But this one takes the cake. The "Family Leader" offered up an anti-gay, anti-porn, you'd better be faithful pledge that Rick Santorum has agreed to sign and Michele Bachmann bellied up to sign without so much as a blink.
Whether or not they read the opening preamble is anyone's guess, but here, you read it for them:
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.
What's even more stunning than that darling excerpt is that Family Leader brass couldn't understand why in the heck anyone would take issue with it. Politico offers up this quote from Julie Summa, director of marketing and public outreach for the Family Leader:
"We came up with the pledge and so we had no idea that people would misconstrue that," she said. "It was not meant to be racist or anything. it was just a fact that back in the days of slavery there was usually a husband and a wife...we were not saying at all that things are better for African-American children in slavery days than today."
The group has since removed the language from the "Marriage Vow" pledge.
Well gee, that sure fixes everything!
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