July 18th, 2011
05:00 PM ET

When it comes to the gay community, is Michele Bachmann living in the Twilight Zone?

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Republican congresswoman Michele Bachmann of Minnesota has been a rising star of sorts in a lackluster field of GOP candidates who hope to challenge President Barack Obama in 2012. Bachmann came out on top in three separate polls of likely Iowa Republican voters last week.
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But Bachmann is running into a lot of criticism for her rather extreme positions on some social issues. Let's begin with the gay community.

Michele Bachmann's husband, Marcus, runs a Christian counseling business. Former clients have said he encourages homosexual patients to try to change their sexual orientation or at least repress it. Critics call it "pray away the gay." In an interview last week with the Minnesota Star Tribune, Marcus Bachmann did not deny that he and other counselors at the clinic use that technique, but he said they only do so at the request of a patient.

Michele Bachmann has been skirting around her own views on homosexuality. But that party is about to come to an end. She recently signed something called "The Marriage Vow" written by a conservative group in Iowa. It's a vow to be faithful to your spouse. Fair enough. But the vow also condemns adultery, pornography and gay marriage. And it describes homosexuality as a choice. In a speech in 2004, Bachmann said that being "involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle" amounts to "personal bondage, personal despair and personal enslavement."

Comedians and bloggers are having a field day with all of this of course.

On a more serious note, a group called the Human Rights Campaign - a gay rights group - is vowing to go after Ms. Bachmann and her beliefs in the upcoming campaign. They call Michele Bachmann "the very definition of a target rich environment." If they're serious, she could have a problem.

Here’s my question to you: When it comes to the gay community, is Michele Bachmann living in the Twilight Zone?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Dennis in Tampa, Florida:
Obviously, yes. The problem Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin and other extremists have is that they believe every issue in the world is black and white. They have no understanding of the concept of grey. You either agree with them on everything or you are obviously wrong. To them, freedom of choice means you accept their choice.

Annie in Atlanta:
Twilight Zone? Maybe. The new "Christian" reality? Definitely. Nothing like a good God-fearing loving "Christian’s" brand of hate to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, is there? What kind of monster is this woman, and what does that make us, for thinking she, or her twin Palin, are even remotely qualified for public service, let alone the presidency?

Victoria in Cedar Rapids, Iowa:
Yes, she's definitely out there. The vast majority of people I know here in Iowa (my mother in law notwithstanding) are for gay rights and support gay marriage. We're not as backwoods as some politicians might think. As far as those who are conservative enough to agree with Ms. Bachmann, I doubt that there's enough of them here to carry the vote.

I saw that episode, Jack! It has been on re-run status for a while now. It ends with Michele Bachmann getting pushed aside by her own party because she lacks a brain.

Ed in California:
Michelle Bachman is in the Brain Dead zone. She's popular because she spreads, and keeps, hate alive. And what a hypocrite! Her family accepts farm subsidies. And she and dear hubby both take socialized monetary help from our pockets just to keep his psychotherapy "business" afloat! She is no good.

Well, if the Twilight Zone is a hate-filled place of appalling ignorance then, yes, she and her husband have the nicest house there. How can someone who thinks they're qualified to lead our nation and purports to be so pro-Constitution so readily demonize and deny basic equality to any segment of the American public?

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soundoff (170 Responses)
  1. Joe R - Houston

    With the exception of congressman Ron Paul, every presidential candidate (including Obama) believes that their personal opinions need to be codified law. Michele Bachmann is no different than all the otherst.

    July 18, 2011 at 2:42 pm |
  2. Peg in NY

    Yes, she resides deep in twilight zone territory. Anyone who believes that one can "pray the gay away" does not have both oars in the water.

    July 18, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  3. Wolowitz

    Bachmann and the other right-wingers who scream hatred of gays, Muslims, Hispanics, pregnant women and other Americans, tell us to be afraid of Shari'a, while at the same time trying to force their own brand of theocracy. What part of "liberty and justice for ALL" does she not understand? What part of the Equal Protection clause of the Constitution does she not understand?

    July 18, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  4. Ralph- Corpus Christi, Texas

    Yes, and, she's traveling in another dimension Jack, one not only out of sight, but out of mind. There's a sign post up ahead: her next stop is the Extreme Right Zone.
    Ralph- Corpus Christi, Texas

    July 18, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  5. Larry from Georgetown, Tx

    Since she thinks that God talks directly to her then she must have all of the right answers, just ask her. She is one of the 2 "Ditzy Chicks" of the GOP, guess who is the other one.

    July 18, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
  6. Jim in Gardendale, Alabama

    Jack, Michelle Bachmann's views on a number of issues is actually frightening. She is so far to the right that she's teetering on that right wing cliff and about to fall off. The very fact that she has a following in this Presidential race is not only astounding to me, it certainly doesn't speak well of a segment of our society in terms of judgment and intelligence. This woman is dangerous.

    July 18, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
  7. John from Alabama

    Jack: The guy that invented the Twilight Zone was Rod Sterling, and he would defintely put Michele Bachmann as a resident member of the Zone. Psychologist will tell you gays are born to be gay. It is not something you choose one day out of the clear blue. Michele needs help with people and history. Lexington and Concord are not located in New Hampshire.

    July 18, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  8. Steve, Clifton, VA


    Michele Bachmann lives in the Twilight Zone on issues other than the Gay community. Her recent comments about the debt ceiling issue being a farce , and she stated that she hears voices which assist and direct her in making mundane day to day decisions as well as substantial decisions like who to marry. Remember when she pull a figure from the twilight zone on the cost for President Obama travel overseas ($246 million per day). Perhaps we should have "Mr. Spock" to do a brain scan on her to pull her back from the twilight zone....

    July 18, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
  9. Bobby E.Lahmon Jackson MS

    Yes of course but not just with the gay community but on a wide range of issues that are very important to most Americans she actually lives in the Bachmann twilight zone and where it will lead I guess only time will tell

    July 18, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
  10. Cathy Pinion

    I prefer "Lost In Space"

    She's on a planet, just not in my solar system.
    I hear : “Danger, Will Robinson!” echo through my thoughts everytime I begin to read an article about her.

    July 18, 2011 at 3:04 pm |
  11. bob z fr ,pa.

    this is all dem. problem it is there base they want to cater to the guys let them

    July 18, 2011 at 3:05 pm |
  12. Alex in Bremerton, WA

    You betcha, Jack! The gay haters quote Leviticus while ignoring all of the other restrictions in the Book of the Law! I'm sure many evangelicals enjoy shellfish, play football while touching the skin of a pig and wear clothing of blended threads which are ALL prohibited in Leviticus!

