Lay Off Marcus Bachmann
'Deeply closeted' or not, there's 'no evidence' he's a hypocrite: Meghan Daum
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jul 21, 2011 1:53 PM CDT
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and her husband Marcus wave to the crowd after her formal announcement to seek the 2012 Republican nomination.   (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File))

(Newser) – An “angry mob” of gay-rights supporters are slamming the anti-gay Marcus Bachmann, suggesting he’s a hypocrite who’s not as “straight an arrow as he purports to be.” Though Bachmann’s views on homosexuality are indefensible, the activists themselves may be the real hypocrites, writes Meghan Daum in the Los Angeles Times. “Isn't it a little ironic that the Bachmanns are being hectored by people who regularly preach tolerance and rail against stereotypes?”

“It isn't acting gay that Bachmann deplores; it's gay acts. And there's no evidence he's broken his own rules about the latter,” Daum notes. “No one has caught Bachmann in anything resembling a ‘wide stance.’” Call him “sad, retrograde, and deluded,” but “stick to the facts,” Daum writes. “Even if there were truth to the innuendo, how do you pin hypocrisy on someone who practices what he preaches?” Catch Daum's whole column here.

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Jul 22, 2011 9:54 AM CDT
Freedom of expression is not accepted when opinions on homosexual activity is at issue. All must kow-tow to the Gay Pride agenda. Tolerance is a one-way street in this issue.
Jul 22, 2011 8:49 AM CDT
"Practices what he preaches?" Is she serious? What is he preaching? Deny who you are?
Jul 21, 2011 9:25 PM CDT
I will respond to all accordingly, tomorrow. I need some rest and tomorrow I will respond, if the Lord will. I need time to reflect. Forgive me, but I need some rest and time for reflection. Stay tuned.