Pledge signed by Bachmann deletes slave references

Last week Congresswoman Michele Bachmann was the first Republican presidential candidate to sign a pro-marriage, anti-porn pledge put forth by The Family Leader, an Iowa group that promotes Christian conservative social values.

By signing the group’s morals pledge, she vowed to be faithful to her husband, opposed gay marriage, reject Sharia Law and oppose pornography and abortion, among other things.

But now the group has deleted a controversial part of the pledge about slavery, which had declared:

“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.”

A statement from the group over the weekend said:

“After careful deliberation and wise insight and input from valued colleagues we deeply respect, we agree that the statement referencing children born into slavery can be misconstrued, and such misconstruction can detract from the core message of the Marriage Vow.”

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Ray Schoch on 07/11/2011 - 11:44 am.

    …Might be misconstrued, indeed. Perhaps “The Family Leader” might also be reminded about that business of living in glass houses and throwing rocks…

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