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Glenn Beck Asks Michele Bachmann About 'Activist Elijah', Whose Mom Doesn't Need Fixing: VIDEO


Glenn Beck asks Michele Bachmann about the "activist Elijah" incident in which an eight-year-old boy was prompted by his mother to tell her, "My mom is gay and she doesn't need any fixing".

Bachmann calls the incident "shameless".

Says Beck: "They're coming with children to attack you on this...this is the nuclear bomb in politics...accusing you of [being a] homophobe or whatever - they''ll do this to anybody they want to destroy...Are you a homophobe?"

Replies Bachmann: "Well, of course not. I believe that we love all people. And I do. I love everyone."

She then goes on to tell Beck she doesn't believe that gays should be able to marry or have civil unions, but repeats her assertion that they are able to marry someone of the opposite sex.


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  1. Every time Michelle Bachmann says that gay people can marry straight folks, I'm reminded that she speaks from personal experience. We all know that Marcus is a closet case!

    Posted by: Paul Hogarth | Dec 7, 2011 2:36:51 PM

  2. Can't be any less shameless than putting children in commercials for the purpose of scaring people to vote against same-sex marriage.

    Posted by: Mathew | Dec 7, 2011 2:39:00 PM

  3. GB and MB in the same programme. No way I'll watch nor listen! M's love for everyone is simply a very bad joke.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Dec 7, 2011 2:42:15 PM

  4. LOVE the shot of her face when she realized what the little boy had said. Here Bachmann says that she never really heard what he said. Her look of death says differently.

    Posted by: Gigi | Dec 7, 2011 2:48:41 PM

  5. The Right uses small children at pro-life demonstrations all the time. How is that good?

    Posted by: Kyle | Dec 7, 2011 2:50:03 PM

  6. Beck's producer is shameless in stating, about the little boy, "He doesn't want to do this..." implying that the wicked lesbian mother is forcing the boy. Much more likely, the little boy is simply very nervous about talking to an unknown adult in an unfamiliar setting. And let's not forget that, as pretty as MC is, she's still a stone-cold face with aggression written all over it.

    Posted by: Chuck Mielke | Dec 7, 2011 2:53:58 PM

  7. The law has to apply to every one equally.......??
    This woman is a complete idiot , so is Beck .......they are completely contradicting themselves about "all having the same rights"...
    These pric** are driving me crazy !
    And the Christians have made careers of indoctrinating and exploiting children....even Fred Phelps is in on that act.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Dec 7, 2011 3:05:45 PM

  8. Don't you think both of these extreme right wingnut GOPers would have had similar thoughts in 1967 by asserting something like "Of course whites and blacks can get married...to a spouse of the same race"? Of course, that same year, the US Supreme Court ruled differently (Loving v Virginia) thus changing "traditional marriage" for lots of American racists. Hopefully a similar ruling will come in the next few years setting American homophobes on their bigoted asses!

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Dec 7, 2011 3:09:16 PM

  9. I don't need to watch this video to know what it looks like...two f'n idiots telling each other how "right" they are about "the gays".
    Let them spin their wheels on each other...it's wasted energy.
    I'm on my way to my husband's place of work for a Holiday Party today...and tomorrow I turn 60...B-day party time. Our kids will be there...with some of the grandkids too. It's all too "normal" for them, isn't it?

    Posted by: Paul B. | Dec 7, 2011 3:13:34 PM

  10. @HADENOUGHBS - Spot on! Someone should mention that to the wingnut the next time she spouts off about how gay CAN get married...

    Posted by: Jeff | Dec 7, 2011 3:14:25 PM

  11. They're just upset that they got called out on their neanderthal-like behavior, by a little kid no less. This is classic hypocrite behavior. I'm glad we're not ignoring and putting up with this anymore. A vote for these Republicans is a vote for hate.

    Posted by: SpunkyBunks | Dec 7, 2011 3:17:58 PM

  12. Just like the right wing shouldn't use children, neither should anyone trying to progress our cause! Ugh--I knew that this would be the reaction. This kid doesn't know Bachmann or her agenda. Clearly the mother told him to say this and for that reason this is wrong. We need to be adults and challenge her with logic and reason, if that doesn't work--vote against her and help educate your friends, neighbors, family, etc...on you being a human and deserving of equal rights. This mother should be ashamed of herself. When this kid grows up and speaks for himself--then cheers to him and her phenomenal job of raising him. Until then, don't use children to get involved with this nightmare of an argument and don't put the rest of us in a position to defend this behavior.

