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Michele Bachmann Gets Testy With Piers Morgan Over Anti-Gay Stance, Defends Kirk Cameron

Earlier today, we reported that a school district under Rep. Michele Bachmann’s purview came to a landmark settlement over the bullying of gay students.

We wish Piers might’ve addressed that question, but instead he stuck to general questions about Bachmann’s traditional views on marriage. After Bachmann got testy with him, calling him “rude” for calling out her “judgmental” beliefs on homosexuality, she finally addressed the question head-on.

“I would like to see the lack of demonization for those of us who stand on sincerely held religious beliefs,” said Bachmann. “It’s overdue. That’s where you see the demonization of people who stand on their beliefs.”

Earlier, she tried to deflect a question about Kirk Cameron, who called gay people “unnatural”:

You just brought up Kirk Cameron right now and his comments. He’s the one who is getting trashed right now… Honestly, I think I have had enough of the conversation. I think it’s time to move on. I think we have beaten this horse to death.

We guess she’s never going to change her mind on us sinful gays.

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    • dsp

      Every time I see this douchbag spew her venom, I fantasize that the interviewer will slap her in the face really really hard. Then I think Miss Marcass just bitched slapped her last night. Puts a smile on my face.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 1:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Isaac C

      What’s sad is that she’s right about the way people react.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 1:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chuck

      How dare you call a bigot a bigot. Please replace Michele Bachmann with Marge Gunderson. Yer darn tootin’.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 1:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • wc1

      Who. The. Fuck. Cares. about some washed up sitcom child actor.

      Pierce wasn’t getting attention so he calculated this bullshit.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 1:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eric Auerbach

      @Isaac C: Wow. You must really, really, really hate the fact that you’re gay.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 1:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dsp

      @Eric Auerbach: +1

      Mar 6, 2012 at 1:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WTF

      Kirk Cameron is a has been.
      Michele Bachmann is washed up. Her husband is clearly gay, and it’s just a matter of time before he’s “caught in the act”.
      We are backpedalling by even giving them the time of day.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 1:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • drewa24

      Michelle WTFuchman is genuinely SHOCKED that she’s being associated with others who share her Fred Flintstone world view of ‘dem QUEERS’,by golly. SHOCKED, and frankly it’s RUDE that the media try and make her responsible for obviously what is her bells-palsey talkin’! OH MICHELLE my bell, what are we gonna do ’bout all them Latinos now that were all done talkin’ ’bout them QUEER boys and that gay marriage malarky?

      Mar 6, 2012 at 2:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard

      BACHMANN: “If anyone’s getting attacked, it’s those of us who believe in marriage between a man and a woman.”

      Yes, you are the ones who have lost your rights and are routinely physically assaulted for that.

      You’re the real victim here, naturally.

      BACHMANN: “I’m here as a member of Congress…I’m on the Intelligence Committee.”

      This is how a once-great nation dies.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 2:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • robert in nyc

      She, like many in the GOP are nothing more than psychopathic liars and sociopaths. Demonization of people’s beliefs? Hmmm, excuse me Bachmann but that’s exactly what you do to LGBT people, demonize them, dehumanize them and denigrate them, damn hypocrite. I would love to seen the late Christopher Hitchens and renowned scientist and activist Professor Richard Dawkins go one on one with her on the subjects of beliefs and marriage equality. What a circus that would have been, exposing her for the ignoramous that she really is. Both would have wiped the floor with her.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 2:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • axon

      “The Intelligence Committe”…?

      Mar 6, 2012 at 2:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ty

      This woman is really misguided and is pandering to the wrong fanbase. Gay men adore strong opinionated women more than religious Republicans do. Had she ever played up the “fag hag” angle I believe more people would like her. All one needs to do is look at Hilary in 2008. Yes, she lost the ticket to Obama, but I remember seeing scores of anti-Obama gay men as a result because he “stole” something they felt belonged to “their diva” and it would almost be like someone did something to Gaga or Madonna or something.

      Bachmann is an attractive woman and I think she could’ve had Hilary’s sort of popularity if only she was bright enough to realize the demographic that would support her most is one she’s demonized.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 2:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Isaac C

      @Eric Auerbach: No, not at all. What makes you say that?

