Michigan Republican Faces Calls For Resignation After Anti-Gay Post
A Republican National Committeeman in Michigan is facing criticism for posting on Facebook an anti-gay article. And now a group of Republicans in the state has called for his resignation from the RNC, the Detroit Free Press reported Thursday.
Dave Agema, who previously served as a Michigan state representative, posted an article Wednesday on Facebook that described the lifestyle of homosexuals as "filthy." It also listed "some statistics about the homosexual lifestyle," including: "Many homosexual sexual encounters occur while drunk, high on drugs, or in an orgy setting (7)," "50% of suicides can be attributed to homosexuals (10)" and "Homosexuals account for 3-4% of all gonorrhea cases, 60% of all syphilis cases, and 17% of all hospital admissions (other than for STDs) in the United States (5)."
A statement from the group of Republicans, according to the Free Press, said, “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.”