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“In The Life” Spotlights Truth Wins Out’s John Becker: The Man Who Exposed Marcus Bachmann’s Anti-Gay Therapy Practice

The PBS show In the Life, the longest-running LGBT television program in history airing a segment that focuses on Truth Wins Out John Becker who went undercover last spring to Marcus Bachmann’s clinic to expose Bachman’s use of “ex-gay therapy”.

On a personal note I’s like to say that I  know John Becker personally, he’s an excellent jounalist, a highly dedicated LGBT activist and a wonderful human being.  It’s truly an honor to know him.

This video is well worth the watch.

Again, well done John.

Marcus Bachmann Announces His “First Lady” Agenda ….. REALLY.

That is if hell freezes over and Michele Bachmann Crazy Overdrive does somehow manage to snag the GOP nomination and then get elected before the 2012 Apocalypse.

Miss Marcus told the New York Times:

“I’ve decided my cause is not going to be happy meals,” he said during a stop at the Family Table Restaurant here, apparently a dig at Mrs. Obama.

“We are going to be the message-givers,” said Mr. Bachmann, who runs a Christian counseling service that has been accused of trying to “heal” gays by persuading them to become heterosexual.

“We are going to get this message across,” he said. “Marriage is between one man and one woman. We are going to promote families.”

Well, it looks like somebody’s already dreaming about redecorating the White House.

Too bad that Marcus the Queen Mother of Minnesota has a rude awakening coming. 

Get the smelling salts ready for her vapors Michele!

Bachmann v Becker – Truth Wins Out Lawyer Bitchslaps Marcus Bachmann With Cease & Desist Letter

The UberCute John Becker of Truth Wins Out

A few days ago we reported how Ms. Marcus Bachman herself called Truth Wins Out UberCutie reporter John Becker over a measly $150 bucks that Bachmann claims Becker owes him for not showing up for two “anti-gay” therapy sessions that Becker did indeed call to cancel after he went undercover at Bachmann’s re-education center clinic and posting his story about Bachmann’s  sham reparative therapy practice.

Well Truth Wins Out’s lawyers have sent  Marcia a scathing letter telling him to stop harassing Becker with threats of sending the bill to a collections agency.

Here are the best parts from an oh so withering letter sent to Marcus Bachmann & Associates, Inc. by Norm Kent, Esquire, lawyer for Truth Wins Out.

You have personally called my client demanding he remit immediate payment to Bachmann & Associates in the amount of $150.00 for cancelled appointments. In truth and in fact, these so called appointments were timely canceled pursuant to and in compliance with your clinic’s stated procedures.

According to Bachmann & Associates’ no-show policy, patients are assessed a $75 fee for each appointment that they miss without giving prior notification. Becker’s telephone records indicate that he called the clinic in early July to cancel his remaining sessions, giving Bachmann & Associates ample time to schedule appointments with other clients…

To be quite frank, in reputable and ethical mental health practices, the billing department usually handles collections. We are gravely concerned that you contacted my client out of spite, because he disclosed the truth about the discredited and outmoded techniques practiced in your office, instead exposing the way you misled the public- by denying that this “therapy” was even taking place…

Accordingly, should you take any action against Mr. Becker, we will also allege that your actions constitute a purposeful and malicious prosecution, albeit for a ridiculously small stipend. We will be interested in the civil discovery process to find out from you in a deposition how often you personally call up clients to collect on an alleged $150 debt. Your answer under oath will be most probative.-

It appears that the goal of your unwarranted attacks is to publicly defame and discredit Mr. Becker and impugn his reputation by portraying him as a deadbeat unwilling to pay his bills.

As you know, the American Psychiatric Association says that attempts to alter one’s sexual orientation can lead to “anxiety, depression, and self-destructive behavior.” Truth Wins Out has conclusively documented your office engaging in this discredited “therapy” while masquerading it as treatment.

If you go forward with your claim, we are prepared to show that your clinic’s presentations and practices are specious and surreptitious, unworthy of financial compensation. In furtherance of our assertion, we are going to ask the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General to investigate your policies, practices, and procedures. Specifically, we are going to ask them to evaluate the purported ‘scientific’ basis for your patently false representations that your clinic offers ‘therapeutic’ services

Therefore, we hereby demand that you immediately cease and desist from your harassment and intimidation of my client and his employer. Please do not embarrass yourself or your firm further by attempting to collect a debt that you are not owed for a point you cannot make

According to the letter Bachmann has 72 hours to dismiss his claim against Becker and that if he doesn’t, Kent will “engage counsel and institute appropriate legal actions of our own against your firm”

What will Ms Marcia Bachmann do? 

Only the next 72 hours will tell.  But if she’s smart she’ll gird her loins and suck it up.  I’m sure it won’t be the first time after being married to Michele.

Audio – Marcus Bachmann Wants Payment From Undercover Reporter Who Exposed His Ex-Gay Therapy

Last July,  John Becker from Truth Wins Out did an undercover expose on Marcus Bachmann (Michele’s wife) and his “pray away the gay” therapy sessions which he then wrote up to apply pressure to the Bachmann’s for accepting Medicare payments for this discredited and damaging practice.

Now Marcia Marcus wants payment for the two “no show” follow-up sessions from Becker and evn  called Becker and left a voicemail on his phone.

Writes John Becker:

Before patients at Bachmann & Associates start services, they’re required to sign a paper acknowledging that they’ve been made aware of the clinic’s no-show policy. According to said policy, patients are assessed a $75 no-show fee for each appointment that they miss without giving prior notification. I always booked the maximum number of appointments in advance that I could (3) in order to avoid suspicion — after all, it was to be a 4-6 month course of treatment — so when I went back to Vermont, I called the clinic to cancel them. However, I didn’t want to give them any kind of a heads up about the story that was about to break in the media, so I said that a member of my immediate family “back home in Wisconsin” (they had seen and photocopied my Wisconsin ID) had had a health crisis, and that I needed to go out of state but didn’t know when I’d be back. On the voicemail I left at the clinic, I told them to cancel all three of my appointments and that I’d schedule my next sessions when I knew when I’d be back in the Twin Cities.

I DARE YOU ALL to call the phone number on the phone message above.  (Just to say Hi.  Of course.  LOL) 

 

Video – Marcus Bachmann Assaults CNN’s Don Lemon: “You did it (to) yourself” Bachmannn Tells Lemon

CNN’s openly gay anchor Don Lemon was assaulted today by Michele Bachmann’s husband Marcus, who pushed and shoved Lemon into a golf cart. Marcus Bachmann apparently told Lemon “you did it yourself” when he protested to being tossed into a golf cart. “I don’t know why this happened,” Lemon noted, “it was an embarrassing (and criminal) display on their part.”

Video was shot While Lemon’s cameraman got lost in the crowd, on the audio you can hear Lemon asking seemingly harmless questions.

Said Lemon:

“I asked about her performance last night, where does she think she’s going to end up in the Straw Poll. And her two campaign aides… started elbowing me and pushed me through the crowd and her husband Marcus did the same thing– even pushed me, elbowed me into a golf cart where I hit my head and it caused people to spill things.”

According to Bachmann’s press secretary “it was just too crowded,” and that they were only looking out for the Congresswoman’s safety.

Anyone out there thjink that this would have happened to a white, straight reporter from FOX-News?

I thought not.