Republican presidential contenders Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum have signed the "Marriage Vow" a pledge that primarily focuses on so-called social issues and was put forth by the Iowa-Based Family Leader headed by the fanatical Vander Plaats.
The pledge supports a Federal Marriage Amendment to the Constitution and defines marriage as between one man and one woman and also backs a ban on pornography. One only has to read the first couple of sentences to see that this pledge is nothing more than right winged conservatives pushing their branded religion on the American public. The same government that give them the right to practice their religion also protects the rights of others to live their life in accordance to their own god that has not been branded by this fanatical group.
We now have Potential Presidential Candidates signing pledges and one truly has to wonder if they have read what they signed. The racist pledge is calling out to the African American community and basically telling them they are the reason for the mess that America is in. I did not write this pledge nor do I endorse this. I am just the message and unless my two brain cells are fighting each other something is very a foul with this pledge. Here is the exempts blaming African Americans for America's Marriage problem and stating so called statistics that Children born into slavery were better off back in the slavery days then under are first African American President. I don't know who exactly wrote this pledge but it offends me and if my ancestry was in slavery I would burn this pledge in front of the offices of the Family Leader. Shame on Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum for signing this racist pledge.
Here is some of the excerpts:
Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA‟s first African-American President.3
LBJ‟s 1965 War on Poverty was triggered in part by the famous “Moynihan Report” finding that the black out-of-wedlock birthrate had hit 26%; today, the white rate exceeds that, the overall rate is 41%, and over 70% of African-American babies are born to single parents4 – a prime sociological indicator for poverty, pathology and prison regardless of race or ethnicity. 5
About one million U.S. children suffer through divorce each year – the outcome of about half of all first marriages and about 60 percent of remarriages, disproportionately affecting economically-vulnerable families.6
The taxpayer-borne social costs of family fragmentation exceeds $112 billion per year, especially when all costs to the justice system are recognized.7
Social protections, especially for women and children, have been evaporating as we have collectively “debased the currency” of marriage. This debasement continues as a function of adultery; “quickie divorce;” physical and verbal spousal abuse; non-committal co-habitation; pervasive infidelity and “unwed cheating” among celebrities, sports figures and politicians; anti-scientific bias which holds, in complete absence of empirical proof, that non-heterosexual inclinations are genetically determined, irresistible and akin to innate traits like race, gender and eye color; as well as anti-scientific bias which holds, against all empirical evidence, that homosexual behavior in particular, and sexual promiscuity in general, optimizes individual or public health. 8
Here we go again blaming the African American Community for the high divorce rate, single parent homes and lets not forget to bring homosexuality into the mix. It always amazes me how sex crazed these people who write these pledges are. Do they stay up at night thinking about what two consenting adults do in their own bedrooms. If it bothers them so much, maybe they need to see a psychiatrist for their obsessive thinking about two same sex people having sex.
The Marriage Vow