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Marcus Bachmann

AKA Marcus D. Bachmann

Born: c. 1955

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Religion

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Husband of Rep. Michele Bachmann

Practices "reparative therapy" on gays and lesbians. With a noticeable lisp, he has described gay people as "barbarians" who need to be "disciplined."[1]

[1] The exact quote, given in his 2010 interview with Point of View, a Christian radio program:

POV: Today The Wall Street Journal came out with an article, What do you say when your teenager is gay? What do you say to Christian parents who come up with this?

BACHMANN: Well, I think you clearly say, what is the understanding of God's word on homosexuality. And I think that this is no mystery that a child or pre-adolescent, particularly adolescents, will question and wonder about sexuality. That's nothing new under the sun since the beginning of time. But I don't think we should take that as, because we wonder or we think or we question, does that take us down the road of homosexuality --

POV: Could you add the word experiment to that?

BACHMANN: Well, certainly, there's that curiosity. But again, we, like, you know, it is as if we have to understand: Barbarians need to be educated. They need to be disciplined. And just because someone feels it or thinks it, doesn't mean that we're supposed to go down that road. That's what's called the sinful nature. And we have a responsibility as parents and as authority figures not to encourage such thoughts and feelings from moving into the action steps.

Later, on MSNBC Hardball, Bachmann tried to backpedal, claiming the tape must have been doctored -- "I was talking in reference to children. Nothing, nothing to do with homosexuality." However, in the full context of the tape, Bachmann's claim is intentionally deceptive, since he is referring to children who come out to their parents. Ken Avidor, the blogger who taped the interview, has stated on the record that the tape is exactly as broadcast.

Wife: Michele Bachmann (m. 10-Sep-1978)
Son: Lucas (b. 1983)
Son: Harrison
Daughter: Elisa
Daughter: Caroline
Daughter: Sophia (b. 1995)

    University: Winona State University, Winona, MN
    University: MA, Regent University
    University: PhD Interdisciplinary Studies, Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, OH

    Naturalized Swiss Citizen (Mar-2012)
    Swiss Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Homophobia

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