Bil Browning

Marcus Bachmann Wants Paid for Ex-Gay Therapy

Filed By Bil Browning | November 15, 2011 4:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: ex-gay ministries, John Becker, Marcus Bachmann

You gotta admit... In for a penny, in for a pound. Truth Wins Out staffer John Becker exposed Marcus Bachmann's ex-gay therapy business when he went undercover as a client. Now Bachmann is leaving voicemails demanding payment for missed MarcusandMicheleBachmann.jpgappointments! Becker writes:

Bachmann was calling in an attempt to collect $150 in no-show fees from two "pray away the gay" appointments I missed after going through five such sessions with a therapist at his clinic back in June.
The billing representative merely told me that once the fees had been assessed they could only be waived at the therapist's discretion, so she'd send a message to Timothy Wiertzema asking whether he'd be willing to waive them. She assured me that if Timothy hadn't personally called me back by the end of the week, I could safely assume he'd agreed to waive the fees.
Either Marcus Bachmann has a lot more time to personally attend to his underlings' business matters now that his wife's presidential campaign has tanked, or Truth Wins Out's undercover investigation remains a very personal issue for him nearly five months later...

Listen to Bachmann's voice mail (or read the transcript) after the break.

Voicemail from Marcus Bachmann by user6446359

Hello John Becker, this is Doctor Marcus Bachmann (emphasis his); I received a message from our billing department asking if we would write off the two no-show fees for 7/7/11 and 7/12/11. We will not (emphasis his) be writing those off, so you do owe those no-show fees, and we would expect payment as soon as possible, otherwise we will have to turn it over to collections. If you have any questions you can call (651) 379-0444. Thank you.

By all means, go read John's entire summary of the situation. He says he'll be responding to Bachmann soon, so stay tuned for more.

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Becker should sue him for fraud, practicing medicine without a license, intentional infliction of emotional pain, and damages for a million dollars and see if they send that fucker to collection.

What? He missed the appointments?

Ned Flaherty | November 16, 2011 1:33 AM

These facts support a lawsuit for consumer fraud and medical malpractice:

1. Bachmann HAS a doctor of philosophy degree, but IS NOT a medical doctor.
2. Bachmann sold Becker a dangerous, discredited, useless product disguised as a medical treatment.
3. Bachmann sold Becker a treatment that has a proven history of harm to patients, up to and including suicide.
4. Given the ineffective, dangerous nature of his product, Bachmann probably does not carry adequate medical malpractice insurance.