Topic: Accuracy in Media
Cliff Kincaid used an Aug. 8 Accuracy in Media column to lash out at Republican activist Nicolle Wallace for writing a Washington Post op-ed claiming that Michele Bachmann is too conservative to be president. Kincaid complains that Wallace is "a notorious Sarah Palin-basher who objects to conservative social and economic views" and the Post 'should apologize for pretending that Nicolle Wallace is someone who should be taken seriously by Republicans."
Eventually, we get to Kincaid's real objection to Wallace: She doesn't hate gays as much as Kincaid does. He asserts that Wallace "is determined to undercut Bachmann’s successful campaign" because she, unlike Bachmann, is "a gay rights supporter." Kincaid continues:
Getting to the nub of the matter, Wallace later writes that Bachmann’s husband’s counseling practice “was found to have offered treatment to gay individuals that included prayer to ‘cure’ homosexuality” and that “Bachmann’s poll numbers rose steadily amid the media scrutiny of Marcus Bachmann’s professional offerings and outrage from across the political spectrum.”
Except for the reference to Bachmann continuing to enjoy rising support despite the “media scrutiny,” this is complete nonsense. The attack on Marcus Bachmann originated with a gay rights group that used a major media reporter, ABC’s Brian Ross, to attack the documented record of firms such as Bachmann’s in counseling individuals to reject homosexuality within a religious context. This approach is used for homosexual-oriented individuals seeking to change. And many have done so, as the thousands of ex-homosexuals attest.
It is a variation of the same spiritual approach used to help people reject drugs or alcohol.
Kincaid has also likened homosexuality to smoking, so his thinking that it's akin to drug and alcohol addition is unfortunately not surprising.
Kincaid also has no problem with a proposed law in Uganda that would permit the death penalty for homosexuality, so he's way out of the mainstream of rational thought on the issue.