Gay rights activists protested Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s appearance at the California Republican Party convention Friday by staging a flash mob-style dance routineÂ to Madonna’s song “Like a Prayer.”
The soundtrach was meant to call attention to the Bachmannâs anti-gay rhetoric and the controversial therapy methods which are reported to be practiced at the Christian counseling clinic belonginh to her and her husband own, according to the Courage Campaign.
“Politicians like Rep. Bachmann need to understand that you can’t simply “pray the gay away,” the group stated in a release.
Bachmann also told about her views on homosexuality during an appearance on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno Friday. “Well, that whole ‘pray the gay away’ thing, I don’t get that,” Jay Leno said.
“Well, see, I think when I heard that,” said Bachmann, who owns with her husband a Christian counseling clinic that offers to convert clients from homosexuality, “I really thought it was like, kind of a midlife crisis line – ‘Pray away the gray.’ That’s what I thought it was.”
“But it sounds like if two gay people want to get married, that’s their business; that doesn’t concern us,” Leno said. “I mean, why is that even an issue?”
“Well, because the family is foundational,” Bachmann said, “and marriage between a man and a woman has been what the law has been for years and years.”
“I know gay families that are married, they have children. And they’re wonderful people. It doesn’t seem like they shouldn’t be allowed to be happy,â Leno said.
âBut I’m not going to change your mind on that one,â Bachmann answered. This is not the first time when gay rights activists have targeted Bachmann.
In June, Rachel E. B. Lang attempted toÂ throw glitterÂ on the congresswoman as she left the stage at the conservative RightOnline conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.