    July 18, 2011 at 3:05 pm |
  13. Chicago Jim

    Michelle Bachmann is living in the Twilight Zone period. Being gay ain't got nothing to do with it. "Beam her up Scotty!

    July 18, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
  14. sean 1

    I saw that episode Jack! It has been on re-run status for a while now. It ends with Michelle Bachmann getting pushed aside by her own party because she lacks a brain.

    July 18, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
  15. Randy

    No, when it comes to ANY community bachmann is in the twilight zone.

    July 18, 2011 at 3:17 pm |

    tampa, fl close jack, but there are gays in the twilight zone. she, and her fellow more holler than thou religious wing nut christians live in very nice homes with lots of money and have nothing better to do but tell you that you are wrong and going to hell for what ever is that you are doing. i am glad to be an atheist so i won't have to put up with the likes of her for an eternity.

    July 18, 2011 at 3:18 pm |
  17. Sylvia from San Diego, CA

    No, she is entitled to her opinions just like everyone else.... Those who condemn her are the ones I fear more...

    July 18, 2011 at 3:20 pm |
  18. Rick McDaniel

    No.......she is living in the church......and religion is the PRIMARY hate group against the gay community. (Among other things.)

    July 18, 2011 at 3:21 pm |
  19. Annie, Atlanta

    Twilight Zone? Maybe. The new "christian" reality? Definitely. Nothing like a good God-fearing loving "christian's" brand of hate to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, is there? What kind of monster is this woman, and what does that make us, for thinking she, or her twin Palin, are even remotely qualified for public service, let alone the presidency? I'm sick of the hate, divisiveness, terrorism, and treason coming from them. It's tearing this country apart.

    July 18, 2011 at 3:21 pm |
  20. Conor in Chicago

    It's my experience that Christian Fundamentalists live in something akin to the twighlight zone regardless of the issue. Just ask them about how old the earth is, their thoughts on aliens actually being demons, praying away homosexuality, what Jesus would have thought about Capitalism and taxes, etc. It's no wonder the Republican party concluded that the best way to institute their Ayn Randian fantasy was to placate this groups desires and wishes.

    July 18, 2011 at 3:27 pm |
  21. Bud Rupert

    This is just my view Jack but whether it's Michelle Backman or any one else – people that rely on myth and religous dogma as fact are out of touch with reality. I'm sure that most are good decent people at their core but – to inject themselves as potential leaders of this country believing in non-sense is, at the very least, an embarassment and quite possibly dangerous for the nation

    July 18, 2011 at 3:36 pm |
  22. Rich McKinney, Texas

    Jack one of the worst thing a politician can do is try and tell other people how they should live their life. America has become such a diverse society that it is impossible to please everyone and taking a stand on any issue is going to cost you some votes. I am not sure if Bachmann is living in the twilight zone but she certainly has an opinion on gays. That opinion just cost her some votes but here personal feelings were going to come out over time anyway. Better now then later.

    July 18, 2011 at 3:39 pm |
  23. Mike in Denver

    With so many possibilities, I do not think it is fair to pin Michele Bachmann's living in the Twilight Zone on any one group.

    July 18, 2011 at 3:43 pm |
  24. Frances Cappelletti

    Michelle Bachmann is living in the twilight zone on almost every subject.


    July 18, 2011 at 3:47 pm |
  25. Bill (Tacoma)

    When it comes to the gay community and politics: Unfortunately, Mrs Bachmann is not only living in the Twilight Zone, but she frequently visits The Outer Limits, and have know to stay to long in an Alternate Universe.

    July 18, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
  26. dan in capitola

    Well, if the Twilight Zone is a hate-filled place of appalling ignorance then, yes, she and her husband have the nicest house there.
    How can someone who thinks they're qualified to lead our nation and purports to be so pro-Constitution so readily demonize and deny basic equality to any segment of the American public?

    July 18, 2011 at 4:03 pm |
  27. andy in Gaithersburg

    yes she is...I wish God would tell her that He DOESN'T hate homosexuals...

    July 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm |
  28. Paul, New Port Richey, Fl

    Who cares?

    July 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm |
  29. virginia - Atlanta, GA

    It appears that she has very limited experience with people other than those just like her. She definitely loses me when she calls anyone a liar, especially when she disrespects the office of the President in such a way.

    July 18, 2011 at 4:06 pm |
  30. cal

    It's depends on which way you belived. Most american are not for gays.

    the democrats are for it to get more votes the press is for it to make MS Bachmann to look bad. Like it or not the sex between the same sex is not normal.If it was normal they would be able to product kids. Not by using a third way to have kids.

    July 18, 2011 at 4:06 pm |
  31. Jenna Roseville CA

    When it comes to the gay community, is Michele Bachmann living in the Twilight Zone?

    Why are you just limiting the observation to just gays Jack? She is in the "zone" on many subjects.

    Roseville CA

    July 18, 2011 at 4:09 pm |
  32. Martin Wielgus

    Jack, she's living in the twilight zone, period. She is completely out of touch with reality. I don't understand how anyone with a brain could vote for this moron.

    Martinsburg, WV

    July 18, 2011 at 4:15 pm |
  33. Cal (Maui)

    It just reflects the rigid attitude of the religious right where we won't accept your life even though their own Christian value's teaches you compassion, forgiveness and love of your fellow man.

    Cal From Kihei Maui

    July 18, 2011 at 4:16 pm |
  34. sheila

    She and her husband both scare me and not just for their stance on gay people.

    July 18, 2011 at 4:22 pm |
  35. Kathie

    Way beyond the Twilight Zone. God made us ALL–straight, gay, transgender, asexual. We are what we are and should accept others as they are.

    July 18, 2011 at 4:23 pm |
  36. Dick B

    I don't understand why you limited this question to just the gay community.

    July 18, 2011 at 4:27 pm |
  37. Thom Richer

    She is in the Twilight Zone, Jack, to be sure. However, that is not her only imperfection. Some others that come to mind on this subject are: biased, smug, righteous, farcical, egocentric,malicious, arrogant, hateful,
    pompous, obtuse, unchristian, oppressive, and more. But really just plain old homophobic and prejudiced. Pretty scary, Jack, to think people like this hold office in our government while pretending to uphold the Constitution. Yeeouch!

    Thom Richer
    Negaunee, MI

    July 18, 2011 at 4:28 pm |
  38. Pete in Georgia

    Well, maybe the "Twilight Zone" is where there is any sanity left in this world.

    July 18, 2011 at 4:29 pm |
  39. Gary - Woodhaven, Michigan

    Bachmann and her husband are living just as much in a space odyssey as the twilight zone.

    What a shame there is still this narrow mindedness in the 21st century. But then our inability to distinguish the absolute truth from lies has always been humanities problem as we see it everywhere. We may call it good and evil, right or wrong, but each is a product of the absolute truth and lies.

