A Truth Wins Out undercover operation exposed Michele and Marcus Bachmann this week for the charlatans that they truly are – and just in time for election season. The couple had claimed that their “Christian” clinic, Bachmann & Associates, did not try to convert LGBT people into heterosexuals.
Truth Wins Out proved that they lied.
Our investigation consisted of attending five therapy sessions at Bachmann & Associates with hidden cameras. At the clinic, TWO’s John Becker was directed by a counselor to act more masculine, pray to Jesus, and start appreciating women’s breasts. The results of our operation unmasked the Bachmann family and definitively proved that their clinic counseled clients to “pray away the gay.”
The results of our investigation broke in The Nation magazine and ABC World News with Diane Sawyer. TWO spokespeople were interviewed by: ABC’s Nightline and Good Morning America, NBC’s Today Show, MSNBC’s Live with Al Sharpton and Hardball with Chris Mathews, The Ed Schultz Show, MSNBC News with Thomas Roberts and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. A dialogue about our investigation was aired on several other shows including CNN’s AC360, Comedy Central’s Colbert Report and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. On Sunday, The New York Times will discuss our investigation and on Tuesday, I will appear on HLN’s The Joy Behar Show.
I want to take a brief timeout from our work exposing people like Michele and Marcus Bachmann to ask for your generous support. Truth Wins Out isn’t just talk – we work tirelessly and get the job done. We turn information into action and our results are tangible.
Please consider a tax-deductible gift to Truth Wins Out today.
In 2011, we have consistently broken major stories and effectively advocated for LGBT equality:
- TWO launched a Change.org petition gathering 160,000 signatures that led to Apple dumping an Exodus International “ex-gay” iPhone app.
- TWO broke the story of comedian Tracy Morgan’s recent homophobic rant in Nashville – which led to Morgan publicly apologizing.
We are excited by what we have accomplished (with only three staff members) – but there is so much more to do! Truth Wins Out wants to continue fighting anti-gay lies and spotlighting religious extremists like Michele and Marcus Bachmann.
However, we can only do so with your commitment to and investment in Truth Wins Out. If you can give a tax-deductible gift of $1,000, $500, $100, or $35 we’d greatly appreciate it. If your budget allows $25 or $15 – we need your help today.
Your support in any amount is the cornerstone of our success. Be part of the next victory now!
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