View Full Version : Michele Bachmann shoots herself....

07-09-2011, 03:54 AM
..in the foot.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">BREAKING: Bachmann pledges to ban pornography | Tonight, Michele Bachmann became the first presidential candidate to sign a pledge created by THE<u> FAMiLY LEADER,</u> an influential social-conservative group in Iowa </div></div>

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Iowa Group Asks Republican Candidates To Agree That Homosexuality Is A Choice, Pornography Should Be Banned

By Igor Volsky on Jul 7, 2011 at 2:54 pm

This morning, Iowa’s FAMiLY Leader unveiled “The Marriage Vow: A Declaration of Dependence upon MARRIAGE and FAMILY,” a 14 bullet pledge presidential candidates will have to sign to secure any “future endorsement” from the organization and its influential leader, Bob Vander Plaats. Throughout the early primary process, Vander Plaats — a three-time unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate who helped propel Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) to victory in the state in 2008 and ran a successful campaign to recall three justices who overturned Iowa’s anti same-sex marriage law — has sought to position himself as a gatekeeper to the conservative voters who participate in the Iowa caucuses. Leader has hosted a presidential forum with almost all of the GOP’s 2012 contenders and Plaats has traveled to Washington, DC to present himself as a national Tea Party leader.

Today’s pledge seeks to solidify the organization’s reputation as the state’s conservative moral authority, and it reiterates many of the group’s extreme social views and anti-gay rhetoric. If any candidate signs on to Leader’s vows, they will be agreeing to the following radical constructs:

– HOMOSEXUALITY IS A CHOICE: The preface to the pledge reads, “Social protections…have been evaporating as we have collectively ‘debased the currency’ of marriage…in complete absence of empirical proof, that non-heterosexual inclination are genetically determined, irresistible and akin to innate traits like race, gender and eye color; as well as anti-scientific bias which holds, against all empirical evidence, that homosexual behavior in particular, and sexual promiscuity in general, optimizes individual or public health.” Footnote 8 reiterates this notion.

– HOMOSEXUALITY IS LIKE POLYGAMY, ADULTERY, POLYANDRY: Vow 4 requires the candidate to pledge “Vigorous opposition to any redefinition of the Institution of Marriage…through statutory, bureaucratic, or court-imposed recognition of intimate unions which are bigamous, polygamous, polyandrous, same-sex.”

– HOMOSEXUALITY IS A PUBLIC HEALTH RISK: Footnote 4 claims that homosexuality causes shorter life expectancy and a higher probability of a long list of sexually transmitted diseases. The Leader has previously compared same-sex marriage to second-hand smoking.

– SEX IS BETTER AFTER MARRIAGE: Vow 5 requires the candidate to support the notion that “married people enjoy better health, better sex.”<span style="color: #990000">Did they ask Bristol?</span>

– PORNOGRAPHY SHOULD BE BANNED: Vow 9 stipulates that the candidate must “support human protection of women and the innocent fruit of conjugal intimacy” and protect them from “seduction into promiscuity and all forms of pornography…and other types of coercion or stolen innocence.”<span style="color: #990000"> LOL. They talk about the USCON but when it gets in the way of their limited thinking, they throw it out the window. Larry Flint?</span>

– REJECT SHARIA ISLAM: Vow 11 requires the candidate to reject Sharia law. </div></div>

The nutjob has gone off the deep end. She is finally showing her true colors...and so is her husband...the one who must be obeyed. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smirk.gif

<a href="http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2011/07/08/264546/breaking-undercover-investigation-confirms-bachmann-clinic-provides-discredited-damaging-ex-gay-therapy/" target="_blank">BREAKING: Undercover Investigation Confirms Bachmann Clinic Provides Discredited, Damaging ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapy


I'm sure there was another gay healer...who was that....let me think.........I know. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

You can't imagine how much pleasure it gives me to post this AGAIN.


<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 17pt'>Anti-gay activist in sex scandal</span>

<span style='font-size: 26pt'>A US Baptist minister and leading anti-gay campaigner has defended himself against allegations that he holidayed in Europe with a male prostitute.</span><span style="color: #CC0000">LMAO </span>

George Rekers was photographed at Miami international airport last month with a young man whom he allegedly met through a gay website called <span style='font-size: 26pt'>Rentboy.com.</span>

Mr Rekers said he hired the man as a travel assistant and "was not involved in any illegal or sexual behaviour".

He said he only realised the man's profession once the trip had begun.

The photograph, published by the Miami New Times, shows the pair arriving back in Miami from a 10-day trip to London and Madrid, with Mr Rekers pushing their suitcases on a trolley.

'Nothing inappropriate'

In a statement on his website, Mr Rekers called the report "slanderous", saying he required an assistant to lift his luggage because of an ongoing condition following surgery.

"There was nothing inappropriate with this relationship," he wrote on his blog, ProfessorGeorge.com.

Mr Rekers also apparently replied to a Facebook message from the blog Joe.My.God.

He wrote: "If you talk with my travel assistant... you will find I spent a great deal of time sharing scientific information on the desirability of abandoning homosexual intercourse, and I shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ with him in great detail."

Mr Rekers sits on the board of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (Narth), an organisation dedicated to changing the sexuality of gay people.

A statement released by the group said it was taking the accusations seriously, but that it would not allow "personal controversies" to detract from their work of "assisting individuals dealing with unwanted homosexual attractions".

"We are always saddened when this type of controversy impacts the lives of individuals, and we urge all parties to allow a respectful and thorough investigation to take place," the statement added.

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>Mr Rekers has testified as an expert in favour of a gay adoption ban in Florida. His published works include Growing up Straight: What Families Should Know about Homosexuality.</span>
Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/americas/8665812.stm </div></div>


07-09-2011, 03:03 PM
An interesting question is raised.

Given so many Republicans are closeted gays, including among the most right-wing, will this damage her with them or not?

While I don't approve of her position, I would never vote for her on more substantive grounds anyway. And I have to say, for me, her anti-pornography position is actually worse.