    July 18, 2011 at 4:30 pm |
  40. Tony Hamelin from Saint Louis


    It's be easy to dismiss Michele Bachmann as deluded as it relates to sexual orientation, among other issues. But truth is, doing so underestimates her intelligence. She's shrewd and only klings to her anti-gay stance because she makes money, and retains power, based off of appealing to the biases, bigotry and ignorance of a segement of the population that has their heads buried in the 1950s. I dont think she beleives what she preaches and teaches. However if she really does beleive what she says, it'sa sad testament of her inability to face reality.

    July 18, 2011 at 4:31 pm |
  41. John ...... Marlton, NJ

    No, she is living in a country where one is free to express an opinion or veiw ..... unless some flaming liberal disagrees ...

    July 18, 2011 at 4:34 pm |
  42. Mark

    Jack, Ms. Bachmann has a right as an American citizen to think or say about the gay community as she wishes. If she is offended by their life style, so be it. You or I don't have to agree with her. There are much bigger issues facing this country than the gay doctrine.
    And if one disagrees with "gay marriage, it doesn't make one a homophobe. They might just believe that marrieage should be between a man and woman, imagine that.

    July 18, 2011 at 4:35 pm |
  43. Paul, Parry Sound, Ontario

    It would be easier to convert someone from gay to straight or from straight to gay than to convert Michelle Bachmann from twit to wit.

    July 18, 2011 at 4:36 pm |
  44. Jim from Oregon

    If she's in the Twilight Zone, all of her uber conservative constituents are as well.

    July 18, 2011 at 4:36 pm |
  45. Uncle Festus

    For most of the Tea Party, life takes place in the Twilight Zone, and Bachmann is no exception. They idealize the 1950s, when homosexuals were expected to stay in the closet, women stayed at home, and non-christians and minorities were ostracized.

    Uncle Festus

    July 18, 2011 at 4:37 pm |
  46. Larry, RI

    Unfortunately if she is living in the "Twilight Zone" she has a lot of followers. This is a group who would have the entire country live according to their religious beliefs. They do not believe in the separation of church and state. Mrs. Bachmann wants an amendment making same sex marriage illegal. Do we really want a President with such narrow focus?

    July 18, 2011 at 4:37 pm |
  47. gord

    gay is a money maker for her husband

    July 18, 2011 at 4:38 pm |
  48. Tony Hamelin from St. Louis


    As a gay man, I've come feel sorry for people who are anti-gay. They are stuck in the 1950s and not living in the present. They miss out on living in the real world. Michele Bachmann's anti-gay, anti-science stances are determined more on her ability to make money off it than whether or not she really believes what she preaches and teaches. If she is true believer, she's quite deluded, and face reality. I want a president who has all her marbles and faces facts instead of runs from them. If she is not really a true believer, she's just a shrewed huckster with little ethical backbone. Either way, she's not qualified to be president.

    July 18, 2011 at 4:38 pm |
  49. Joe Ft Walton Bch Fl

    Using the Bible to change Homosexuals to Heterosexual is like me waiting to have a date with a nun that got tired waiting for Jesus.

    July 18, 2011 at 4:40 pm |
  50. Donald in New Mexico

    When it comes to the gay community, 35% of America is in the Twilight Zone. When it comes to Michele Bachmann, She is always in the Twilight Zone. Maybe she can pray away the deficit, and get paid with a tax subsidy.

    July 18, 2011 at 4:40 pm |
  51. Paulette in Dallas,PA

    She is making a complete fool out of herself and putting her ignorance right out in front of the American people.

    July 18, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
  52. Dennis north carolina

    She sounds like she is living on Pluto. she waiting for the next black hole to take her to never never land so she can save the next planet.

    July 18, 2011 at 4:46 pm |
  53. Valerie in Raleigh

    Many of the statements made by Ms. Bachmann appear to come from the Twilight Zone. As a far-right evangelical fundamentalist, Ms. Bachmann is unable to accept the fact that many productive, educated and happy people are gay. A person with such a limited grasp of reality must never get anywhere near the presidency.

    July 18, 2011 at 4:48 pm |
  54. marybeth, massachusetts


    When it comes to life in general for the average American, Michele Bachmann is starring in a whole new Twlight Zone series, not just when it comes to the gay community.

    I don't know what planet or universe she's from, but it isn't the one where you find ordinary Americans.

    On second thought, it isn't just the Twilight Zone where we can tune in to Ms Bachmann, but Fantasy Island.

    July 18, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
  55. David

    There's so many of her views on a number of issues which lead me to think She's living in the Twilight Zone. With all the problems facing this nation, She chose homosexuality and pornography as issues that need to be addressed. Please lady get a grip! When our nation is going down the tubes, I doubt our epitaph will mention either pornography or homosexuality.
    Dave from Peterborough NH.

    July 18, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
  56. Cee, La

    Michele Bachmann is not only living in the Twilight Zone about the gay issue, but every other issue I can think of... scary......

    July 18, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
  57. Karl in Flint

    I think we have jogged around the “pray the gay away” block enough to know it’s not of this planet. People actually in the Twilight Zone know all about the Gay Community. Michele Bachmann is really on Planet Bachmann which shares an orbit with all the other right wing candidates planets in the Wing-Nut Solar System.

    July 18, 2011 at 4:58 pm |
  58. Rex in Portland, Oregon

    Rod Serling never imagined such a zoned out character. Truth is stranger than fiction and it is a lot more dangerous to us mortals.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:01 pm |
  59. Mark, Oklahoma City

    Of course, Jack...you have to have a Twilight Zone mentality to want to join those other morons in Washington who don't live in the REAL WORLD either! The more the merrier.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:03 pm |
  60. Norm from Ohio

    When did she leave?

    July 18, 2011 at 5:03 pm |
  61. Greg M.

    I believe that is an insult to Rod Serling concerning this great series which he produced. At least he knew the difference between Hollywood's fantasy entertainment and reality.
    Greg M. Largo,FL

    July 18, 2011 at 5:05 pm |
  62. Jeff In Minnesota

    I am convinced that when people like Representative Bachmann find topics like the federal budget deficit too complicated for them to understand, you go after easier topics like abortion and homosexuality. Representative Bachmann's ride should soon be over as the majority of voters hear of her stands on such topics and her speaking gaffs. Our Representatives are supposed to be "the best and brightest" and Representative Bachmann proves there are exceptions to the rule.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:09 pm |
  63. Ray in Knoxville

    The Twilight Zone? Jack, she should live in a rubber room. Her views come from the extreme right side of the political spectrum that puts her at odds from the majority of voters in this country. That's liberals, moderate Republicans and Independents; everyone except the small, but very vocal, Christian conservative right.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:10 pm |
  64. Gigi Oregon

    It isn't just her gay rights opinion that has put her in this twilight zone. I can agree with her on some of her views of gay rights but with all the progress on gay rights in the U.S. only God himself could change the events. She hasn't presented a very truthful agenda on anything except her wanting to run the country by running us through her husband clinic first, I presume. I think the Religious right did enough damage in 2000 so let's don't go there again.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:13 pm |
  65. Jack - Lancaster, Ohio

    Mr. Cafferty:

    The Twilight Zone is fiction. Michelle Bachman is in the "privileged zone" where arrogance is justified by leadership and predator-gatherers (of campaign cash) and this is a reality to be fearsome of.