      Mar 6, 2012 at 2:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Curtis

      God I just want to punch her in the face.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 3:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Crysta Lynn

      She is right in one fact… We demonize them (granted thats what they are)

      All she needs is a pair of horns to go with her tail… (Oh, but not a pitchfork, cause she might poke her beady little eyes out)

      Michele Bachmann is a closet satanist! C’mon girl, get out of that closet. Its gotta be darn hot in there!

      Mar 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ty

      Why is she so anti gay marriage when she herself is married to a gay male?

      Mar 6, 2012 at 3:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Curtis

      But seriously Michele, you may be tired of this battle for equality, because YOU already have equality! Why should she care about other people’s rights..? Everything is fine for her.. What a great public servant you are!

      “Oh I think we need to talk about the economy”.. Bullshit. Stop changing the subject and get your head out of the clouds you dumb bitch. In the real world, us real people, we actually CARE about civil rights.
      Get a clue.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 3:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Belize

      How can you “demonize” something that’s already “demonic” to begin with?

      Mar 6, 2012 at 3:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Belize

      @Curtis: Don’t. You might end up making her pretty.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 3:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Belize

      @the crustybastard: “I’m on the Intelligence Committee.”

      As a test subject which proves why an Intelligence Committee is needed?

      Mar 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Isaac C

      @Fawkes: The only thing pitiful is you thinking that I or any other gay has to go around wringing the necks of people that don’t approve of gays. It’s funny that I never defend homophobes, but I defend their right to their beliefs. But I guess to gay tyrants like you and what seems like most of the gay community, that is the same thing as defending homophobes. That is the way you “think.”

      Mar 6, 2012 at 4:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Curtis

      @Isaac C:
      Look dude, your not getting it..

      Straight people don’t need your support!
      WE do. your own tribe, for krist sakess

      Mar 6, 2012 at 4:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Your mother

      @Isaac C: I’m glad to see you haven’t forgotten what I told you all those times when you were growing up: “I’d rather have a dead son than a daffodil for a son.”

      Mar 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fawkes

      @Isaac C: Who here is attacking someone’s right to their beliefs? Except for one or two nuts, everyone here attacks homophobes’ dumb beliefs, not their right to have those beliefs. But I guess all liberals want to do away with freedom of speech and thought, huh? You really are psychotic.

      And you’re calling me a “tyrant”? You’ve got some nerve, scumbag.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 4:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oh, ok.

      @Curtis: You do know he’s a racist, homophobic, troll right?

      Mar 6, 2012 at 4:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Isaac C

      @Oh, ok.: You do know everyone knows you’re black and that you hate yourself because of it, right? Because you post about it every damn day, along with your “all white gays are racist” rants. And no one cares.

      @Fawkes: The whole point of what you’re doing is shaming people and their beliefs because they don’t agree with yours. The people you attack may very well be some of the most decent, kind, and genuine people out there, but because they don’t agree with one or more gay “rights,” or with gay people in general, you trash them and their whole lives and demonize them. With the way you think, you’d more than likely put a mass murderer on a pedestal if they dropped a few pro-gay lines and stroked your ego.

      I’m sorry but you’re the only one that’s psychotic.

      @Curtis: Tribe? Really?

      Mar 6, 2012 at 5:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Curtis

      Yes Tribe, really.

      And if cant even try to understand terminology that confuses or disagrees (with) you, then you really are too narrow minded to be helped.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 5:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Curtis

      You* can’t

      Mar 6, 2012 at 5:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ty

      As a whole, I’m not offended by her comments as much as how much she misjudges her potential following.

      She reminds me of Anita Bryant in the 70’s… she complained her tour attendences dropped, and it was because those who went to her concerts prior to 1977 were the ones picketing her. Margaret Cho, Kristin Chenowith and Dolly Parton are three examples of gay icons who are also openly Christian and loving to the community. Bachmann forgets that sugar draws in more than salt. You’d think she would take a look at the popularity of someone like Lady Gaga amongst the gay community and want a part of that. March in a pride or two, say that God loves gays, treat the gay community the way they want to be treated and the woman would be beloved amongst gays. She needs to realize the reason why Anita Bryant’s career went into the toilet while Babs, Bette, Cher, Liza and others continue to have successful tours 50 years into their careers is because Anita spat on that fanbase that supported and loved her most. Bachmann is following in Anita’s footsteps.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 7:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paul

      I read the BEST comment from someone named JTRogers1973 about this very subject today on http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com

      When anyone who is against Gay Marriage is beaten, pistol whipped and left on a fence to die, i will believe her. When Any one who is against gay marriage is completely osteracized from their religious institutions, their employment opportunities, and health care, I will believe her. When anyone against gay marriage is neglected and beaten as a child for their views, I will believe her. Until then, this woman presumes too much and needs to reconsider what these poor victims are dealing with: Gay people have systematically been hunted and killed through psychotic and deplorable violence for a very long time. Get a clue.

