The Detroit Free Press is reporting on what Republican national committeeman Dave Agema’s posted on Facebook during the Supreme Court oral arguments on marriage equality.
LANSING — A prominent Michigan Republican was not backing down or apologizing Thursday as he faced calls for his resignation over an antigay posting on his Facebook page. [...]
The post depicts gay people as sexually promiscuous, rife with sexually transmitted diseases and responsible for “half the murders in large cities.” It cites 30-year-old studies for some of its statistics and sources such as the Congressional Record and special-interest groups for others.
The article he posted is titled “Everyone Should Know These Statistics on Homosexuals.” You can link over and see the despicable content for yourself.
Here’s how it appears on his Facebook page:
See? “Dave likes” that article!
After criticism poured in, he responded with this:
“It’s not hate. It’s facts derived from several studies. The trouble is many don’t like facts.”
“Many don’t like facts” but “Dave likes” that article!
The next day he said that it was worth sharing, plus this:
“Some publications and even a few liberal Republicans have chosen to take the words of someone else and cast them as my own… 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.”
Of course he also insisted that he doesn’t hate or discriminate against anyone.
Of course not. Why would anyone ever suggest such a thing? But Dave sure “likes” that article!
Just to be clear about what kind of extremist nutball this guy is, here are a couple of other items he has posted on his Facebook page: