Skip to comments.ABC News Confirms Bachmann Clinic Used "Pray Away The Gay' Therapy
Posted on 07/11/2011 7:43:00 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
An ABC News story tonight confirmed rumors that the Christian counseling clinic owned by Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus Bachmann offered therapy to help "convert" homosexuals to heterosexuals. The "World News" report featured an interview with a former patient at the Bachmann & Associates clinic, Andrew Ramirez, who first visited the counseling center as a 17-year-old in 2004.
"[One counselor's] path for my therapy would be to read the Bible, pray to God that I would no longer be gay," Ramirez told ABC News. "And God would forgive me if I were straight."
Ramirez story, first reported by The Nation, is backed up by an undercover video at the clinic, which shows a counselor telling a gay man that he can be "totally free" of his homosexual feelings through prayer and hard work.
Mr. Bachmann has previously denied that his clinic offers "ex-gay" treatments, known as reparative therapy. The American Psychiatric Association does not condone the practice, and has said it might have potentially harmful mental health consequences.
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Makes me like her more. The media really likes repeating the lie about reparative therapy being harmful. There is absolutely no proof of such a thing but like Global Warming if a lib professor says it it must be true.
Makes me wonder what else they are lying about...
ABC lies about everything
“An ABC News story tonight confirmed rumors that the Christian counseling clinic owned by Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus Bachmann offered therapy to help “convert” homosexuals to heterosexuals.”
Considering AIDS and all of the other diseases, I have to admire her for her effort.
Sounds like a hair coloring slogan.......
and so what?
Lots of people offer different treatments for mental illness.
The American Psyc Ass does not like Prayer for Homosexuality, because it works while their Psyco Babble does nothing at $75 bucks an hour. Besides, people learn that they don’t have embrace “gay”, the Psycs believe that is unhealthy gender crisis.
Therefore, to set a Gay straight, hurts them. So, if your goal is to NOT “cure” them, just what are you charging $75 bucks for?! Is it ok to convince a cancer patient that they are all the better for the cancer?
even if its true, so what?
What do they expect Christian counseling is?
.... and the problem is?
Amazing that the MSM will dig this deep yet totally ignore Zero's anti-American and Socialist beliefs that are in his past.
An ABC News story tonight confirmed rumors that the Christian counseling clinic owned by Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus Bachmann offered therapy to help convert homosexuals to heterosexuals.
Dick Obama should sign up!
The taring and feathering has begun.
Of course the WORST of all possible offenses is to not completely embrace err... what homosexuals do. And of course equally offensive is to oppose murdering one’s own child. Surely we can’t have a POTUS who is against those liberal accepted behaviors!
They do not even have the decency to refer his as “Dr. Bachmann.”
I know its like “shes a witch” It will be interesting seeing how she deals with this? media is in full throttle
I knew they were waiting in the wings with this stuff in case she got too popular.
Most psychologists don’t even try to use psychotherapy anymore for homosexual attraction, ever since the 1973 DSM removed it as a disorder in what was hardly an objective and unbiased decision. To attempt to do so is a rather bold decision that invites activists to ruin you professionally.
The sad thing is that there are people out there who have same sex attraction thoughts and DO NOT want to be like that, yet society tells them to just embrace it. Politics trumps mental health in this case.
RE: .... and the problem is?
You have to understand the Liberal way of thinking:
If your ideology is this — SEXUAL ORIENTATION IS THE SAME AS SKIN COLOR, then you’ll have a problem with it.
If Being Black or Brown does not require therapy, why does being gay require it?
The unfortunate thing is we live in world fed on counterintuitive myths. A simple analysis of gay age demographics shows that most individuals who at one point experiment or believe they are gay eventually leave the gay lifestyle. That alone proves it isnt immutable but instead we are expected to accept the word of a very liberal Association as if it is fact no questions asked. I personally don’t care how one lives their personal life but I will not play pretend with the media as they parrot stupidity.
They caught her being a Christian? I bet they have enough evidence to convict.
The cycle has become obvious - just like that simp on MTP on Sunday asking T-Paw "where do you differ with the Republican Party?". I have never heard that question get asked of a RAT.
Actually I like her better now but at least she is not muslim lke dick obama
Good point. I also believe that the guilt of an inquisitive dalliance keeps people in that lifestyle as well. People in that situation are not genuinely happy. Correct me if I am wrong, but I think the suicide rate among male homosexuals is higher that that of heterosexuals.
If they were not honest about the type therapy, then they committed Medicare fraud.
“Dick Obama should sign up!”
Should we abbreviate the initials as R.O. or D.O,? Either way I like the new first name.
The sad thing is that there are people out there who have same sex attraction thoughts and DO NOT want to be like that, yet society and the psychiatric establishment tell them to just embrace it.
Nobody is forcing anyone into this kind of therapy.
Why, then, should anybody have a problem with Bachmann's clinic offering this Christian alternative -- to those who want to try it?
Obvious answer: No one should have a problem with it.
But the pc psychiatric establishment does, because they want a monopoly on "treatment" of all "gender dysphoria" (i.e., you should just accept it that you are homosexual, and take pride in it!).
And the MSM does too, because anything that is Christian must, of course, be wrong.
You are correct.
That happened in 1974, with the printing of the Diagnostics and Statistics Manual (DSM) II, where homosexuality was removed because of pressure from it was replaced with "sexual orientation disturbance"; and would later morph into a treatment strategy that includes getting homosexuals to feel better about themselves.
Stop the Ghate!!!!!!!!
Yet if Dr. Bachmann had been in the business of mutilating his patients’ bodies to resemble the opposite gender, ABC would see nothing questionable whatsoever.
Perhaps the queers would prefer the Islamic method of dealing with them.
Same bull, different hay.
LOL. So now it's a conspiracy by the MSM to support Palin?
So BIG FREAKING DEAL!
Bachmann gives the media lots of low hanging fruit. Helping Palin is the result of the Law of Unintended Consequences.
People spend a lot of time and money trying to make their skin darker.
I had the misfortune to catch this evenings ABC News/Propaganda broadcast and they led off their show with this story here on the west coast.
ABC News deserves a sponsor boycott big time for stories like this. It is too bad that prominent conservatives or even prominent supporters of Michelle Bachmann won’t initiate a sponsor boycott against ABC News for this, to make an example out of ABC News - Chase away most of their ‘Mainstream’ sponsors like the small handfull of marxists did to Glenn Beck’s old Fox News show.
I almost fell off my chair watching Diane Sawyer and this reporter Dennis Ross(?) trying to paint Bachmann out like she and her husband are some type of sadist criminals or monsters for trying to convert homos to heteros. Last I checked, none of the homos who showed up at the Bachmann’s clinic went there against their will.
Yeah I wouldn't push that. His sheepskin isn't all that good.
Bachmann is looking more and more like the candidate you really don't want.
Beats sucking a baby from a woman's womb.
On the same day Team Bachmann announces the hiring of two big shot establishment fund raisers.
Bachmann isn’t my first (or even second) choice, but what is wrong with Dr. Bachmann’s degree?
Did ABC News find out anything about Barack Obama?
It almost always starts with child sexual abuse.