Bachmann rhymes with Bigot.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jun 28, 2011
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Unrelated, but beautifully inspiring:

Michelle Bachmann just declared her candidacy for President of the United States of America, a country founded upon freedom and civil rights, in hte 2012 election. But her candidacy seems more comfortable in, perhaps, 1912. Problem: as a woman, she might not yet then have had the right to vote. Strange, then, that she’s so hateful and fearful toward another minority group of proud citizens.

This article goes on and on. Click her for the whole bit, it’s worth it:

Bachmann has spearheaded fights to get a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in Minnesota. That, in itself, is not too unusual. But what is unusual is the fervency of Bachmann’s anti-gay agenda. Her stance does not seem cynical politicking to her base. It seems rooted in her core beliefs and evangelical religious outlook. Bachmann, after all, once hid behind some bushes to keep an eye on a gay rally in St Paul, Minnesota. In another notorious incident, when two lesbians once approached Bachmann in a bathroom to talk about her anti-gay opinions, the congresswoman claimed she was being kidnapped and fled to police to try and press charges (the authorities took a dim view of the complaint and declined to pursue the matter). In 2004, she called being gay “part of Satan”. In the same year, she also compared it to slavery, saying:

“If you’re involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle, it’s bondage. It is personal bondage, personal despair and personal enslavement.”

She’s said teaching young children about gay people is akin to child abuse and has claimed that gays have a “sexual dysfunction”. She believes gays specifically target children and has said repeatedly that she believes America is on a path that will eventually see young people forced to “try” being gay.

…read the rest.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


3 Responses to “Bachmann rhymes with Bigot.”

  1. Ben_Ralston says:

    Wowza, that last video made me cry. *He* should be running for president…

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