ABC News showed footage Monday night of an undercover investigation by LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) advocacy group Truth Wins Out that may confirm accusations that Marcus Bachmann, husband of Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, has attempted to convert gay men through prayer and other tactics at their Minneapolis Christian therapy clinic.
This is not the first time that the Bachmanns have come under fire over allegations that their clinic, Bachmann & Associates, uses controversial reparative therapy in attempts to turn gay men into heterosexuals. In 2006 Bachmann denied the use of conversion tactics in an interview with Minneapolis' City Pages:
"Am I aware that the perception is out there? I can't comment on that. If someone is interested in talking to us about their homosexuality, we are open to talking about that. But if someone comes in a homosexual and they want to stay homosexual, I don't have a problem with that."
As Michele Bachmann continues to attract buzz for her GOP presidential run, the claims have resurfaced — several former patients of the state- and federally funded clinic came forward to attest to the Christian clinic's alleged use of conversion therapy.
The release of the video comes days after Michele Bachmann drew criticism for signing a controversial "Marriage Vow" pledge that challenged abortion and gay marriage, while contending that black families were stronger during slavery.
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