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Michigan RNC Candidate Wants Satanic 'Perversion' of Homosexuality 'Purged' from GOP

An RNC candidate in Michigan says homosexuality is a "perversion" created by Satan and wants gays "purged" from the GOP, the HuffPost reports:

SearsMary 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."

Now, Michigan's RNC already has a troublesome gay-hater in RNC Committeeman Dave Agema, who continues to face calls to step down from many Republicans, including RNC Chair Reince Priebus. Agema, who also hates Muslims, has said that gays falsely claim people with AIDS as their lovers in order to cheat the system and get free medical benefits, and last week said Russia's anti-gay law is "common sense".

Sears is running for the RNC co-chair seat of U.S. Senate candidate Terri Land and would sit next to Agema on the committee.

Astonishlingly, the HuffPost notes, Sears appears to be to the right of Agema.

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  1. When did Michigan become such a hateful state? It's like the deep South! I'm originally from Louisiana, so I know!

    Posted by: wct | Feb 8, 2014 9:06:23 AM

  2. Where do these Nut Jobs come from? If the GOP really ignorant enough to allow fools like her to spew her hate and ignorance publicly? I think Michigan should purge the state of people with really ugly 1980s hair.
    So tired of the crap coming out of the mouths of these people in the name of God; if there is a God, I hope she/he is waiting for these bigots and tells them why they're going straight to HELL!

    Posted by: Jon | Feb 8, 2014 9:11:27 AM

  3. Well if Satan is a registered Republican, fully paid up member and supports all their policies, then what's her beef ?
    I guess the 'Holy Spirit' must be a paid up member as well......a kinda "fair and balanced", just like FOX Noise.

    They sure get a lot of supernaturals in that party.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Feb 8, 2014 9:12:18 AM

  4. I understand that Michigan GOP is intending to introduce witch burning legislation. Isn't it wonderful for them to have finally come to terms with the 16th century.

    Posted by: WBA | Feb 8, 2014 9:16:37 AM

  5. Her hatred of gays has forced her to go to less qualified beauticians.

    Posted by: Calvin | Feb 8, 2014 9:18:38 AM

  6. Love her hair. Girl need a big ole gay boy to slap some pretty on that god awful mess.

    Posted by: Bill | Feb 8, 2014 9:23:53 AM

  7. Good thing Michigan doesn't have any serious problems to deal with like, say, Detroit.

    Posted by: David | Feb 8, 2014 9:27:25 AM

  8. Has anyone ever explained why homosexuality is "evil"?

    Murder? No problem. Theft? Easy.

    To every "evil" there's an obvious angle of how you're wronging another.

    In other words, f*ck these people.

    Posted by: Michael | Feb 8, 2014 9:30:07 AM

  9. I'm more shocked by that hair.

    Posted by: Chris | Feb 8, 2014 9:31:39 AM

  10. Why are people so shocked about religious bigots being in the GOP? The GOP has been the part of hate since 1968 when Nixon started the Southern Strategy. I find gay Republicans who quit the GOP for discovering its intolerance are just hypocritical racists who didn't care about the GOP's racism or hatred of the poor.

    George W. Bush and the GOP used anti-gay legislation to get out the vote to win the 2004 election. Right?

    The Republicans are evil. They will say and do whatever they have to maintain their bigoted political base. If that isn't enough, they'll just steal elections or deny people the right to vote to win elections.

    As for Michigan, the state GOP has big money backers who can right checks to air deceptive commercials. They outspend Democrats. This is the future. Welcome to oligarchy/plutocracy.

    Posted by: Marshall | Feb 8, 2014 9:39:52 AM

  11. Same old Republican party as always.

    Posted by: Reality | Feb 8, 2014 9:41:06 AM

  12. Wake up, Rip Van Winkle. The Purge of the Perverts was 60 years ago.

    As is that hairstyle.

    Posted by: FFS | Feb 8, 2014 9:43:45 AM

  13. Mary Helen-the 80s called and they want their hair back......
    The party of hate ---is alive and well and giving other UP folk a bad name.
    Don't you have a gun to clean? -or is that right after buy bull study?

