Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann is getting plenty of media attention this week, albeit not because of her economic theory that a dollar today should be worth the same as a dollar was in 1911, or her case of mistaken identify between film legend John Wayne and serial killer John Wayne Gacy…
Instead, it’s because Bachmann & Associates, the Christian counseling center owned by Bachmann and her husband Marcus, has come under fire for allegedly performing controversial gay-to-straight repairative therapy.
A recent investigation by “Truth Wins Out” — a non-profit organization that fights anti-LGBT religious extremism — suggests that the Bachmann’s clinic practices the discredited clinical method designed to “cure” gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.
CNN has a nice round-up on the story, the first from Anderson Cooper’s “AC 360,” in his “Keeping them Honest” segment — Cooper reminds us just how vehemently anti-gay Bachmann really is:
And here’s another segment from Wolf Blitzer’s “The Situation Room,” that includes an interview from a former Bachmann “patient:”
Michele Bachmann, to no one’s surprise, is dodging all questions, and says simply, “I am very proud of the business that we’ve created.”
Repairative therapy is considered ineffective and potentially harmful by The American Psychological Association, The American Medical Association, The American Academy of Pediatrics, and The American Psychiatric Association.
Marcus Bachmann has been recorded as saying that gays are “barbarians,” and need to be “educated” and “disciplined.”