Thursday, July 7, 2011

Michele Bachmann Supports Organization Which Says Gays Have A "Homosexual Problem"

As the days go by, Michele Bachmann, far from being a credible Republican candidate for President, is only being shown to be an even more extreme than previously thought.  From her husbands claim that LGBT people are "barbarians" and his clinics ties to "ex-gay" therapy, to the new revelations uncovered by ThinkProgress regarding Bachmanns support for Focus On The Families "ex-gay" Love Won Out conference, her views are being shown to be greatly out of the mainstream. Mrs. Bachmann is quoted in The Christian Post as saying, 
"I know that Love Won Out will present the truth about homosexuality. I look forward to welcoming Minnesotans and residents of surrounding states to hear the message of healing that is possible."
And what supposed "truth" is being discussed at Love Won Out conferences regarding homosexuality?  According to a report compiled by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the discussion at that particular Love Won Out conference included,
 Speakers spoke of those who identify as lesbians and gay men (to differentiate them from those “struggling” with their same-sex attraction) as unhappy, empty, in pain, defensive, broken, and enraged. With regard to this final point, Nicolosi suggested that for many developmentally damaged children, the enforced goodness of childhood provokes envy of “bad boys” who act out. He argued that this envy is the root of both the bad and socially transgressive behavior of gay activists and the alleged exhibitionism of lesbians and gay men in gay pride parades
Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D. Psychology, claimed that “we are all heterosexual in our true nature,” but that “some of us have a homosexual problem”
       Though all major reputable scientific organizations repudiate the types of therapy advocated by conferences like Love Won Out, Mrs. Bachmann claims that what is advocated by Love Won Out is true "healing" and that freedom from these unnatural same-sex desires is possible. Regardless of the fact that such therapy has led to countless suicides and emotional pain for hundreds of others, it is true "healing" according to Bachmann. 


       Probably the worst thing about this situation, is the fact that Mrs. Bachmann has a lesbian step-sister. It seems as though Bachmann has let her interpretation of the Bible and her political career get in the way of that which matters most - her family. Hopefully, if she does become the Republican candidate for President - something which is becoming less and less likely - Independents will flee from her in droves; the United States does not need a President that believes that a portion of its citizenry is inherently disordered and needs to be changed.  

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