Dr. (Ms.) Marcus Bachmann is spinning like a whirling dervish to defend himself saying that the clinic does not regularly suggest “reparative” therapy. Rather, they follow the patients’ wishes and that undercover activist from the LGBT group Truth Wins Out, “came to [the clinic] under false pretense. The truth of the matter is he specifically asked for help,” Bachmann said.
And about the damning audio tape of Bachmann when was asked how parents should deal with LGBT teenagers, to which the
douche doctor replied, “We have to understand: Barbarians need to be educated… They need to be disciplined. Just because someone feels it or thinks it doesn’t mean that we are supposed to go down that road.” Bachman is now trying to cover it by saying that “I was talking in reference to children (being barbarians) . Nothing, nothing to do with homosexuality.”
Right. “I think she doth protest too much, Blance.”
Because while Ms.Marcus claims that his clinic is not anti-gay, nor invested in “ex-gay” therapy, his office sells a book written by a viciously homophobic minister named Janet Boynes who calls homosexuality a “dirty and shameful life.” In her tome, Called Out: A Former Lesbian’s Discovery of Freedom, she says:
“What are the effects of living a homosexual lifestyle? The list is long: Hurt. Despair. Frustration. Loneliness. Depression. Restlessness. Shame….Hollywood would have you believe gays and lesbians are happy, humorous, well adjusted people, but very rarely do they show the other side – the ugly side. They don’t show the tears behind the mask. They don’t show the desperate ache to be loved beneath all the jokes, clever comebacks and playful remarks.” (pg. 184)
“If Marcus Bachmann’s clinic is not anti-gay, than why is he selling homophobic trash like Janet Boynes’ hateful and deceptive book in his office?” asked Besen.
That’s a very good question Wayne. A very good question indeed.