GOPer writes such a hateful rant against the gay community, dozens of Republicans call for his resignation

Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema’s posted on Wednesday a flammatory, hateful rant against the LGBT community, deeming their lifestyles as ‘filthy.’ In fact, Agema’s post was so full of bigotry that dozens of Republicans are calling for his resignation.

He doth protest too much.

He doth protest too much.













The Detroit Free Press reports, “Agema’s posting Wednesday, during U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments regarding the legality of same-sex marriage, was based on an online article titled, “Everyone Should Know These Statistics on Homosexuals,” which appeared under the byline Frank Joseph, M.D.

The post depicts gays as sexually promiscuous, rife with sexually transmitted diseases and responsible for “half the murders in large cities.” (my bold)

A group of state Republicans are now calling for Agema’s resignation over his offensive post.

Dennis Lennox, a Grand Traverse County Republican precinct delegate and former county drain commissioner, issued a statement Wednesday joined with signatures by 20 other Republicans condemning Agema’s “deplorable actions”

The statement reads, “This isn’t about what we believe either politically or as women and men of faith. This is about common decency and realizing that you cannot win an election by insulting a wide swath of the electorate, whose votes our Republican Party needs to once again form a national majority.”

But, what’s troubling is that Republicans are more concerned with gaining votes than simply doing the right thing. Still yet, I’m glad he was called out.

In a statement e-mailed to the Free Press this morning, Agema said he posted something someone else had written and “some publications and even a few liberal Republicans have chosen to take the words of someone else and cast them as my own.

Agema said, “I think it was a piece worth sharing given the debate over gay marriage that is happening in the Supreme Court.”

“I strongly maintain my position in support of marriage between a man and a woman and I will not back down from my core beliefs in support of strengthening the family.”

Detroit Free Press adds, Those who signed the statement criticizing Agema, a group Lennox described as “the next generation of Michigan Republicans,” included Brad Fingeroot of the Oakland County Young Republicans, and Brian Szmytke, chairman of the Wayne County Teenage Republicans.

“Bigotry in the GOP cannot be tolerated,” Fingeroot posted on Twitter on Wednesday.

Image: Detroit Free Press. 


  • That Guy

    Did it ever occur to republicans to actually like the electorate instead of pandering to voters?

  • Kevin McQuain

    Yet another sick, bigoted, frightened “man of faith.” Clearly his version of Christianity leaves out loving your neighbor and doing unto others. It’s also pretty clear he’s gay and scared to admit it to himself.

  • Wendy Wilkins

    Doesn’t matter whose words they were – if you posted them, you’ve made them your own through agreeing with them.

  • teaelle

    Ah, another Republican from an alternate universe, where anything you are told or read on the internet is true, as long as it agrees with your world view, and anything else, no matter how ‘science-y’ it may be, is a lie.
    What a shame he cannot be returned to his universe, along with Michele Bachmann and Glenn Beck.

  • Peter-Nicholas Fragasso

    Totally evil scumbag.

  • Cathy Heyworth Harris

    “Bigotry in the GOP cannot be tolerated”. Ha, only when somebody loses it and makes the GOP bigotry against any person who isn’t male, white, rich and heterosexual {UBLIC does the GOP suddenly become tolerant. You go Agema, please don’t resign!

  • dirk diggler

    what a scum bag!

  • Lovey

    Even the one calling for his resignation was only worried about future votes; not the disgusting things he was saying. God help us (and I am a Christian), we will not have to have a GOP majority ever again!

  • Joey Tranchina

    “Bigotry in the GOP cannot be tolerated,” Now that’s a quote for the ages.

    Maybe Justice Roberts was right about gay political clout…
    Since when have bigots not been tolerated in the GOP?

    The entire Southern Strategy of the Republican Party is built upon White Supremacy.
    They just lost a campaign against the “Food-Stamp President.”
    Who are they trying to fool?