Dear Commons Community,
Michele Bachman’s views on gays was the subject of a number of recent media reports.
The Huffington Post has an article (including an audio file of a CBS News interview in 2004) quoting Ms. Bachman referring to gays as being “part of Satan”.
The Huffington Post article also quotes Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger, the first openly-gay contender to vie for his party’s nomination, from an exclusive interview with the Michigan Messenger in which he took specific aim at Bachmann over controversial therapy methods practiced at her husband’s Minnesota clinic. The Nation reported that the clinic practiced reparative therapy, which treats being gay as a curable disorder. A report released by ABC News offered an inside look at the treatment offered at the clinic and includes a counselor advising a gay man to pray to God for a cure.
“She’s a liar ..a hypocrite and a bigot.” said Karger.
Our country has major problems. The fact that she is leading other Republican candidates in the Iowa Caucus Poll is surely one of them.