This, which led ABC News tonight, is so much bovine fecal matter:
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. “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 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.
Wow… what a scandal… Bachmann should be tarred and feathered for this… as should any American who would have the temerity to believe anything like it…
What complete and total crap. Makes you wonder how much ABC paid for it.
And how objective are the folks running the undercover cameras featured in the story? The folks who call themselves Truth Wins Out:
Truth Wins Out (abbreviated TWO) is an organization formed by Wayne Besen to fight what it considers “anti-gay religious extremism,” especially the ex-gay movement. TWO states that religious groups claiming that they have “cured” individuals of homosexuality are a hoax, and are, in fact, dangerous to society.
Besen formed Truth Wins Out formed on June 7, 2006 as a response to the belief that a person’s homosexual orientation can change. In particular, TWO is critical of organizations and religious ministries which treat homosexuality as a diseased behavior pattern which can be “cured.” Besen later launched the related RespectMyResearch project to document what he views as distortions of science by the ex-gay movement, especially Focus on the Family.
Hmm… an organization purposed in ‘debunking’ the ex-gay movement gets ABC to report on how scandalous it is that Bachmann’s husband believes that one can turn away from homosexuality through prayer.
The next thing you know, a conservative Christian might just work at a crisis pregnancy center… and be opposed to women slaughtering the offspring in their wombs and horrors, they might just pray these women would change their minds…
Hey Brian Ross, you sorry excuse for a journalist, why don’t you do an investigative piece on that? Ought to be as hard hitting, ought to be as scandalous, ought to be as telling as to what you and your lousy network are really about.
If you had any doubts as to the objectivity of ABC News, any uncertainty as to their bias, this will seal the deal for you.
Or you’re an even bigger buffoon.
The truth will indeed win out.