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07/12/2011

Audio: Bachmann in '04: 'It’s part of Satan, I think, to say this is gay'

by Jeremy Hooper

Some media outlets have played the clip from this same conference where she called homosexuality "personal bondage, personal despair, and personal enslavement." But for my money, this one -- wherein the GOP superstar invoked Satan, sexual dysfunction, and the Love Won Out "ex-gay" conference -- is the real gem:

And I think something that was meant for evil was meant for good, and I think we can see that again today. Well there's something that's happening in our schools, and one of the reasons why I felt I was called to take up this issue, of bringing a constitutional amendment to the state of Minnesota before our people—I was the chief author in the MN state senate—is because of the profound impact this would have on every man, every woman, every child in the state of Minnesota. Because everyone thought this would only impact the 1.3 percent of our population that is a same-sex individual -- and again, don’t misunderstand. 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. And so we are not here tonight -- in fact, I wish this whole room was filled with the fay community -- because we'd reach our hand out in love.

The Love Won Out conference was here not too long ago in the Twin Cities, and it’s profoundly sad to recognize that almost all, if not all, individuals who have gone into the lifestyle have been abused at one time in their life, either by a male or by a female. There’s been profound hurt and profound things that have happened in almost all of their lives. And this gives us great compassion. So this is not to talk about gay bashing -- do we understand that? That is not what this is about. But it's to say that this new legal enforcement of a new status—homosexuality, lesbianism, bringing it into the mainstream, if you will, giving it a legitimacy if you will -- that will impact not only the gay community, but every man, woman and child, particularly the schools.
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*FULL AUDIO OF HER REMARKS (over an hour entirely on gay people): MICHELE BACHMANN: THE EFFECTS OF GAY MARRIAGE ON EDUCATION [Dump Bachmann Blog]

The same amendment and very same candidate hoping to dominate the polls in 2012. Nothing's changed, the gays or the stakes.

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*EARLIER: Don't miss the 2004 letter where she said Minnesota senators who ignore a call to pass a marriage amendment would be like those soldiers who ignored warnings regarding Pearl Harbor.

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