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Bachmann Working “Hand-In-Hand” With Anti-Gay Hate Group

April 07, 2011 2:00 pm ET by Equality Matters staff

Tea Party leader and potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) spoke with Tony Perkins, president of the anti-gay hate group the Family Research Council (FRC), about the “supernatural ability” she needs to oppose government spending. Before touting the benefits of a government shutdown, however, Bachmann took solidify her partnership with the FRC:

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PERKINS: Just with your time here in Congress, you’ve become kind of a poster child for American taking government back as you’re finding support --

BACHMANN: Well together with the Family Research Council.

PERKINS: Well, but you --

BACHMANN: Working hand-in-hand.

PERKINS: You’ve been such a great spokesman for that, and unwavering in your commitment so I just want to thank you for being unyielding –

BACHMANN: Thank you. Well I’m one among many.

PERKINS: -- in a city that tends to chew up and eat up conservatives.

Bachmann concluded the interview by thanking Perkins for the “great work” the FRC was doing. Included in that “great work”:

  • Mocking transgender people who want protection from discrimination
  • Criticizing the Golden Globes for promoting tolerance towards LGBT youth
  • Painting gay and lesbian troops as sexual predators in order to oppose open service
  • Lying about employment protections for LGBT Americans

Previously:

Frezza: The Tea Party Should Support Marriage Equality

Republicans Sticking To Their Anti-LGBT Guns For 2012

Anti-Gay Conservatives Becoming A Growing Problem For Republican Leaders

Half Of The Tea Party Congress Supports Federal Intrusion Into State Marriage Laws