Self-proclaimed serial murderer and GOP presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann and her “barbarian educating,” gay-voiced hubby Marcus have finally come under mainstream scrutiny for their history of anti-gay politics. And how sweet it is, especially since Michele has come within striking distance of being the GOP Presidential frontrunner.
Last night MSNBC’s Ed Schultz teamed up with Daily Beast’s Michelle Goldberg and Raw Story’s Michael Rogers to discuss Michele’s anti-gay political history (such as voicing support for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and worrying that gay marriage will make kids wanna go gay too), and Marcus’ ex-gay counseling—something he has received government dollars for.
Plus! The Washington Post just ran an in-depth article on their anti-gay extremism! Here’s a couple of the article’s tasty tidbits:
– The Bachmanns’ [have a] strong belief that homosexuality is a correctable sin within the realm of possible redemption…
– With a new same-sex marriage law in New York suddenly making homosexuality a topic for national discussion again, the Bachmanns have been surprisingly quiet [on her anti-gay views, saying…] “I am running for the presidency of the United States. I am not running to be anyone’s judge.”
– [But once upon a time] Michele Bachmann has called gay marriage “probably the biggest issue that will impact our state and our nation in the last, at least, 30 years.”
– Bachmann [told…] congregants of the the Living Word Christian Center in 2006… that she pursued her degree in tax law only because her husband had told her to. “The Lord says: Be submissive, wives. You are to be submissive to your husbands,” she said. (She also once called homosexuality “a part of Satan.”
– Dr. Bachmann delivered at the Grace Church in Eden Prairie titled “The Truth About the Homosexual Agenda,” during which he introduced three people as “former homosexuals” as proof that sexual orientation is a choice.
– Dr. Bachmann is not currently licensed by Minnesota’s mental health or family therapy boards. Minnesota law allows unlicensed mental health professionals to practice.
Let’s just hope that the media has the chutzpah to ask her about all this the next time she shows up for a TV interview. Lord knows we can’t depend on the glitterbombers to embarrass her as much as she deserves.
Thanks to Dave Evans of Such Is Life videos for the clip.
NOTE: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that Ed Schultz works with CNN. It has now been corrected.