Michele Bachmann Claims Gays 'Bullying' American People

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Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 09:12 AM

By Nick Sanchez

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer disappointed Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and many religious people when she vetoed SB 1062 last month – a move the congresswoman said was a product of the gay community "bullying" politicians and the American people.

The bill would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gays on religious grounds. However, Bachmann took to the airwaves, appearing on the Lars Larson show during last week's Conservative Political Action Conference, to point out that the bill has nothing to do with sexual orientation.

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"There's nothing about gays in there. But the gay community decided to make this their measure," Bachmann said.

"I think the thing that is getting a little tiresome, the gay community, they have so bullied the American people, and they've so intimidated politicians. The politicians fear them, so that they think they get to dictate the agenda everywhere."

This is not the first time Bachmann has expressed her dissatisfaction with the bill's veto.

On ABC News & Yahoo's "Fine Print" earlier this month, she said, “I was sorry that she made the decision, and it’s because I believe that tolerance is a two-way street and we need to respect everyone's rights, including the rights of people who have sincerely held religious beliefs . . . Right now, there's a terrible intolerance afoot in the United States, and it's against people who hold sincerely held religious beliefs."

Since that interview, she has adopted rhetoric similar to that used by the gay community, who have made bullying in schools a top issue.

In her interview with Larson, she continued by saying, "If you want to take away my religious liberties you can advocate for that. But you do it through the constitutional process. You don't intimidate. And no politician should give away my religious liberties or yours."





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