Michele Bachmann On Marriage, Gays & Satan: I Think My Views Are Clear

This is the interview with Michelle Bachmann and Meet the Press. She stutters through her answers and reveals the depth of her animosity or fear towards gay people. Too bad she doesn't realize that God made gays and He is just fine with them as parents, brothers, sisters, employees, cabinet members and soldiers.

Michele Bachmann: It’s a very sad life. It’s part of Satan, I think, to say that this is gay... It’s anything but gay. It leads to the personal enslavement of individuals. Because if you’re involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle, it’s bondage. It is personal bondage, personal despair, and personal enslavement. And that’s why this is so dangerous. We need to have profound compassion for people who are dealing with the very real issue of sexual dysfunction in their life and sexual identity disorders.

Meet the Press (MTP) David Gregory: That is the view that President Bachmann would have of gay Americans?

Michelle Bachmann: Well I am running for the Presidency of the United States. I’m not running to be anyone’s judge….

MTP Gregory: But you have judged them.

Michelle Bachmann: I don’t judge them. I don’t judge them. I am running for presidency of the United States.

MTP Gregory: Is that the view of gay Americans that President Bachmann would have?

Michelle Bachmann: My view on marriage is that I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, and that’s what I stand for. But I ascribe honor and dignity to every person no matter what their background. They have honor and they have dignity.

MTP Gregory: Do you think gay Americans hearing quotes like that from you would think that that’s honor and dignity coming from you about their circumstance?Michelle Bachmann: I am not anyone’s judge and I am not standing as anyone’s judge.

MTP Gregory: Congresswoman, do you think anybody hears that thinks you haven’t made a judgment about gays and lesbians?

Michelle Bachmann: That’s all I can tell you is that I’m not judging.

MTP Gregory: So your words should stand for themselves.

Michelle Bachmann: I’m running for the presidency of the United States. That’s what’s important.

MTP Gregory: Would you appoint an openly gay person to your administration? To your cabinet or name them as a judge?

Michelle Bachmann: My criteria would be the same, which would be where you stand on the Constitution, are you competent, and do you share my views. That’s my criteria.

MTP Gregory: But those views are pretty clear. As far as a judge you talked about that. An openly gay person is acceptable as matter of your administration? As a member of your administration?

Michelle Bachmann: I have my criteria as what my appointments would be based on, it’s whether you uphold the Constitution, if you’re competent and if you share my views.

MTP Gregory: So it would not be a factor?

Michelle Bachmann: I am not out asking any other questions.

MTP Gregory: One last one on this. Can a gay couple who adopt children in your mind be considered a family?

Michelle Bachmann: When it comes to marriage and family, my opinion is that marriage is between a man and a woman. And I think that’s been my view and…

MTP Gregory: So a gay couple with kids would not be considered a family to you?

Michelle Bachmann: You know, all of these kinds of questions really aren’t about what people are concerned about right now.

MTP Gregory: Congresswoman, you said that any candidate for President should be asked about his or her views and their record. This is a record of your statements. These are the defining political issues for you as your political career advanced. You’re the one who said same-sex marriage was a defining political issue of our time. Those were your words back in 2004, so I’m just asking about your views on something that has animated your political life.

Michelle Bachmann: I think my views are clear.