Kid Tells Bachmann: My Mommy is Gay, Doesn’t Need Fixing (VIDEO)


“My mommy is gay but she doesn’t need any fixing.”

This is the message eight year-old Elijah delivered to presidential candidate Michele Bachmann at a book signing event in South Carolina recently. The video, posted on YouTube on Sunday, has garnered a lot of attention.

Watch it below (Elijah is soft spoken so captions may be necessary, and you can click here to watch the larger video on YouTube itself):

Elijah’s mother writes in the YouTube video description “We were there for an Occupy Myrtle Beach event to mic check Michele Bachmann on another issue. The lgbt issue came up separately.”

The LGBT issue, briefly, is that Michele Bachmann has staunchly opposed gay rights and in particular same-sex marriage. She has argued that marriage equality is a fallacy and that the gay community wants “special” rights. Her husband, Marcus Bachmann, also runs a clinic that allegedly offers what is more commonly known as gay cure therapy, something Michele Bachmann appeared to advocate prior to her presidential candidacy.

Elijah’s mother has, however, received quite strident criticism over this video, with previous comments on YouTube, the comments feature now being disabled, saying that while the message may be for a good cause she appears to have pushed her child into this “activism”.

However an individual called Jennifer who claims to be Elijah’s mother’s close friend and also the person who recorded this video, commented over at Chicago Now that it was Elijah who wanted to deliver this message to Michele Bachmann but that he then got cold feet and so required a gentle nudge.

While offering that “sexuality is only political because ignorant people have made it so” and that this “political stance,” that is to say having two moms, is in fact Elijah’s reality and not some abstract social argument, Jennifer writes:

“I was standing in line with Elijah and his mom. His mom was going to say something to her, but she got nervous and told me she wanted to leave. We were about to step out of the line but Elijah cried out, “Nooo!” He grabbed onto her coat and pulled her back in the line, saying he wanted to talk to her.

When we got up to Michele, he got a little stage fright. His mom just didn’t want him to not say it because he was afraid, because she knew he would regret it if he didn’t. I used to do ballet as a child, and before performances, I’d want to no do it– my mom pushed me to perform. Afterwards, I’d run to her and tell her how happy I was. How is this any different? If we were shown a video of a child before a school play, or a recital, being pushed to perform and not give into stage fright, would we get the same reaction? My gut says no.”

Other sources say that Elijah has watched the video back a number of times and that he “approves” of it.

At the time of writing, Michele Bachmann’s office has not yet commented on the incident.

Related Reading:

Michele Bachmann, You Can’t Pray Away the Gay

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GOP Candidates Talk Same-Sex Marriage (VIDEO)

Image taken from YouTube video under Fair Use terms, no infringement intended.


Janis Jones
janis keller5 years ago

the kid is right.

Leah S.
Leah S6 years ago

There is no way to know if the child came up with that line, or if the parent did. The child needed coaching but I'm hoping the Mom asked if he wanted to to that, and he said yes. I think that face she made makes it especially nice to think of her not running anymore.

Silvia G.
Silvia G6 years ago

Her face!! Certainly priceless!! This kid is pretty brave!!

Ashley B.
Ashley B6 years ago

I agree with Kathy M. Obviously Bachman is terrible... but it hurts your point when you don't do it the right way. Don't use your children to make your points for you. Do you really think this kid came up with those words on his own?

Gloria Morotti
Gloria Morotti6 years ago

From the mouths of babes........

tina G.
tina Gardner6 years ago

like she needs any help in looking like an idiot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahahahaha

Anna Clayton
Anna Clayton6 years ago

Oh my gosh, that face she made! "Bye bye"! He's so brave!

Lilithe Magdalene

The look on her face was priceless!! Go Elijah!

Robyn B.
Robyn Brice6 years ago

Brave boy, I noticed that Bachman did not have anything to say.

Deborah L.
Deborah L6 years ago

Coached or not, good message delivery to MB. Very effective strategy, I approve!