Michele Bachmann: Gays want to ‘freely prey on little children sexually’
In a Wednesday appearance on the Christian radio show Faith and Liberty, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said that LGBT people are attempting to make it legal to rape children in the U.S. and impose their agenda of “deviancy” on the whole population.
According to Right Wing Watch, Bachmann said that the “gay community” is taking steps to “abolish age of consent laws, which means we will do away with statutory rape laws so that adults will be able to freely prey on little children sexually. That’s the deviance that we’re seeing embraced in our culture today.”
She also said that “national hate crime laws” are a form of “tyrannical” oppression that liberals will use to silence Christians in this country.
She went on to attack that the Supreme Court’s year-old decision to strike down the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the federal anti-LGBT law that dictated to the federal government that marriage should be defined as being between one man and one woman.
Calling the decision a “denial of equal protection for all Americans,” the Congresswoman said that, “This is a revolution that we are encountering now. For all of the thousands of years of recorded human history, about 5,000 years, there is no instance of any culture, nation or tribe ever having as the established standard for marriage anything other than between man and woman. It may have been multiple women and a man, it may have been something like that, but it was always between men and women.”
Now, she said, supporters of marriage equality want to carry out a “radical experiment” on the institution of marriage that will have “profound consequences.”
“I think that nature tells us, our biology tells us that marriage is between man and a woman,” she said, “when we tamper with something that was generated by the Creator of the Universe, I think there are profound consequences that we haven’t yet realized.”
Bachmann announced earlier this year that should would not be running for re-election when her current term in Congress ends. Some have conjectured that the ongoing criminal probe into the actions of her 2012 presidential campaign staff may have contributed to her decision to step down.