Creepy Michele Bachmann Prayer
I can't believe I missed this.
In 2008, Michele Bachmann prayed for the anti-gay You Can Run, But You Cannot Hide Ministry. Bachmann prays for the end of days in an unbelievably creepy voice.
What kind of church is Bachmann is praying for exactly? Ministry member Dean McMillan gave an opening prayer on the floor of the Minnesota House of Representatives. McMillan said, "... and his name is Jesus. As every President up until 2008 has acknowledged. And we pray it. In Jesus’ name." McMillan was denounced by members of both parties.
This address was criticized by DFL representative Terry Morrow, who said that the hope of peace during the prayer had been "crushed by a single person's words." Majority Leader Matt Dean and speaker Kurt Zellers, both Republicans, also denounced Bradlee Dean; Zellers said inviting him to speak had been "a mistake", called him "a man I personally denounce," and said "I can only ask you for your forgiveness ... That type of person will never, ever be allowed on the House floor again." Representative Ernie Leidiger, a Republican who had invited Dean to speak in the first place, later apologized for the invitation and compared Dean's position on homosexuality to that of Nazi Germany. Dean was also denounced by the Minnesota Catholic Conference and DFL representatives Karen Clark and D. Scott Dibble, both openly gay; Clark called Dean "a hateful person".
Even Republicans keep the You Can Run, But You Cannot Hide Ministry at arms-length. That should tell you how extreme Bachmann is.