Republican congresswoman of Minnesota Michele Bachmann says we need to focus on “spiritual warfare” to fight against marriage equality and Satan.
Minnesota lawmakers approved legislation allowing same-sex marriage on Monday, and Governor Mark Dayton signed the bill into law early Tuesday, thus making Minnesota the 12th state to officially legalize same-sex marriage.
During a recent appearance, Bachmann told the crowd at Liberty Counsel’s Awakening 2013 to never give up against the fight for marriage equality, along with abortion and “Islamic jihad.” She said there should be a September 11 National Day of Prayer and Fasting because we must fight against supernatural forces of evil.
Bachmann believes that God supports these claims using references from the Bible.
Rumors that Bachmann wanted to move out of the state of Minnesota if marriage equality was passed may have been false, but that doesn’t mean she supports marriage equality.
While talking to Minnesota’s KSTP-TV Monday morning, Bachmann said, “Homosexuality is a sin, and God will punish communities that support it.”
In 2011, Bachman said gay people could get married- but only to members of the opposite sex. When asked by the president of a high school gay-straight alliance club “why can’t same sex couples get married,” Bachman replied, “They can get married, but they abide by the same law as everyone else. They can marry a man if they’re a woman. Or they can marry a woman if they’re a man.”
Bachmann stated in 2011 that “gayness” is equivalent to “child abuse.”
“This message could be very easily misunderstood,” said Bachmann. “Who is he speaking to — 8 year old boys? And so you have a teacher talking about his gayness. He goes home then, and says ‘Hey mom, what’s gayness? We had a teacher talking about this today.’ The mother says, ‘Well, that’s when a man likes other men and they don’t like girls.’ The boy’s 8, he’s thinking, ‘I don’t like girls. I like boys. Maybe I’m gay.’ And you think, that’s way out there. Kid isn’t gonna think that. Are you kidding? That happens all the time. You don’t think that’s intentional, the message that’s being given to these kids. That’s child abuse.”
Bachmann also stated in 2011 that the LGBT community is “an earthquake issue.” She says homosexuality is not normal and she doesn’t want children to think it is. “This will change our state [Minnesota] forever,” said Bachmann. “Because the immediate consequence, if gay marriage goes through, is that K-12 little children will be forced to learn that homosexuality is normal, natural and perhaps they should try it.”