Watch: Michele Bachmann’s husband calls gay people “barbarians” in need of discipline

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It's not clear if Island of Dr. Moreau escapee Michele Bachmann really thinks she has a shot at winning her presidential campaign — I mean, has anyone ever been elected to the White House straight from the House of Representatives? And how did she even win her Minnesota district in the first place? — but her chances are only getting slimmer by the second. The last thing she needs is for her husband to put her chances in the negative slims by being a moron, but, surprise, he already did just that — a year ago.

ThinkProgress dug up audio of Marcus Bachmann addressing parents at his gay-curing Minnesota counseling center, giving us a clearer idea of what conversation at the Bachmann dinner table must be like:

We have to understand: barbarians need to be educated. They need to be disciplined. Just because someone feels it or thinks it doesn’t mean that we are supposed to go down that road. That’s what is called the sinful nature. We have a responsibility as parents and as authority figures not to encourage such thoughts and feelings from moving into the action steps.

What a charming First Husband he will be, thinks nobody. Listen to the man in action in the clip below.