Monday, October 24, 2011

Michelle Bachmann Tries to Disingenuously Deny Her Past Anti-gay Statements

Michelle Bachmann - whose campaign in New Hampshire seems to be evaporating as her staff simply disappear - continues to try to disingenuously deny the past anti-gay hate and bigotry that she and her self-loathing closet case husband "Marcia" Bachmann have repeatedly disseminated. Claims that she and "Marcia" hold no anti-gay bias are ludicrous given her documented record of denigrating LGBT individuals and doing all in her power to has us treated as disease ridden vermin. If that's not proof of anti-gay bias, I don't know what the Hell would be. Bachmann is the typical Christianist who lies incessantly and apparently thinks that if she repeats a lie often enough it will somehow become the truth. Huffington Post looks at Bachmann's efforts in a new People magazine article to make the case that she's not a hate merchant who has built her political career on hate and division. Here are some highlights:

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and her husband, Marcus Bachmann, sought to clarify their position on gays and lesbians in a new interview with People Magazine.

Michele Bachmann said in 2004 that being "involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle" amounts to "personal bondage, personal despair and personal enslavement." She added that she was not "bashing" anyone.

Her husband has compared gays to "barbarians" who need to be "disciplined." He runs a Christian counseling center that has offered therapy to try to change sexual orientation, according to an undercover investigation by Truth Wins Out, a gay rights organization.

In the Oct. 31 issue of People, the couple defended themselves against accusations of harboring an anti-gay bias. "There's never been a bias," Marcus Bachmann said. "I'm no better than anyone else," Michele added.

Though Bachmann won the Iowa Straw Poll in August, she is polling in single digits nationally and in Iowa. Her New Hampshire staff reportedly quit en masse on Friday, but her campaign denied the report.

Bachmann also told People that she wanted her three daughters to learn how to shoot. "I think it's symbolically important," she said. "Women need that ability to protect themselves."

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