“My Mommy’s Gay but She Doesn’t Need Fixing”: Eight-Year-Old Elijah Gently Confronts Michele Bachmann
A shy eight-year-old boy identified only by his first name, Elijah, gently confronted GOP congresswoman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann at a South Carolina book signing.
According to the Huffington Post, Bachmann was in the Palmetto State, home to one of the early Republican primaries, promoting her new book, Core of Conviction: My Story. As she was signing books and pressing palms with adoring Tea Party types, young Elijah approached with his mother, who told Bachmann he had something to share with her.
Bachmann enthusiastically shook hands with Elijah, who then overcame a bout of timidity to deliver this message:
“My mommy — Miss Bachmann, my mommy’s gay but she doesn’t need fixing.”
Bachmann appeared to be caught off guard by the pint-sized activist, but she quickly gathered herself and bid a steely farewell to Elijah and his mom.
The Minnesota congresswoman is a rabid homophobe who recently opined that gay families are not really families at all. An undercover investigation of her family’s Christian counseling clinic, Bachmann & Associates (run by her husband Dr. Marcus Bachmann), revealed that it tried to “cure” gay patients and turn them straight. Dr. Bachmann once called homosexuals “barbarians” who needed to be “educated” and “disciplined.”
Elijah isn’t the first person to confront Bachmann about her hate for gays, although he may very well be the youngest. TV personality Kathy Griffin ran into her in an elevator earlier this year and asked: “Congresswoman Bachmann, were you born a bigot, or did you grow into it?”
“That’s a good question,” Bachmann replied. “I’m going to have to get back to you.”
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