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Bachmanns Proudly Attend Antigay Sermon

Bachmanns Proudly Attend Antigay Sermon


Michele Bachmann and her husband joined in yet another antigay moment this weekend during a visit to an Iowa church, which featured testimony from a man claiming he's no longer gay.

NBC News reports that the Bachmanns attended Point of Grace Church near Des Moines, and as Pastor Jeff Mullen stood next to the GOP presidential candidate onstage, he raised her personal Bible in his hand as a symbol to the congregation of her Christian devotion. Then Mullen delivered a sermon about the supposedly "immoral" and "unnatural" sin of homosexuality.

"We inherently know that homosexual behavior is immoral and unnatural," Mullen said, according to NBC.

Before it was all over, and Bachmann was seen posing for photos with the pastor, he shared a videotaped testimonial from Adam Hood, who says he's no longer gay.

"I am so happy God has given me natural affection for a woman," Hood said in the recording.

Both Bachmanns have repeatedly made supportive statements about so-called reparative therapy, even recommending a book written by a woman who claims she is no longer a lesbian. Marcus Bachmann's Christian counseling clinics were the subject of a recent hidden-camera investigation that found therapists claiming it's possible to stop being gay. But the candidate has refused to answer any questions about the business, about the dangers of reparative therapy, or about the string of teen suicides in her congressional district.

NBC News contacted the Bachmann campaign, which made no apparent effort to distance itself from what was preached from the pulpit Sunday. Instead, a statement from the Minnesota congresswoman's campaign said, "She always welcomes the opportunity to meet with parishioners."

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