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Bachmann's 2004 Words: Gays "Part of Satan," Wishes Gay Stereotypes Were Back on TV

 
 
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Some folks on the internet have dug up the text of a lecture Michelle Bachmann gave to the National Education Leadership Conference, as a Minnesota State Senator, in which her extremely retrograde, damaging, and bigoted views on GBLT Q issues were spoken loud and clear. Two excerpts:

We need to have profound compassion for the people who are dealing with the very real issue of sexual dysfunction in their life, and sexual identity disorders. This is a very real issue. It's not funny, it's sad. Any of you who have members of your family that are in the lifestyle-we have a member of our family that is. This is not funny. It's a very sad life. It's part of Satan, I think, to say this is gay. It's anything but gay.
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If you'll recall television maybe 15, 20 years ago, if you'd see something about gays it would be an outlandish kind of an outfit, it would be a kind of tittering, making fun. But that's different now. Now gays are made to look good."

It gets even worse.

Read or listen to the rest via GawkerDumpBachmann.com / Towleroad 

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at July 13, 2011, 7:25am