    Personally, I never met a homosexual ( unknown of or to be non -sexual specific) which was arrogant or self serving unless they were elected.. Mr. Cafferty, we got trouble right here in River City to be bothered with the dysfuction, a kind synonym for currupt, inside the beltway.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  66. Nancy, Tennessee

    Not the twilight zone. Michele Bachman is living in the same household with her spouse who definitely has a different point of view for gay individuals. That could hurt her big time with the vote from the gay community as well as with their friends and family. Now how many people do you know who doesn't have a gay relative or are gay themselves. We're talking about a big percentage of the population who care about her views on being gay. President Obama will be guaranteed 4 more years if Michele Bachman is the Republicans choice.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  67. KR Norris

    No Jack, I can wrap my head around the Twilight Zone.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
  68. Mike

    Not at all. The Twilight Zone was creative, original, intelligent and entertaining. Michele Bachmann is none of those things.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
  69. Mike in VA

    That's all you got on Bachmann?

    July 18, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
  70. jim elsener

    Yes, and it's a choice.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
  71. Brian W

    I may just be a simple hard working man, but perhaps we need to be carefull who we elect into office, whether federal or legislative. Probing the candidate's beliefs is important to ensure they rule for the people, not for themselves.. If you remember 1940's germany.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
  72. Pete

    She is in the Twilight Zone on all issues. Her views on things prove that schools are failing.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  73. Kevin SD, CA

    I don't care what anyone does in the privacy of their homes, or beds but when it becomes a public issue then you all all in the Twilight Zone!

    July 18, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  74. Matt Motta

    Living in the 'Twilight Zone?' If she really believes that homosexuals simply 'decide' to be gay, and should be excluded from receiving some of the most basic liberties our nation has to offer... I doubt she has a pulse at all!

    July 18, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  75. K. Schrimmer

    I'll see you a Twilight Zone and raise you an Outer Limits. She's out there alright.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  76. Tom

    Jack, with everything I've seen in the last year or so I think we're all stuck in the Twilight Zone. But to answer your question, yeah, she's whacked.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  77. Billie Shaffer in Tx.

    Her State, Minnesota, is shut down because of her party, of which she is such a prominent member, yet she is trotting around the country campaigning rather than trying to help her home state in any way. This do not speak well for her dedication for the job to which she was elected. Far out, indeed.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  78. Lance Webster

    Like so many others, Michelle Bachman is playing on fears for votes. She's a smart woman, she knows exactly what she's doing, and most Americans are, or will be, repulsed by her scummy tactics.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  79. Gwen

    She is not only in the twilight zone regarding gays, but on the U S budget as well as her views for the general population.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  80. Linda Gragg

    Michelle Bachman is not only in the twilight zone regarding homosexuality, but most everything else she has an opinion about, too. Dollars to donuts her husband is a closetted gay man who is either hiding a secret lifestyle or is very frustrated. Oh, maybe he is just praying a lot! Linda G

    July 18, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  81. lynnej in nc

    You're kidding right? This is too easy.

    This woman has always been living somewhere but I doubt it is the Twilight Zone. Rod Serling wouldn't even want her there.

    Between her talking to God, signing an idiotic pledge about slavery and her views and her husband's views about homosexuality, she'd be too mental even for him to deal with.

    The thought of this woman becoming President frightens the wits out of me.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  82. Bill in New Mexico

    Treating being gay as a disease curable by prayer is dumb.

    With Bachmann in the lead, It also sounds like the Republicans haven't settled down on a winning candidate, yet.

    I think even the majority of Republicans will be concerned about these simplistic answers.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  83. Shawn

    You got it! She is not only in the Twilight zone, she's hunkered down for eternity, as if to wait to get out purgatory. Oh wait, The Pope said there is no purgatory! Well I guess she is stuck in the VOID.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  84. Darius Tate

    I don't think she is in the twilight zone. She doesn't agree with homosexuality, it's a simple as that. Gays want to have tolerance for their life style, and wanted to be treated fairly, but it does not help that they go around parading the fact in the streets. No everyone is going to like the way they live and they need to realize this.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  85. Moonbeam McHenry

    Homosexuality is in direct conflict with all things in nature. Therefore, Rep. Bachmann is only stating the obvious.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  86. Skylar W.

    Is Michele Bachman living in The Twilight Zone when it comes to the gay community (as well as Blacks, history, and even porn): sí, oui, ndiyo, hai, and sim. What other words mean "yes" around the globe?

    July 18, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  87. Gayle, Columbus OH

    Twilight Zone? That's an insult to a great show that combine imagination and no small amount of thinking outside the box....two things I'm afraid Michele Bachmann is incapable of. She is mum at the moment, but she won't be able to skirt the issue for long, especially if HRC goes after her for her already very-much-on-the-record views. The Iowa caucuses are a LONG way off..... Just sayin'.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  88. karen/ Conyers Ga

    In a few words, YES!

    July 18, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  89. Preston in CA

    What I'd like to see the Congresswoman address is her ability to uphold the laws – especially the ones she doesn't like – as President. The nation and its laws are changing, particularly on social and civil issues. Considering her outspoken position against gay marriage, how will she uphold and and discharge her duties when gay marriage inevitably becomes the law of the land?

    July 18, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  90. Lou

    Ms. Bachman is living under a rock of bigotry. American medicine has deemed Homosexuality as a "non-illness" years ago and her and those of her kind continue to devestate our young and contribute to their suicide rates. She needs to get a real life and focus on what matters to the American people

    July 18, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  91. Stephen Charchuk

    Of course she does, Jack. She also probably believes in creationism and flat Earthism as well. The religious right is not known for their grasp on the real world.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  92. Allen

    Ms. Bachmann represents the USA as it was in the 1950s. That society is long gone. The USA of the twenty first century has moved on to a new level of maturity. She has not.

