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Consequences of Anti-Gay Rhetoric in Schools

Let’s not let someone with these sorts of policies get one step closer to the White House.

Later the policy was changed to require school staff to remain neutral on issues of homosexuality if they should come up in class, a change that critics said fostered confusion among teachers and contributed to their inability to address bullying and harassment, or to even ask reasonable questions about some of the issues the kids were struggling with, like sexual orientation. Both policies were put into place at the behest of conservative religious activists who have been among Bachmann’s biggest supporters in the district. They include the Minnesota Family Council (MFC), and its local affiliate, the Parents Action League, which has lobbied to put discredited “reparative therapy” materials in schools.

That’s the sort of counseling reportedly practiced by Bachmann & Associates, the mental health clinics run by Michele Bachmann’s husband, Marcus. The clinics reportedly counsel people on how to “pray away the gay” to become straight. Before entering politics, Bachmann served as the education advisor to the MFC-affiliated Minnesota Family Institute, a relationship she has continued. This spring, she headlined a fundraising dinner for MFC, along with Newt Gingrich.

Read the rest of the article, The Teen Suicide Epidemic in Michele Bachmann’s District.

Posted in Socio-politics.


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  1. Bannku says

    Republicans don’t have any positive, hepufll things to offer. They need distractions like these, no matter how idiotic and contrived, to get people’s minds off of the real problems that need addressing and the serious people trying to do something about those problems. Otherwise, they come off looking like the empty suits, brain-dead ideologues, crooks and liars they really are.Plus, I expect Rep. Joe Barton, R-Energy Industry, who’s trying hard to run with this nonissue, has an incadescent lightbulb factory or distributor in his district.



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