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December 7th, 2011
07:28 PM ET

Bachmann: Bookstore episode with child was 'reprehensible'

(CNN) – GOP hopeful Michele Bachmann said Wednesday that a recent episode at a book signing, in which a young boy told her his gay mother "didn't need fixing," was "reprehensible."

"He obviously didn't want to say what he was put up to say, and I just think it's reprehensible when someone uses a little child to advance a political agenda," Bachmann said Wednesday on CNN's "John King, USA."

"That's what was going on in a book signing. I'd never do that to one of my children, and it's really unfortunate that this poor, little boy was used in that way."


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  1. Derek Wain

    It is shameful for gay activists to exploit and manipulate a 8-year-old to advance their radical homosexual agenda. "Gay marriage" is an oxymoron, since marriage means "a permanent union between one woman and man."
    For 5000 years, "marriage" has meant "a contract between one man and one woman", not some other random combination of humans because it feels good. That definition of marriage is the bedrock of human society. MB's response meant that society should not endorse gay marriage by giving it the high status of "marriage". Ignore the perverted and false "interpretations" of her comments by gay media bloggers. She remains the most principled Constitutional Conservative on the American political stage.
    This was a particularly moronic screed on MB's commonsense response and instruction to clueless gay activist students. The radical left, gay media no longer even pretends to report political news but instead feeds us radical left gay propaganda.
    The argument for "gay marriage" is equally valid (and equally invalid) for 1 man-2 women and for 2 women-1 man; etc. The logical extension of allowing "gay marriage" is legalizing polygamy.

    December 8, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  2. ThinkAgain

    "The logical extension of allowing "gay marriage" is legalizing polygamy."

    No, it's not. And please provide proof that this kid was manipulated; perhaps he just has a very close, healthy relationship to his parents who happen to be gay, and doesn't appreciate people telling his family that just because they're not a heterosexual couple, that something is wrong with them.

    Do yourself a favor and google "two lesbians raised a baby and this is what they got" and watch the video. If your head doesn't explode, your mind may open a little.

    December 9, 2011 at 9:02 pm |