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Hispanic Hero: “Pray Away the Gay” Patient Andrew Ramirez Sheds Some Light on the Scary Bachmanns
Photo: Michele & Marcus Bachmann
With all the press swirling around Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann and her husband’s ‘pray away the gay’ business , also known as Bachmann & Associates, something has been overlooked and that is the Hispanic hero who came forward to highlight just how frightening the Bachmann’s really are.
And Andrew Ramirez might just end up innocently but oh so deliciously derailing the aspirations of Bachmann’s presidential bid and help America wake up to the political threat of far right evangelicalism.
This gay exorcism racket, I mean Christian counseling center, is wholly owned by presidential contender Bachmann and her hubby Marcus.
And why is this is important?
Well let’s start with the fact that incredibly the woman who doesn’t know her American history and thinks “not all cultures are equal” is building a lead over Mitt Romney, who at this point looks main stream as a Mormon and liberal when compared to Bachmann.
Therefore she stands a real chance to win the Republican nomination - are you scared yet? And anyone wanting Obama out, and there are many, will vote Republican regardless of who the candidate is and the altar of hate they pray at. And we know what else this means if you ain’t liking the cute, affluent white gays where do you stand on the underprivileged or the people of color or the illegals. Can’t pray them legal or white, that’s for sure but you can always go to the Bachmann clinic and try.
Many have been busy sniffing out her legislative accomplishments (they’re limited so that shouldn’t take too long) and trying to figure out if she really “raised” 23 foster children while being a tax attorney, running a Christian clinic and a government subsidized farm managing it all while being frilly and pretty. Ramirez meanwhile highlighted WHAT SHE THINKS while accomplishing all these feats. More importantly he highlighted what her value system is and how she desperately wants you to conform to it.
So remember Amigos, while she wants government out of your wallet she’s ok with it being in your pants and reproductive organs.
Ramirez was interviewed for an ABC investigative piece by Brian Ross and by CNN about his experience at the clinic and what he had to say was frightening.
The “path for my therapy would be to read the Bible, pray to God that I would no longer be gay,” he said. He was 17 years old at the time when his mama sought help for his homosexual inclinations (ok I know Latino’s record on gay acceptance isn’t stellar either). Bachmann & Associates also told him God would forgive his gay inclinations when he became straight.
While at the clinic he was mentored by an ex-lesbian minister (twisted don’t you think) who tried to ‘re-orient’ him and told him if all failed he could always go celibate. I wonder what premier school of psychology that train of thought is from??
Once Ramirez’ interview came out there have been daily disclosures on the Bachmann’s politics of non-acceptance and how a vote for her would mean the marriage of religion extremism with the power of government. Now you’re scared aren’t you?
Some of Michele Bachmann’s comments on homosexuality recently uncovered confirm what Ramirez has been saying.
“It’s funny, it’s sad. It’s part of Satan, I think to say this gay. It’s anything buy gay.” “If you’re involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle, it’s bondage. Personal bondage, personal despair, and personal enslavement. And that’s why this is so dangerous.”
Then there was Marcus Bachmann’s evolved thinking that was uncovered after the Ramirez interview:
“Barbarians need to be educated, they need to be disciplined, and just because someone feels it or thinks it, doesn’t mean we need to go down that road,” he said while discussing homosexuality during a radio interview recently uncovered.
You hope and pray that their 23 foster children are straight and if not can keep off these two’s gadar.
Ramrez was convincing enough that Marcus was forced to give his version of events providing his first interview on the matter. Denying the ‘pray away the gay’ assertion, he said “That’s not my belief system.”
Well I and many others believe Ramirez and that makes you a liar on top of being a homophobic extremist.