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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