Marcus Bachmann Refused Service in Indiana, Store Owner Assumed He Was Gay

(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

INDIANAPOLIS – Marcus Bachmann, husband of former Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, unwittingly became the first public face of Indiana’s newly-enacted Religious Freedom Restoration Act, after being refused service at a dress boutique because the store owner assumed he was gay.

The Bachmanns were visiting the state capitol on Thursday to lend their support to embattled Gov. Mike Pence when the incident occurred. Dorothy Holtz, owner of Dotty’s Dress Den described what happened.

“I didn’t think anything was out of the ordinary at first,” said the 59-year old self-described “devout Christian citizen,” although I don’t usually have men come in by themselves. He was very polite but the more he spoke, the more I thought he was different.”

Holtz began to suspect that Bachmann was “perhaps a homosexual man”, and because it is now within her rights to refuse service based on religious beliefs, informed Bachmann she would be unable to serve him, and asked him to leave.

“I was aghast!” said Bachmann. I’ve been shopping for Michele for years! I had no idea why the woman in the store turned on me like that. I thought perhaps she had suddenly become ill.”

For many years, Marcus has been choosing Michele’s outfits without incident. In a Chicago Tribune article from 2006, Michele recalled an upcoming meeting with then Vice President Dick Cheney. Marcus decided to outfit Michele in a more feminine style than the Congresswoman usually chose for herself:

Before Vice President Dick Cheney’s visit, Marcus hit the stores – “he’s got a good sense of style” – and came home with “a sleek, simple hourglass dress with a yoke collar in winter white.” He even bought a matching coat and shoes. “I just slipped it on,” said Michele.

Marcus reacted with shock when he realized he had fallen victim to the very measure he had come to Indiana to support. “I was gobsmacked! I never realized a law meant to protect individuals’ religious freedoms would be twisted in such a way as to discriminate! Clearly, people are mis-applying this well-intentioned law.”

Shop owner Holtz said she was well within her rights and does not discriminate. “He was getting very persnickety and didn’t seem to like anything we had to offer. He said ‘my wife wouldn’t like this one bit’ and ‘my wife wouldn’t look good in that’ so many times I began to wonder if he had a wife at all! He had on a wedding ring but anybody can buy a gold band. He said my eyeshadow was too heavy. I decided whatever his lifestyle, I didn’t want to support it, so I asked him to leave which he did.”

Gay rumors have dogged Bachmann for years, exacerbated by charges that his Christian therapy clinic administered gay conversion therapy as a matter of course, rumors the Bachmanns have fiercely denied. “Marcus is the most rugged individual I’ve ever met,” said the former Congresswoman. “There’s never been a gay bone in his body,” she added.

Holtz will reportedly continue to exercise her religions freedoms throughout her dress shop.


  1. Rhea Pollstry

    March 27, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    God bless you, brother Bachmann!

    • Jlkles

      March 29, 2015 at 12:57 pm

      Karma’s a sweet but royal beech, ain’t she? Can’t say it didn’t happen to a better person than this idiot.

  2. Cathy C

    March 27, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Someone forgot to tell ‘ole Dotty that the law doesn’t go into effect until July 2015. I wonder if Bachmann can sue her – effectively closing her down.

    • Philip C

      March 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm

      Did you bother READING the article? Mr. Bachmann was not happy with any dress he was looking at, then insulted the shop owner. You think it’s not legal for a business owner to refuse service to a customer with a bad attitude?

      • Maggie

        April 3, 2015 at 5:00 pm

        I read the article, and the shop owner outright said that she refused him service because she thought he looked like a homosexual man.

      • leaphty

        April 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm

        Never had a gay ‘bone’…er…in his body, eh? Um Philip, you’re talking heresay if not heresy.

    • Bobbi

      March 28, 2015 at 12:32 pm

      Thank you! You beat me to it!

    • Skid

      March 28, 2015 at 6:46 pm

      Actually the bill is effective upon passage:

    • neilfan1957

      March 29, 2015 at 1:45 pm

      Well, now that her business is ‘outed’ I guess she’ll be out of business shortly.


        March 27, 2016 at 6:25 am

        lets hope so….

  3. BW

    March 27, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Pointing fingers gets them pointed back.

