RNC Candidate Mary Helen Sears: Kick ‘Satanic’ Gays Out of GOP
Mary Helen Sears of Houghton County, Upper Peninsula, a Tea Party Republican, is vice-chair of the Michigan Republican Party’s First District. Sears also posted a viciously anti-gay screed last May on the Schoolcraft County Republican Party’s blog titled “End of the GOP?” in which even the site administrator warns readers to “use discretion before taking any decisions based on the information in this blog.”
“We find ourselves at a precipice, wide and gaping, its darkness, seemingly never-ending,” wrote Sears. “Do we follow the Truth of the Living God, who’s [sic] principles and teachings are the foundation of our country, or do we follow the dictates of a depraved society and fall headlong, off the cliff, into the abyss below?”
“For too long the GOP has misinterpreted the big tent idea of Ronald Reagan,” Sears continues. “Raising the flaps higher and higher in an effort to retain power, not realizing by doing so they were destroying the very fabric the tent was created out of.”
For Sears, part of the problem are “cancerous” school systems in which “communist professors” indoctrinate students with “ever-droning lies.” She calls local universities “a breeding ground for perversion and depravities.” Part of the problem is “me-ism,” which is promoted by “left-leaning teachers.”
She also warns that Darwin’s scientific theory of evolution “gave rise to Hitler’s Third Reich, Mussolini’s Italy and Stalin’s Russia.”
But Sears saves her most vitriolic venom for the gays, who she says “must prey on our children to increase their numbers.”
Citing the Biblical condemnation of homosexuality, Sears then asserts, “The joining of two men or two women is a perversion… and a direct affront to God.”
“Satan uses homosexuality to attack the living space of the Holy Spirit, which is the body of the person,” she explains, again citing core Christian mythology.
“We as a party should be purging this perversion and send them to a party with a much bigger tent,” Sears writes, presumably in reference to the Democrats.
“By throwing God under the bus we become nothing more than the poor Democrats who have lost their way and by doing so have lost their party.”
Huffington Post reports Michigan’s RNC representatives have stirred up plenty of controversy in the past. Former state lawmaker Dave Agema, who has compared homosexuality to alcoholism, praised Russia’s draconian anti-gay law, and called gays “filthy,” has gone too far for mainstream Republican tastes. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and Michigan GOP Chairman Bobby Schostak released a joint statement asking Agema to resign from the RNC “for the good of the party.”
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