    The culture war is over...Bachmann's side has lost. It is about time they realize that they are a small clique of people living in a time warp.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  93. Stephanie Angelos

    Bachman professes to be a Christian and in doing so, she has to agree with God and the bible. What she stated is biblical truth. You can't be a Christian and disagree with God, so I'd say NO...she's standing for biblical truth. On the other hand, Bachmann should have mentioned that anything we do that God considers sin is keeping us in personal bondage. I give Bachmann credit for not backing down to that the bible clearly teaches as truth. I wonder if she can fixt the eonomy?

    July 18, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  94. Stephi

    The Twilight Zone? Nah, too bright, Vampires only come out in total darkness! I guess, when we don't have Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann will do.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  95. Moti

    Perhaps Michele Bachmann & her husband can try to "pray away" the tea party, Sarah Palin and for that matter the entire congress?
    We can use a clean plate.
    I promiss to pray along.


    July 18, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  96. Paul Martin

    Twilight zone isn't quite the right reference for Michele Bachmann. She reminds me more of the Puritans – you know, those people who came to America to avoid religious persecution and then persecuted ANYONE who didn't believe the same as them. I also find her a huge hipocrite; on one hand she wants a small government that stays out of everyone's lives but then wants invade people's bedrooms and dictate their own habits/beliefs. Why don't politicians work on getting the economy and the unemployment fixed. They are the two biggest problems we face.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  97. Pegasian

    When it comes to the Gay Community: the Bachmans live in the Corruption Zone. Promoting an anti-Gay political agenda and then financially profiting from it in a "clinic" you co-own with your husband should be grounds for dismissal and a criminal investigation. The Bachmans should be punished for the "snake oil" that they sell.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  98. Patricia

    She is off base in any zone. Her take on reality is off the wall and and no one should have to sign a petition on how to worship God or if it is wrong to be gay or Roe v Wade or to be faithful. Thankfully this country has gotten beyond this but she and her cohorts have not.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  99. Robin Richard from New Bedford, MA

    Saying that it's OK for Michele Bachman to have her own opinion on gay issues is fine – everyone has the freedom to express their opinion in this country. BUT she wishes to be president of ALL Americans despite our sexual orientations. Would you be comfortable living in a country where your president believes you are sub-human, barbaric and not quite as equal as everyone else? Replace the word "gay" with "Jew" or "Black" and then let's talk.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  100. Sher Grotts

    Regardless of whether the target of intolerance is sexual orientation, political affiliation, religious belief, race, gender, mental or physical disability or any other way a fellow human being can be discriminated against, what it finally boils down to is this, "Intolerance is intolerable".

    July 18, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  101. Beverly Colthorp

    It seems to me, all the candidates, so far, are in the twilight zone

    July 18, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  102. Kevin in New Mexico

    She is most definately living in the twilight zone. I am a gay man and it's not like a light switch you can turn on or off. I have two older brothers and one younger brother, but I am the only male with a full head of hair. I beleave I am the way God made me. People make comments like there is something we can do about it including " Pray away the Gay ", I have tried that and it did not work. Sorry Michele you just lost my vote and countless others.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  103. David

    Bachmann and Marcus are very dangerous to the LGBTQ community. She stands as a rigid fanatic (think bin Laden, et al) who has as one of a number of distorted missions to marginalize and possibly criminalize gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders, queer, and questioning peoples. He sucks too much air. Both should step down from public discourse on anything. Let them stay with trheir cult of fanatics.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  104. djhtex


    The lady is only doing what good Christians are supposed to do. Try to help lost people.

    We don't want to see anyone lost. They may be enjoying their days on earth but they won't like what’s coming in the here after.

    Smirk if you will but God will have the last say.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  105. Jason


    I'm trying to keep a straight face here - almost the entirety of Michelle Bachmann's views are from the Twilight Zone. I never could have imagined that someone could best Sarah Palin in the 'dunce of the year' awards but keep your ears open I think Mrs. Bachmann may just do it!

    July 18, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  106. Theodore R. Wade Jr.

    The Republican pary has been in the twilight zone ever since they OD'ed on inhaling money out of the treasury.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:27 pm |
  107. Scott Stodden

    Absolutley She Is Jack Because For Anyone To Think That Homosexuality Or Being Gay Is Choice They Must Be Living In The Twilight Zone, Why Would Anyone Choose To Be Something That Is Hated And Criticized By So Many People? Iam Gay Jack And I Always Knew There Was Something Different About Me Since The Age Of 8 Yrs Old! I Used To Play With Dolls, Play House, I Wanted To Be Like My Sister! I Didn't Choose This Lifestyle I Was Born This Way And It Took Me Till I Was 23 Yrs Old To Come Out Of The Closet Because I Was Scared And Ashamed! Michele Bachman And Her Husband Are So Clueless When It Comes To Running The Country! I've Had Many Preachers And Pastors Lay Hands On Me And Pray For Me But Guess What Jack Im Still Gay!

    Scott Stodden (Freeport, Illinois)

    July 18, 2011 at 5:27 pm |
  108. michelle from san antonio

    No! Michele Bachmann is not in the twilight zone when it comes to gay and lesbian marriage! We as a nation have got to stop these gay and lesbian ammendments to our country Marriage truly and only belongs to a man and a woman!

    July 18, 2011 at 5:27 pm |
  109. Dede

    Jack, Michele Bachmann is living in la-la-land, fantasyville, horsepuckeyland, livingonanotherplanetland, and, oh, I almost forgot, doesn't-stand-a-chance-land. The "clinic" she and her husband, Marcus Bachmann own, happenns to be in her congressional district, which bye the way, is in Lake Elmo, MN. She denies any daily operational connection with the clinic, which accepts Mediare and Medical Assistance from the state. But since the state is shutdown, nobody is there to investigate the claims she has an illegal entanglement there.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:27 pm |
  110. Jewel Binns

    I think michelle bachmann is live in the twilight zone with here views. Looking at the republican field she is a strong candidate but her personal views will cause her great trouble in 2012.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:27 pm |
  111. Dr. Christine Jax

    Bachman was a state senator when I was Minnesota's Commissioner of Education. Her position on gays is not her only extreme position. I once heard her tell a bunch of homeschool parents "thank you for not sending your kids to the godless, communist public schools." She also accused me of being a Nazi because I supported children being taught critical thinking, and she also accused me of running a conspiracy whereby I tracked school children and chose careers for them. She was fanatically afraid of the federal government creating smart cards containing all personal data about a person and making every citizens carry them. Between her extreme and hate-filled view of Christianity and extreme fear of government conspiracy, crazy town was created.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:27 pm |
  112. Joe From Ohio

    Most of the Republican Party is living in "The Twilight Zone", except I love "The Twilight Zone" and not Republicans. It's amazing how clueless and utterly bigoted Bachman and other candidates are when it comes to the issue of homosexuality, especially when many others in America are now finally waking up to the reality that there's nothing wrong with it or same-sex marriage. It just shows how utterly out of touch with the Country the party is.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
  113. Kenneth from California

    Bachmann said that being "involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle" amounts to "personal bondage, personal despair and personal enslavement."
    That sounds like we of the working middle class in the same situation, slaves to the masters of big business. You know those big business people who the party of business supports, Republican's like Mrs. Bachmann.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
  114. Carol Strickland

    Michelle Bachman does not live in the Twilight Zone. She lives in the
    Light. .Something Washington knows nothing about!!!