    • boo radley

      March 30, 2015 at 10:10 am

      I would think he could sue her as he was not a gay man. Its PERFECT this not only happened to someone who is actively anti gay and christian but to be a Bachmann !!! Perfect! People are misrepresenting the law… NO people are using the law you supported EXACTLY the way it is intended. Repeal RFRA Indiana and add LGBTs under protection under law THE SAME AS EVERYONE ELSE.. ya know that pesky 14th amendment…..

      • Sue C

        June 9, 2015 at 3:52 am

        Can’t. That’d make too much sense.

  4. Paul

    March 27, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving self_rightous bigot! Welcome to Indiana fool!

    • DRM

      April 2, 2015 at 7:29 pm

      My feelings exactly, in fact this was so good, I thought it was an early April Fool’s joke. At least this kind of karma proves there is a god, and she hates bigots.

  5. Sherrie

    March 27, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    I hope it happens a lot more to straight people especially those that claim to be christian. Dorothy Holtz,is not a christian of any type. God is love, not discrimination and hate! I just hope God treats her better than she treats other human beings.

  6. Mark Harris

    March 27, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    It serves him Right !

  7. Mark Harris

    March 27, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    It figures !

  8. Tom Melvin

    March 27, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Really??? This made me laugh, first off, because Marcus Bachmann shops for Michele’s dresses all the time. The second, because HE was shocked somebody would claim he was gay by the way he spoke and acted.

    You Republicans deserve this and Marcus in particular! Keep it up, this Law makes all of you not only seem inept, but deeply disturbed!

    • Gay Lee

      March 30, 2015 at 2:36 pm

      @Tom Melvin: Great comment! LOL @ Marcus Bachmann!

  9. Rick

    March 27, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Isn’t Karma a wonderful, sudductive, wicked bitch 《G》.

    • Gary Hickman

      March 28, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      Yeah, Marcus is one helluva rugged guy…what planet do these people come from?????

    • Adriana Pena

      March 28, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      The sweetest….

    • Jane A.

      March 29, 2015 at 11:28 am

      We call it: Karma Kickback!

  10. L Vodde

    March 27, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    “there has never been a gay bone in his body” , unless you are counting his boyfriends.

    • OutInTheOC

      March 28, 2015 at 12:20 pm

      L Vodde………you were reading my mind…….one snap and 2 thumbs up!

    • Kala

      March 28, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      that’s hilarious!!!

    • pepper

      March 29, 2015 at 10:07 pm


    • Sodalite

      March 31, 2015 at 5:19 pm

      Everyone in Minnesota has known this for years. Am going to spread this quote far and wide.

    • Tom

      June 9, 2015 at 3:41 am

      Haha… exactly. I think there have been plenty of gay bones in his body.

  11. Doug wert

    March 27, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Ms Holtz I hope your dress shop goes out of business. my god does not discriminate. Shame on you and shame on Indiana

    • David

      March 28, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      Douggie, your god may not discriminate but his followers in Indiana sure do. What happened is exactly what this law of theirs is all about. I’m glad it happened.

    • Ken Shrek

      March 29, 2015 at 10:58 am

      You don’t get many jokes do you?

    • Juan Valencia

      March 30, 2015 at 6:52 am

      What the…? It is all your god does!, it is like the god of discrimination, through his entire history he discriminated against everybody who was not part of his “choosen people”.

  12. Doug wert

    March 27, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    May your dress shop never prosper. My God does not discriminate. Shame on you Ms. Holtz and Shame on Indiana. I will spend none my gay income in your state.

  13. Doug wert

    March 27, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Boycott Indiana my gay brothers and sisters.

    • ToosmarttovoteGOP

      March 28, 2015 at 7:47 pm

      Why just gay?

    • Debbie

      March 30, 2015 at 12:06 am

      Right on! And while we’re at it, let’s ALL, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, boycott Indiana.

  14. W. T. Dunbar

    March 27, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Now isn’t that Ironic? What goes around comes around, well that just tells it like it is. Get the thing on the block!

  15. M. Campbel

    March 27, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    That is a stupid law and every business that utilizes such should post so people can decide if they want to patronize them or now. After several place go out of business because of loss income they’ll eventually learn.

    • Harry

      March 28, 2015 at 2:30 pm

      Just like posting a sign saying that a given store does not recognize the Second Amendment.

