Dave Agema of Michigan defends actions and refuses to step down
Dave Agema, who serves as a Michigan Republican National Committeeman, said Thursday (28 March) that he would not resign despite furor over an anti-gay article he posted on Facebook this week.
The article states such things as ‘part of the homosexual agenda is to get the public to affirm their filthy lifestyle’ and labels gays and lesbians as ‘filthy.’
It also states: ‘Because homosexuals can’t reproduce naturally, they resort to recruiting children.â€ the article adds. “Homosexuals can be heard chanting ‘TEN PERCENT IS NOT ENOUGH, RECRUIT, RECRUIT, RECRUIT’ in their homosexual parades.’
Agema is a former member of the Michigan House of Representatives and is very publicly against gay marriage.
Since he posted the article, there has been a growing call from members of hos own party for Agema to resign from the Republican National Committee.
‘This isn’t about what we believe either politically or as women and men of faith. This is about common decency,’ said Dennis Lennox, who is leading the Republican coalition demanding that Agema resign. ‘We do not have confidence in Mr. Agema representing the best interests of our fellow Michigan Republicans.’
Agema describes the efforts to oust him as a ‘joke.’
In an email to supporters he writes: First, I didn’t write these words, I simply posted them. More importantly, I will not back down. I will dig in and fight even harder to defend our conservative values from these attacks by liberals in the media, and even in our own party.’