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Anti-gay MN state senator bleats away at convention

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Eva at Dump Michele Bachmann passed on the latest from Minnesota's answer to Colorado's Marilyn Musgrave. Bachmann has a homo-fixation so intense that it comes at the expense of adequately serving her district.

Recently, Michele was bleating her profound thoughts on homos (her speech: "The Effect of Same Sex Marriage on Education") at a Republican District Convention, put on by Edwatch. A partial transcript:
One of the reasons why I felt I was called to take up this issue, of bringing a constitutional amendment to the state of Minnesota before our people - I was the chief author in the senate - is because of the profound impact this would have on every man, every woman, every child in the state of Minnesota. Because everyone thought this would only impact the 1.3 percent of our population that is a same-sex individual.

And again, don't misunderstand. I am not here bashing people who are homosexuals, who are lesbians, who are bisexual, who are transgendered. We need to have profound compassion for the people who are dealing with the very real issue of sexual dysfunction in their life, and sexual identity disorders. This is a very real issue. It's not funny, it's sad.

...Any of you who have members of your family that are in the lifestyle - we have a member of our family that is. This is not funny. It's a very sad life. It's part of Satan, I think, to say this is gay. It's anything but gay.


...It's profoundly sad to recognize that almost all, if not all, individuals who have gone into the lifestyle have been abused at one time in their life, either by a male or by a female. There's been profound hurt and profound things that have happened in almost all of their lives. And this gives us great compassion. So this is not about gay bashing. Do we understand that? This is not what this is about.

This new legal enforcement of a new status - homosexuality, lesbianism, bringing it into the mainstream, if you will, giving it a legitimacy if you will, that will impact not only the gay community, but every man, woman and child, particularly the schools. Because the first thing that will occur, once the legalization occurs, is that if this curriculum is not being taught already, it will be mandated, it must be taught in the schools. You cannot get out of it. Why? If you would not teach this, it would be considered discriminatory.
You can see Michele on video here. Eva also has coverage of a Minnesota Public Radio debate between Bachmann and openly gay state Senator Scott Dibble on the state's proposed marriage amendment. A transcript is over at Eleventh Avenue South.

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Andy of Eleventh Avenue South also noted that infamous ex-gay sidekick of Michele Bachmann, Janet Boynes, had a booth at the recent bible beaters rally for a marriage amendment. The Minnesota Family Council featured a booth, as Andy aptly said, "promoting God's power to turn Janet Boynes from butch to breeder."



Also at the rally was a really witty winger with a new spin on "Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve."



Also:
* 'Ex-gay' Janet Boynes and Michele Bachmann
* Minnesota Poll Shows Marriage Amendment Would Fail (365gay.com)