At the Iowa GOP debate, GOP Presidential Nomination Candidate Michele Bachmann was asked whether she was submissive to her husband. The crowd booed, and Bachmann answered “I respect my husband, he's a wonderful godly man, and we respect each other.”

At the Iowa GOP debate, GOP Presidential Nomination Candidate Michele Bachmann was asked whether she was submissive to her husband. The crowd booed, and Bachmann answered “I respect my husband, he’s a wonderful godly man, and we respect each other.” Bachmann did not directly state whether she was submissive to her husband, however, in a speech given by Bachmann to congregants of the Living Word Christian Center in 2006, she stated otherwise. Bachmann stated that she pursued her degree in tax law only because her husband had told her to. “The Lord says: Be submissive, wives. You are to be submissive to your husbands,” Bachmann said. Many speculate this issue will be addressed in future debates. Full article.

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