Remember when John Becker of the LGBT rights organization Truth Wins Out exposed the ex-gay therapy practices of Michele Bachmann’s husband Marcus? That was awesome.
Then remember how Marcus retaliated by threatening to sic a collection agency on Becker if he didn’t pay $150 in allegedly owed missed sessions fees? That was pretty bitch-tastic too.
And then remember how Truth Wins Out threatened to sue Marcus in court and expose his quackery if he tried to collect money for his widely discredited ex-gay practices? Awesome sauce.
Well, Marcus has apparently caved in and decided to stop harassing Becker for the money.
Chances are that he and his
beard wife probably didn’t want the attention. But you can hear the recording of the Bachmann clinic dropping the debt below, for yourself.
TWO executive director Wayne Besen is disappointed (as are we). He said, “It is a shame that he wasn’t foolish enough to allow a $150 billing dispute to turn into free publicity that highlighted the harm caused by ‘ex-gay’ programs.”
Yeah. And just when we thought we were gonna get to see Bachmann and gays slug it out in court. Luckily, we still have TWO’s impending defamation lawsuit against Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays to look forward to.