Tea Party official defends Bachmann, calls LGBT advocates a ‘liberal freak show’

Judson Phillips

Judson Phillips

Accusing LGBT advocates of being intolerant, Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips on Monday alerts us that, “The liberal freak show is coming after Michele Bachmann.”

Judson Phillips

In a sharply worded essay, Phillips — a former Memphis, Tennessee prosecutor and current criminal defense attorney — comes to the defense of GOP presidential hopeful Michelle Bachmann, who, along with her husband Marcus, have come under intense scrutiny by the media and LGBT critics for their family-owned Christian counseling business, and allegations that it performs controversial gay-to-straight “reparative” therapy.

Phillips accuses progressives of resorting to fear, intimidation, violence and mob rule.

The liberal freak show is coming after Michele Bachmann. That is not much of a surprise. Bachmann is running a very disciplined campaign, encouraging conservatives and running with a conservative agenda.

But now the left is coming after her.

The left wants to use the gay rights issue against her. Bachmann’s husband, Marcus is a therapist and according to the left, he has committed a horrible crime. He used therapy to help gays who did not want to be gay any more change.

According to a statement released by the campaign, that was not an area of specialization of his counseling practice but would do it if asked.

Marcus and Michele Bachmann, according to Politico, have a history of battling gay rights groups in Minnesota. That is enough for the gay rights groups to go after her.

Gay rights groups going after Bachmann say that she is not “a reasonable mainstream candidate.”

There is more going on here than just a disagreement about gay rights. The gay rights groups are typical of all liberal groups. They do not want a debate. They do not want the other side to even be able to debate. They want to silence all debate and simply impose their will.


Going after Bachmann is simply another example of the liberal mob psychology. […] Liberalism cannot stand a real debate. Liberals always lose those debates. That is why they always resort to fear, intimidation, violence and mob rule to achieve their goals. We cannot let mob rule win.

Judson Phillips, via Tea Party Nation (registration required).

In a recent interview with the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Marcus Bachmann, who runs Bachmann & Associates Inc. out of clinics in Lake Elmo and Burnsville, Minnesota, said his counseling treatment business is not focused on converting gays to heterosexuality.

But mainstream and LGBTQ media sources found evidence to the contrary, in part based on two recent investigations by ABC News investigative reporter Brian Ross and an undercover activist from “Truth Wins Out” — a non-profit organization that fights anti-LGBT religious extremism.

Both investigations provide evidence that the Bachmann’s clinic regularly practices the discredited clinical method designed to “cure” gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.

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