A “barbarian horde” of LGBT-rights activists traveled to Marcus Bachmann’s counseling center in Minnesota Thursday, chanted lyrics from a Lady Gaga song, demanded to see Bachmman and when he didn’t show up, glittered the waiting room.
The group was led by the same LGBT-rights activist who glittered Newt Gingrich back in May.Bachmann, of course, has become famous in recent weeks thanks in part to his wife Michele’s presidential campaign and in part because of the Christian counseling center he runs in Minnesota. Bachmann has said he performs so-called gay reparative therapy at the clinic (but only at the request of his patients.)
Michele Bachmann was victim of an attempted glittering at the RightOnline conference in Minneapolis last month.
The barbarian theme in today’s glittering comes from a quote Bachmann’s tried to distance himself from. On a Christian talk show last year, Bachmann told the host that gay people are “barbarians” who “need to be disciplined.” He then claimed the tape of the broadcast posted online had been doctored, a charge that has not been substantiated.
Organizers of today’s protest said the glittering was as aimed at both Bachmanns. Michele has made opposition to gay marriage a central tenet of her political career.
“Michele and Marcus Bachmann think gay people are barbarians?” protester Nick Espinosa said in a statement posted online. “I think its clear to everyone who the real barbarians are, based on the Bachmanns’ archaic views on LGBT equality.”
Here’s video, posted by the protesters:
This post has been updated since it was first published.