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Michele Bachmann Calls Gay People 'Part of Satan': AUDIO

In 2004, at the National Education Leadership Conference, then Minnesota State Senator Michele Bachmann gave a lecture on the effects of same-sex marriage on education, in which her views on homosexuality and LGBT people are vigorously aired.

Bachmann Said Bachmann:

"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."

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  1. I would love to hear what that member of her family (who would be a part of Satan according to her logic, which actually, then, says so much) has to say about this traveling side show of a presidential campaign.

    Posted by: Austin | Jul 12, 2011 5:53:43 PM


  2. Well, that seems to be the nail in the coffin about her son Harrison. I guess it's true.

    Poor kid...

    My parents tried and failed, but at least they settled into reluctant acceptance.

    Posted by: luminum | Jul 12, 2011 5:54:30 PM


  3. This is possibly our next president?

    Posted by: Mel Smith | Jul 12, 2011 5:57:45 PM


  4. Disgusting human being. At least her crazy is being exposed, and it brings into the spotlight the serious issue of ex-gay therapy and homophobia in general, so the masses truly see the extent of the hatred some people who call themselves "Christian" profess towards LGBT citizens.

    Posted by: Francis | Jul 12, 2011 5:58:53 PM


  5. And some of you complain about President Obama???

    Posted by: Mel Smith | Jul 12, 2011 6:02:49 PM


  6. I think I read that she has a sister/half-sister/step-sister who is a lesbian, so that's probably what she's talking about.

    Posted by: VEERS | Jul 12, 2011 6:08:58 PM


  7. It's like the pinata's been punctured. Be prepared to see old anecdotes fly out of this deranged tw#t like candy.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Jul 12, 2011 6:22:19 PM


  8. I think she just outed her husband.

    In any case, she can just keep talking as far as I am concerned. She is so far out there that the moderate republicans will walk all over her.

    I also happened to believe she needs help - lots and lots of help.

    Posted by: MikeBoston | Jul 12, 2011 6:27:45 PM


  9. It's clear that she's not trying to bash gays (in her own mind). For her, this is honesty and compassion and part of God's message. In her own mind, she is being charitable and good-hearted. I don't get "hate" coming from her at all here. She sincerely believes that the gay lifestyle is a dysfunction and contrary to the Bible. She feels she's helping.

    That's what makes this so frustrating. There are many (the conservative base -- maybe 15-20% of the country) that feels this way.

    This will sound odd. First, I am totally gay. But I found a bit of compassion for Bachmann here. It's her idea of humanitarianism and mercy. I hear it in her voice. I just hope over the next few years she has the capacity to change her views (as most of the country has been doing the past 30 years).

    Posted by: will | Jul 12, 2011 6:29:04 PM


  10. Her half-sister is an out lesbian. Not only will Michelle not speak to her she likes to pretend she doesn't even exist.

    Haven't heard about her son Harrison. But she has so many adopted children it's clkear that soke of them are gay.

    Don't worry, Mel Smith -- she will NEVER become President.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jul 12, 2011 6:37:36 PM


  11. Oh please God let her win the Republican nomination. Please! This is going to be such a fun campaign year.

    Posted by: JCMS | Jul 12, 2011 6:42:17 PM


  12. Will, she will never change her views on gays. She allows her opinion to be formed from a mythological entity's pronouncements as written by desert wandering savages. She ignores facts in favor of her fantasy world. That is not the way of a person capable of changing. Look at her and her husband's stories about why they married; not from choice or love, but because God literally appeared to them and said to do so. She is seriously unstable.

    Posted by: LiamB | Jul 12, 2011 6:49:23 PM


  13. This creepy woman is the gift that keeps on giving. I'm sure she'll have some pull with the looney tunes on the far right, but she's already sacrificed any real chance she would have to be considered seriously as a candidate. Our job is keep her negatives up, and show her for the fringe, half-baked candidate she is.

    Posted by: Too right | Jul 12, 2011 7:07:48 PM


  14. "Profound" must have been the word-of-the-day on her calendar.

    She is obsessed with gay people. Please, Michelle, just STFU and stick your compassion where Marcus refuses to visit.

