Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Michele Bachmann hates the gays so much she wants them to pray not to be gay

Michele Bachmann, now a strong #2 in the Republican presidential field behind Romney (and actually in the lead in Iowa), may be trying to walk back some of her more extreme right-wing positions, but she's still a right-wing extremist. She signed that anti-gay, anti-porn pledge the other day, and now we learn this:

A former patient who sought help from the Christian counseling clinic owned by GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann and her husband, Marcus, told ABC News he was advised that prayer could rid him of his homosexual urges and he could eventually be "re-oriented."

"[One counselor's] path for my therapy would be to read the Bible, pray to God that I would no longer be gay," said Andrew Ramirez, who was 17-years-old at the time he sought help from Bachmann & Associates in suburban Minneapolis in 2004. "And God would forgive me if I were straight."

That just the sort of Christian fundamentalist bigotry you find everywhere on the right and throughout much of the Republican Party, including at the very core of Bachmann's theocratic conservative views.

Basically, she thinks that homosexuality is an illness that needs to be cured, an abomination that needs to be destroyed -- by prayer.

And this, as despicable as it is on so many levels, is her family business! Here, watch the ABC News report:

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  • People like her are the reason why there is so much hatred and war in this world. I feel sorry for her. It must be a pretty sad life when you walk around with so much hatred. It's always so very funny. All these religious people only follow "some"parts of the bible but not all. The bible also states love your enemy and leave jugdement to God himself. Yet you see them all judging and calling gay people names. Funny thing also is that the same bible text referring to gays also says that people that practice non marital sex are also condemned to death. So how is it that people always point out what they think is right and forget about the rest? That would mean that 99% of mankind will be condemned to death, as I don't know anyone who does not have non-marital sex or had it before they got married. Wake up, stop mixing politics with religion. That is the beginning of all evil...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:30 PM  

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