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Thursday, June 30, 2011

He is SO much a closet case
Posted by Jill | 5:09 AM
Who else but someone in the closet has the kind of obsession with curing Teh Gay that Michele Bachmann's husband has?
When trying to figure out where presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) gets her stringent, anti-gay views, you only have to look as far as her husband. Dr. Marcus Bachmann, who has described himself as his wife’s “strategist,” runs a Christian-based counseling center in Minnesota that has been rumored to offer reparative treatment for those looking to “ungay” themselves.

Just last summer, Dr. Bachmann explained his position on homosexuality while offering theoretical advice to parents concerned that one of their children was gay.
BACHMANN: We have to understand: barbarians need to be educated. They need to be disciplined. Just because someone feels it or thinks it doesn’t mean that we are supposed to go down that road. That’s what is called the sinful nature. We have a responsibility as parents and as authority figures not to encourage such thoughts and feelings from moving into the action steps…

And let’s face it: what is our culture, what is our public education system doing today? They are giving full, wide-open doors to children, not only giving encouragement to think it but to encourage action steps. That’s why when we understand what truly is the percentage of homosexuals in this country, it is small. But by these open doors, I can see and we are experiencing, that it is starting to increase.

I'm sure "Dr." Bachmann would be happy to administer some of that =ahem= discipline all by himself.

Not sure why, but the ravings of the man to whom Michele Bachmann declares her to be subservient reminded me of Rory O'Malley singing "Turn It Off" in The Book of Mormon:

It's easy to laugh at the Bachmanns and their obsession with curing Teh Gay. It's easy to note the hypocrisy of this couple that has taken government-issued checks for decades while railing against them for others. But when you have someone who gives these kinds of cues that there's an fiercen struggle going on inside him, and whose response to it is first to try to turn it into a cash cow and then to amass national power in order to remove temptation, yes, we DO have to point it out.

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Anonymous Rose said...
My 20-year old niece recently graduated from FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandise) in Los Angeles. It's the same school where, a year and a half ago, Marie Osmond's son committed suicide by jumping off the roof of the building.
As I sat in the audience watching my niece graduate with 500 other students, I thought of Marie's son---and how tormented he must have felt. The Mormon Church believes young gay men can be "cured"---and I've read that when Marie's son was 16, he was sent to an anti-gay Mormon rehab center. However, Marie does have a lesbian daughter in her early 20's that she seems very supportive of.

Blogger Pangolin said...
If I had to face Michelle Bachman in bed every night I'd be worried about turning gay too. I'd be worried that it wasn't happening fast enough.....

Anonymous mandt said...
---Can hardly wait until Michelle exposes her penis on the Internets.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
"has been rumored to offer reparative treatment for those looking to “ungay” themselves."

"rumored?" Is that something a "factinista" should be writing?