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Michele Bachmann, You Can’t Pray the Gay Away

Michele Bachmann, You Can’t Pray the Gay Away

 

Sometimes Michele Bachmann’s attitude toward the LGBT community makes even Sarah Palin seem moderate. She has called homosexuality “personal enslavement.” She suggests children of gay couples are at risk. She fears “gay and lesbian activists” will undermine marriage. She would bring back the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that was just set aside.

She wants to shut down the Environmental Protection Agencytrash the 14th Amendment, and slash corporate taxes. She believes earthquakes and hurricanes are God’s way of saying she is right.

She makes good theater but lousy politics. So what better way to respond to her grim message than through putting a smile on people’s faces? While Bachmann was inside the California Republican Party Convention, modeling her usual “marriage is between men and women” message, a group of protesters was outside dancing.

Their message was a whole lot friendlier: “We’re here, and we’re queer, and we’re here to stay.” How anyone could look at this vibrant, multi-generational group of dancers and see anything but the kind of people the country needs to cherish is hard to fathom.

The flash mob was organized by the Courage Campaign, “an online organizing network that empowers more than 700,000 grassroots and netroots activists to push for progressive change and full equality in California and across the country.”

The video below is used with the permission of Sunnyland Pictures. Don’t stop with this one. Check out the great-grandmother, dancing so her new grandbaby can grow up in a world where people are accepted for whoever they are.

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7:07AM PST on Jan 7, 2012

@ Ben, I don't know about America, however, I have yet to see a Religious Ceremony performed in a court room.

7:05AM PST on Jan 7, 2012

Forgive me, for I am an outsider, but isn't this that lady with the gay husband who happens to be in deep denial.
/snark.
Seriously though, what a strange and misguided woman.

4:53AM PST on Dec 12, 2011

Whether it's thought that society of any nation is accepting of homosexuality, there may be more people accepting but this does not mean the majority accepts. Our nations knows the harmful effects of promiscuity in the homosexual lobby, fuelled by lust and flare deceiving people to think it's love. Gay marriage would redefine marriage. Marriage is a religious ceremony before the eyes of God, what's wrong with just accepting and being content with civil partnerships? Why redefine a religious ceremony, isn't that inequality for religious institutions to have the right to have exclusion? Exclusion isn't a bad thing in every case, a good instance of exclusion is what God forbids, like you would exclude a dangerous serial killer from living in your home to protect your family. Marriage isn't about a legal status or cake but a joining of 2 ppl to one flesh between a man and a woman. Man is not the object of morality, God's word is the object of morality.

10:31PM PST on Dec 8, 2011

Honestly, what hell-hole did this woman crawl from?

And good for the protesters, they have my full support :)

1:59AM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

A class in RESPECT AND RESPONSIBILITY should be taught from Grade one to graduation, children should be taught that anything is permissible as long as it does not hurt themselves or anybody else. Common sense would dictate that if children are taught at a very early age that every child has their own strengths and weaknesses and that they should use their strengths to help not tease or bully others.
Later on Sex Education should be taught from Contraceptives, Masturbation,LGBT and all forms of sex. Let us face it whether we like it or not children are curious and are having sex earlier and earlier. They should be taught the joys and the consequences of having sex ( Pregnancy,STD, AIDS ) But you say when will this be taught. Cut out Geography or History early on then put it back in and remove Geometry and Algebra. They can learn this in college if need be. I believe this is a solution. Nipping it in the Bud so that Bullying, Sexual Assault, and many others will be greatly diminished if not eradicated. It is my belief that when children graduate with these principals where they are taught RESPECT for themselves and others and to take RESPONSIBILITY for their actions. Within a few generations this world would be a much better place to live in.

5:03AM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

Hadn't seen the video included in this article before. Loved it! How up lifting. And great choice of music. Michele and her husband, Marcie, are total scumbags. Being from MN I have seen all of her hateful, homophobic dog-and-pony show from the beginning. She (and Tim Palenty) are a disgrace to Minnesota and to the nation.

4:49PM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

Haha. That was very fun and upbeat, BUT... isn't it MORE fun legislating and perpetuating pain and misery into other people's lives so that you don't have to confront the possibility that your religious beliefs (your "gawd") may be wrong.

11:24AM PDT on Sep 30, 2011

WHY are people still listening to this harpy of a woman?? She's made herself irrelevant, move on!

11:23AM PDT on Sep 30, 2011

WHY is anyone still listening to this harpy of a woman? She's made herself irrelevant; move on.

4:36AM PDT on Sep 28, 2011

Thanks for the article.

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