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Gays are bullies, Bachmann says

“The gay community, they have so bullied the American people,” U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says in a radio interview.

Last week, upset about Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of a bill that would have allowed those in the marriage industry to withhold (but only if they did so on religious grounds) their services from gay couples, Rep. Michele Bachmann made a plea for tolerance — of religious people.

During the recent CPAC conference, she returned to the subject in an interview with righty radio host Lars Larson. First of all, Bachmann said, the vetoed Arizona statute didn’t even mention gays or lesbians. It merely protected business owners from discrimination lawsuits if they deny their services to anyone, as long as they assert religious reasons. But “the gay community decided to make this their measure,” Bachmann said. Then she added:

The gay community, they have so bullied the American people, and they’ve so intimidated politicians.

Here’s the clip, via Right Wing Watch:

“There’s nothing about gays in there, but the gay community decided to make this their measure,” Bachmann said. “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. – See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/michele-bachmann-laments-gay-community-have-so-bullied-american-people#sthash.dzsMXbWY.dpuf
“There’s nothing about gays in there, but the gay community decided to make this their measure,” Bachmann said. “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. – See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/michele-bachmann-laments-gay-community-have-so-bullied-american-people#sthash.dzsMXbWY.dpuf