Michele Bachmann is the devil
I try not to get too involved with politics anymore, but sometimes I read a story or overhear something that I just can’t ignore. I have spent the better part of today seething over the latest brouhaha surrounding GOP candidate Michele Bachmann. I thought Sarah Palin was bad, but she’s like a fluffy kitten compared to this witch.
It seems Bachmann and her husband started a Christian counseling clinic that believes in reparative therapy for homosexuals. Marcus Bachmann didn’t even try to hide his contempt for homosexuality when interviewed last year.
In an interview last year with the “Point of View” talk radio program, Bachmann was asked how parents should deal with a teenager who thinks he or she is gay.
“I think you clearly say ‘what is the understanding of God’s word on homosexuality,’” Bachmann said. “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,” he continued.
Audio recently surfaced of Michele Bachmann speaking at the National Education Leadership Conference in 2004, where she offered the following:
“I am not here bashing people who are homosexuals, who are lesbians, who are bisexual, who are transgendered. We need to have profound compassion for the people who are dealing with the very real issue of sexual dysfunction in their life, and sexual identity disorders. This is a very real issue. It’s not funny, it’s sad. Any of you who have members of your family that are in the lifestyle—we have a member of our family that is. This is not funny. It’s a very sad life. It’s part of Satan, I think, to say this is gay. It’s anything but gay.”
And since being called a satanic barbarian just isn’t harsh enough, last week Michele felt the need to sign a document put forth by an evangelical group that implies homosexuality is a choice, that gays have shorter lifespans, compares gay marriage to polygamy, and supports banning pornography. But what really got her in hot water is a little statement that suggests black children born under slavery had an advantage because they had two parents.
”Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA’s first African-American President.”
I can’t help but wonder where this white, straight woman gets off thinking she can say anything about homosexuality or slavery and be taken seriously. I also wonder why the Republican party wants to identify as Christian/moral/family-oriented when they are almost always the ones who are spreading hatred and dissent among the citizens in this country.
How can Republicans with any semblance of intelligence not be embarrassed by the fact that Bachmann is the current front-runner in GOP polling? I’m embarrassed for them.