Bachmann Under Fire over 'Gay Therapy' Claims

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GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is under attack from gay advocacy groups after claims that a clinic she co-owns promotes religion as a "cure" for homosexuality.

Bachmann & Associates is a Christian-based counseling clinic run by the Minnesota congresswoman's husband, Marcus Bachmann.

A recent undercover video of a gay activist posing as a patient shows another counselor telling him that with prayer and persistence, he could overcome his attraction to men.

A former patient also recently came out to ABC News about the "reparative therapy" that Bachmann & Associates offers.

"[One counselor's] path for my therapy would be to read the Bible, pray to God that I would no longer be gay," Andrew Ramirez said. "And God would forgive me if I were straight."

He said he was 17 years old when he sought help from Bachmann & Associates in 2004 and was told that he could eventually be "re-oriented."

Marcus Bachmann has denied that he uses religion and prayer-based counseling to rid patients of their sexual orientation. Michele Bachmann -- whose become a GOP front-runner -- hasn't commented on the issue.

Bachmann & Associates receives state and federal funding, which opponents are now trying to stop.

Many Christian groups and churches have been criticized over the years for so-called tactics to "pray away the gay."

CBN News has done extensive coverage on the topic, asking experts if it's possible to change one's sexual orientation. See the related stories below for more.

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