Conservative Michele Bachmann Teams Up with Anti-Gay Pundit in ‘Pray Day’ Push
With marriage equality on the brink of passing in Minnesota, anti-gay congresswoman Michele Bachmann is giving up that battle, instead focusing on advocating for a 9/11 “Pray Day.”
“Our nation has seen judgment not once but twice on September 11 [the attacks in 2001 and the attack on the Benghazi consulate 11 years later] and that’s why we’re going to have ‘9/11 Pray’ on that day,” Bachmann said during a speech on May 9 at an event called “Washington: A Man of Prayer.”
“Is there anything better that we can do on that day rather than to humble ourselves and pray to an almighty God?”
The National Day of Prayer and Fasting would commemorate lives lost in 2001 and 2012, and remember people that, as Bachmann has said, the terrorist attacks were the fault of Americans. This is where gay marriage enters the conversation.
Bachmann, a noted homophone who has in the past introduced legislation on ban gay marriage in Minnesota, is teaming up with another anti-gay figure to promote the event: World Net Daily editor Joseph Farah.
Farah has said that gay rights are partly responsible for the 9/11 attacks, and that they country is in the midst of a “slide from moral malaise to cultural hedonism,” he is quoted by the Huffington Post as saying.