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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. I've read all of their foster kids have been male. Disturbing.

    Posted by: Steve | Jul 1, 2011 1:19:19 AM

  2. Calling this pathetic closet-case a "doctor" is a bit of a stretch. He is a liar and a fraud. His website for his "Christian" counselling travesty lists his education from Pat Robertson's Regent University (one can only imagine the quality of that indoctrination, I mean "education") and supposedly a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from some fly-by-night operation called Union Graduate School. Well do a little poking around Union's website and you'll see they don't offer a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. They do offer a Psy.D. but the program isn't accredited by the APA. Very impressive!

    My guess is Mr. Bachmann drowned his self-hatred in a poisonous brand of extremist Christianity and went about a life of "education" which no doubt included mostly Christian theology and zero academic inquiry with the lowest standards possible. Then he married another crazy Christian and decided to set up a practice to ruin the lives of more people who have the same kind of confusion about issues he couldn't handle in his own life.

    And these sick and twisted people have a serious prospect of getting close to the White House? The mind bends.

    Posted by: So Left I'm Right | Jul 1, 2011 5:24:31 AM

  3. Simply must get to her campaign rallies dressed in gay pride day leather with signs saying, "Discipline me Marcus."

    Posted by: Todd | Jul 1, 2011 1:39:31 PM

  4. Have you listen to the voice of this guy?

    My gaydar went flying all off the scale when I heard his voice.

    I think he lives in Minnesota so he can be near the "Larry Craig Memorial Restroom".

    Posted by: louis | Jul 2, 2011 10:51:46 AM

  5. Gay men like forceful women. "We have a type," as my partner and I both say. We are each divorced from forceful women (in his case when she came out) and our rolodex is full of brassy Joan Crawford types.

    Forceful women like gay men. We give them space.

    The APA getting after his clinic will be the main story. Getting caught in a rest stop will be a footnote.

    Posted by: Rob | Jul 3, 2011 7:53:37 AM

  6. Get her.

    gurrl down

    Posted by: topsyturvy | Jul 3, 2011 10:24:58 AM

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