The progressive blogosphere has been all over the story that Marcus Bachmann runs a “clinic” that “cures” teh ghey, but unfortunately for Michele, the legacy media has started looking into the scandal.

Leading mental health experts today strongly condemned the Christian counseling center owned by GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus for engaging in a discredited therapy designed to convert gays to straights through prayer and self-reflection.

“This is so far outside the mainstream it’s practically on Mars,” said Dr. Jack Drescher, a psychiatrist who has written extensively on the practice of gay conversions.

What do “health experts” really know, anyway? They’re just like “global warming experts” or “evolution experts” or “non-crazy people.”

The “path for my therapy would be to read the Bible, pray to God that I would no longer be gay,” said Andrew Ramirez, who was 17 years old at the time he sought help from Bachmann & Associates in suburban Minneapolis. “And God would forgive me if I were straight.”

And the owner of this Christianist quack house just happens to be leading the race for the GOP 2012 nomination in Iowa.

There really is a special place in hell for these people.