RightSide News Bryan Fischer
The Scriptures make it unambiguously clear that change in sexual orientation is possible. â€œ...[M]en who practice homosexuality...will not inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.â€ (emphasis mine) ~ 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.
Michele Bachmann and her counselor husband, Dr. Marcus Bachmann, believe this. This conviction, that the power of God in Christ is sufficient even for the challenges of resisting homosexual urges, is the basis for his willingness to help those who want to leave the homosexual lifestyle.
The Bachmanns have come under withering assault from wingers on the left for this common sense belief. But since this conviction on their part is rooted in Scripture, this opposition from secular fundamentalists is nothing less than shameful religious bigotry.
For people who claim to be all about diversity and multiculturalism, they sure seem to be awful narrow-minded folks. You can have as much diversity as you want, apparently, as long as itâ€™s their kind of monolithic diversity.
There is no indication that Dr. Bachmann has ever tried to force anyone to leave the homosexual lifestyle against his own will. The undercover video that is supposed to be so shocking is of a man who went to Dr. Bachmannâ€™s clinic asking for help to pursue normative sexuality. What, counselors are now supposed to refuse help to people who just want to live normal lives? What kind of insanity is that?
In fact, homosexual bigots are the ones harming folks in their own communities, by trying to pressure counselors into abdicating one of the principle values of the counseling profession, which, according to the American Psychological Association, is the clientâ€™s â€œright to self-determination.â€