    Posted by: David | Dec 7, 2011 3:32:18 PM

  13. I guess putting tape over the mouths of toddlers and forcing them to stand on the steps of the Capitol holding pictures of mutilated babies, as per the pro-life fanatics, isn't child abuse? Though I am personally uneasy when any parent gets any kid involved in their political activism (You're only a kid once, you have a lifetime to find out just how hate filled and screwed up this world is)I know that Beck and his minion would never criticize those fanatics for involving children in their cause.

    Posted by: Pedro | Dec 7, 2011 3:33:08 PM

  14. *shivers* oooo! I just feel the love! How about you just go back to admitting you hate us and let us have our rights instead. I'm perfectly happy with you hating me as long as I have my rights.

    Posted by: SCollingsworth | Dec 7, 2011 3:36:14 PM

  15. These people are idiots, no doubt, but the mother should not have used her child in that manner. Children should never be used by adults to do their work.

    Posted by: sully | Dec 7, 2011 3:36:15 PM

  16. I don't even want to listen to this stupid b!tch but hey Michelle, you're Un-American and a Homophobe. No other way to describe you, OK. Children were used by the proponents of Prop H8 here in CA to strip Californians of their right to marry. But because you went there, here it is, YOU are shameless and hateful and going on this show proves my point you heartless human piece of sh!t.

    Posted by: ChadSF | Dec 7, 2011 3:38:15 PM

  17. For those who are concerned, the mother clarified that this was the boy's idea. He got stage fright, hence the whispering, but he was the one who dragged her back into line when she was going to leave and insisted he talk to Bachmann.

    Posted by: Sonneillon | Dec 7, 2011 3:48:29 PM

  18. to those who say "we shouldn't involve kids...".....um...they're already involved. the right-wing involves children, OUR children, in their bigotry and hateful rhetoric. what they do and say affects OUR children.

    this is showing them that.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 7, 2011 4:01:52 PM

  19. Clearly, Mrs. Bachmann is expressing her own personal philosophy - that gays can marry those of the opposite sex- as this has worked so well for her and her husband, Marcus. I mean really--what straight man do you know that goes by "Marcus" and picks out his wife's shoes?

    Posted by: B | Dec 7, 2011 4:02:36 PM

  20. @ SONNEILLON :
    your piece of information needs to be spoken loud and clear.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Dec 7, 2011 4:04:26 PM

  21. Michelle, you're not the one to lecture about shamelessness.

    Posted by: Danny | Dec 7, 2011 4:44:42 PM

  22. To be serious guys/gals - that child was certainly being coached by an obvious (and probably angry) lesbian mom and the whole act did not bode well on the gay community. BTAIM, Bachmann is a horrible hateful Christian and deserved the attempt. I winced when the mom kept prodding the boy to say it again when he was obviously too shy or too frightened. It did not come across as though the child believed it. We have a 4YO son and I would never put him in such a position. Had it been entirely voluntary on the part of the child the video would have gone viral by now.

    Posted by: OS2Guy | Dec 7, 2011 5:48:16 PM

  23. Will someone shut this mooing cow up already?

    Who cares whether the child was coached--the point is solid and it is valid.

    Gay people WILL ALWAYS exist. They don't need fixing. It's time these panicked Chicken Littles look up and realize the sky hasn't fallen.

    Posted by: Sean in Dallas | Dec 7, 2011 6:29:49 PM

  24. OS2GUY i normally like your comments, but this one i take issue with from the first sentence "(and probably angry)lesbian"--stereotyping and projecting. i'm surprised. consider that when your son has doubled his current life span what a different and able human being he may be. how he will defend you when he knows something's amiss. you're a lucky man.

    Posted by: shane | Dec 7, 2011 7:10:52 PM

  25. Well, Bella married a vampire, and her werewolf ex-boyfriend has now linked his soul forever to her supernatural human daughter, but it is all hetero, so I guess that is AOK.

    But let two guys fall in love? Right to hell, with love.

    Posted by: ted | Dec 7, 2011 7:37:01 PM

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