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California Gay Rights Activists Protest Michele Bachmann With Madonna Flash Mob Dance


"Like a Prayer"

Gay rights activists protested GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's appearance at the California Republican convention Friday with a flash mob-style dance to protest the Minnesota congresswoman's anti-gay positions.

While Bachmann was delivering a speech to convention-goers inside a Los Angeles hotel, the group gathered outside to dance to  Madonna's "Like a Prayer" -- a reference to the so-called "reparative therapy" purportedly practiced at the Minnesota clinic co-owned by Bachmann and her husband.

A video of the routine shows participants quickly joining together to line up in formation as one dancer calls "Pray the gay away! That's right, we're here and we're not going anywhere!"


"Understand that America is stronger through diversity and that being gay or lesbian or bisexual or transgender is no more of a choice than being a human being," one activist told local TV station KTLA in an interview.

During her California trip, Bachmann also made an appearance "The Tonight Show" where she made a joke about reparative therapy and the phrase "pray away the gay."

"When I heard that, I really thought it was kind of a midlife crisis line: 'Pray away the gray,'" Bachmann said, pointing to her hair. "That’s what I thought it was."

This isn't the first time Bachmann has been targeted by gay rights activists -- in July, a group staged a protest and "glittered" the waiting room of the Bachmanns' clinic.

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