From a pretty good Michelle Goldberg piece on Michele Bachmann’s radical evangelical roots:
Both she and her husband, by all accounts her most trusted political adviser, believe that homosexuality can be cured. Speaking to a Christian radio station about gay teenagers last year, Marcus [Bachmann], who treats gay people in his counseling practice, said, “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.”
I think it’s time some industrious reporter starts looking in to Michele Bachmann’s husband and exactly what kind of “therapy” he provides to his clients. Marcus Bachmann receives state funding, so it’s legitimate to ask him whether he agrees that gay people can be “cured” of homosexuality, if he counsels adults or adolescents to not be gay, and whether his practice requires that either other therapists or their clients adhere to any particular religious doctrines.