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Michele Bachmann: ‘Gays intimidate the American people’

By Sam Rigby


Minnesota congesswoman Michele Bachmann has claimed that the gay community bullies and intimidates the American people.

The politician was in favour of the proposed bill in Arizona that would have allowed business owners to refuse service to gay people and others on religious grounds.

However, Right Wing Watch quotes Bachmann as saying that the bill – which was vetoed by Jan Brewer last month – had nothing to do with gay people.

She said: “There’s nothing about gays in there, but the gay community decided to make this their measure.

“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.”

She added: “If you want take away my religious liberties, you can advocate for that but you do it through the constitutional process and you don’t intimidate and no politician should give away my religious liberties or yours.”

Brewer, the Governor of Arizona, said after vetoing the bill: “Religious liberty is a core American and Arizona value, so is no discrimination.”

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