Christian therapist Marcus Bachmann, husband of Republican presidential runner Michele Bachmann, has been caught in a big lie.

Late last month, recordings emerged of a 2010 radio interview with the Bachmann. He said:

We have to understand: Barbarians need to be educated. They need to be disciplined. And just because someone feels it or thinks it doesn’t mean that we’re supposed to go down that road. That’s what’s called a “sinful nature.” And we have a responsibility as parents and as authority figures not to encourage such thoughts and feelings [from] moving into the action steps.

Last week, Bachmann — who has since been shown to be offering gay-to-straight conversion therapy at his Minnesota clinic — denied his comments had anything to do with homosexuality and said the tape had been altered. Now MSNBC’s Hardball has stepped in to clear up the confusion by providing the unedited interview in its original context:

Yes, Bachmann made the offensive and homophobic “barbarians” comment, and no, the recording was not doctored. Bachmann just lied.

Hat-tip: Pam’s House Blend

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