Some stories are too whack ball to even fathom.
Last April, in a rant posted on a blog, a Republican official noted that gays should be purged from the party.
A new candidate for a Michigan seat on the Republican National Committee wants gays "purged" from the GOP and claims homosexuality is a "perversion" created by Satan himself.
Mary Helen Sears of Houghton County in the state's Upper Peninsula, elected vice chair of the Michigan Republican Party's 1st District last year, posted a rant in April on the Schoolcraft County GOP website -- preceded by a warning asking readers to "please use your discretion before taking any decisions based on the information in this blog."
In the post, Sears claimed that homosexuals prey on children, argued that "Satan uses homosexuality to attack the living space of the Holy Spirit" and advocated that Republicans "as a party should be purging this perversion and send them to a party with a much bigger tent."
It's not that the wacky happened, it is what happened next that is most telling.
Last month, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak issued a joint statement asking Agema to step down from the RNC "for the good of the party." Instead, Agema's Michigan co-chair on the RNC, U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land (who had condemned Agema's anti-gay comments), resigned her seat, saying she wanted to focus on her campaign. Under party rules, the state GOP must pick a woman to take Land's place, according to the Detroit Free Press.Priebus has lost all control over his party. Noting that the party should distance themselves from this attitude they basically turn up their nose and keep going, leaving her as the heir apparent representative to the convention.
Enter Sears, who is running for Land's vacated RNC seat. She's, "if anything, to the right of RNC Committeeman Dave Agema on the political spectrum," wrote Macomb Daily columnist Chad Selweski.
Sears, in her post on the Schoolcraft County GOP website, wrote that Communist college professors were indoctrinating young people and claimed that Charles Darwin's evolutionary theory "gave rise to Hitler’s Third Reich, Mussolini’s Italy and Stalin’s Russia."
For all of that, it doesn't take much to find her backers:
"In Case You Are Not Keeping Record: The Following Are the Republicans Who Have Blatantly Surrendered to the Homosexual and Stealth Jihad Agenda (By Virtue of their attacks on Dave Agema)The lunatics are now clearly in charge of nuthouse.
Republican National Chair Reince Priebus
Michigan Republican Party Chair Bobby Schostak
Michigan Attorney General. Bill Schuette
Terri Lynn Land, GOP Senatorial Candidate
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph
U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, R-Midland
U.S. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton
U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, R-Harrison Township
U.S. Rep. U.S. Rep Mike Rogers, R-Brighton
U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland
U.S. Rep. U.S. Rep Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township
Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monore
State Sen. Roger Kahn, R-Saginaw
State Rep. Kurt Heise, R-Plymouth Township
David Trott, Republican candidate for Michigan's Eleventh Congressional District
Brian Ellis, Republican candidate for Michigan's Third Congressional District
Ferndale Mayor David Coulter
David Worthams, Kalamazoo County GOP Chair
Note: What you must remember is that, if you continue to stand behind those who are not committed to your platform and values, you enable the false notion that they have, which is that the constituency of the GOP will follow them no matter what they do or don't do."
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