    Posted by: Nick | Feb 8, 2014 10:02:28 AM

  14. Its a proven fact that bad perms lead to homophobia!

    Posted by: jeffrey | Feb 8, 2014 10:05:55 AM

  15. Dumb ass from the isolated forests of UP. She must go to a church that throws snakes. Idiots that allow people like this into a place of power only speed up their own failures.

    Posted by: Rob | Feb 8, 2014 10:12:36 AM

  16. Her disclaimer statement, to me, is an admission that her words could be taken by some to incite violence. She is essentially stating " I am only saying they should be 'purged'. What you do with that information is your business". And that should be considered as accomplice evidence if anyone cites her words as support for their crime.

    Posted by: Bob | Feb 8, 2014 10:38:04 AM

  17. Why is everyone assuming her hair dresser isn't gay? I'm guessing he or she is giving her the level of service she deserves.

    Posted by: Acronym Jim | Feb 8, 2014 10:51:01 AM

  18. "Satan created homosexuality?" Let me take a wild guess, Sears is a member of an Evangelical Protestant church.

    Posted by: Kieran | Feb 8, 2014 11:10:46 AM

  19. I take it that she's not expected to win?

    Posted by: anon | Feb 8, 2014 11:11:34 AM

  20. oh sugar... we don't prey on children --- you really need to check your facts. You heterosexuals keep on making us. What do I mean ? Ask a family with a homosexual child - really talk to them. You see, sweetheart...we're born this way. You believe that we have a choice. You think that at some point we're some how infected or taught something by gay's... Do you really think we would want to be second class citizens or somehow less than you ?

    If being gay is a choice then you must mean that being heterosexual is a choice, too. What was the exact date that you decided to be heterosexual ? Was there some kind of test or quiz ? Sexuality is really what turns you on sexually. Gay people cannot help it if what gets us aroused is someone of the same sex. Get over it sweetpea & bless your sweet heart.

    Posted by: George Deeming | Feb 8, 2014 11:25:05 AM

  21. There ya go Priebus. Another GOP operative from Michigan spewing hate. Gonna try to shush this one too?

    Maybe it's time to face up to the problems your party afflicted on themselves when they embraced religious fundamentalists in a power grab. Openly displayed hate like this will destroy your Party, you know it. All those Young Republicans see this and then think about their LGBT friends. It's your choice on how history sees the GOP under your guidance.

    Know who else sees this? The Courts.

    Posted by: SERIOUSLY | Feb 8, 2014 11:25:22 AM

  22. The communists have taken over the GOP....Mary Helen Sears aren't you supposed to be in Sochi? BTW, Sears? What an unfortunate name--she's overselling her position like the company just oversold it's shares. She has birdsh*rt for brains in that mess of a nest of 1980s hair.

    I'm with @WCT and I'm from Michigan (now in California). It's difficult talking with relatives there, who are personally very nice people--but they have such bitterness in them.

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Feb 8, 2014 11:29:08 AM

  23. What needs to be purged is the Satanic perversion of bad home perms. Dear God....

    Posted by: Kieran | Feb 8, 2014 11:41:11 AM

  24. Where is Dana Carvey when we need him?
    Seriously, this is yet another example demonstrating why religious dogma and the politics of public policy decision-making make poor bedfellows.

    So let's review:
    First the tea party/ultraconservative faction of the Republican Party demanded that members of its fold pass a "purity test".  

    Next, some GOP candidates are demanded that any citizen working for the federal government pass a "loyalty test" and that some Americans be excluded based on their religious beliefs.

    And now we have Christian conservative bigots within the GOP decrying the inclusion of (gasp!) gays and lesbians as card-carrying members of the Republican Party.

    Essentially, these extremists are subscribing to the Aryan philosophy of "power through purification".

    Posted by: labman57 | Feb 8, 2014 11:43:52 AM

  25. Hey Mary, you do realize we can hear you right?

    Posted by: FAEN | Feb 8, 2014 11:44:16 AM

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