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Michelle Bachmann's Husband At War With The Gays


After LGBT group exposed Bachmann's clinic's pray-the-gay-away work, he's charging them for canceled appointments

Presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann's husband Marcus is throwing a bit of a fit over his treatment at the hands of some dastardly gays.

Bachmann owns a Minneapolis area Christian counseling practice, which critics say traffics in "curing" homosexuality, and after the LGBT group Truth Wins Out staged a sting there last summer, Bachmann is demanding he be paid for two canceled sessions.

Bachmann is demanding the $150 he is owed, he said to the Wall Street Journal, to make a point. "It's not the amount of money. For us, it's the principle," he said.

Funny enough, the folks at Truth Wins Out feel the same way.

"We consider your therapy and practices fraudulent," the group's attorney wrote in response to Bachmann's demand to be paid by Friday or else. "We have concluded your services are dubious and questionable, not worthy of any billing at all. We consider your fees and charges part of a larger civil conspiracy to defraud vulnerable individuals."

For his part, Bachmann claims there's no truth to the argument that his counselors try to pray the gay away.

"A client came in stating they had a concern about same-sex attraction. The client asked specifically for assistance with this. I don't know a counseling agency that wouldn't accept or talk about that person's concerns," he told the Journal.

Truth Wins Out seems eager to call Bachmann on his threat to send their bill to collections, claiming "We will be interested in the civil discovery process" and warning him in a letter, "Please do not embarrass yourself or your firm further by attempting to collect a debt that you are not owed for a point you cannot make."

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