An “ex-gay” group has come to the
defense of Michele Bachmann at the Values Voter Summit.
At the three-day event taking place in
Washington D.C., the group Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays
(PFOX) is defending Bachmann and her husband Marcus Bachmann from
those critical of their Christian counseling centers.
In separate interviews, the Bachmanns
have acknowledged that their clinics attempt to “cure” gay people
of their sexuality.
In fact, Michele Bachmann has suggested
that not offering the therapy would be discriminatory.
“The whole thing is with our clinic.
Whatever issue anyone has, we don't discriminate,” she
said during an appearance on NBC's The Tonight Show. “If
they come into our clinic and somebody has an issue, our therapists
deal with whatever the issues are. It's an ethics issue. Whatever
issue … we don't discriminate against people's issues.”
PFOX leader Greg Quinlan writes in a
letter being distributed by the group at the event: “They cannot
bear to have even one homosexual leave homosexuality, hence their
outrage at Dr. Bachmann.”
“The bottom line is ex-gays do exist,
and they deserve as many rights as any other sexual orientation,”
Quinlan told Mother