    July 18, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
  115. Connor Langer


    Of course she's in her own fantasy world. She wants to ban Gay marriage, pornography, and adultery. She doesn't care who gets offended, or how scientifically incorrect her opinions are, for she just wants to push her agenda. Lastly, it seems very hypocritical of her to call herself a republican, when her promise to ban pornography and gay marriage is clearly infringing on Americans' civil liberties.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
  116. Lori

    Jack,Rod Serling I am sure would post a No Admittance sign.It's either that or "there goes the neigborhood"! When the nation could not accept Hillary Clinton does this nut case think that it will accept her? The Tea Party clan is surely drinking more than tea.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
  117. Trent Huse

    No she's not in the twilight zone, those who want to force their gay beliefs on the rest of this country are. Woodstock wasn't the going thing forever...this nation has principles and they better stick to it unless they want to reproduce historical events of the past.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
  118. Bob H.

    Whether Michelle Bachmann is in the twilight zone or not is another question. But the issue of the "Gay Agenda" and gayness being "normal" is quite another. While I despise any form of gay bashing, bullying or any other such Neandethal behaviour I have major issues with the idea that "gayness" is normal. I believe it is a choice as is any other lifestyle or behaviour. There is NO EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE that homosexuality is somehow hard-wired into someone. Mere claims of "I always felt that way" is not evidence Jack. It's a feeling. The trouble with the "gay agenda" is that is totally emotionally based, unlike the genuine civil rights movement which was first fact based. There are so many reasons "gayness" is not hard wired. If it were a gene for example it would have been selected out of the species eons ago because it is detrimental to reproduction. But the issue is so emotionally charged that no reasonable discussion can be had. Even you have been sucked in. YOU!

    July 18, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
  119. Jenn in Columbus, Ohio

    VERY MUCH SO! Even though she and her cronies are exercising their 1st amendment right (or 5th amendment to refrain from comment) our country has grown through various groups going through tremendous discrimination in order gaining civil rights. Furthermore, there is absolutely NO WAY I chose to be gay. It's always been 'natural' for me to be attracted to the same sex. I've known nothing different. I understand some people can not grasp the fact they're gay, but I don't go around telling them to 'pray the ignorance away', I accept them. It's demoralizing to consider someone a "barbarian" for merely being born. In this case Jack, ignorance is not bliss.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
  120. Shawn, Dania, FL

    Oh yes, she is stuck right in the middle of that void. For anyone to not recognize honest, hard working people, that pay their taxes and abide by laws, even fight for their country, just because its not her model of living life, is not fit in any fashion to lead this country. PERIOD. If you cannot lead for ALL Americans, then just don't lead at all.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:29 pm |
  121. Ed

    I'm not sure if you call it the twilight zone or just good old fashioned hatred. Regardless, she is so far out of touch with mainstream society that she doesn't stand a chance when she greets the North-East voters with her narrow-minded, 1950s mindset. I hope HRC will shine the light on this biggot!

    July 18, 2011 at 5:29 pm |
  122. Lori

    Must EVERYONE who doesn't agree with the left or right agenda be demonized? Earth calling Jack: "There are many people who live gay or straight lifestyles, who were not born that way. That's right, Jack, many people do chose to live a gay lifestyle, or simply indulge in gay sex. and they may not be gay at all! Sure, some people are born gay, while many simply chose the lifestyle. That's a FACT Jack!

    July 18, 2011 at 5:29 pm |
  123. Lynnette

    Michelle Bachmann is living somewhere darker than the twilight zone. Her views on glbt issues and people are hate filled. They do real damage and can attribute to the harassment and fear that many glbt people experience. By extolling such a discredited movement as "pray away the gay" Bachmann is proving she is not fit to hold the highest office in the land.

    Michelle Bachmann's views of glbt people is something out of "Mein Kampf " and it must be resisted. failure to do so will amount to the slippery slope that may see many of the advancements millions of Americans have gained since FDR go the way of the dodo bird.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:29 pm |
  124. Renee Peoria,Ill

    Gay, straight, Bachmann was born in the twilight zone. I have a question for the Bachmann's and all other homophobics out there: If society told you that you had to change, could you? Could you just 'turn gay'? I know I couldn't, I was born heterosexual. I have no reason to believe it's any different for those who were born gay. If I can't just change why should I believe they can? Even better question: Has it occurred anyone that God makes us all a little different in order to teach us tolerance? If so, most of the human race is getting a failing grade on that one.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:29 pm |
  125. s. mindich

    i only wish her and her husband's position on homosexuality was from the Twilight Zone because then it would be science fiction instead of fictitious science – No Jack – it's not the Twilight Zone – it's the same zone that all of the racists and biggots in this country occupy.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:29 pm |
  126. Frank in PA

    You may say she's living in the twilight zone, I say in the Dark Ages! For a Presidential candidate to assume to know so much about how we are what we are is condescending and insulting. I spent a great portion of my life CHOOSING to be straight in order to fit into this societal expectation that these fanatics framed for us. It resulted in my almost killing myself and my destabilizing my marriage. I told people to be true to themselves but wasn't true to myself. I was a hypocrite! So finally I did become true to myself and came out to all. I feel free for the first time in my life and for politicians and religious fanatics to force individuals not to be real and true is an abuse of their positions. They should not be polarizing society; Jesus did not intend us to judge and make groups of people submissive to them. They should be instead recognizing that we are all different, yet EQUAL under our constitution. First women, then blacks, now gays? When our inalienable rights are finally guaranteed, who will they pick on next?

    July 18, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  127. Jerry Aleff

    Well, she's in some kind of a zone, and it orginated around a thousand years ago. Her campaign just eliminated all uncommitted younger people who are not raised as religeous biggots, as well as most fair minded Republicans committed to tolerance.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  128. Brian (Edinburg, TX)

    If Michelle Bachmann were an ordinary person who owned a counseling center with that type of 'cure the gays' treatment, I'd have serious doubts about her competency to be President. The vast majority of intelligent research on counseling gay people tells us support is essential. Her husband operates a center that destroys an already fragile person. I don't understand how she can be President when she believes in destroying people she knows so little about. I think she needs a few rounds of counseling; maybe then she'll stop willfully harming people.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  129. Rick D.

