Marcus Bachmann's clinics still practicing ex-gay therapy, says new undercover report
|Bachmann's therapists are allegedly still trying to pray away the gay.|
Despite the shit-storm of negatively publicity Becker's scoop generated, a documentary filmmaker revealed on Tuesday that Bachmann's clinics are still practicing ex-gay therapy. Kristina Lapinski, 24, went undercover last week for some ex-gay counseling at Bachmann's Burnsville office.
She recorded the session with a camera pen, and the footage will be released this fall as part of a GAY U.S.A. the Movie project.
Lapinski had an appointment last Thursday with Sheila Marker, a licensed therapist specializing in women's pre-marital counseling.
She told Marker she's a confused young lesbian who recently moved from California to Minnesota to marry a long-time male friend who she respects but isn't sexually attracted to. You can probably see where this is going.
From Lapinski's account of the session:
[Marker] asked me if I could "pray for a miracle to happen and wake up in the morning and have it be true, what would I wish for?"
I said "money, success, a happy loving environment with friends and family."
She was clearly implying that my miracle would be the getting rid of my "desire" which she referred to as 'same sex attraction.'
|Lapinski took this photo of herself on the way into Bachmann's clinic.|
The session ended with a prayer where Marker asked the Lord to take away Lapinski's "desire" so that she can pursue a satisfying relationship with her fiance.
In a blog post recounting Lapinski's experience, Becker blasts Bachmann & Associates for continuing to practice the controversial make-me-straight therapy.
"So it would appear that Bachmann & Associates has disgraced itself once again," Becker writes. "These people just don't get it: you can't pray away the gay. Their arrogance (or maybe it's stupidity?) is astonishing."