These people are clinical:
Are you gay and wish you weren’t? In Minnesota, there’s a Bachmann who can help you out with that.
Two gay former patients of Marcus Bachmann’s Lake Elmo, MN counseling center are talking to the press about the so-called homosexual “reparative therapy” Bachmann offers at his clinic. Bachmann — husband of surging presidential contender Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) — has long denied he peddles the universally-rejected theory that prayer and Bible study can turn a gay person straight. But now there’s video that shows reparative therapy was on offer at the clinic just weeks ago.
Reports from the pair were first published in The Nation and on ABC News Monday.
Andrew Ramirez, who was sent to Bachmann’s clinic while a senior in high school after he came out to his parents in 2004, told The Nation that a counselor at Bachmann’s clinic “set about trying to ‘cure’ him” by reading the Bible. “particularly verses that cast homosexuality as an abomination.”
I’m not a believer, and don’t believe in the power of prayer, so maybe I just don’t get it. But right now, I can’t think of any combination of Hail Mary’s that would make me stop liking women and start liking men. And if it works for this, why not pray yourself rich, pray yourself thin, pray away your cancer, etc?
Just pure insanity. And that’s not even beginning to dive into the nuttiness in folks thinking there is something wrong with being gay in the first place.