Report: Bachmann’s clinic tries to cure gay patients


A clinic run by GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s husband is under scrutiny after two gay former patients shared their story with ABC News.

The network reported Monday on controversial anti-gay therapy at Bachmann & Associates, a Christian-based counseling clinic run by Marcus Bachmann and co-owned by the Minnesota congresswoman.

The "path for my therapy would be to read the Bible, pray to God that I would no longer be gay," Andrew Ramirez told ABC News. "And God would forgive me if I were straight."

John Becker, a gay activist with Truth Wins Out, took two hidden cameras into the facility after posing as someone seeking counseling for homosexuality.

"Based on my experiences at Bachmann & Associates, there can no longer be any doubt that Marcus Bachmann’s state- and federally-funded clinic endorses and practices reparative therapy aimed at changing a gay person’s sexual orientation, despite the fact that such ‘therapy’ is widely discredited by the scientific and medical communities," Becker wrote on Truth Wins Out’s website.