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Bachmann Claims Gays Are 'Bullying' Americans

Bachmann champions anti-gay rhetoric at CPAC
Bachmann champions anti-gay rhetoric at CPAC
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One time Presidential hopeful and soon to be ex-Congresswomen, Michele Bachmann has once again roared out a rallying cry against the LGBTQ community and her outrage over Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer’s veto of the controversial “religious freedom” bill SB1062.

Last week during an interview at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, Bachmann proclaimed that “the gay community have so bullied the American people.”

While speaking with conservative radio talk show host Lars Larson, Bachmann declared her outrage not against any discrimination aimed towards the LGBTQ community but her indignation that by giving equal protection under the law to gay and lesbian citizens is a direct infringement against the Constitution and to people of faith.

Bachmann continued to explain her opinion that the “religious freedom” bills that have popped up around the nation have little to nothing to do with gay and lesbian equality.

“There’s nothing about gays in there, but the gay community decided to make this their measure,” Bachmann said. “And the thing that I think is getting a little tiresome is the gay community have so bullied the American people and they have so intimidated politicians that politicians fear them and they think they get to dictate the agenda everywhere. Well, not with the Constitution you don’t.”

Bachmann had previously gone on record regarding her opposition towards the veto of SB1062. In an interview with ABC News & Yahoo's "Fine Print" earlier this month Bachmann expressed “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."

Rep. Bachmann is set to retire her seat after the end of the current Congressional session.