If you have been watching the news for the last few days you probably heard some of the following allegations about Michele Bachmann and her husband, Marcus, stated as unambiguous facts:
that she said homosexuals are “part of Satan”;
that he denied counseling homosexuals who wanted to change their lifestyle;
that he called homosexuals “barbarians.”
I’ve carefully read every single story about this brewing “scandal” and come to the unavoidable conclusion that all three essential allegations are without merit – totally untrue. This conclusion, of course, leads to a few others:
that the media are afraid of Michele Bachmann’s stunning popularity in Republican presidential polls;
that the media are out to get Michele Bachmann by hook or by crook;
that the media will say anything and do anything to prevent Michele Bachmann’s compelling message from being heard through their lens of distortion and lies.
Let’s talk specifics here.
No. 1: Did Michele Bachmann say, as has been repeated ad nauseam in reports by CNN and dozens of other news sources, that homosexuals are “part of Satan”?
No, she did not. Here is what she did say in context in a speech in 2004: “We need to have profound compassion for the people who are dealing with the very real issue of sexual dysfunction in their life, and sexual disorders. This is a very real issue. It’s not funny, it’s sad. Any of you who have members of your family that are in the lifestyle – we have a member of our family that is. This is not funny. It’s a very sad life. It’s part of Satan, I think, to say this is gay. It’s anything but gay.”
Read More at WND by Joseph Farah, WorldNetDaily
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