    Posted by: Talisman | Jul 12, 2011 7:10:45 PM


  15. OK I don't like this woman, but COME ON!

    She said it's satanic, aka WRONG, to call homosexuals 'gay,' because she thinks that we're miserable in our supposed 'dysfunction.'

    She did NOT claim we are 'Part of Satan.'

    Posted by: throne | Jul 12, 2011 7:20:10 PM


  16. If she hates gays so much, why did she marry one?

    Posted by: justme | Jul 12, 2011 7:35:09 PM


  17. The sad and scary aspect of Bachmann is that she does represent the voters -- illogical and backward. And in the USA with our primary system amplifying the voices of the ignorant this is what we get running for high gov't office. That's the sad part, that's the devil in the details.

    We really really need a third party as soon as possible. The Republicans are simply an anti-Obama movement as though politics were a football game. They have no substance yet they persist. The two party system fosters antagonism and opposition. A third party would require cooperation among at least two of them to get anything done.

    Posted by: equality now | Jul 12, 2011 8:10:58 PM


  18. Ms. Amble - I don't recognize her "marriage" to the quack as valid - is correct, though. The legal recognition of same-sex couples does have a profound impact on society - it is the exact same impact that Ms. Amble's brand of heresy has had. No matter how immoral any other "Christian" thinks Ms. Amble is for her lifestyle choice, they still have to accept her right to embrace Satan through the pseudo-Christian cult into which she has been entrapped.

    We need to have compassion for Ms. Amble, because she has been led astray by the Father of all Lies - Satan himself, and it is Satan's voice she hears telling her to run for President.

    See, nutjob religious bigotry can work both ways.

    Posted by: CPT_Doom | Jul 12, 2011 8:11:44 PM


  19. Uh, THRONE, being called Satanic IS describing us as "being part of Satan". Hello?!

    Posted by: nikko | Jul 12, 2011 8:58:13 PM


  20. Is her husband the sex-orcist?!

    Posted by: jaragon | Jul 12, 2011 9:02:06 PM


  21. She is not misinformed, she is truly evil.

    Posted by: Devin Gray | Jul 12, 2011 9:08:47 PM


  22. I threw up!

    Posted by: Travis | Jul 12, 2011 9:45:06 PM


  23. DAVID

    She will NEVER become president? What makes you such an authority? Remember Sharon Angle? Oh that's right, she was just the flavor of the month. Now everyone's forgotten about her cause she lost the senate race to Harry Reid last November. Just when you thought republicans couldn't get any crazier, along came Sharron Angle, dumber than a pack of hammers. Guess what? She won the nomination to run against Harry Reid. Yes, she lost the race, but not without getting 45% of the vote on election day.

    People like Michelle Bachmann can not only get the nomination but also come dangerously close to getting elected, if not actually elected. Never underestimate the stupidity of this public (it did elect George Bush in 2004, am I wrong?)

    What makes people like Sara Palin and Michelle Bachmann appealing candidates is that the bar for them is sooo low. Unlike her opponent, Michelle Bachmann doesn't have to worry about what comes out of her mouth. All she has to do is look cute in front of the camera and she'll have the white heterosexual men voting for her in a heart beat.

    Deciding who to vote for president should be a rational decision but sadly it's not (in this country at least). Most people vote for the guy/gal they're most likely to hang out with. This reminds me of the white guy stopped at an intersection who is angry because another guy took his right of way. If instead it had been a nice looking lady doing the same thing, the guy wouldn't be so sullen. In fact, he'd probably smile and motion for her to go ahead.

    Posted by: Mark | Jul 12, 2011 10:03:42 PM


  24. To those who saying she will never become President and those hoping she gets the Republican nomination for the entertainment value: this is the same nation that elected Bush. Twice! Be careful what you wish for.

    Posted by: Brad | Jul 12, 2011 11:07:56 PM


  25. I'm the leftiest of lefties but I gotta agree with WILL and THRONE on this one. No matter how batshit crazy this woman is, I don't think that she was intentionally bathing us in this clip. Not, at least if you consider real hate-mongers such as Robertson, Dobson, Santorum and the like. I just don't see it. Of course, what's scary about her is that she really is a true-believer and that kind of Jim Jones fanaticism just can't listen to reason or have their minds changed.

    Posted by: warmsun | Jul 12, 2011 11:09:18 PM


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