A bizarre pro-Michele Bachmann group on Facebook has many people scratching their heads.
Christians for Michele Bachmann is allegedly run by a group called “Tru Christians™,” which claims to be “dedicated to getting Michele Bachmann elected president in 2016.” The page was created on July 4, 2011 and, so far, has over 20,000 “likes.”
Its cover image features a picture of a sexy, shirtless, very gay-seeming Jesus with a “Christians for Michele Bachmann” tattoo on his bulging bicep and set against a backdrop of bullets. The group’s main photo depicts a heavily made-up brunette woman dressed in a yellow bra posing for a selfie in front of an American flag.
Here’s a screenshot:
But that’s just the beginning.
The group has all sorts of weird antigay messaging posted to its timeline. Here’s a little sampling:
So is the page real or fake? It’s always hard to tell with Bachmann’s brand of conservatives. We checked with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Offices to see if “Tru Christians™” was, indeed, a registered trademark. (It’s not.) And an email to the page’s administrator went unanswered. Though group supporters seem pretty quick to defend themselves whenever someone questions their legitimacy:
What do you think? Is it all an elaborate liberal hoax, or is this a legit grassroots organization hoping to get the lame duck congresswoman elected to the White House in 2016?
UPDATE: Michele Bachmann’s communications director Dan Kotman just tweeted us to say the page is not real:
@grahamgremore Seriously? It’s fake. That is obviously a satire page, not one run by her supporters.
— DanKotman (@DanKotman) October 27, 2014
Thanks for clarifying, Dan. But we’re still not totally convinced.