    Come on Jack... Bachmann is the modern day author of the twilight zone- "The never ending sequel". She is a political nut case and those that follow and worship her are just as nutty. I'm really questioning the sanity of the folks in her district that keep sending her to Washington? Of coarse there's enough pockets of nut cases and real sicko's around this country to give her a minor voice and I would argue that the media's constant focus on her gives her an even louder voice than really deserved. Doesn"t matter what pocket of nuts she ends up getting a majority from in the Republican primaries as it will not equate to her winning the primaries or the general election. There is just not enough screwed up minded folks in this country to put her in the Oval Office. I strongly support freedom of speach but I also thank God for that even more.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  130. Alex form North Carolina

    People have every right to say what they want and feel how they want. We are in a free country. But the thing is, people like Michele and Marcus, are taking away the freedoms of gay men and woman. We are allowed to say what we want in this country, and we are allowed to love who we want. Unless you are gay. Because then it is wrong apparently. She needs to get her head out of the clouds and realize that gay people don't not need to be told who they can and cannot love. Love is all the same whether it is with a man or woman. We are in a free country and we don't have to accept it, but we should just leave it alone. You can say what you want behind closed doors but it will still be there.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  131. Marcia Mata

    While I am not in support of Michelle Bachmann I do believe in the inspired word of God and you can't changed the fact that his word says homosexuality is wrong. Just because it is happening all around us doesn't make it right. Having said that I do believe they should have equal rights and be treated with respect.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  132. ted

    Is Bacmann in the Twilight Zone about gay issues? Yeah, along with pretty much every other issue. People like Bachmann and Cantor are why I no longer consider myself a Republican. Toss in the whole Tea Party movement and you have the reason lots of sane people are abandoning the GOP.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  133. Michael in Albuquerque, NM

    Bachmann may also believe that reality is a choice.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:31 pm |
  134. honest John in Vermont

    Well, you do know that God talks to her, don't you? God tells her what to do. The Republicans never cease to make me laugh, here she is running for president and she is motivated by the voices she hears. The voice of God giving her orders, what a great President she would make..."God told me to do it."

    July 18, 2011 at 5:31 pm |
  135. Dean from Canada

    Bachmann and several other in the US are in the twilight zone on this and many other issues... education, government responsibilities, health care, to name just a few... I know we are boring and nice; but we are also pragmatic, educated, and understanding... what many in the US call Liberals (because they simply can't grasp anything else)

    July 18, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  136. Marcon

    Jack I'm stuck on your "Iowa is a very conservative state" comment. Iowa went for Obama in 2008, in what zone is that "very conservative".

    July 18, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  137. Carol Wrzesinski

    Michele Bachman and the Tea party are the scariest thing that has happened to this country in decades. When you combine ignorance, stupidity, prejudice, and intransigence you have a formula for disaster.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  138. Jk from Minnesota

    I'd say she's back in the Puritan Age instead of the Twilight Zone, Jack

    July 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  139. Julie from Iowa

    Also, it is HILARIOUS that Michele Bachmann is on a rampage about the government suggesting we use energy efficient lightbulbs, yet she wants to tell people who they can marry and what they can do with their reproductive rights! That is DEFINITELY twighlight zone.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  140. Christian Benitez from San Francisco

    As a gay man and longtime Twilight Zone fan, I resent the comparison but I'll try and quote Mr. Serling in a way that he would phrase Mrs. Bachmann though.

    Picture this, a woman holding such fanatical views that make her seem generations behind other leaders in this country. A woman whose historical knowledge is equivalent to that of a ten-year-old. Most would say or assume that she is simply out of touch with reality, that she was taught beliefs that seem almost archaic today. To those who know better though, she is from another time and another dimension. She is from, the Twilight Zone.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  141. Jeff Franklin

    Winston Churchill once said that the best argument against democracy is a 5-minute conversation with the average voter. The fact that Michele Bachmann is even considered a legitimate candidate for the presidency is embarassing, and a pretty scathing commentary on the way our political system works (or doesn't work). God help us.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
  142. Shirley in Florida

    Michelle does not make homosexuality an issue; the media does. She lives what she believes, which is based on the Christian Bible. The Holy Scriptures instruct us to love one another, but we are not to love sin. If you are not a Christian Believer, and don't understand this bit of information, you aren't going to understand why homosexuality is unacceptable for a Christian. A poor choice of words, sir..."Twilight Zone" indeed.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
  143. Mark Parker

    Michele Bachmann is living in a world worse than the Twilight Zone – she's living in a world of repression, discrimination and hate.

    The Declaration of Independence does not read: . . . “that some men are created equal,” even though this is certainly the case in 44 states. Most of these states have actually passed legislation to legally continue discriminating against the gay segment of our population.

    By recognizing same-sex marriage Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Iowa and the District of Columbia, have set an example to the rest of America that legal discrimination against the gay community is not acceptable.

    We must not allow Michele Bachmann and her followers to lead this nation backwards.

    Mark – Little Rock

    July 18, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
  144. Bob in Royal Oak, mi.

    Better she states her belief instead of trying to cater to one group. We have enough politicians lying to us.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
  145. AB

    Jack, Michelle Bachmann is in fact living in the twilight zone and is very much out of step with gay rights and human rights movement. For Bachmann who is an elected law maker and lawyer, she displays an appalling ignorance of American history and now displays a shockingly appalling ignorance of social psychological and cultural affairs. Michelle Bachmann's campaign has been a litany of gaffes and displays of ignorance and stupidity. All of this clearly disqualifiies her from seriously seeking the U.S. Presidency. She is no better than Sarah Palin who is just totally ridiculous!!

    July 18, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  146. Karl in Silverton ID

    not only twilight zone.. but the right side of the yellow brick road in OZ!

    July 18, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  147. ChristianC in WA

    No Jack, Michele Bachmann is not living in the twilight zone. Instead it is those who choose to use human sexuality in a way contrary to the natural design of human anatomy who are living in a far, far away galaxy. Most of us face temptations. Some of us succumb to them, some of us resist. The homosexual lobby has been successful in masquerading their deviant behavior into a "civil rights" issue. Brilliant, one must admit. The point is, the more she is under attack on the issue, the more decent people will want to vote for her. In that sense, thank you for publicizing her stand on the issue. The more I hear what she has to say, the more I like.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  148. Josh in Colorado


    I support Bachmann, it's her right as an American to believe in whatever she wants, and she should not be put on the spot because of it. It is a sensitive issue, and people are going to be upset and complian. Well thats part of life Jack. I say she sticks to her guns, and does not back down in her believes or opinion like so many others do when put on the spotlight!!

