Michele Bachmann: “Gay People Are Barbarians” (and a Lesbian and an Ex-Nun Tried to Kidnap Me!

That’s reason enough to get glittered...

I don’t know if any of you heard the saga that involved Bachmann claiming to be held against her will by a lesbian and an ex-nun, but if you haven’t, I suggest you read on. It is quite the un-story.

Bachmann was running for Congress in April of 2005, and Pamela Arnold wanted to talk with her at a town hall meeting. Arnold, a 46-year-old who worked at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, lived with her partner, Artic explorer, Ann Bancroft, on a farm in Scandia, Minnesota. At this time, Bachmann was leading the fight against gay marriage in Minnesota.

Arnold showed up to her event, along with a few dozen others. Things were going smoothly. But, when the topic turned to gay marriage, Bachmann ended the meeting early (20 minutes early) and rushed off to the bathroom.

Arnold and a middle aged former nun decided to follow her to ask her more questions. As Bachmann washed her hands (how fitting) the ex-nun began speaking to her about theology. That’s when Bachmann freaked.

“Help!” she cried. “Help! I’m being held against my will!”

Stunned, Arnold (5’1’’) rushed to open the door for a visibly shaken Bachmann. She bolted out, crying and ran to her SUV. She then called the police, and according to the police report, stated that she was “absolutely terrified and has never been that terrorized before as she had no idea what those two women were going to do to her.”

Amusingly enough, the Washington County attorney decided not to press charges, stating in a memo that, “It seems clear from the statements given by both women that they simply wanted to discuss certain issues further with Ms. Bachmann.”

This would be hilarious if it wasn’t so demented. But, it gets worse. Bachmann recently stated this about homosexuality:

“Any of you who have members of your family in the lifestyle, we have a member of our family that is. This is not funny. It's a very sad life. It's part of Satan, I think, to say that this is gay. Barbarians need to be educated. They need to be disciplined, and just because someone feels this or thinks this, doesn't mean that we're supposed to go down that road."

It frightens me to think of this woman having a national platform. She can’t be written her off as “dumb” or “ignorant.” She is part of an evangelical machine, using God to push a very specific, hateful political agenda--an organization which is well established and well respected within its community.

Bachmann may seem like another Sarah Palin, but I believe her to be much craftier in her attacks on minorities in this country. To have someone running for President with such a skewed view of the world is scary enough, but to have such a powerful force behind her...well, that is what worries me most of all.

Thoughts? Do you think Bachmann has a chance at being nominated for the 2012 Presidential Election? Would you vote for a woman who bases her policy on such extreme religious rhetoric or do you think there is validity in what she has to say?

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  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Thu, 23.06.11 at 09:15AM

    She doesn’t have a chance thankfully. Its going to be Romney against Obama. But she is a disturbing figure nonetheless. She and her ilk are true believers, people who are inherently much more dangerous than any person with no scruples. This Christian agenda uses the same tactics of most other totalitarian regimes throughout history—hatred and fear of the outsider, the minority. If you can get people to hate a group within your own society, you can get them to hate anyone and more importantly, willingly give up their liberties.

  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Fri, 24.06.11 at 01:51PM

    Great comment!

  • erikdolnack

    Sat, 25.06.11 at 10:29AM

    “They need to be disciplined, and just because someone feels this or thinks this, doesn’t mean that we’re supposed to go down that road” - Michele Bachmann

    If that statement isn’t a rallying cry for fascism, I don’t know what is. Joseph Goebbels (if he spoke in English) couldn’t have said it blunter.

    If “someone”, especially if those someones are a majority feel this way or that, is called “democracy”. You remember democracy? Its the cause we’re supposedly spending upwards of a trillion dollars on fighting in the middle east to promote today. Democracy is the excuse that Michele Bachmann’s party use for pre-emptive military invasions, prolonged war, weapons of mass destruction, murder, torture and the abuse of human and civil rights in the middle east today.

    Do you think Michele Bachmann cares how “someone” in Iraq or Afghanistan feels or thinks this way or that today, any more than she cares what some people in America think? (People that aren’t billionaires backing her political campaign that is).

  • erikdolnack

    Sat, 25.06.11 at 04:36PM

    “Not all cultures are equal.” - Michelle Bachmann

    The following YouTube clip speaks for itself. Michelle Bachman herself doesn’t frighten me. That people actually support this woman today, is what frightens me.

  • erikdolnack

    Mon, 27.06.11 at 08:28AM

    “Barbarians need to be educated.” - Michelle Bachmann

    Would you seriously vote for an individual living in the 21st century that still uses the word “barbarian” as a rallying cry for fear-mongering?!? Does Michelle Bachmann think we’re still living in the 5th Century. Granted, her Evangelical followers would probably love to turn back to clock to the Dark Ages, but do the rest of us really want an age of mass-ignorance, superstition, illiteracy, starvation, plagues, invasions, massive depopulation, child-deaths, rape, pillage, genocide, witch-burnings, heresy trials, inquisitions, crusades and holy wars, and other atrocities and crimes against humanity?

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