Gary Glenn, who helms the Michigan chapter of the anti-gay group American Family Association, announced on Tuesday that he'll seek the Republican nomination in the race to unseat Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow.

In announcing he was considering a campaign, Glenn suggested he was motivated by Stabenow's support for gay rights.

“My father was a U.S. Marine who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor, who taught me a deep love and willingness to fight for my country and all that it stands for.”

“And I believe that all that it stands for – limited Constitutional government and limitless opportunity, individual freedom tempered by commonly shared values – is at a tipping point, at risk of being lost and perhaps never recovered if the socialist, big government, 'redistribution of wealth' ideology and redefinition of our culture being pushed by Debbie Stabenow and Barak [sic] Obama isn't stopped,” Glenn said.

While Stabenow has yet to co-sponsor a measure that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the 1996 law that forbids federal agencies from recognizing the legal marriages of gay and lesbian couples, she voted to repeal “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the policy that bans gay and bisexual troops from serving openly which expires on September 20, and supports passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would bar workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Earlier this month, Glenn attacked a local Holland, Michigan ordinance that would have enacted similar protections as ENDA.

“Herman Miller, which is a major employer and corporation in Holland, a furniture company, supported this so-called gay rights ordinance on the claim that it allowed them to attract the best and the brightest,” Glenn said on Linda Harvey's Mission America radio program.

“What ridiculous folly to suggest that only those individuals who engage in homosexual behavior given all of its severe medical consequences constitute the best and the brightest. It’s not really bright to engage in behavior that puts you at dramatically higher risk of mental illness and substance abuse and AIDS and cancer and hepatitis, and according to various sources, premature death. So to suggest that engaging in that type of behavior defines someone as the best and brightest, which seems to be the line coming out of corporate America, is just ridiculous.”

Harvey agreed, adding that gay people are also more likely to be violent and unable to sustain long-term relationships: “You're right. And higher rates of domestic violence and unstable relationships. I would not think of a homosexual person as a good employment risk, I just wouldn't.”