Bachmann Once Called the Cops on an Ex-Nun Who Tried to Talk Gay Rights With Her in a Bathroom

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 10: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC), on February 10, 2011 in Washington, DC. The CPAC annual gathering is a project of the American Conservative Union. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Photo: Mark Wilson/2011 Getty Images

"As Bachmann washed her hands and Arnold looked on, the ex-nun tried to talk to her about theology. Suddenly, after less than a minute, Bachmann let out a shriek. 'Help!' she screamed. 'Help! I'm being held against my will!'" —The bizarre opening anecdote from a meaty Daily Beast profile of Michele Bachmann that reaches back into the congresswoman's personal religious history and chronicles her deeply held opposition to gay rights [Daily Beast]