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    Michele Bachmann Clinic: Where You Can Pray Away the Gay?

    So how do the Bachmann's make their money? Apparently by using widely discredited reparative therapies to turn gay people straight.

    Michele Bachmann Exclusive: Pray Away the Gay at Candidate's Clinic? - ABC News

    A former patient who sought help from the Christian counseling clinic owned by GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann and her husband, Marcus, told ABC News he was advised that prayer could rid him of his homosexual urges and he could eventually be "re-oriented."

    "[One counselor's] path for my therapy would be to read the Bible, pray to God that I would no longer be gay," said Andrew Ramirez, who was 17-years-old at the time he sought help from Bachmann & Associates in suburban Minneapolis in 2004. "And God would forgive me if I were straight."

    In the past, Marcus Bachmann has disputed the clinic has treated gay patients this way. But Ramirez's account, which was first reported by The Nation, is similar to the counseling session that appears on new undercover video shot by a gay rights advocacy group last month. That footage shows another counselor at the Bachmann clinic telling a gay man posing as a patient that, with prayer and effort, he could eventually learn to be attracted to women and rid himself of his gay urges.
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    Re: Michele Bachmann Clinic: Where You Can Pray Away the Gay?

    Some people are just plain backward and stupid, and nothings ever gonna change that.

    Luckily the times are changing, and this will hopefully anyway, all be a thing of the past.

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    The most important fact about ‘reparative therapy,’ also sometimes known as ‘conversion’ therapy, is that it is based on an understanding of homosexuality that has been rejected by all the major health and mental health professions. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Counseling Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the National Association of Social Workers, together representing more than 477,000 health and mental health professionals, have all taken the position that homosexuality is not a mental disorder and thus there is no need for a ‘cure.’

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    Michele Bachmann Avoids Questions Regarding Husband's Clinic - The Note

    Video; too funny. I mean, it's what she always does. Direct question gets completely unrelated answer.

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    Re: Michele Bachmann Clinic: Where You Can Pray Away the Gay?

    Every time I hear about someone using this "therapy", it makes me think about the Star Trek: TNG ep. "The Outcast". I'm pretty sure it was written specifically to address this issue.
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    Re: Michele Bachmann Clinic: Where You Can Pray Away the Gay?

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    So how do the Bachmann's make their money? Apparently by using widely discredited reparative therapies to turn gay people straight.

    Michele Bachmann Exclusive: Pray Away the Gay at Candidate's Clinic? - ABC News
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    Re: Michele Bachmann Clinic: Where You Can Pray Away the Gay?

    I wish I could pray the stupid away from some people.
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