At a recent book tour stop in South Carolina, presidential candidate Michele Bachmann had a rather unusual encounter. Eight-year-old Elijah whispers to Michele (you’ll have to turn the volume way up to hear it), “My mom’s gay and she doesn’t need fixing.”

Bachmann has been very vocal throughout her political career about her opposition to same-sex marriage. In fact, there are counseling clinics owned by Michele’s husband Marcus that counsel homosexuals in ex-gay therapy.

Elijah’s mom took the video and posted it. She writes in the video description: “We were there for an Occupy Myrtle Beach event to mic check Michele
Bachmann on another issue. The lgbt issue came up separately. #Occupymb.”

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."