The video embedded below shows Bachmann leaning in to listen closely as the youngster whispers, "My mommy's gay, but she doesn't need fixing." Bachmann then backs up and manages a "bye bye" as the lesbian and her son walk away.
According to CityPages, the boy was clearly being prodded and manipulated by his mother. When Bachmann greeted the boy, his mother said to him, "Do you have something you'd like to say?" Then when Bachmann leans over the table to hear Elijah, and he mumbles something inaudible, his mother said "You can say it louder, go ahead". At this point, the young activist is looking pretty uncomfortable himself, but then he goes ahead and tells Bachmann that his mother doesn't need fixing.
Kudos to CityPages for telling the WHOLE story and exposing how this kid was shamelessly brainwashed and manipulated by his lesbian mother. Worse yet, Elijah's mom is proud of herself, having posted the footage on Youtube on Sunday December 4th, explaining that they were participating in the Occupy Myrtle Beach protest when they noticed the Bachmann event. She called her 8-year-old son an "activist."
This is exactly why gays should NOT be allowed to adopt kids, although it wasn't revealed whether or not Elijah was adopted.
Bachmann discussed the incident on Glenn Beck's radio program, saying “I think it’s shameless to use a little boy and to put that little boy forward to advance an agenda issue". But she also agreed that little boy's mom didn't need "fixing", saying “Well, of course not. You know, I believe that we love all people, and I do. I love everyone. I don’t necessarily agree with them but I love them, I’m kind to them, I’m gracious to them because the golden rule is treat others as you want to be treated”. She also reiterated her belief that marriage should be between only one man and one woman.
Public Reaction: Almost universal disapproval. Much of the disapproval is directed toward the idea of using an eight-year-old kid as a political pawn rather than about the subject of gay rights. Even some gays disapprove. Some examples, and their sources (after the jump):
Hccrenshaw December 6th 10:15 A.M (CityPages):
GO ELIJAH! Love that look of shock she gets." WHAT??? Don't know who wrote this but I am so tired of the media in general!!!! How horrible is it and how sick and weak that mom if you want to call her that is for setting this little 8 year old boy up for this. It's obvious he didn't want to say that and he was put up to it I just hope she is not sick enough to yet now carry this child to participating in the Occupy Myrtle Beach protest!
What's to come of this little boy?
TheBigIf Tuesday, December 06, 2011 12:23:30 PM (Free Republic):
...since the liberal movement no longer feels any shame when using children to promote their causes (they do it on global warming issues as well as sexuality issues) then this should be used to show real Americans that next they will easily do the same when their pet cause becomes pedophilia and attacking our right to define the age of consent.
The left-wing has no shame at all. Children are tools for their agenda. This needs to be pointed out in regards to all of the recent evidence of left-wing activism to normalize pedophilia.
Sarah Barracuda Tuesday, December 06, 2011 12:30:26 PM (Free Republic):
This kid was coached..I have an 8 year old cousin and he doesn’t even know the meaning of the word “Gay” its not in his vocabulary..this kid was told what to say, damn liberals and their perverted, sick agenda..indoctrinating kids one at a time.
Saltmeat Tuesday, December 06, 2011 12:59:47 PM (Free Republic):
Yep! The camel in now in the tent. Remember when the gay thing first started all they wanted was not to be discriminated against. They merely wanted an equal opportunity at jobs. And sane people knew that they would not stop there and would soon become advocates of the sick lifestyle. Well it has happened and sooner than most thought.
Steve, Cumming, United States 1:15 P.M. (Yahoo News):
It is wrong to use children to foreword your agenda no mater what side your on. That kid clearly did not want to be there.I do not have any problem with gay people. I do have a problem with IDIOT PARENTS turning little kids into puppets.
TexasLightning December 7th 11:33 A.M. (Stormfront):
The story on Yahoo is playing it up like this 8 year old kid challenged Bachmann and left her speechless. It even describes the kid as an "activist". Yeah, right!
I feel sorry for the kid. When you watch the video you can tell he was nothing more than a puppet for his lesbian "mother". You can't even hear what he's saying unless you crank up the volume.
I'm no Bachmann supporter, but the way this 8 year old was used is just wrong. What was Bachmann supposed to do? Engage an 8 year old child in a debate over gay marriage? Unreal.
Smack 1:15 P.M. (Yahoo News):
Obviously, "mommy" told him to say this. This doesn't help the LGBT community when people use their children in this manner. BTW, I'm gay and I do not approve of this message.
c, Fort Cobb, United States 1:30 P.M. (Yahoo News):
I am gay and that is wrong. Don't use your kids for political statement.