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07/15/2011

Video/Audio: In May, Bachmann saw anti-gay advocacy as boon; temps now warmed, why are feet now cold?

by Jeremy Hooper

So Michele Bachman doesn't want to address the gay-themed "culture war" issue that is currently dominating our news cycle. Here's the AP on that:

The campaign's not taking interviews on the subject? Uh huh, well here's the thing: Michele Bachman has not only carved out her entire national presence on anti-gay/"ex-gay" nonsense -- she has actually cited her staunch convictions as a way of lending credence to her presidential campaign! Here's the Congresswoman speaking to the American Family Association's Dan Celia in May of this year, specifically citing her push for a Minnesota gay marriage ban as proof that she has more mettle than her fellow Republicans:


SOURCE: Financial Issues with Dan Celia [AFA]

So wait, which is it? Are these "culture war" issues the thing of presidential strength, or the thing of distraction, as the candidate now claims? I mean she certainly sounded confident when she called the "sexual dysfunction" of gayness "part of Satan, I think." She was surely eager to use her office's letterhead when she was accusing MN senators who didn't vote for her marriage amendment of acting like soldiers whose complacency led to the Pearl Harbor tragedy. She was certainly proud to provide a blurb for "ex-gay" Janet Boyne's book. She refers to Marcus' counseling offices as "the family business." And as evidenced above: When faced with a question of leadership, Rep. Bachmann is all about highlighting her own efforts to ban her home state's gays.

Not talking now, Congresswoman? Well that's not just offensive to LGBT people who deserve answers, but also to supporters who deserve some sort of consistency.

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