Marcus Bachman, former “Ex-Gay Reparative Therapist” and husband of Tea Party presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, compares homosexuals to barbarians in need of education and discipline in a lovely clip unearthed by Think Progress.
In a sane and rational world, this would hands down mean the end of Michele Bachmann’s run for the presidency. I mean, are we seriously going to allow a man who absolutely detests and vilifies a significant percentage of the American population?
Unfortunately, it seems like Bachmann’s fans are sipping the same homophobic Kool Aid, and will probably be unfazed or even more deeply entrenched in their support of her after this.
BACHMANN: We have to understand: barbarians need to be educated. They need to be disciplined. Just because someone feels it or thinks it doesn’t mean that we are supposed to go down that road. That’s what is called the sinful nature. We have a responsibility as parents and as authority figures not to encourage such thoughts and feelings from moving into the action steps…
And let’s face it: what is our culture, what is our public education system doing today? They are giving full, wide-open doors to children, not only giving encouragement to think it but to encourage action steps. That’s why when we understand what truly is the percentage of homosexuals in this country, it is small. But by these open doors, I can see and we are experiencing, that it is starting to increase.