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Gay 'Barbarian' Horde Glitters Bachmann Clinic: VIDEO


Earlier today, a group of gay 'Barbarians' showed up at Marcus Bachmann's clinic in order to be disciplined. When told they could not see Bachmann, they glittered his office while singing to Lady Gaga's "Born This Way".


The demonstration was in response to the Bachmann clinic's practice of "reparative therapy" for homosexuality and statements Bachmann made last summer.

Said Bachmann:

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.

Michele Bachmann's Husband Says Gays are 'Barbarians' That Need to Be 'Disciplined' [tr]

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  1. Disgraceful. This does nothing but fuel their fires. Wish they would put their energies to better use than vandalism. These people, along with Bachmann, need to grow up.

    Posted by: jmopnyc | Jul 21, 2011 5:46:41 PM

  2. Hmmm yeah I think this sort of thing could backfire- next we will see poor Marcus chased out of the gay porn section...( he looks like a guy who would watch a lot of Titan videos)

    Posted by: jaragon | Jul 21, 2011 5:57:32 PM

  3. @JMOPNYC, you are so right. Why aren't they on the Internet posting nasty comments about people who are actually doing something for others? And, worse, who are having fun doing it? These people need to become bitter anonymous posters who hate seeing people make things happen and have fun doing it.


    Posted by: ohplease | Jul 21, 2011 5:58:32 PM

  4. And the VANDALISM! Oh god, the glitter VANDALISM! Yes, those people definitely need to grow up. And stop all the glitter VANDALISM!!!

    Posted by: ohplease | Jul 21, 2011 6:00:11 PM

  5. And this benefits who how?

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Jul 21, 2011 6:05:33 PM

  6. @ OHPLEASE - Testify Gurl!!

    Posted by: ronnykmarshall | Jul 21, 2011 6:05:54 PM

  7. Nothing like a holier than thou queen telling someone how to live.. remind you of any other groups?

    Posted by: dard | Jul 21, 2011 6:06:06 PM

  8. BINGO! What a home run idea. The Bachman clinic says gays are barbarians, so to show how wrong they are, lets be barbaric and childish and throw glitter everywhere. Yup, I am totally convinced. I know, this is supposed to be celebrated as if it was the second coming of Rosa Parks...instead of the idiotic stunt it really is. Good job guys.

    Posted by: Lisa G | Jul 21, 2011 6:10:44 PM

  9. Although I don't condone minor vandalism, Michelle Bachman would at least have to acknowledge "the gays" in order to protest being glittered.

    Posted by: Jim | Jul 21, 2011 6:11:43 PM

  10. This is kinda cool - I'm glad they had fun.

    Posted by: yuninv | Jul 21, 2011 6:11:50 PM

  11. It benefits people who don't want the barbaric Bachmanns leading the country to see their hypocrisy brought to light.

    It benefits homosexuals to see others actually sticking up for themselves.

    It benefits the public who need to see the barbarians comment for what it is through humor and satire.

    And it benefits me to be able to point out that no self-respecting homosexual or homosexual friendly person should have any problem with this. It's a protest on behalf of people who are not wrong or evil or barbaric. Get it? No?

    Oh and it benefits glitter manufacturers across the nation.

    Posted by: Brett | Jul 21, 2011 6:15:02 PM

  12. MMMM, and all those nice windows waiting to be.... well, you fill in the blanks!

    Must compliment that woman employee of the torture chamber on her sunglasses, though.

    Eat the rich!

    Posted by: NY Queer | Jul 21, 2011 6:20:51 PM

  13. @JMOPNYC

    Oh, and another thing-- give it a rest and get out of my neighborhood!

    Posted by: NY Queer | Jul 21, 2011 6:21:57 PM

  14. Hmm...not bitter, I just call a spade a spade and this a ridiculous waste of time and money. As for "making things happen" I have personally marched, spoken to people and business door to door, raised money, manned phones etc. etc. throughout New York for the Marriage equality push until I was blue in the face thank you very much. Never however did I glitter bomb an office because frankly we don't need that kind of negative press. Could you imagine the field day a Ruben Diaz type would have had with that? As Benefit the community, really? Not sure how showing immature ways of protest benefits us and it certainly doesn't seem like the type of thing that will win us any supporters. I'll digress though for to each their own I suppose. Just not clear how this is helping the bigger issue.

