Michele Bachmann has told Glenn Beck
that she is not anti-gay.
During an appearance on Beck's radio
show, Bachmann discussed a recent incident in which 8-year-old
Elijah told her that his mother is gay and not in need of fixing,
a reference to allegations that the family clinics run by her husband
Marcus Bachmann attempt to “cure” gay people of their sexuality.
During an earlier appearance on The Tonight Show, she told
host Jay Leno that not
offering the therapy would be discriminatory.
Beck said people were using kids to
attack Bachmann and called the tactic the “nuclear bomb in
“You've been hit now twice on this,”
When asked if she is a homophobe,
Bachmann answered, “Well, of course not.”
“I believe that we love all people.
And I do. I love everyone. I don't necessarily agree with them.
But I love them, I'm kind to them, I'm gracious to them, because the
Golden Rule is to treat others as you want to be treated. And that's
how I treated this young boy, that's how I treated the mother.”
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