimum environment in which to raise healthy children for the future of America… The Republican National Committee implores the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the sanctity of marriage in its rulings on California’s Proposition 8 and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act.”

This is unacceptable. Sign our petition demanding that Michigan’s Republican leaders do what they fear most: lead by example and call on Dave Agema to resign!

Second, and more importantly, support Progress Michigan by making a donation. It’s only with your financial support that they can continue to stay on the front lines against the Republicans in Michigan as they tread on the rights of women, union members, and the LGBT community, run roughshod over our environment, and work to defeat the corporate interests that are doing everything in their power to control policy and politics in Michigan.

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Thank you.