July 13, 2011


When I first heard that Mary Bachmann was being profiled in the media, I was curious. Mrs. Bachmann gets so much air time on television, elbowing other members of Congress away from podiums, in order to get her mug on the evening news, that I wondered who her partner is.

Seemingly over night Mary made a splash. There were reports that she was a therapist. Then I saw that she claimed a mail order degree, and was referred to as Dr. Bachmann. My gaydar went off when Cher's did, and I felt sorry for the family for about a New York minute, until I reminded myself of the harmful affect that his beliefs were having on the clients of his mental health clinic.

The slow hum is beginning to turn to a roar. All of the major news stations are now carrying the story about Mary's reparative therapy clinic, how she lied, proselytized, and collected over $135K from Medicaid, while submissive wife remains in a trance.

Repeating the same mantra over and over again,  "I'm a small business owner, I'm a small business owner, I'm a small business owner and I create jobs," Mrs. Bachmann practiced staying on message, as a technician set the camera in place, before the satellite feed would go live.. "I'm a small business owner, and a job creator, and I'm running for president and I'm hear to talk to the American people about the economy, and I have no accomplishments to speak of, but my friends said, tell the press that I take books by Ludwig Von Mises to the beach in the summer. Well not really a beach, we don't have beaches in Minnesota. I read when we go to Lake Harriet in the summer. That's it - sounds good. Lake Harriet in the summer, in the summer at Lake Harriet. I read Ludwig Von Mises."

The red light on the camera was on, and the marionette candidate was transfixed before the camera. Ed Rollins said to work on sounding Presidential, without the wild hand gestures, so I sat on my hands, and lowered my voice. The dumb bitch on the news just asked me something about Mary. "I'm an Iowa girl, I was born in Cedar Falls, um Waterloo, so I know Iowa." Damn that sounded dumb, I hope I didn't sound dumb dumb dumb. Where was I born? The bitch just asked me about Mary again and I'll show her, "I'm proud of our small business, we're job creators, and I'm here to talk about the economy." I'm going to kill Mary, why does everyone want to know about her. She's not running, she'll be first lady. Who cares. The red light went off, and stayed off. Crap!

Barbarians are savages, and refers to someone who is uncivilized.

During an interview for "Point of View" on a christian radio network, Mary Bachmann made a spurious claim, while talking about the process of coming out, that "barbarians need to be educated."

If you see the statements she made regarding feelings, and the proper response to a child when they announce to a parent that they are gay, reflecting ignorance, and an utter lack of compassion and empathy, I would think that would disqualify him from being an effective clinical therapist. I cannot imagine any clinician responding to a client that their feelings have no validity, and that it is God's feelings that matter. Helloooooo!

If a child says "I'm gay" to a parent, do you say -- OK dear, let's go and get the bible to see what God says about homosexuality. One theologian will tell you that God says nothing about homosexuality, while another, like Mary Bachmann, will tell you that's called "the sinful nature."

I transcribed a part of the interview, as it's more outrageous when you read what he said. What do you think?


This is a partial transcript of the radio program "Point of View" where Marcus Bachmann, a self described "clinical therapist," slams the widely accepted treatment methods used in a clinical counselling environment, related to acknowledging an individual's feelings. Bachmann uses a hateful slur in describing openly gay members of society, and suggests that the public school system is encouraging children to be gay, and that he can see the gay population increasing as a result.

Radio HOST: First hour we have a guest that I have been looking forward to interviewing. Today we have with us Dr. Marcus Bachmann, he is president of Bachmnann and Associates, he's been a clinical therapist in the Twin Cities of Minnesota for more than 18 years.

0:46 mark of 4:38

BACHMANN: We are a christian counselling agency that has  26 christian pro-life, pro-family, pro-marriage counselors, and that is the most common uh -- response we get from christian couples. They really have bought into this culture. They have neglected understanding  what God's word says about a commitment to life. Our culture is filled with you know "how do you feel," and then when you get a counselor asking the confused "how do you feel," we really  are making a mistake. That's not what should drive the car, the ship, or whatever. What should drive us is the undeniable truth, and the godly principles of truth, in god's word, that should direct our path. I think we need to really call sin sin. And too often we find counselors and friends that will absolutely um -- excuse a person, and allow their feelings to take charge, and drive their ship or boat.

2:15 of 4:38

Radio Host: Welcome back to point of view. Dr. Marcus Bachmann is my guest and the time is going way to fast, I have so many questions for you Dr. Bachmann, and this one, since you also pay attention to the culture wars. This has been  swirling around lately because of this particular letter that came  down from the American College of Pediatricians* cautioning schools to stop promoting homosexual identity to children and yesterday the Wall Street Journal came out with an article "What do you say when your teenager says she's  gay."  What do you say to Christian parents who come up with this?

BACHMANN: "I think you  clearly say -- what is the understanding of God's word on homosexuality. I think that this is no mystery that a child or pre-adolescent, particularly adolescents, will question and wonder about sexuality, that's nothing new under the sun, since the beginning of time. I don't think we should take that, because we wonder, or we think, or we question, does that takes us down the road of homosexuality?

Radio Host: Could you add the word 'experiment' to that?

BACHMANN: Certainly. There is that - there is that curiosity. But again we -- we like you know  -- it is as if we have to understand, barbarians need to be educated. They need to be um -- disciplined and just because someone feels it, or thinks it, doesn't mean that we're supposed to go down that road, that's what's called the sinful nature. And we have a responsibility as parents, and as authority figures, not to encourage such umm thoughts and feelings, move into the action steps. And let's face it --  what's our culture, what is our public school system doing today? They are giving full wide open doors to children, not only giving um encouragement to think it, but to actually encourage action steps. That's why when we understand - what truly is a percentage of homosexuals in this country, it's small, but by these open doors, I can see , and we are experiencing, that it is starting to increase. 

Host: OK this is a topic we can talk about all day, and I hope you can come back.

Bachmann: I'd love to.

Via Think Progress

*NOTE: The American College of Pediatricians, referenced in the program, is a conservative political organization founded in 2002 to specifically oppose LGBT adoption. This political organization sent letter out to schools that misrepresented the group, and made erroneous assertions.

In the wikipedia entry it states:

Francis S. Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, made the following statement regarding the American College of Pediatricians on April 15, 2010: "It is disturbing for me to see special interest groups distort my scientific observations to make a point against homosexuality. The American College of Pediatricians pulled language out of context from a book I wrote in 2006 to support an ideology that can cause unnecessary anguish and encourage prejudice. The information they present is misleading and incorrect, and it is particularly troubling that they are distributing it in a way that will confuse school children and their parents."

Written and posted by Haightmale on the blog "Tie-dyed Jive in the (415)"

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