Michele Bachmann: Hate crime protection for LGBT people is ‘tyranny’ in ‘God’s form of government’

 | Raw Story | January 13, 2016

Former U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) argued recently that the government was guilty of “tyranny” because of a law that enables the prosecution of hate crimes against LGBT people.

Last week, the Trinity Broadcasting Network aired part of conservative historian David Barton’s “Foundations of Freedom” DVD series, which included Bachmann’s thoughts on a 2009 hate crimes law that added sexual orientation as a protected class.

“That’s what’s so brilliant about our form of government and God’s form of government, that we are equal before the law,” Bachmann explained in a video clip obtained by Right Wing Watch. “God’s says He’s not a respecter of persons, He’s not partial, so why should we, why should government be partial? … A creator God created us equal.”

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