Investigation Alleges Bachmann Clinic Does “Ex-Gay” Therapy

Allegations that Marcus Bachmann’s mental health and therapy clinic, which receives federal funding for some of it trainings and treatments, actually is involved in “ex-gay” therapy have been traveling the wire in Minnesota for years.  After all, Bachmann has a history of traveling around to campaign events with ex-gay advocate and former homosexual Janet Boyle.  Still, no one has every provided the smoking gun, despite Marcus’s public statements that “gays must be changed” and the series of counseling specialties, from “marital problems” and “shame” to “Men’s & Women’s Issues.”

But now, Truth Wins Out, an group that “fights anti-LGBT religious extremism and the ‘ex-gay’ myth” claims to know first hand that the clinic “degays.”  Because one of their members went through a session.

After sending in one of their members with a hidden camera for therapy sessions, the undercover counselee was advised to find a “heterosexual accountability buddy,” to read a “why I’m better off not gay” book by friend of the firm Janet Boynes, was given ex-gay friendly churches to attend, and even reminded that he and his other gay friends could still possibly make it to heaven — if they repent throughouly first.

Read John’s full account of his experience being told he was a “heterosexual dealing with a homosexual problem” here at Truth Wins Out.

 

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156 comments

William C
William Cyesterday

Not surprising, thank you.

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W. C
W. C24 days ago

Thanks for the article.

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LMj Sunshine
James Merit5 years ago

Thank you for article.

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LMj Sunshine
James Merit5 years ago

Thank you for article.

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Quanta Kiran
Quanta Kiran5 years ago

Thanks.

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Jane H.
Jane H5 years ago

I hope that one day these kinfd of "clinics" will go the way of the wagon wheel. Some people may be confused with bi-sexual people, however. For them, it is just a matter of which sex they happen to fall in love with. They are not changed, however, if they fall in love with whichever sex.

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Scottmari B.
Scottmari B.6 years ago

So is practicing "clinical therapy" without a license, which is what Bachmann does.

It is acknowledged in the DSM IV, that sexual attraction is controlled by an innate orientation, not by free-will. Free-will controls whether or not a person acts and reacts to their thoughts and feelings. People infuse into co-created actions, all free-will intentions, thoughts, actions, and reactions, which make up free-will choice.

His unethical therapy can serve to mind-control someone's free-will, but cannot change their physiological orientation.

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Camila K.
Kamila A6 years ago

That kind of therapy is unethical

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Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener6 years ago

That would be up her alley!

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Lilithe Magdalene

Petition to defund Bachmann's practice of taxpayer money Please sign!!
http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/bachmann_clinic/?rc=fb_share1

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