      • Tom

        June 9, 2015 at 3:42 am

        Oh, no that’s a bit different. You can’t equate being a bigot and not wanting people to walk into your store brandishing deadly weapons.

  16. Viktor Berg

    March 27, 2015 at 10:09 pm


    • Bert

      March 28, 2015 at 11:38 am

      Well, I’m gay and I’m with you on this. the people that push these kinds of laws are hiding the fact they wish to be with the same sex. I’m gay and proud, but will tell you this, looking at me you would not know I was gay. I’m very private in my life. I do NOT got o gay pride events, because these events truly do not represent who I am. I’m a human. I don’t like men in parades with underwear only….That is not respectful. All the people that hate gays usually are referring to the gays that are very loud and out. Pushing gay rights…..I live life very basic…I don’t push my gay life on anyone. I do not say “Girl” etc…..I go to work come home do yard work, cook supper, watch TV and off to bed…..I don’t go to gay bars. I’m 52 and have only been to a gay bar 5 times or less. Not my scene……So for all you haters out there you are really saying it is for the gays that push their lifestyle…I do not and know alot of gays that are very private and actually do not support the gay pride events becaue of the way the men present themselves. We gays are not all feminine. This is what the straight people seem to think that all gays are either feminine or butch for the women…This is a very small precentage….If anyone would spend time with me would know I’m just an average guy making a living and I leave people alone to let them live the way they choose…..

    • Ken Shrek

      March 29, 2015 at 11:01 am

      And, you are a hate-filled bigot.

  17. robert alford

    March 27, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    couldn’t happen to a better person a bigot of the first order

  18. Nicole H

    March 27, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    That is hilarious! The store owner was correct that Marcus Bachman is “different”. I suspect he’s a cross dresser and a closeted gay man.

    • James K

      March 29, 2015 at 10:52 am

      wonder if he can get it up with the crazy one? I suspect he can’t get it up and she hates sex, perfect marriage 🙂

  19. dvanwes

    March 27, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Serves the stupid bigots rights. As if Indiana wasn’t already drowning enough economically. Idiocy.

  20. JRHJ

    March 27, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Maybe he was buying a dress for himself? LOL!

  21. Dave

    March 27, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Well, come on, all this overreaching noise about “praying the gay away”… Of course he’s gay, how many men’s room encounters has he had???

    • Bert

      March 28, 2015 at 11:46 am

      Why does everyone think gay men frequent mens rooms. I’m gay and have never done this. I hate the way gays are represented. I do not like the gay pride events because of men running around in their underwear, this is not what gays are about. That is a very small percentage of gays that give all us real gays a bad name….I don’t go to gay bars, I work for a living and don’t tell anyone I’m gay because to me I’m a human. I don’t even really think of myself as gay. I go about my life just like anyone else. I have been with my partner now 18 years and we have NEVER pushed our life on anyone because to us we are just 2 humans surviving in this world. I know alot of people that are gay or lesbian and don’t push it upon people….I would never do that….I don’t even like it with a man a women makeout in public…leave that behind closed doors….I do not like the comment you make about mens rooms. But hey, this is what the media shows so this is what the straight people think of us gays….Maybe if they showed the world the other side of the gays people may think different…..I’m so sorry to feel this way about gays. If you were my friend I would support you no matter what and just because you are a man does not mean gays will hit on you…it is no different then a straight man hiting on everyone women they meet…..

    • Baldwin

      April 12, 2015 at 2:30 pm

      This was so hilarious with the “Karma Slapback”…It could be put on SNL as a skit & and even have a foot note claiming it as an actual event & ” Names have not been changed in order to humiliate all the stupid bigoted individuals involved”.
      Sometimes reality is funnier than satiric comedy.

  22. Kurt Gerhardt

    March 27, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    Perhaps now you “conservatives” can understand the unintended consequences your sick phobias can have on other human beings.

  23. Theo McKinney

    March 27, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    everything antigays try these days to “get the gays” for God, seems to backfire spectacularly.

    *Mysterious Ways*, indeed.

    It’s no surprise that the factions who cannot win their antigay cases when put under oath to that same “God” they soooo like to slander as some sort of gay-eating monster, and the folks who understand EXACTLY what “love no matter what” keep getting the rainbow to protect.

    There was only ONE “original” Sin. NOT TWO.

    And on innocent LGBT families committing to one another, Jesus can ONLY be quoted as saying “___________________”.

