Despite Bachmann controversy, many Christians cool to conversion therapy for gays
July 18th, 2011
01:39 PM ET
11 years ago

Despite Bachmann controversy, many Christians cool to conversion therapy for gays

(CNN) – When presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's husband, Marcus, addressed accusations that his Christian counseling business encourages homosexual clients to try to change their sexual orientation, he appeared to play down the role of so-called conversion therapy at his clinics.

"Is it a remedy form that I typically would use?" Bachmann told Minnesota's Star Tribune newspaper. "It is at the client's discretion."


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  1. GI Joe

    Let me see .....................where DID I put that $3.00 bill?

    July 18, 2011 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    Shorter fundamentalist Christian right: "We give up on trying to convert gay people into straight people...but we'll be d-mned if we're going to give up on persecuting them."

    July 18, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  3. S. In California - Obama 2012

    This is one phony couple. I bet when the cameras are turned off and they are all alone – they can't stand each other. It won't work Bachmann – we know what you are.

    July 18, 2011 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  4. stevetall

    Honestly, has even one 'gay' person/client of this guy ever stepped forward to claim to have been 'cured'? I haven't heard about that yet. How much government money has this guy received, and why? Do all crack-pot religious nut-jobs get government money? Where's mine?

    July 18, 2011 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  5. B

    The Bachmanns and their Christian followers are living in a different paradigm of Mythology, naiveté, and a total lack of awareness to the Changing World around them !

    Anyone that is attempting to be in a Global leadership role should not be living in a Time Bubble as she is!

    July 18, 2011 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Let's take Mr. Bachmann at his word that he is not performing conversion therapy. So then, exactly what type of therapy is offered that qualifies for Medicare payments?

    July 18, 2011 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  7. GOP = Greed Over People

    I am sure Marcus and Botox Bachmann thought it worked on him, so why not open a clinic?

    July 18, 2011 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  8. John

    And you all call your self Christian. This Is just another Republican Lie. If this is what being a Christian mean I don't want nothing to do with It. Any real Cristian would know what the Bachmann was doing Is Wrong. And NO REAL Cristian would be Cool with what the Backmann have done to these People. No wonder al republican claim to be Christian , all they have to do Is LIE and CHEAT to People.

    July 18, 2011 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  9. Mike Dallas

    Marcus, just because you can impregnate a woman multiple times, does not make you heterosexual.

    July 18, 2011 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  10. Manic Michele is a "fag hag"!

    Wow, and what a catch, as he is just so "butch" in that pic!

    July 18, 2011 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  11. Marie MD

    Stealing money from the government seems to run in the family be it cult clinics or farm subsidies.
    That being said, i guess it hasn't worked for big boy marcus. 🙁
    Both bachmans remind me of those preachers (politicians) who are so anti gay but sooner or later they are caught at church or an airport or in Italy!!!

    July 18, 2011 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |