Friday, July 08, 2011

Culture War Pledge Asked of Pres. Candidates

Michele Bachmann is the first signer of “The Marriage Vow – A Declaration of Dependence upon Marriage and Family” presented to Republican candidates for president to commit to traditional Judeo-Christian moral values.

For background, read Presidential Candidates: Abortion & Marriage Top Issues and also read Presidential Candidates Address Christian America as well as Media Prepare Anti-Christian Campaign for 2012

UPDATE 11/21/11: Rick Perry becomes third candidate to sign marriage pledge

UPDATE 7/13/11: Pawlenty and Romney won't sign pledge, still only Bachmann & Santorum

UPDATE 7/8/11: Candidate Rick Santorum signs pledge

-- From "Michele Bachmann signs pledge that says pornography should be banned and homosexuality is a choice" by Elizabeth Flock, Washington Post 7/8/11

To uphold the institution of marriage, the pledge states the following:

1. All forms of pornography should be banned.

2. Homosexuality is a choice, a health risk, and can be compared to polygamy or adultery.

3. Sex is better after marriage.

4. Sharia law should be rejected.

5. Better protection for women against prostitution and trafficking.

A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, (R.-Texas), said the congressman has reservations. Former Republican Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is reviewing the pledge.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Michele Bachmann first to sign Bob Vander Plaats' Family Leader gay marriage pledge" by William Petroski, Des Moines Register 7/8/11

The organization’s chief executive officer is Bob Vander Plaats, a conservative evangelical leader who was the state chair of Mike Huckabee’s Republican presidential campaign when he won the 2008 Iowa Caucuses. Vander Plaats said the Family Leader will not support any candidate who declines to sign the pledge.

Several other GOP presidential candidates didn’t respond to requests for comment, including former Michigan Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, and retired Georgia businessman Herman Cain.

Vander Plaats said the decision to seek pledges came in response to some recent events. This included the New York Legislature’s approval of same-sex marriage, as well as sex scandals involving former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Bachmann signs pledge to ban pornography, same-sex marriage as president" by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Independent 7/8/11

The pledge contains 14 vows and several pages of footnotes.

The pledge also asks candidates to work to protect military personnel from “commingling among attracteds” in showers and barracks in a veiled reference to the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

Footnote eight says that no scientific evidence exists to show that homosexuality is not changeable.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Michele Bachmann signs anti-gay pact that says times were better for black kids during slavery" by Andrew Malcolm, Los Angeles Times 7/8/11

Michele Bachmann signed a controversial pact Thursday that is anti-gay, anti-abortion, anti-pornography, and floats the curious notion that African American children were better off during slavery than they are under the Obama administration.

"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," the vow states in a bullet-point.

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Government Destines Black Children to Poverty as well as 'Intact Family' Nearly Extinct among Blacks followed by Liberalism Causes Poverty in America: Study

To read the entire pledge, CLICK HERE.