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Bachmann’s husband on homosexuality: ‘Barbarians need to be educated’ out of their ‘sinful nature’

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 19:10 EDT
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Marcus Bachmann, the husband of GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), said in a radio interview unearthed by ThinkProgress that “barbarians need to be educated” when asked how parents should deal with their homosexual children.

“They need to be disciplined,” he said last year on Point of View Radio Talk Show. “Just because someone feels it or thinks it doesn’t mean that we are supposed to go down that road. That’s what is called the sinful nature.”

“And let’s face it: what is our culture, what is our public education system doing today?” he continued. “They are giving full, wide-open doors to children, not only giving encouragement to think it but to encourage action steps.

That’s why when we understand what truly is the percentage of homosexuals in this country, it is small. But by these open doors, I can see and we are experiencing, that it is starting to increase.”

Marcus runs a Christian-based counseling center in Minnesota.

Politico reported Michele Bachmann attacked President Barack Obama in Charleston on Wednesday for not defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman.

“The president refuses to stand for marriage,” she said. “One thing we need to recognize in this country is that the family is the fundamental unit of government.”

Listen to Marcus Bachmann’s interview below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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