This morning, fresh from her Ames, Iowa Straw Poll Victory, Michele Bachmann went on Meet the Press to get interviewed, and ended up getting grilled by David Gregory about Gay Marriage:
Besides David Gregory's heavy-handed and lumbering interview style, what did you see in this video?
I saw Michele Bachmann, her ever-radiant self, standing up for her beliefs and trying to ease the conversation back to what is really important for America, but Gregory decided he didn't want that. He kept pressing the issue and grilling her about her stance on Gay Rights.
Gregory played some old tape of Bachmann at a 2004 National Education Leadership Conference, which included these remarks:
“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.”
Bachmann stood by her statements. Once again, she tried to weave the subject back to things that are important in America at the moment, like the Economy and Barack Obama's disregard for American Citizens, but her kept right on pressing the point.
According to LQBTQNation, Bachmann "appearing on CNN’s 'State of the Union' on Sunday, Bachmann said she would revisit the military ban on openly gay service members, which is due to be formally repealed on September 20 after 18 years in force.
'The ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy has worked very well,' Bachmann said. 'I would be in consultation with our commanders, but yes, I probably will' reinstate the ban, she told CNN."