Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann, who recently sidestepped reporter’s question about her views on gay marriage — calling it a “frivolous” matter — sure does love herself a good ole, Bible thumping, anti-gay sermon.
Bachmann on Sunday attended a church service where Pastor Jeff Mullen called homosexuality “immoral” and “unnatural,” and later showed a testimonial video from a man who claimed to have been gay before having a conversation with God.
Before the sermon at Point of Grace Church — a non-denominational congregation near Des Moines — Bachmann stood with her husband, Marcus Bachmann, before a crowd of about 100 people, clutching her personal copy of the Bible.
When Bachmann and her husband returned to their seats, Mullen began a half-hour presentation on his church’s beliefs. Reading verses from the Bible to support his case, Mullen said, “We inherently know that homosexual behavior is immoral and unnatural.”
“God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness,” Mullen said, reading from the book of Romans.
Mullen’s sermon concluded with video testimonial from a man named Adam Hood, who claims to have been gay before experiencing a conversation with God. “I am so happy God has given me natural affection for a woman,” Hood said in the video, adding that his wife is nine months pregnant.”via: MSNBC
The video shown included excerpts from these two videos featuring Hood:
Mullen told MSNBC that is was coincidental that homosexuality was the topic the day of Bachmann’s attendance. “It just so happens they were here today,” he said.
Bachmann made no comment regarding the sermon, and her campaign simply said, “Michele was an invited guest, she always welcomes the opportunity to meet with parishioners.”
Bachmann & Associates, the Christian counseling center owned by Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus, has come under fire recently for allegedly performing controversial gay-to-straight repairative therapy. The treatment has been called ineffective and potentially harmful by The American Psychological Association, The American Medical Association, The American Academy of Pediatrics, and The American Psychiatric Association.