Bachmann’s husband runs Ex-Gay therapy clinics
Coming on the heels of last weeks kerfluffle regarding Michelle Bachmanns husband calling gays “barbarians” The Nation has learned that Marcus Bachmann runs clinics that specialize in “Ex-Gay” therapy.
As Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann has surged in the polls, the spotlight has turned on her husband and main political adviser, Marcus Bachmann, who has a PhD in clinical psychology and owns two Christian counseling centers in Minnesota. There has been a great deal of speculation that his clinics, which have received $161,000 in state and federal funding, try to cure homosexuality—and the chatter has only grown louder since his comments likening gays to “barbarians” who “need to be educated” and “disciplined” surfaced in the blogosphere last week. Marcus Bachmann has denied these allegations. “That’s a false statement,” he replied when the Minneapolis City Pages asked if his clinic tried to cure gays. And until now there was no firm evidence to back these allegations up. But information obtained by The Nation suggests that Bachmann & Associates therapists do, in fact, try to change sexual orientation. It also sheds new light on the Bachmanns’ embrace of the controversial ex-gay movement and related psychological approaches, which portray homosexuality as a disease to be rooted out.
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For a more in-depth look at so-called “Ex-Gay” therapy and the BS that it is I highly recommend the documentary “One Nation Under God” available on Netflix.