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Gay rights activists deployed the power of dance to protest GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann's presence at the California Republican Party convention.

More than 50 people staged a "flash-mob" style routine to Madonna's "Like a Prayer" to call attention to media reports that the Minnesota congresswoman's husband has been involved in therapy aimed at persuading gay individuals to enter into heterosexual relationships.

"Politicians like Rep. Bachmann need to understand that you can't simply "pray the gay away," read a release from Courage Campaign, which organized and promoted the "impromptu" event.

Bachmann was set to take the stage to deliver the keynote address at the party's fall gathering in the evening.

Watch a clip of the start of the five-minute 'flash mob' below:



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