Tell the GOP Candidates: Reject Bachmann's Support of Reparative Therapy
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Tell the GOP Candidates: Reject Bachmann's Support of Reparative Therapy

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Leading Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and her husband, Marcus, hold some of the most extreme and disturbing anti-LGBT views of any candidate and spouse.

Dr. Marcus Bachmann once said gay people were "barbarians" who "needed to be disciplined." But the Bachmanns' homophobia goes well beyond words alone: They've both publicly supported the dangerous theory of "ex-gay," which says homosexuality can be cured or even prayed away.

Congresswoman Bachmann openly supported the ex-gay theory at a 2004 Conference, referring then to the "deep emotional wounds" that being gay causes and the "message of healing that is possible." Marcus Bachmann's clinic also reportedly offers ex-gay therapy, which the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association have both strongly repudiated.

Join us in calling on all of the Republican presidential candidates to speak out against the Bachmanns' dangerous, homophobic activities and stand against “ex-gay” therapy.

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    • Sarah Albers FORT COLLINS, CO
      • about 3 years ago

      This is one of the most idiotic "therapy" approaches ever. It is just another sign that Michelle Bachmann is no friend to either God nor LGBT persons nor, for that matter, the United States.

    • Stephanie Heinrich FEDERAL WAY, WA
      • about 3 years ago

      If this woman gets elected I'm moving out the country!

    • David Greene COLLEGE STATION, TX
      • about 3 years ago

      Homosexuality is merely a genetic mutation of the DNA structure that deals with sexual preference. Nothing more, nothing less. There is possibly 1% of the entire LGBT community that is "gay by choice," or rather gay/bi due to psychological trauma, but the majority (if not all) of gays are that way upon birth. Do you seriously think people would pick to be something that they know is hated on, persecuted, and ridiculed?

      "Well, being gay allows sexual immorality because you can have sex all you want and never get your partner pregnant because you both have the same sexual organs." Look up vasectomy. Look up birth control. Look up condoms. Trust me, homosexuals are no different. They may have it easier when it comes to contraception, but that's not always a good thing.

      What if that person WANTED a child? Since he/she is gay, that person would not want to have sex with someone of the opposite sex. So, that person would have to give their seed (males), or take someone else's (females) artificially and hope someone will be generous enough to help with the conception.

      "Being gay gives you a higher risk of getting STD's." There's no correlation between the two. Just as long as you're safe and not a whore, you're just as likely (or unlikely) to get an STD/VD as everyone else.

      "But it's a Sin!" And? To anybody thinking that the Bible "justifies" hatred against homosexuality, IT DOESN'T. In fact, it speaks of TOLERANCE towards them and forgiveness of their "supposed" Sins. So, any of you people hating on Christians is not only showing ignorance, but also conveying your own hatred and arrogance, as well.

      And for any so-called Christians still saying homosexuality is "an abomination," read the following verses from the Bible itself:

      "[7] The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated? [8] Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers and sisters. [9] Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men [10] nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God." ~ 1 Corinthians 6:7-10 (NIV)

      So, I'm supposing homosexuality is just as bad as being a drunkard, a thief, a scammer, a promiscuous person, and greedy people? Now, how many of those "abominations" are YOU guilty of? By the way, do me a favor and read the verse that comes RIGHT AFTER that...

      "[11] And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. " ~ 1 Corinthians 6:11 (NIV)

      So, even IF homosexuality is a Sin, it's been forgiven. So stop judging so many homosexuals and bisexuals and transgendered people alike; God - given one exists - MADE them that way and even IF it was a Sin, they're all "washed...sanctified...jus​tified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God."

      Also, read this CHRISTIAN article regarding just that. It might help (I do not condone the final statements, however):


    • Jacob Moore TUPELO, MS
      • about 3 years ago

      I don't think people are born gay, but this IS the land of the free. Not the land of "everyone has to listen to me and do as I say", right?!

    • Sian Robertson AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
      • about 3 years ago

      I'm not gay, never have been, never will, but homophobic freaks like Bachmann make me want to induce vomiting.


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