Michigan Christian candidate's daughter asks people not to vote for him
The post of the daughter of the Michigan candidate on Twitter became viral, gaining nearly 180 thousand likes in two days, in which the girl calls not to vote for her father, Robert Regan in the upcoming elections.
if you’re in michigan and 18+ pls for the love of god do not vote for my dad for state rep. tell everyone— STEPH (@streeganz) June 23, 2020
In subsequent tweets, Stephanie Regan wrote for people to explore his campaign on their own.
“I don’t feel safe rn sharing further information regarding his beliefs, but please look him up and just read for yourself.”
The candidate himself, later published an official appeal to the electorate, encouraging the words of his daughter, who does not agree with his beliefs.
“A lot of students when they go off to these liberal university campuses, like the University of Colorado, the University of Texas and Austin — and she went to the University of Colorado in Boulder — and you know, they just kind of get sucked into this Marxist, communist ideology and she and I just don’t see eye to eye when it comes to the whole socialism, communism, Marxist philosophy,” he wrote on Facebook.
Robert Regan later suggested that his daughter’s tweets are linked to beliefs about the existence of systemic racism and white supremacy.
At the same time, the candidate is promoting ideas about incorporating religion into the educational plan. Moreover, he claims that the exclusion of religion from the school curriculum is a violation of the rights and freedoms of Americans.
“I, and our forefathers believe that all teaching is related to the basic assumptions about God and Man. Education as a whole, therefore, cannot be separated from religious faith and instruction in morality,” he said. “I support the unimpeded right of parents to provide for the education of their children in the manner they deem best, including home, private or religious. I oppose all legislation from any level of government that would interfere with or restrict that liberty. I support equitable tax relief for families whose children do not attend public schools.”
The main opponent of Robert Regan in the upcoming elections, Bill Saxton called Stephanie's message as an act of “extraordinary courage”.
I want to commend @streeganz for making the difficult choice to speak out against her dad (one of my opponents) and his beliefs. It takes extraordinary courage to make a post like this. 1/5 https://t.co/yid8ZFdgnl— Bill Saxton (@billinthehouse) June 25, 2020