    That, of course, can be blasphemed into anything these antigay “christians” like, but there IS a commandment or two about THAT.

    NO one will be fooled by these fakes forever.

  24. bill hunt

    March 27, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    A bad law

  25. Dick

    March 28, 2015 at 12:20 am

    Never a gay bone in his body, eh?

    • patricia guerrero

      March 28, 2015 at 8:49 pm

      I thought so the first time I ever saw him on tv. My gay male co-worker cackled up a storm when I asked him if I thought Mr.Michelle was gay. Jeez its so obvious; he’ll outed one of these days.

  26. roz

    March 28, 2015 at 1:12 am

    i have thought this man was a closet gay myself . i guess i am not alone in my thinking such . so happy he was one of the first to be denied what his own bigotry has achieved . now i guess he has walked an anothers shoes being discriminated against. BROVO

  27. Bethany Dawn

    March 28, 2015 at 2:37 am

    God I love Karma.

  28. tom

    March 28, 2015 at 2:49 am

    good im glad they got his bigot ass, now they will maybe see what the law is going to do it will do nothing but discriminate against other, its time these church assholes stop hiding behind the bible and come out as being true bigots, bullys and haters,,,,, I will never go back to my home state ever again due to this law and im straight


    March 28, 2015 at 3:38 am



    March 28, 2015 at 4:17 am

    “devout Christian citizen” More like dedicated hate -filled bigot.

  31. Princess Mary

    March 28, 2015 at 4:21 am

    Well, everyone knows that Michelle is Marcus’ beard. He’s as gay as they come. HIs whole cure the gay business is his self loathing way to denial.

  32. Charlotte Lehwald

    March 28, 2015 at 4:47 am

    wow ok the thought of this sickens me. I am a post-op Trans female living a very comfortable life and comfortable with myself. I have a notice in Chicago where I have spent quite a bit of money each year. I could never imagine being denied service there. The thought of my walking into a shop and being told to leave is so upsetting and I could now actually imagine that happening. What an amazing step backward for this country to go. So being a Christian woman and being Trans I suppose I could just be stoned to death out behind her store!?! Wonderful progress governor Pence.

  33. Nancy Rainer

    March 28, 2015 at 9:23 am

    I’m sorry, but while reading through this incident, it seems that they may have just rubbed each other the wrong way. I mean, why would Marcus Bachmann comment on the shop owners eye shadow choice anyway? I think it may have less to do with she thinking he may have been gay and more to do with his attitude. Being a former store manager myself, I also have refused service to a customer “with attitude”. It’s every managers right even thought it may not be advantageous!

    • Nancy N

      March 29, 2015 at 12:22 am

      Your point brings up the discriminatory nature of this law. If this woman was “rubbed” the wrong way by this customer, why not just ask them to leave. Instead, she uses a law that allows her to discriminate against a group of human beings! How self righteous is that? Too many bible quotes to deal with this abomination!!!

    • Lisa Hassler

      March 29, 2015 at 10:19 am

      That’s part of the point. This law can and will be used to deny service to any one for any reason. Don’t like the color of their skin “Oh, I thought he was gay”. Don’t like their age, “Oh, I thought she was gay”. I love that these idiots who devised this law did not think that in making a hate filled bigoted law, that they themselves would become victims of that same law. A person could have a store that refuses to serve conservative Christians because the owner believes it violates the Golden Rule to love your neighbor!

  34. Matt

    March 28, 2015 at 9:31 am

    If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s probably a duck. 😉

    • Gary Hickman

      March 28, 2015 at 12:28 pm

      Brilliant! And succinct!

  35. marsha mclawhorn

    March 28, 2015 at 9:32 am

    So now that this law you support has bacfired on you and you have been stereotyped. What are you going to do about it?

  36. Carole

    March 28, 2015 at 9:57 am

    If what is written is true, this is a disgusting. I am a proponent of the law and clearly this is taking it over the top. I think the lady needs to realize she has been selling to all beliefs and life styles over the years she has had a business. Selling a dress to a man is no different than her buying her husband a pair of jeans and a t-shirt in WalMart. Shall we all get a brain?

  37. ann

    March 28, 2015 at 9:58 am

    nothing about that law is well intentioned. SHAME ON ALL OF YOU!

    • Jan

      March 28, 2015 at 11:24 am

      you took the words right out of my mouth!

