Politics

Michele Bachmann's Husband: Gays are "Barbarians"

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

The husband of presidential candidate Michele Bachmann thinks gays are "barbarians" who "need to be educated" in order to stop being gay.

The website ThinkProgress.org unearthed an audio clip of Dr. Marcus Bachmann explaining his position on homosexuality last year.

The site writes of Dr. Bachmann:

Dr. Marcus Bachmann, who has described himself as his wife’s “strategist,” runs a Christian-based counseling center in Minnesota that has been rumored to offer reparative treatment for those looking to “ungay” themselves.

The GOP candidate hasn't said anything specifically about these comments, but Bachmann did say earlier this week that she thinks marriage should be between a man and a woman, and that she supports a constitutional amendment defining marriage as such.

Here are the comments Dr. Bachmann made on the Point of View Radio Talk Show in May 2010: