Remember all the controversy around an out of context quote from then-candidate Barack Obama's pastor? Think we'll get just as much media attention on the anti-gay sermon at a church Michele Bachmann attended yesterday?
Bachmann participated in the service at Point of Grace Church in Iowa with her husband Marcus - the guy with the fetish for "disciplining" gay "barbarians." She spoke to the congregation and read a bible passage.
Then Pastor Jeff Mullen launched into a half hour sermon, which included this gem:
"We inherently know that homosexual behavior is immoral and unnatural."
"God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness," Mullen said, reading from the book of Romans.
The sermon concluded with a video testimonial from a man claiming to be ex-gay, drawing yet another link between the Bachmann's and the notion homosexuality can be "cured."
Bachmann left a church with anti-Catholic views shortly before beginning her presidential campaign. But her campaign released a statement about her attendance at yesterday's service that showed no hints of an attempt to distance herself from anti-gay and ex-gay messages. Which doesn't come as much of a surprise, since Bachmann's running on anti-gay hate.
It's disgusting to see a presidential candidate advocate for bigotry, and it's sad to see churches that still promote hatred toward other people. With Bachmann, we've got someone committed to homophobic politics and to claiming legitimacy for her bigotry because of her religion. Which to my mind is an affront to all queer people and all decent people of faith who don't want their beliefs used to harm others.