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Michele Bachmann's Husband Says Gays are 'Barbarians' That Need to be 'Disciplined': VIDEO


Think Progress unearthed some statements made last summer by Michele Bachmann's husband and strategist, Dr. Marcus Bachmann, which may shed some light on her anti-gay positions and background.

Said Bachmann, who runs a Christian counseling center, to parents worried their children might be gay:

We have to understand: barbarians need to be educated. They need to be disciplined. Just because someone feels it or thinks it doesn’t mean that we are supposed to go down that road. That’s what is called the sinful nature. We have a responsibility as parents and as authority figures not to encourage such thoughts and feelings from moving into the action steps…

And let’s face it: what is our culture, what is our public education system doing today? They are giving full, wide-open doors to children, not only giving encouragement to think it but to encourage action steps.

I wonder what his discipline of choice is — pillow beating, shock therapy, poker chips and whipping?


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  1. Well...every nellie guy aint Gay. I guess if Michelle uses her strap-on dildo on his wide booty then he has no reason to acknowledge his latent homosexuality. Michelle pleases her man...from the back. (I wonder if they use KY Jelly or Vaseline?)

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jun 30, 2011 10:53:14 AM

  2. The Bachmans and their ilk are everything that's wrong with American politics today. Keep your religious beliefs to yourself, please. And yes, the man must be terrified of being outed...

    Posted by: Brian | Jun 30, 2011 11:00:21 AM

  3. Clearly he has an agenda. He wants to be the First Lady.

    Posted by: uffda | Jun 30, 2011 11:12:47 AM

  4. The trick here is to let the Herman Cain campaign in on the secret. Does Pawlenty know?

    Posted by: anon | Jun 30, 2011 11:13:34 AM

  5. "Marcus Bachmann is a deeply closeted homosexual who is paid to psychologically abuse gay people."

    As are all "ex-gay" therapists, which is why it's mind-boggling that straight people turn to these flaming freaks to teach someone to be straight.

    He has one of the gayest voices I've ever heard, and that's coming from someone with one hell of a gay voice.

    Posted by: justme | Jun 30, 2011 11:24:32 AM

  6. The video is very special, as a brit i am used to all americans thinking that all of us act a bit gay, but even by european standards that man is very camp indeed.

    That walk, that facial grimace, that hug...

    Posted by: arch | Jun 30, 2011 11:41:13 AM

  7. I haven't seen the tape. But why is it that when you have those screaming the loudest with their hate and discrimination against gays it is because they or someone they know is gay? We should ALWAYS fight back aggressively because of the harm they cause children. They should also always be asked: 'So who is it? Is it you or your spouse that is in the closet?'

    Posted by: FunMe | Jun 30, 2011 11:50:55 AM

  8. Any bets his "Christian counseling center" offers ex-gay therapy? And that his favorite discipline is having his young victims, er, patients, lift his luggage?

    Posted by: jomicur | Jun 30, 2011 11:54:26 AM

  9. A cry for help if I ever heard one

    Posted by: Jay | Jun 30, 2011 12:04:11 PM

  10. That clip explains why the Bachmanns hate gay people so much.

    It's all about misdirection and fear of being found out.

    Posted by: Tangina The Psychic | Jun 30, 2011 12:31:54 PM

  11. Nothing funny about it--The idea that this guy is a therapist and is treating young people is deeply disturbing.

    Posted by: Stephen Tropiano | Jun 30, 2011 1:01:16 PM

  12. I want to hear him talk about what is in store for Cam on the new season of Modern Family. I want some spoilers!

    Posted by: Mike | Jun 30, 2011 1:30:06 PM

  13. Has the APA looked into this quack's practice?

    Posted by: candideinnc | Jun 30, 2011 1:52:14 PM

  14. pos

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jun 30, 2011 2:18:07 PM

  15. And yes, don't deny it; he sounds very effete. But those dudes are usually the ones capable of most cruelty.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jun 30, 2011 2:21:25 PM

  16. Who's betting Dr. Bachmann's Manhunt account also talks a lot about "barbarians" and "discipline"?

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Jun 30, 2011 3:21:48 PM

  17. I am proud to say that my "Gaydar" has been functioning for......55years , and I have never been wrong!

    This man gets a 10/10 on the fellow-fag scale!

    Posted by: Brains | Jun 30, 2011 4:20:45 PM

  18. On a serious note, he is not actually confusing anybody.

    What he is however doing is derailing his wives ridiculous campaign to become president.

    Posted by: Brains | Jun 30, 2011 4:22:41 PM

  19. yes pleasepleaseplease go viral. This is sick.

    Posted by: mj | Jun 30, 2011 5:26:41 PM

  20. That guy sounds really really gay- can wait for him to be First Husband!

    Posted by: jaragon | Jun 30, 2011 6:01:26 PM

  21. Somebody needs to take his professional license to practice therapy away. This man is dangerous.

    Posted by: Sean | Jun 30, 2011 6:19:42 PM

  22. Pussy whipped ass is probably a closet fag! I apologize to the gay community for using the word but it was needed here.

    Posted by: R | Jun 30, 2011 6:34:20 PM

  23. Seams this guys is "smart"!
    There is no religions that promote hatred, intolerance and so on.

    Forgive him father!

    Posted by: hot boy | Jun 30, 2011 9:52:17 PM

  24. Discipline and action steps, eh? Sounds like some sort of S&M/square-dancing hybrid.

    Hot... or not...

    Posted by: BobN | Jul 1, 2011 12:18:19 AM

  25. This man SCREAMS high queen! OMG!!!

    Posted by: Ron M. | Jul 1, 2011 12:41:47 AM

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