  38. Deena

    March 28, 2015 at 10:15 am

    How many realize that there are 19 other states that also have “religious freedom” laws? Google it. I was not surprised at some of the states but shocked at others.

    • Maggie

      April 3, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      I am sure we all know that there are 19 other states with similar laws, but only Indiana specifically states that businesses have religious freedom. Not even the federal RFRA states that. Google that.

  39. Jay

    March 28, 2015 at 10:20 am

    “there’s never been a gay bone in his body” … are you sure? Not even just the tip?

  40. teri

    March 28, 2015 at 11:04 am

    “I never realized a law meant to protect individuals’ religious freedoms would be twisted in such a way as to discriminate! Clearly, people are mis-applying this well-intentioned law.”

    Just further proof of the intellectual sink hole in the GOP ranks. Anyone with a brain knew exactly what this law was…noone misapplied it….that woman used it exactly the way the religious right intended.

    I would, however argue her claim to be a “christian”….and I’m pretty sure the Christ would take issue with her claim, as well….

  41. Jessica Sons

    March 28, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    How does it feel to be discrimanated with a law that you support? I would like to know just how it made you feel.

  42. Randy

    March 28, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    I have to wonder if this shop owner is as particular about the sexual orientation of the designers of the dresses she sells. I have heard a rumor that gay people may have infiltrated the industry.

  43. KarmaKween

    March 28, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Being old “royalty” myself I truly believe in GAYDAR and apparently this “Lady” does too. I can’t wait till RuPaul visits the store and reads the church lady’s pedigree! Of course I’m praying TMZ gets it live !

  44. Adriana Pena

    March 28, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Karma’s a bitch, isn’t it?

  45. Marla Randolph Stevens

    March 28, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    It’s not the first time the Tea Baggers who’ve taken over the Indiana Republicans like pod people have struck against gays and bitten themselves in the foot in the process. They went after closet gay Republican statesman Richard Lugar because he had the “audacity” to work with people across the aisle to safeguard this nation from the threat of rogue nukes getting out of the Soviet Union when its control of them lapsed dangerously. They sikked one of their nuttiest on him, defeating him in the primary but costing them the seat in the general election after Mourdock showed his true colors once too often.

  46. Molly McElroy

    March 28, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    “I like your Christ; I do not like your Christians. They act nothing like your Christ.” (Gandhi)

  47. Mike Erickson

    March 28, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Maybe sure to also boycott the other 19 states with this same law

  48. Jerryball

    March 28, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    “all who draw the sword will die by the sword” –Jesus Christ (Matthew 26:52).

  49. Lisa

    March 28, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    My ex-husband used to buy all my clothes too. It was just something he enjoyed. He came out about 6 months after we divorced.
    (true story)

  50. Friedrich Nietzsche

    March 28, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Thank you to Indiana and Hoosiers everywhere for this tremendous gift to civil libertarians. It really shows your true colors, and this law will create a whole new generation of atheists. Of course, it also means my plans of a dream vacation in Indiana are on hold until this law is repealed.

  51. Art

    March 29, 2015 at 12:01 am

    “Assumed” he was gay? Jeez, is there any doubt?

  52. Kayla

    March 29, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Irony as a life lesson Marcus… Maybe try not to be so “fabulous” next time.

  53. BG

    March 29, 2015 at 7:29 am

    I would suggest old man Bachmann has been using those sprees to shop for himself not Michelle (who appears more comfortable and natural in Union Overalls,) all along! So maybe they should try a game of wife swap just with each other.

  54. James Bell

    March 29, 2015 at 8:46 am

    How was this best phrased? Oh yeah:

    Because he’s GAY! GAY! F**king Richard Simmons on Gay Crack! He’s Gay!

  55. Buddy Boyd

    March 29, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Talk about double speak. Bachmann says the store owner mis-applied a well intentioned law. BULL! She applied the law exactly the way it was intended to be applied.

  56. Brooke

    March 29, 2015 at 9:01 am

    this is the best thing I have read in my life.

  57. Karen

    March 29, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Yup! Not surprised you wouldn’t publish my comment-who needs free speech and opposing viewpoints anyway? Heil Hitler you imbeciles.

  58. TS

    March 29, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Oh hang on, for real, bravo Conservative Frontline for your excellent trolling of the right. Nice!

