When I saw the message below from Charles Blow, columnist for The New York Times, and listened to the audio from Rep. Bachmann, I considered writing a commentary about the position of the American Psychiatric Association on the use of “reparation therapy” to “cure” homosexuals in light of Dr. Marcus Bachmann’s business. Then I thought: let the readers and listeners consider Rep. Bachmann’s own words, delivered in a heartfelt, sincere tone. After all, she is running for President of the United States.
CharlesMBlow Charles M. Blow
RT @memeorandum Audio: Bachmann in ’04: ‘It’s part of Satan, I think, to say this is gay’ (G-A-Y / Good As You) http://t.co/sas3mjp #wicked
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. ”
“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.”
“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.