Michele Bachmann was left speechless after an 8-year-old boy told her that his mother is gay and not in need of fixing.

The incident occurred during a South Carolina book signing for Bachmann's new book Core of Conviction: My Story.

On the campaign trail, Bachmann has said she objects to gay marriage and would reinstate “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the recently repealed military policy that for 18 years banned gay and bisexual troops from serving openly. Bachmann has not denied allegations that the family clinics run by her husband Marcus Bachmann attempt to “cure” gay people of their sexuality. In fact, she told Jay Leno that not offering the therapy would be discriminatory.

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In a 1-minute video uploaded Sunday, December 4 to YouTube, Elijah and his mother are seen approaching Bachmann, who is seated behind a table.

“What's your name?” Bachmann asks.

“Elijah? It's really good to meet you,” Bachmann says as she shakes the boy's hand.

“Don't you have something you'd like to say?” the mother prompts.

“You know, I think I, my ears were too far away. Do you wanna come over real quickly?” Bachmann says as she leans over the table and closer to the boy.

“My mommy – Miss Bachmann – my mommy's gay but she doesn't need any fixing,” Elijah whispers.

“Ba-bye,” Bachmann responds as she waves Elijah and his mother goodbye. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)