  59. Cindy

    March 29, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    The same freedom that allows me to choose my lifestyle allows business owners to decide who they can and can’t serve. I love the freedom I have to be who I want, wear what I want and love whom I choose to love. If someone wants the freedom choose not to like who I am i am happy this country allows that freedom, I don’t need a law that will allow me to sue them for it.

  60. jerry

    March 29, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    According to Pence, the law is ONLY about the GOVT being allowed to discriminate (huh?). The law does NOT apply to private business. So where the shop owner thought she was GOVT worker providing GOVT clothing to anyone is something she will have to work out with her attorney(s). Whatever they decide will be (shall we say) “interesting”. Perhaps she hires Senor Cruz as her legal counsel?

  61. Oliver Charles

    March 29, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    WWJD – What would Jesus do?

  62. Sheryl Mexic

    March 29, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Hey Michele, there are plenty of “rugged” gays.

  63. BukakeDick

    March 29, 2015 at 5:31 pm


  64. Su Carroll

    March 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    And now the madness begins

  65. Sue

    March 30, 2015 at 4:44 am

    The poetic justice here is almost too good to be true. Of course, this is exactly the sort of thing that will happen under this sort of a “law:” people will make their own judgments based on stereotypes about who is or isn’t gay. And what do you do about the store owner who claims it violates his religion to serve Jews or Black people? Women who wear “immodest” clothing such as — oh, you know, the outfits that every news reader on Fox wears? Good luck getting yourself out of this, Gov. Pence. You painted yourself into this corner.

  66. MyrtleMartha

    March 30, 2015 at 8:59 am

    if you support the law, what exactly do you think it does? She thought the man was gay, she thought his behavior violated her religious beliefs, and so she threw him out. Did you think the law applies to your own personal beliefs only? You too can be refused service if there’s anything at all about you that doesn’t fall in line with somebody else’s religion.

  67. John

    March 30, 2015 at 9:47 am

    “There’s never been a gay bone in his body,” she added. – BAAAAA HAA HAAA HAA HAAAAA!!! I bet there’s been a LOT of gay bones in this man’s body. LOL.

  68. Christy

    March 30, 2015 at 10:26 am

    I wish I could like this article 1000 times. Now, he and supporters of this disgusting bill can see what our LBGT brothers and sisters go through on a daily basis. It’s not so fun getting knocked off of your superior high-horse, is it? That love one another thing, Jesus meant it. It wasn’t just for the straight, white Christians.

  69. swampwiz

    March 30, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Regardless of how someone feels about Sodomites, it is pretty clear that the way this law has been written, folks can just make up shinola and discriminate as they see fit. The federal law implemented by the future first First Gentleman seems to be one that has been carefully eritten.

  70. jeff

    March 30, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Religious people disgust me honestly if your god says do something everyone else with common sense says is wrong he is a dick. Plain and simple you people are all morons and your god is a psychopath and deserves no love from anyone period. How dare you push your beliefs on others society works only as long as we can all get along and this law is nothing more than divisive and hurtful to everyone. GOD IS DEAD wake up and smell the putrid hate that is spewed from the mouths of your preachers and politicians. Your hell awaits because your hate has sent you there if in fact there is a hell.

  71. Luciana

    March 30, 2015 at 11:48 am

    I read this a couple of times, and it just seems to me it could not possibly be true. Does anyone else think it reads like an April Fool’s joke? Could something so perfect actually happen? Could Mr. Bachmann actually have said he had no idea the law was about discrimination? Could he honestly have called the shop owner out on her eye makeup? I want to believe this happened, because it would be so perfect, but I can’t help thinking, maybe too perfect? If it is true, do the Bachmanns not believe that God works in mysterious ways? Do they not understand a message from the universe when they receive one directly?

  72. ceebee

    March 30, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    “clearly people are mis-applying this well-intentioned law”??

    Translated, Ms, Holtz directed her hateful bigotry towards someone she assumed was gay, but is not and that’s a problem. If it had been an actual gay person, then it would have been OK? Ms Holtz has a lot of nerve calling herself a Christian and Mr Bachmann is a colossal hypocrite.

  73. cooldaddysquid

    March 30, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    I’ll bet that there have been a couple of gay bones in his body.

    • Ellie

      March 30, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      My thoughts exactly.

