ABC News presented undercover video Monday that confirms the clinic owned by Michele Bachmann and her husband Dr. Marcus Bachmann does indeed try to “pray away the gay.”
The Nation reported last week that Andrew Ramirez’s mother took him to the clinic in 2004 at the age of 17 because he said he was gay.
“[One counselor’s] path for my therapy would be to read the Bible, pray to God that I would no longer be gay,” Ramirez said. “And God would forgive me if I were straight.”
Undercover video from the pro-gay group Truth Wins Out provided further evidence that the Bachmann clinic practices gay-to-straight therapy.
John Becker, who visited the clinic with two hidden cameras, was told that he could be completely free of his homosexual urges.
“You’re in the midst of a storm, in the midst of a battle,” a therapist explained. “I think it’s possible to be totally free of them.”
“The truth is God, God as designed our eyes to be attracted to the woman’s, to the woman’s body, to be attracted to, you know, everything. You know, to be attracted to her breasts,” he added.
“He seemed to believe genuinely in his heart of hearts that, somehow, my homosexuality could be cured and could be eliminated,” Becker told ABC News.
The American Psychological Association has said that there is no evidence that therapy can change sexual orientation.
Watch this video from ABC’s Nightline, broadcast July 11, 2011.
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