An 8-year-old boy named Elijah is one of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's toughest protesters.
At a recent book signing event for her book Core of Conviction: My Story in South Carolina, Elijah told Bachmann one thing: Miss Bachmann, my mommy is gay and she doesn't need any fixing.
The soft exchange of words from the pint-size opponent was caught on video and uploaded to YouTube on Sunday, attracting more than 160,000 viewers.
After being told by the boy, an astonished Bachmann who was leaning in to listen closely to Elijah, quickly went back to an upright position and managed to squeeze a response saying bye bye as the boy and his mother walked away.
Some commenters on the YouTube video criticized the boy's mother and have said that Elijah is no activist and that he was forced to say what he did to the congresswoman.
I'm part of the LGBT community. But this was low down as it gets, one comment read. He? was NOT comfortable. You can tell by his body language he didn't want to do this. The LGBT community does NOT endorse this at all!
Mama taught her son how to bully a politician, another wrote. Two wrongs make a right? Did you know that we still do not live in a country of thought police telling us how to think and feel? ... I also believe that those who oppose homosexuality have the right to do so! Well, as long as they don't harrass anyone, that is.
There are others who thought Elijah's action was to show Bachmann that children with gay parents are well-adjusted as those children whose parents are heterosexuals.
Okay.... calm down, the point was to have Bachmann see that kids with gay parents aren't broken, and still love their mothers no matter who they are, one commenter wrote. Sure maybe a bit inappropriate to make the kid uncomfortable, but it is not nearly as bad as you are making it seem.? It's just having the kid say something, it's not like she is putting the kid on a stage parading around in drag or anything against his will... I support gay rights, no im not gay, or a parent, but I think you all should relax.
It isn't the first time that the Republican presidential candidate has been challenged about her stance on gay rights from the younger generation.
Bachmann held a town hall meeting last Wednesday at the Pizza Ranch in Waverly, Iowa, where a high school student asked her what she would do to support and protect the gay community.
According to Yahoo News, Bachmann told the teen that all Americans should and do have the same rights.
The teen then asked: Well, why can't same-sex couples get married?
To which Bachmann responded saying that gay men and lesbians do have the same rights as everyone else because they can marry members of the opposite sex, according to Yahoo News.
Watch the 8-year-old set the record straight with Bachmann below:
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