Monday, April 30, 2007

Mike Rogers: Ties to Hate Group? [UPDATED]

This just in from the MDP...
LANSING – Today Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer called on Attorney General Mike Cox, Secretary of State Terri Land, Rep. Candice Miller, Rep. Mike Rogers, Saul Anuzis and Dick DeVos to publicly condemn the Michigan State University Chapter of Young Americans for Freedom. The Southern Poverty Law Center, a prominent civil rights organization, has now officially listed the MSU YAF as a “hate group” in its recently released 2006 intelligence project. Cox, Land, Miller, Rogers, Anuzis and DeVos all have ties to the hate group’s leader Kyle Bristow and appear in photographs with him on his personal website

Here is the picture in question:

In light of Mike Rogers' recent public support of Ann Coulter, the people of the Neighborhood would like to know more about the Congressman's relationship with Kyle Bristow.

Does Rep. Rogers support YAF's hateful "13 point agenda," which includes the elimination of minority student organizations, the creation of a white council, promoting anti-gay beliefs and hunting down and deporting illegal immigrants in the Lansing area?

What steps (if any) has Mike Rogers taken to end bigotry among Republican youth groups?

For more information about MSU's chapter of YAF, be sure to read the following articles:

State News: Poison at the root, by Mike Ramsey
LSJ: Hate group list to include MSU organization
Pride Source: MSU Group listed as Hate Group by SPLC

UPDATE (4/2/07): Well, at least we know how Michigan Republican Party Chair Saul Anuzis feels about Kyle Bristow:

Saul Anuzis defended the group yesterday on Michigan Talk Radio’s Big Show with Michael Patrick Shiels saying, “This (Kyle Bristow) is exactly the type of young kid we want out there.” Saul Anuzis also said “I’ve known Kyle for years and I can tell you I have never heard him say a racist or bigoted or sexist thing ever.”

That's funny. Kyle Bristow and the YAF actually have a pretty extensive history of racism and bigotry:

-“Homosexuality kills people almost to a degree worse than cigarettes… these (Pro-gay rights) groups are complicit with murder.” –Bristow, Interview with the Spartan Edge that appears on Youtube.

-They have held up protest signs saying “Straight Power” and “End Faggotry.” – Lansing City Pulse, 12-6-06

-Organized a campus-wide “Catch an Illegal Immigrant Day.” Lansing City Pulse, 12-6-06


LiberalLucy said...

Hmmm, now only if we could find a picture with Mr. Rogers AND Ann Coulter!

CEW said...

Could you please link to or post the 13 point agenda you mention?

Pohlitics said...

I don't know that you can find it anymore. The 13-point agenda was posted on the ASMSU website last fall. Here's the State News article that explains what happened:

FWIW: James Madison (the MSU College he was elected to serve on the Student Assembly) voted to remove Bristow from office after he posted the agenda (which was promptly removed from the ASMSU website).

Pohlitics said...

Okay, here's the 13-point agenda, as-posted on the ASMSU website:

1. Eliminate funding for all non-heterosexual organizations.

2. Eliminate representation to ASMSU for all of the following groups:

Culturas De Las Razas Unidas, Alliance of LBGT Students, Arab Cultural Society, Asian Pacific American Student Organization, North American Indigenous Student Organization, Black Council, International Student Association, and the Women¹s Council.

3. Allow a Christian organization to be represented on ASMSU.

4. Create a Caucasian Caucus and give them representation on ASMSU.

5. Put a US Flag in every classroom and lecture hall on campus.

6. Reduce the amount of taxes ASMSU gets from the students.

7. Change the MCRI decision that the ASMSU reps made last year.

8. Spend tax money to bring conservative speakers to campus.

9. Create a Man's Council.

10. Force the Planned Parenthood on Grand River Ave. to leave.

11. Hunt down illegal immigrants in the Lansing area and have them deported.

12. Start a sex offender registry and have a link to it on the MSU website.

13. Start a "Straight Club" and give them representation on ASMSU.

rich said...

Pohlitics, thanks for posting that crazy agenda.

Pohlitics said...

No prob. I had to dig through some of the dark side blogs to find it. Pretty wacky stuff.