So, a bit of background
The Family Leader, a prominent Iowa group that promotes Christian conservative social values, said Thursday it is asking all presidential candidates to sign a pledge regarding their personal convictions on traditional marriage.
The pledge is entitled, “The Marriage Vow – A Declaration of Dependence upon Marriage and Family.”
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.
“If you are looking at being a leader of our great country….we would like to have you pledge personal fidelity to your own spouse and a respect for the marital bonds of others,” Vander Plaats told reporters at a news conference on the steps of the Iowa Statehouse.
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota, quickly signed the pledge Thursday, while an aide to to former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman said he never signs any pledges. A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, said the congressman has reservations, while a representative of President Barack Obama’s Democratic campaign committee declined comment.
And Think Progress jumps off the reservation with two headlines
- BREAKING: Bachmann pledges to ban pornography
- Iowa Group Asks Republican Candidates To Agree That Homosexuality Is A Choice, Pornography Should Be Banned
Oh my goodness, bans pornongraphy!!!! (second link excerpt)
PORNOGRAPHY SHOULD BE BANNED: Vow 9 stipulates that the candidate must “support human protection of women and the innocent fruit of conjugal intimacy” and protect them from “seduction into promiscuity and all forms of pornography…and other types of coercion or stolen innocence.”
Go ahead and check the PDF for the pledge, then scroll down to #17 for more details…….why, yes, there is nothing about banning pornography, it is all about protecting women who are seduced into pornography. Why does Think Progress hate women?
Of course, TP thinks knows that their readers are entirely too stupid to actually click the link and read the whole pledge. They also hyperventilate, as does Alan Colmes and many other liberals, over the anti-Sharia law portion.
I’ll admit, I do not particularly care for these social conservative type pledges and some of the issues raised, as the government, particularly the federal government, should stay out of our private lives. But, sheesh, why do liberals hate women? Or, do they simply like degradation of women for pornography over women’s rights?