Republican and anti-gay activist Michele Bachmann has clarified comments made at last week’s right-wing Values Voter Summit conference that same-sex marriage is “not an issue” and is “in fact…boring”
Republican and anti-gay activist Michele Bachmann has clarified comments made at last week’s right-wing Values Voter Summit conference that same-sex marriage is “not an issue” and is “in fact…boring,” reports WND.
Activist Michelangelo Signorile reported that Bachmann made the comments in an interview he conducted with her on Sirius XM Progress.
However, in a follow-up interview, Bachmann backtracked, claiming she meant that same-sex marriage “won’t be the issue that drives the 2014 election”:
“I told the reporter it’s getting boring having them only press this issue with Republicans while ignoring Democrats. The media loves to divide us on this issue. They look for something all the time. I said nothing different. I’m the woman who carried the traditional marriage amendment in Minnesota, and I stand firm in my belief that marriage should be between one man and one woman.”
The American Family Association’s resident wingnut Bryan Fischer – loves Burger King, hates gay sex – said that the issue of marriage equality is “far from settled”:
“Unfortunately, there are people in the conservative movement who have sort of given up. There are even evangelical leaders sending signals that the battle is over, that the battle is lost. ‘We’ll never be able to capture the millennials. They’re gone.’ I think it’s way premature for that. You know, when the homosexual lobby was [lost at the ballot in 31 states on marriage, they] didn’t quit. They didn’t give up. They didn’t do it. They didn’t give up, and neither are we.”
Always to be relied on for inflammatory hate speech that shows an absolute lack of any human compassion, in July, Bachmann claimed that gay people want to "abolish age of consent laws…so that adults will be able to freely prey on little children sexually."
Listen to Bachmann's July remarks, AFTER THE JUMP…