‘Douche du Jour’: Marcus Bachmann, Michele’s Husband, Called Gays “Barbarians” who “Need to be Educated” and “Disciplined”
Dr. Marcus Bachmann, husband of Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), calls himself a Christian. As such, he ought to have compassion for his fellow human beings. All of them. Alas, the man who calls himself his wife’s “strategist” has so much hatred and bigotry in his heart that he has unabashedly and publicly advocated the punishment of homosexuals.
Last year, Dr. Bachmann was a guest on Point of View Radio Talk Show. Here’s the advice he gave to parents who worry about their children being gay:
“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.”
This man is a psychologist? More disturbingly, he is the husband of a woman who has captured the hearts– and likely the votes– of tens of millions of Americans. Her folksy fundamentalism resonates strongly with not only Tea Party types but also especially with evangelical Christians. I am going out on a limb here (just a little), but I bet Michele shares her husband’s shockingly bigoted and hateful views towards tens of millions of Americans who are not heterosexual.
There’s more. According to ThinkProgress, Dr. Bachmann runs a Christian- based counseling center in Minnesota that is rumored to offer “gay cure” therapy that has been proven to be little more than pure quackery. And here’s where Michele comes into the picture: in 2005, the couple hosted sessions at a pastor’s summit. Michele’s session was dedicated to pushing a discriminatory anti-same-sex marriage amendment she was trying to enact into law. Marcus’s session was disgustingly called “The Truth About the Homosexual Agenda.”
According to ThinkProgress, at least one attendee had to leave the session in disgust after Dr. Bachmann– a doctor who ought to know better– opined that homosexuality was a choice. He even paraded three so-called “ex-gays” onto the stage as proof that faggotry was a reversible ailment. “If I was born gay, then I’ll have to be born again,” one of them said, and was answered with roaring applause from the rabidly homophobic audience.
Of course, Michele Bachmann says that as a compassionate Christian, she loves homosexuals. Just listen to what she once said about them when she was a state Senator back in 2004:
“Don’t misunderstand. I am not here bashing people who are homosexuals, who are lesbians, who are bisexual, who are transgender. We need to have profound compassion for people who are dealing with the very real issue of sexual dysfunction in their life and sexual identity disorders.”
Wow. Ladies and gentlemen, this woman could possibly be the next President of these United States of America. And you thought George W. Bush was bad? Too bad I don’t believe in superstitious cults like Christianity, because if I did, I would pray oh-so-hard that one or more of the Bachmann’s children comes out of the closet as a raging bull dyke or a cock-chugging queen!
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