After dodging questions about her husband’s reported practice of ex-gay therapy on the presidential campaign trail, Rep. Michele Bachmann attended a church service yesterday in which the pastor characterized homosexuality as “immoral” and “unnatural.” He then showed a testimonial video of an ex-gay convert:
“God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness,” [Pastor Jeff] Mullen said, reading from the book of Romans.
Mullen’s sermon concluded with video testimonial from a man named Adam Hood, who claims to have been gay before experiencing a conversation with God. “I am so happy God has given me natural affection for a woman,” Hood said in the video, adding that his wife is nine months pregnant.
“We need to have compassion for people that are bound by that sin,” Hood added. “And it is a sin. Call a spade a spade.”
Both Bachmann and her husband stayed throughout Point of Grace Church’s entire service and then posed for photos with Pastor Mullen in front of the altar.
Bachmann — who in 2004 said that an ex-gay group will “present the truth about homosexuality” — has repeatedly avoided answering questions about ex-gay therapy since an undercover investigation captured a counselor suggesting that homosexuality could be overcome through prayer and therapy. Bachmann’s campaign even black-listed a local Iowa station for asking about the revelation.
Bachmann’s husband Marcus, meanwhile, has admitted that his clinic would perform reparative therapy upon request.