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Author Topic: Stop Taxpayer Funds That Support Bachmann's Anti-Gay Clinic  (Read 1465 times)

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Offline phildinftlaudy

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So-called gay conversion therapy has been denounced by the scientific and medical communities as ineffective, and potentially dangerous.

But an investigation earlier this month exposed that this hateful practice is used by the "quality Christian counseling clinic" owned by Michele Bachmann and her husband -- a clinic which was recently discovered to have received over $137,000 in federal Medicaid funds, in addition to $24,000 in other state and federal funds.

It's bad enough that Bachmann and Associates, after denying for years they practiced ex-gay therapy, clearly encourages patients to pray the gay away. Our taxpayer dollars shouldn't be funding it.

I just signed a petition asking The Dept. of Health and Human Services, which oversees Medicaid, and the Minnesota Dept. of Health, which distributes the funds within the state, to immediately pull public funds from Bachmann's clinic.

Learn more and sign the petition:

http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/bachmann_clinic_funding/?rc=LA_Bachmann_07212011_ad1
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Re: Stop Taxpayer Funds That Support Bachmann's Anti-Gay Clinic
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2011, 08:15:33 PM »
thanks for this link. I signed it and passed it along to my FB friends.
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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Offline Joe K

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Re: Stop Taxpayer Funds That Support Bachmann's Anti-Gay Clinic
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2011, 08:56:04 PM »
Here's a link where a reporter went through the clinic pretending to want to "pray away the gay."

http://www.truthwinsout.org/pressreleases/2011/07/17519/
« Last Edit: July 21, 2011, 09:14:43 PM by killfoile »

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Stop Taxpayer Funds That Support Bachmann's Anti-Gay Clinic
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2011, 09:01:07 PM »
Signed.

My grandmother wanted to send me to conversion therapy, lol.

-WIll
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Stop Taxpayer Funds That Support Bachmann's Anti-Gay Clinic
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2011, 09:07:25 PM »
Signed.

My grandmother wanted to send me to conversion therapy, lol.

-WIll
I thought about converting ---
from being a bottom to being a top -
but....
I like d**k in the boongie too much  ;D

Thanks for signing - I think they set a low goal - only 5,000 signatures - and they have almost made it.

Joe: Thanks for the link to the other story.
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Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
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12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline phildinftlaudy

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September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline Gio

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Re: Stop Taxpayer Funds That Support Bachmann's Anti-Gay Clinic
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2011, 11:21:49 AM »
signed and posted on my FB...

Offline wolfter

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Re: Stop Taxpayer Funds That Support Bachmann's Anti-Gay Clinic
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2011, 01:54:12 PM »
Also signed and posted on my FB wall.  I went to conversion therapy with my minister but ended up converting him.  Sure had him praising God! ;D
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

Offline mecch

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Re: Stop Taxpayer Funds That Support Bachmann's Anti-Gay Clinic
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2011, 02:11:39 PM »
Also signed and posted on my FB wall.  I went to conversion therapy with my minister but ended up converting him.  Sure had him praising God! ;D
If thats a true story you should get yourself on a talk show!  Too perfect!
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Offline AlanBama

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Re: Stop Taxpayer Funds That Support Bachmann's Anti-Gay Clinic
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2011, 03:26:50 PM »
I signed it...looks like they've set a new goal.

This woman makes me ill.   I hope someone comes forward with XX pics of her 'straight' husband....
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

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Re: Stop Taxpayer Funds That Support Bachmann's Anti-Gay Clinic
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2011, 08:35:34 PM »
I signed it...looks like they've set a new goal.

This woman makes me ill.   I hope someone comes forward with XX pics of her 'straight' husband....

And perhaps some nasty gang bang orgy pics of her too... in a leather teddy.  Maybe her hubby can be in the same pics, down on all fours with a ball gag in his mouth.
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Re: Stop Taxpayer Funds That Support Bachmann's Anti-Gay Clinic
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2011, 09:46:31 PM »
I signed the petition and commented:

Now that is really a waste of tax dollars, pray away Bachmann and her husband!

Jody
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