In a blog post earlier this week, Chris Barron of GOProud took it upon himself to enlighten the rest of us as to why the big, bad, monolithic “Gay Left” is really picking on poor Michele Bachmann (hint: it has nothing to do with the fact that she’s a bigot):
Having followed Congresswoman Bachmann’s career, I am certainly troubled by things she has said and by things she has been purported to have said. However, the attacks on Michele Bachmann and her family by the gay left have absolutely nothing to do with gay rights. In fact, these attacks have little to do with Congresswoman Bachmann or what her [sic] or her husband believes. The truth is that they are nothing more than part and parcel of an orchestrated effort by the left to destroy the Tea Party.
Truth Wins Out’s recent investigation exposed the Minnesota clinic co-owned by Michele and Marcus Bachmann by confirming that it offers morally, spiritually, and scientifically bankrupt “ex-gay therapy.” We went public with the story because it illustrated the depth of Congresswoman Bachmann’s anti-LGBT views. TWO felt that American voters deserved to know that a candidate for the presidency of the United States is intimately tied to an extremist, voodoo “therapy” that not only falsely promises to “pray away the gay,” but also harms people by increasing their chances of depression and suicide.
We didn’t go after the Bachmann clinic because our megalomaniacal liberal overlords bid us do so in an attempt to cripple the Tea Party. TWO is actually a nonpartisan organization; we go after extremists without regard to political affiliation. (Remember Crackpot Kim?) No, destroying the Tea Party had nothing to do with it. We went after Marcus and Michele Bachmann because:
1.) They wrongly believe LGBT people can “pray away the gay”
2.) They make money by falsely promising the same
3.) So-called “ex-gay therapy” is ineffective and harms people
4.) The Bachmann clinic receives state and federal funding despite these dubious practices
5.) Michele Bachmann wants to be President of the United States, and we want voters across America to know more about her archaic and extremist anti-LGBT beliefs.
That’s it, Chris. It has everything to do with LGBT rights and nothing to do with bringing down the Tea Party. Nice try though.