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 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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Photo from You Can’t Pray Away the Gay Bachmann! Flash Mob via Courage Campaign