Bachmann Under Fire For Clinic’s “Cure” of Homosexuality

The presidential campaign of Michele Bachmann has raised the question of what is relevant for scrutiny for the media. At issue is the business run by Bachmann and her husband, Marcus: Bachmann and Associates. It is a Christian counseling service and Bachmann has previously referenced the business as her credential as a “small business job creator.” However, reports have emerged of how the clinic offers to “cure” homosexuals and reporters have questioned the veracity of past statements about the clinic. Bachmann, however, insists she wants to talk about job creation and the stories are not relevant to what matters in the campaign.

The article below details the allegations from people who were “treated” at the clinic for homosexuality.

Marcus Bachmann has publicly advocated the use of the Bible to convert homosexuals: “I think you clearly say ‘what is the understanding of God’s word on homosexuality.’ We have to understand barbarians need to be educated. They need to be disciplined and just because someone feels it or thinks it doesn’t mean we’re supposed to go down that road.” Yet he later denied that the clinic was engaged in reparative therapy. However, a gay rights group called “Truth Wins Out” released a video from a hidden camera this week showing such therapy being discussed at the clinic.

I previously wrote how politicians cannot have it both ways on religion. Both Democrats and Republicans (including President Obama) have used their faith as a campaign issue. In this case, Bachmann has touted this clinic as a credential and the controversy ties directly to her past and controversial views regarding homosexuality. If she wishes to lead this nation, these are relevant questions. An estimated 3.5 percent of Americans are gay. That constitutes roughly nine million of citizens.

Dr. Bachmann is shown with Michele Bachmann on his lap on the clinic’s site,though she is not listed separately as a partner. The site states “Dr. Bachmann received his Masters degree in education/counseling from Regent University located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He received his Doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Union Graduate Institute located in Cincinnati, Ohio.”

I do not believe it is fair to attribute the quote above from Marcus to Bachmann. However, this “small business” is going to be justifiably a big issue if it boasts conversion as a treatment.

Source: CNN

44 thoughts on “Bachmann Under Fire For Clinic’s “Cure” of Homosexuality”

  1. Rick Perry-

    When it’s time to start the fasting, send somebody out to look for the old folks. You might try Denny’s first.

  2. ““To have an elected official of his stature say, ‘I think we should get together to fast and pray,’ that may be unprecedented, at least in modern times,” said Mr. Perkins.”

    There are a lot of people who are this very moment fasting and praying for real,some have no choice.

  3. From the link supplied by Swarthmore mom:

    Mr. Perry says the event has nothing to do with his possible 2012 presidential ambitions. “It’s not about me…it’s about Him,” he told a radio interviewer Thursday, describing the Aug. 6th prayer marathon as a time to “ask for God’s guidance” for the country. But the event is burnishing Mr. Perry’s image among prominent religious conservatives.

    “To have an elected official of his stature say, ‘I think we should get together to fast and pray,’ that may be unprecedented, at least in modern times,” said Mr. Perkins.

    Mr. Perry, who once sold Bibles door-to-door… (end excerpt)

  4. You can’t expect too much fluency in Yiddish pronunciation in a state where the head rabbi is named Olaf Larson.

  5. OK I’m gay so I’ll say it “Michelle Bachman’s husband is a huge swishy homo!!!! This is hilarious. Their so delusional they think no one notices. You just think man that guy’s gay. So he teaches people how not to be gay? How does that work? I always wondered who picked out her cloths. You never see a woman that stupid who’s that well dressed.

  6. To Marcus Bachmann homosexuals are “barbarian’s” and need “to be disciplined”. Not need ‘self discipline’, they need to BE disciplined. Freudian much? LOL.

  7. They have, by my count, 19 therapists. Each making at least $50k in salary and another 15-20% in benefits including the employers portion of SS and other payroll taxes.

    That is a minimum of 1,150,000 in payroll every year. I guess they must do other counseling as well. How much do trained therapists bill in the private sector?

    How many crazy sons of bitches are in Minnesota? I know there are not enough gays who want conversion to support that clinic. How much does it cost to go straight? Do insurance companies pay for that?

    If they do that raises an interesting question.

  8. They just ran this unaired ad from 1994 by Ted Kennedey against Romney:

    “By ALEXANDER BURNS | 7/14/11 4:37 AM EDT

    A company that laid off hundreds of employees. A federal “bailout” to rescue a failing bank. Mitt Romney, at the center of it all.

    It’s a story line from a tough Democratic ad that was teed up for use against Romney in his 1994 Senate campaign in Massachusetts. The spot, which was provided exclusively to POLITICO, never actually aired. But it’s all but certain that some version of its allegations will surface in the GOP primary or the general election, if Romney makes it that far.

    Read more:

  9. Rick Perry has some scary ministers supporting him too. If he gets in, I am not sure he will be able to upend Bachmann. They could end up splitting the right wing christian vote and allowing Romney to win.

  10. Mrs M:

    “– FOX NEWS: “This undercover video is just a hit piece. They’re in there trying to get him to say something or to say or to screw him.” [The Five, 7/12/2011]”


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