Everyone knows how Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann feels about LGBT people: She doesn’t like us, even though some people claim she is married to a gay man herself.
Michele Bachmann is very vocal about her support for a federal constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. She and her husband Marcus owns — and he operates — a clinic where they purport to turn gay people straight. Michele Bachmann has said, according to the Human Rights Campaign, that, “If you’re involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle, it’s bondage. It is personal bondage, personal despair and personal enslavement.” And her husband Marcus has said, in essence, that gays and lesbians are “barbarians that need to be educated.”
So you can bet that when an 8-year-old boy named Elijah approached Michele Bachmann at a recent meet-and-greet event in South Carolina to promote her new book, Core of Conviction: My Story, to let her know that his mom was a lesbian and didn’t need to be cured or converted, Michele was none too happy to be cornered that way.
Watch the video below, and you’ll see that all starts out friendly enough: Michele is seated behind a table as a woman and young boy approach. There are polite greetings and then the mom tells her son, “Don’t you have something you’d like to say?”
The youngster mumbles few his message, then Michele Bachmann tells him she’s sorry, but she couldn’t hear him. She pulls him closer and bends down with her ear near his mouth as he repeats: “Miss Bachmann, my mommy’s gay but she doesn’t need any fixing.”
The look of shock on Michele Bachmann’s face is priceless, but when she straightens up, the look she gives Elijah’s mom — well, let’s just say that if looks could kill, Elijah would be an orphan.