      Drinks on me, JT if I ever bump into you.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 7:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paul

      BTW…”I’m not here to judge”….HAHAHAHA…is she fucking kidding? What a fucking CUNT.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 7:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ty


      those are words to live by. How can Bachmann cry foul when its her types who are still in power.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 8:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oh, ok.

      @Isaac C: You try so hard to “win”, thanks for amusing me daily. It’s so obvious you don’t have a life at all. Laughing at you makes each day brighter.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 8:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WJoaquin

      I see the village idiot known as Isaac C is at it again. Whatever website he visits, he instantly lowers the average viewer IQ by 10 points.

      @Isaac C: Has the Klan renewed your membership yet?

      Mar 6, 2012 at 9:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lohen

      my brother thought kirk killed himself …..

      Mar 6, 2012 at 9:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jakey

      Holy fuck, what is wrong with these people? Demonization? What do you think it is when someone tells you (falsely, because they clearly have no grasp on world history) that not treating you like shit will cause society to crumble? I am so tired of these delusional assholes.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 10:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Isaac C

      @Curtis: LOL, who says I need or want to be “helped?”

      Mar 6, 2012 at 10:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • don risinger


      Mar 6, 2012 at 10:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eric Auerbach

      @Isaac C: I don’t know about the “want,” but as for the “need,” my guess would be everyone who’s ever met you.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 11:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WJoaquin

      @don risinger: lol

      Mar 6, 2012 at 11:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fawkes

      @don risinger: You must be Isaac C’s boyfriend.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 11:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Heh

      She’s a narcissist, like so many other homophobes. It doesn’t matter whether the topic is victims of genocide, homophobic hate crimes, or whatnot, they always manage to pull the spotlight back on themselves and claim to be the REAL victims.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 11:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lorenzo

      It sounds pretty simple to me. Your asshole is for taking a shit not putting in a dick. It’s un natural. It’s bad for civilization because it doesn’t pro create the species. Bachman was right. Marriage should be between a man and woman. That’s how nature made us.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 11:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WJoaquin

      @Lorenzo: lol

      Mar 7, 2012 at 12:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Curtis

      @Isaac C:
      You need help.
      It’s obvious.
      I wonder how many people it will take to tell you this before you realize you really do.

      Mar 7, 2012 at 12:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • cwm

      @Lorenzo: It is simple. You (being an idiot) believe non-procreative sex is destroying civilization.

      Therefore, your gripe is with contraception. Or perhaps I should write “birth control,” in case that other word is too polysyllabic for you.

      Mar 7, 2012 at 1:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Curtis

      A@don risinger:
      Deuteronomy 24:1-4 “When a man takes a wife and marries her, if then she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some indecency in her, and he writes her a bill of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, and she departs out of his house, and if she goes and becomes another man’s wife, and the latter husband dislikes her and writes her a bill of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, or if the latter husband dies, who took her to be his wife, then her former husband, who sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after she has been defiled; for that is an abomination before the LORD, and you shall not bring guilt upon the land which the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance.”


      Mar 7, 2012 at 1:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Crysta Lynn

      @don risinger You are an abomination and shall be stoned to death…

      Your crimes:
      Wearing Mixed Cloths
      Getting a Non-Holy Haircut
      Eating Pork
      Touching a Woman during her Unclean period (Feel free to correct me on this one)
      Committing Adultery (Again, correct me if you couldn’t get laid to save your life…)
      Approaching the altar of the lord (Church) as a disabled person (Mentally disabled you are)

      Did I leave any out?

      God hates cherry pickers a LOT more than he supposedly hates gays. BTW, ALL of these laws (including the gay ban) were rescinded with Jesus, except the hate one, which you are still very guilty of, as well as worshiping a false god.

      Enjoy your firey afterlife :p

      Mar 7, 2012 at 4:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tomanymistakes

      While brief this was actually well written and accurately reported! More from Evan Mulvihill on queerty please.

      Mar 8, 2012 at 11:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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