Bachmann Prays for Anti-Gay Christian Punk Group

Michelle Bachmann made the news again in early December for her activity with the group You Can Run But You Can't Hide.

From their own website, You Can Run's mission statement is to re-affirm traditional judeo-christian beliefs with today's youth. "Mission Statement: Re-shaping America by re-directing our future generations to our Judeo-Christian/Constitutional foundation morally and spiritually through education and music," it reads.

In late November Bachmann met with members of the group and said a prayer to bless their activities, saying they were absolutely on track with God's wishes, Right Wing Watch reports. The group speaks at high school assemblies and forwards their agenda through music and entertainment.

You Can Run has previously come under fire for the staunchly anti-gay views it promotes. On air during their radio show, Bradlee Dean, the groups's spokesman, said that Muslims calling for the extermination of gays are potentially more moral than American Christians.

"Muslims are calling for the executions of homosexuals in America," Dean said. "This just shows you they themselves are upholding the laws that are even in the Bible of the Judeo-Christian God, but they seem to be more moral than even the American Christians do, because these people are livid about enforcing their laws. They know homosexuality is an abomination."

He then continued by debunking any sense of credibility that the show may have had left when he began citing absolutely erroneous statistics simply for the advancement of his position.

"The bottom line is this...they [homosexuals] play the victim when they are, in fact, the predator," Dean said. "On average, they molest 117 people before they're found out. How many kids have been destroyed, how many adults have been destroyed because of crimes against nature?

Mark Knief, president of Minnesota's Log Cabin Republicans, was outraged at the comment, calling into question why Bachmann would choose to associate with them given the state of her reputation. This should be a grave concern with any candidate that is supporting them."

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