By Neal Broverman
Originally published on Advocate.com May 13 2013 12:16 PM ET
Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann upped the ante on her conservatism by recently advocating for a September 11 National Day of Prayer and Fasting not only to commemorate lives lost in 2001 and 2012, but to remember the terrorist attacks that occurred on those days were the fault of Americans.
“Our nation has seen judgment not once but twice on September 11 [the attacks in 2001 and the attack on the Benghazi consulate 11 years later] and that’s why we’re going to have ‘9/11 Pray’ on that day,” Bachmann said at a Capitol Hill event last week. “Is there anything better that we can do on that day rather than to humble ourselves and pray to an almighty God?”
Bachmann is teaming with World Net Daily editor Joseph Farah, a noted homophobe, to promote the event. Farah believes the advancement of gay rights is partly responsible for the attacks of September 11. The U.S. is in the midst of a “slide from moral malaise to cultural hedonism," he said.
Bachmann may be especially tense when it comes to LGBT rights as her home state is currently debating marriage equality, with the state House passing it last week and the Senate debating it today.
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