    • Thomas Robson

      March 31, 2015 at 9:12 am

      Marcus- Maybe you should just do the right thing and turn the other cheek. (wink wink, nod nod)

  74. Ellie

    March 30, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    The wife is always the last to know! Those that shout the loudest against (put discrimination here, in this case LBGT) recognize it in themselves!

  75. Michelle

    April 2, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    HILARIOUS! Serves him right!

  76. richard

    April 3, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    To bad she won’t be able to discriminate anymore since they amended the bill yesterday. The only ones allowed to refuse service are people that have a direct affiliation with a church or a church.

  77. Bill

    April 6, 2015 at 8:52 am

    This woman is not a Christian, and was just looking for a way to be hateful and mean. While the Bachmann’s aren’t my favorite people he should not have been treated in such a manner. I have my doubts that the story is true. Michelle may be trying to change her image and appeal to a broader voting base.

  78. Sheila

    April 8, 2015 at 12:03 am

    What the incredible fack?

  79. PIfoot

    April 9, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    I had to double-check the date of the article because I thought it must have been been an April Fool’s prank. But it appears to have been published almost a week earlier. This is ironic, and funny. And if Mr. Bachmann has any sensitivity or empathy, it should give him insight into how this law affect people who are just going about their business. But it clearly hasn’t. “But that’s not me!” Hmmm? Shopping for women’s clothes? In any case, how did it feel to be thrown out?

  80. rick

    April 23, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    What I don’t get is the gays saying if you don’t agree with their lifestyle you are gay. So I guess since gays don’t like the straight lifestyle they must be straight then! they want laws so people have to be be tolerant of them, when they are not tolerant of us. Cant Have have it both ways people! what’s that olde saying, do unto others, as you would have them do onto you.

    • Bert

      May 2, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      Look. I’m gay and you don’t understand unless you are gay….I do not dislike straight people or any people for that matters….What happens 99% of the time is the people that really are bashing the gays have hidden desires to be with the same sex or have already been with the same sex, and to draw attention away from them with this hidden desire is to gay bash in any form possible. Now you are saying gays that hate straights must be straight…..Not true…..Gays do not hate straights…just don’t understand why straights do not just leave us alone and let us live our life. I’m don’t push my life on anyone….I see myself as just a human being….You would never know I was gay. I work, have a home, have dogs, have a garden, watch TV just do normal stuff. I do see alot of gays that are pushing for rights…..You know there are lawyers that can already protect you. When my partner was in the hospital, just have legal papers drawn up stating who is in charge…same with a will. Have a will drawn up to protect your property….I do understand that gays want to have the same rights in things such as Social Security. Actually gays would be better off to leave that alone…Because 2 gay people can actually have more money in one home being together then a married couple…once married you have to combine income and get less income. Personally marriage is a man made is NOT in the bible about Marriage. If us gays want a law to be allowed to be married then just have a different title, like a civil union, Commitment title etc….ALSO on a different topic, since marriage is man made and you have to have a license, I think the license should have and expiration date like any license, say 2 or 5 years…That way if the license expires and you do not want to renew it, then you are legally divorced….so simple…

  81. Gobsmacked Indeed

    June 9, 2015 at 4:36 am

    “I was gobsmacked! I never realized a law meant to protect individuals’ religious freedoms would be twisted in such a way as to discriminate! Clearly, people are mis-applying this well-intentioned law.”

    WTF? Everybody knows that’s exactly what it’s for. And everyone knows “religious freedom” is just a license one needs to live with one’s rotten, hypocritical self. Even the tools at Faux News Channel know that.

    Go organize your closet, Mr. Bachmann. And Mrs. Bachmann, just what kind of rugged man is roughing it in ladies’ boutiques??? PUH-LEEZ!

  82. Jas

    June 10, 2015 at 6:41 am

    oh the irony of it all…… And of course he’s gay – he’s married to Michelle Bachman. And of course he’s “different” he’s married to Michelle Bachman. And as far as any “gay bones”, they’ll all come out sooner or later. Not that it really makes any difference. – Unless of course if you’re a hypocrite.

  83. Cliff Sees

    March 26, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    ROFL! LMAO! I just LOVE it when karma bites deserving people in the ass! Not just because discrimination is now legal, but because they were in town to support that child-poisoner! Oh, the beauty of unintended consequences!

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