For some Michigan Republicans, their biggest enemies are members of their own party.
In a Facebook post Sunday, the Delta County Republican Party published a list condemning "the Republicans Who Have Blatantly Surrendered to the Homosexual and Stealth Jihad Agenda." The 18 listed individuals include Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak, the state attorney general, several U.S. Reps., the state Senate majority leader, party officials, Republican candidates and even one gay Democrat mayor.
The last one might have been a mistake, but all won their spots for perceived condemnation of Dave Agema, the Michigan Republican National Committee member who has received continued criticism for his anti-gay comments, but is apparently still supported by the Delta County Republican Party.
"If you continue to stand behind those who are not committed to your platform and values," the Facebook post said, "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."
The Michigan Republican Party did not immediately return a request for comment.
Priebus and Schostak called on the RNC member to resign last week, following a Facebook post from Agema earlier this month that seemed to support Russia's anti-gay, anti-human rights law. He also posted a message that included the line, "Have you ever seen a Muslim do anything that contributes positively to the American way of life?"
In previous months, he's compared homosexuality to alcoholism and accused LGBT individuals of supporting health care reform because they die earlier in life.
Agema has refused to resign, and while he said he regretted some of his statements in an interview with the Detroit News, he said the grassroots conservatives who elected him are counting on him.
“The easiest thing for me would be to just bail out, but the harder decision was to say, ‘OK, I’m going to stay in because of the people who are depending on me to stay in and fight the fight,’ ” Agema told the paper.
Delta County is in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Republican candidate Mitt Romney won the county by a small majority in the 2012 presidential elections.
Here's the full, unedited text of the Facebook post:
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)
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.