    Posted by: jmopnyc | Jul 21, 2011 6:24:10 PM

  15. @JMOPNYC

    Honey, you can have all the supporters you want and god bless you for your list of self-justifying achievements. I live for the day that I can be as good a homo as you and go marching into the camps in a way that shows that I am a respectable perv.

    Be afraid.... be VERY afraid.

    Posted by: NY Queer | Jul 21, 2011 6:28:01 PM

  16. Literally loled at this! First it's hilarious and second it makes an excellent point. If any of the conservatives try to protest being glitter-bombed their just are bringing more attention to the normal harmless gay people that live across the street. They're throwing glitter for goodness sake, not anthrax powder and arsenic! Hmmmm.... If glitter doesn't work we always have a Plan B.

    Posted by: Mick | Jul 21, 2011 6:50:23 PM

  17. i love it -- i only wish they got more growling and glittering in.

    Posted by: jake | Jul 21, 2011 6:54:43 PM

  18. Childish. Sorry, the little kids can cry "Creative! Unique! Inspired!" till they are blue in the face, but it's not. This is just self indulgence at it worst. Sure it's probably cathartic, but they're doing it at the cost of credibility.

    It won't win anyone over. It won't make our plight sympathetic. I won't make the other side look bad. So how again is this supposed to be helpful?

    You want to pull off satire? Make a video playing off the whole stupidity of the barbarian comment and post it to Funny or Die or Youtube. You don't go out and actually do it in real life. Anyone that actually thinks this is good activism, or going to help the cause, needs a swift kick to the head.

    Posted by: LiamB | Jul 21, 2011 6:59:57 PM

  19. Sorry, MOPNYC, but it takes all kinds to make a world. Bad press from a glitter attack?? Pulease, that's the brilliance of it. No one who is movable on gay rights issues sees glitter as violence or property damage. And, of all people, gays should be best at protest with a little humor and flair. In fact, it's ONLY protests with humor flair that are the non-violent protests which get any press coverage.

    So enjoy your marches and phone banks. Those get zero press. I'm sure they have their benefits, but so does press overage and so does fun. Sheesh.

    Posted by: Zlick | Jul 21, 2011 7:10:51 PM

  20. Are you all crazy??? This is HILARIOUS.

    MY GOD, THE GLITTER VANDALISM! The gays are ruining society! Please!

    This is hilarious, and we're not going to convert these people into tolerant, just, verdant people. We might as well protest and be right up in their face in unique ways. I don't mind their inflammatory methods at all. THESE PEOPLE CALLED US BARBARIANS AND RUN A VOO-DOO MAGIC CLINIC THAT PRAYS THE GAY AWAY and you think OUR guys are immature? Much to the contrary, I think this was a funny EFF you that was subversive and tongue in cheek. It exposes just how immature and ridiculous the opposing view point is.

    Posted by: Alex | Jul 21, 2011 7:12:18 PM

  21. RIGHT on! This was the perfect antidote for Marcus Bachmanns anal retention. LOVED IT! I love how these young kids are creative AND political!

    Posted by: Judy Is A Punk | Jul 21, 2011 7:22:51 PM

  22. @jmopnyc -- waste of money? Those kids can spend their money how they choose. What is REALLY a waste of money is using TAX dollars to pay for the ridiculous clinic run by the xtian nazi Marcus Bachmann

    Posted by: Judy Is A Punk | Jul 21, 2011 7:25:58 PM

  23. I wanna be a Barbarellian Barbarian, float in a bubble and dust the world with pink glitter, and have angels for boyfriends. Marcus be Damned!!

    Posted by: kodiak | Jul 21, 2011 7:37:30 PM

  24. The glitter was the stupid part. They should have just paraded through in barbarian costume, and set up shop outside while begging for disclipline.
    But of course, there's always been a dingbat crowd sabotaging our movement by making us look bad. It's neverending, along with the self righteous pose standing in for strategy.

    Posted by: Wilberforce | Jul 21, 2011 7:58:33 PM

  25. they shouldve burned the place to the ground in the middle of the night like the anti-abortionists do.

    Posted by: StevenElliot | Jul 21, 2011 8:01:50 PM

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