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.