Medicaid is Paying Bachmann Clinic for Gay Conversion Therapy!!
So-called gay conversion therapy has been denounced by the scientific and medical communities as ineffective, and potentially dangerous.
But an investigation earlier this month exposed that this hateful practice is used by the "quality Christian counseling clinic" owned by Michele Bachmann and her husband1 — a clinic which was recently discovered to have received over $137,000 in federal Medicaid funds, in addition to $24,000 in other state and federal funds.2
It's bad enough that Bachmann and Associates, after denying for years they practiced ex-gay therapy, clearly encourages patients to pray the gay away. Our taxpayer dollars shouldn't be funding it.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which oversees Medicaid, and the Minnesota Department of Health (DEH), which distributes the funds within the state, should immediately pull public funds from Bachmann's clinic.
Tell Secretary Sebelius and DEH Commissioner Edward Ehlinger: Stop funding Bachmann's anti-gay clinic. Click here to automatically sign the petition.
Going to the Bachmann family for counseling is like attending a peace rally hosted by Dick Cheney.
Their views are extreme, hateful and crazy. Michele Bachmann has called homosexuality "a part of Satan," and "a real issue of sexual dysfunction" while her husband Marcus has called gays "barbarians."
And even as Michele Bachmann's family was collecting over $160,000 in Medicaid and other public funds, she was leading Tea Party calls for drastic cuts to the social safety net — especially to Medicaid which she has said swell the "welfare rolls" — and even voted to shut down the government rather than continue funding Planned Parenthood and the Health Care Reform Act.3
Yet when reports broke of the Medicaid payments to her family, Bachmann suddenly became sensitive to discrimination, declaring "it would be discriminatory not to accept Medicaid as a form of payment."4
It would be stunning to keep funding with public money a clinic that promotes an anti-gay, religious agenda and medically-unsound services. HHS and Minnesota DEH must take a stand now.
Here's a link to the above in case anybody wants to sign the CREDO petition from which the above was copied.
http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/bac … 02-VVVGMZx
"And even as Michele Bachmann's family was collecting over $160,000 in Medicaid and other public funds, she was leading Tea Party calls for drastic cuts to the social safety net"
The nemesis of humanity. This socialist is such and idiot she doesn't know she is a socialist.
she seems a little hypocritical,huh?
maybe the reasons for the migraines...
Clarifying God's Laws
In her radio show, Dr Laura Schlesinger said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstance.
The following response is an open letter to Dr. Laura, written by a US man, and posted on the Internet.
It's funny, as well as informative:
Dear Dr. Laura:
Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination ... End of debate.
I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of God's Laws and how to follow them.
1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male
and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?
2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned
in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?
3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of Menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.
4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it
creates a pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?
5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath.
Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?
6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is
an abomination, Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than
homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there
'degrees' of abomination?
7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if
I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading
glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some
8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the
hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?
9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig
makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?
10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two
different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing
garments made of two different kinds of thread(cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)
I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy considerable expertise in such matters, so I'm confident you can help.
Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.
Your adoring fan.
James M. Kauffman,
Ed.D. Professor Emeritus,
Dept. Of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
University of Virginia
PS (It would be a darn shame if we couldn't own a Canadian)
What a wonderful and intelligent response. Why though do I have the feeling that Dr. Laura didn't reply to it? I suppose because like most religious bigots, they pick and choose which parts of the Bible they wish to believe in. This usually means they agree with the bit about homosexuals, but disagree with almost every other part.
The "letter" is very funny, but apparently was not actually written or offered by Mr. Kauffman
"....homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22" So what? Meaningless and completely out of line. This isn't the 1st Century. The Bible also says that if I see my neighbor mowing his lawn on the Sabbeth, he's supposed to be killed!
I still see no proof of any of that BS occurring... no where on that tape do I see any such evidence. Telling someone once or twice they can pray for help or guidance, is not conversion therapy.
But you Leant Leftists wil continue to exagerrate and spew the BS.
That is because you are too lazy and corrupt to even go on youtube and enter it into the search engine. It takes about 3 seconds. Get off of your couch and go do something productive.
The videos I have seen do not show anyone pushing reparative therapy. I did hear him say once that you can always pray for strength and guidance.
But that is not therapy.
If you have a video showing them performing reparative therapy then post the link and I will go see it.
You are talking like reparative therapy is a real working practice. I get that it has a method, but it is ridiculous. Praying to God to make you like chicks? Seriously? I don't see the difference in what he did. Plus, they do offer it...the video DID talk about him offering it. If he used a different method...well, they are both ridiculous, so what makes one better than the other?
If you can "pray the gay away", then can I "pray the extra 20 pounds from my stomach away?" I've been having trouble overeating lately and I hear gluttony is a sin. Any tips???
One day maybe everyone will realize that 99.9% of all politicians are full of CRAP and don't care about me, you or anyone else but themselves. It's not a party problem, it's a political problem.
by Susan Reid 6 years ago
Will resist the urge to ask how Michele Bachmann ever got on the Intelligence Committee in the first place.Just discovered she became a Swiss citizen in March 2012.She is eligible to run for public office there.Should she go live there?Do you think that would NEUTRALIZE her? I hear Switzerland has...
by Susan Reid 7 years ago
For those of us who have been wondering what the heck Michele Bachmann is doing in the US Congress, we now have an answer!Her comment vis a vis yesterday's House repeal of the Health Care Law:Said Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.): "To those . . . who think this may be a symbolic act, we have a...
by I am DB Cooper 6 years ago
Is there any Republican presidential candidate more entertaining that Michele Bachmann? Sure, there's Herman Cain and his new-affair-every-week-or-your-money-back policy. And then there's Newt Gingrich and his constant stuttering while trying to spit out the phrase "sanctity of marriage",...
by I am DB Cooper 7 years ago
There are rumors floating around today that Minnesota representative Michele Bachmann is considering a 2012 presidential run. Bachmann is seen as a far right conservative and the polar opposite of Senator Al Franken, also from Minnesota. So what does everyone think of Bachmann's chances? Did anyone...
by Onusonus 4 years ago
Following remarks he made to GQ magazine concerning the Bible and condemning homosexuality, Phil Robertson was recently suspended from the series Duck Dynasty. Do you think his rights to free speech have been violated?
by Gary Anderson 7 years ago
This moron Michelle Bachmann thought the shot that started the revolutionary war was fired in New Hampshire! Bawhhhaaaa!...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|