    July 18, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  149. Bruce in Shawnee, OK

    Is Michele Bachmann in the Twilight Zone you ask. Well, I think it is best to quote Rod Serling, "There is nothing in the dark that isn't there when the lights are on." And it appears the lights are getting brighter. I'm quite positive that Rod himself, an outspoken supporter of the ACLU, would not vote for her. When these lights get brighter she will realize that getting the nomination will be her own personal mind binding episode of "The Twilight Zone".

    July 18, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  150. Ryan from Los Angeles


    She doesn't live in the Twilight Zone; she lives in the Bronze Age, along with Santorum, Palin, Romney, and Huckabee. Using archaic religious beliefs to attempt to change others or make laws to criminalize naturally-occurring sexual orientation is simply wrong, immoral, and dangerous. People like her have the blood of gay teens on their hands, and they need to be held accountable.

    -Ryan from Los Angeles

    July 18, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  151. Roy

    What an insult to Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone."!! As Wikipedia says, Rod Serling was "the "angry young man" of Hollywood, clashing with television executives and sponsors over a wide range of issues including censorship, racism, and anti-war politics. Michelle Bachman belongs in an alternate universe but certainly not Rod Serling's.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  152. Dean

    I remember an episode of the "Twilight Zone" where a normal young woman was convinced she was ugly because she didn't look like everyone else, and they were truly ugly. Michele Bachmann is the
    embodiment of the ugliness of ignorance and prejudice that too often rears its head in this country, and the fact that she is pursuing the Presidency of this Nation is an insult to the office.

    Silver City, NM

    July 18, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  153. tiredNbroke in PA

    Not only is she traveling within the zone, she has alot of company on both sides of the aisle.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  154. Jenn in Columbus, Ohio

    Jack, since the space program is in 'transition', then why doesn't NASA send up astronauts on her space travels cause she is far beyond Twilight zone

    July 18, 2011 at 5:38 pm |
  155. Richard

    Who ever thinks in this country that there is separation of church and state are for sure living in the Twillight Zone. All of this religion freaks in congress like Bachmann don't take a step in their lives without consulting "God" just like the freaks we are fighting right now on the other side of the world. People like her and her husband are the reason why our country is so divided with social issues that at the end of the day are nothing more than personal choices, that's it.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:38 pm |
  156. Chris in Rochester NY

    Jack, Fortunately for Mrs Bachmann we will soon be opening a counciling clinic where Mrs Bachmann, and similarly afflicted people, can sit down and work through their deep rooted problems with homosexuality. I am certain that together we can pray away her obsession and prejuduce, which in this case REALLY is a choice. Unfortunately, I suspect that we will probably not be successful.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:38 pm |
  157. big O

    No, when I was a elementary student in the 50's the school I attended was named Gay St Elementary. When did the definition for the word gay change?

    July 18, 2011 at 5:38 pm |
  158. Karl in Flint

    Miss Bachmann needs to go back 100 years to the real Twilight Zone when women demonstrated for their rights and got them. Otherwise she would be just another housewife in Minnesota. Back then her kind would say women don't need to vote, they need to cook dinner and wash clothes.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:39 pm |
  159. Roger from Phoenix

    Jack that women lives in the TWILIGHT ZONE . Enough said.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:40 pm |
  160. HURRICANEPAUL from Hawaii

    Jack, if you think that Michelle Bachmann is in "The Twilight Zone" then Barak Obama is sitting right beside her because President Obama has said that he too is against 'gay marriage'.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:41 pm |
  161. Marcon

    I'm way more concerned about how Bachman and other politicians and candidates would handle broader issues like job creation, the deficit, etc. Expecting all Americans to agree on an issue like Gay Marriage is unrealistic let's keep our eyes on the ball and tackle issues that we all have in common like the economic future of our country.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:42 pm |
  162. Tony Murphy

    The majority of the people around the world have someone in their family that is gay. That is a lot of people Jack. Isn't this just another form of Jim Crow foolishness? Simply because people do not fit into the social norm doesn't mean they're any less human than you or I. Gay people are our children, grandchildren, sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles. Who gays decide to love is simply none of our business and is their right as human beings. Michele Bachmann is far too out of touch as a human being, so how could she ever represent all American citizens with such a warped disrespect for the rights of gays? Is this the best the Republican Party can do? You don't have to beam her up Jack cause she's already there!

    July 18, 2011 at 5:42 pm |
  163. Gary

    Yes, the gay community, the straight community, the short community, the tall community, the white community, the black community , the smart community and the dumb- ooops not the dumb community. Those TeaBaggers thinks she's great.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:43 pm |
  164. Hugh Lashlee

    First, if you are married you know she should not be held responsible for her husband's comments. Second, she has a right to her opinion on gay marriage, and don't be surprised if it gains more votes than in lcosts.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:47 pm |
  165. Dave, Orlando, FL

    Michele Bachmann is living in the Twilight Zone period.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:48 pm |
  166. taii

    i dont like michelle bachman. She scares me as the best option for the republican party. I do believe that a man having sex with another man, or a woman having sex with another woman is wrong. I dont want my children growing up in a world where homosexuality is forced on them as acceptable, even encouraged but i do believe that if someone is gay, that is sincere and you cant deny them how they feel. Its a complex issue and i dont think someone as harsh and as divisive as bachman should even have a vote on the situation. i dont think she really knows how to love people or lead a country.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:49 pm |
  167. Gary

    Her beliefs are standard Judeo Christian values, and I think the criticizers would be surprised at how many support these, including myself.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:50 pm |
  168. Carlos

    You framed your question in such a way as to be distinctly disrespectful and to pose God-fearing people as space cadets. Even though this year’s bandwagon promotes the gay and lesbian agenda, especially if you are looking for votes, it doesn’t mean that the Bible is wrong when it says sexual immorality is not good for our country. You don’t even have to believe in God or the Bible’s teaching to know that. And one are not a loony bin if that’s your stance. Do you want your wife or daughter just treated as a piece of meat whether it is by a man or another woman?

    July 18, 2011 at 5:50 pm |
  169. Mr. D

    Rod Serling wouldn't let her in the "twlight zone." She belongs in the "end zone" for a safety- after all her "fumbles."

    July 18, 2011 at 5:54 pm |
  170. Dana Jeanne from Lompoc CA

    People like Bachmann make me so very ashamed to call myself both an American and a Christian. Obviously Bachmann and her ilk are reading a much different translation of the Bible than I am; and I've no clue what God they think they're praying too, becuase the One I was raised to worship says to Love One Another As I Love You. He did NOT say Hate Those Who Love Differently Than You.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:58 pm |