The FAMiLY LEADER's "Marriage Vow" demands that presidential candidates support married couples and families and do everything in their power to protect America's families -- unless they are gay families. Then BVP wants presidential candidates to wipe them out.
To gain The FAMiLY LEADER's support, presidential candidates must make a solemn vow to:
*Personal fidelity to my spouse.To summarize: The FAMiLY LEADER wants candidates to support DOMA, oppose DADT repeal, promote only judges that they support, criminalize pornography, and promote lots of married heterosexual sex. Oh, and they want them to oppose Sharia Law. If you read through the Vow's footnotes, you'll also note that candidates are also asserting that homosexuality is a choice and that married gays will statistically die sooner than married hets. BVP's group compared homosexuality to exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke earlier this year.
*Respect for the marital bonds of others (Jon's clarifying comment: except my marriage and others like it).
*Official fidelity to the U.S. Constitution, supporting the elevation of none but faithful constitutionalists as judges or justices.
*Vigorous opposition to any redefinition of the Institution of Marriage -- faithful monogamy between one man and one woman -- through statutory-, bureaucratic-, or court-imposed recognition of intimate unions which are bigamous, polygamous, polyandrous, same-sex, etc.
*Recognition of the overwhelming statistical evidence that married people enjoy better health, better sex, longer lives, greater financial stability, and that children raised by a mother and a father together experience better learning, less addiction, less legal trouble, and less extramarital pregnancy.
*Support for prompt reform of uneconomic, anti-marriage aspects of welfare policy, tax policy, and marital/divorce law, and extended "second chance" or "cooling-off" periods for those seeking a "quickie divorce."
*Earnest, bona fide legal advocacy for the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) at the federal and state levels.
*Steadfast embrace of a federal Marriage Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which protects the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman in all of the United States.
*Humane protection of women and the innocent fruit of conjugal intimacy -- our next generation of American children -- from human trafficking, sexual slavery, seduction into promiscuity, and all forms of pornography and prostitution, infanticide, abortion and other types of coercion stolen innocence.
*Support for the enactment of safeguards for all married and unmarried U.S. Military and National Guard personnel, especially our combat troops, from inappropriate same-gender or opposite-gender sexual harassment, adultery or intrusively intimate commingling among attracteds (restrooms, showers, barracks, tents, etc.); plus prompt termination of military policymakers who would expose American wives and daughters to rape and sexual harassment, torture, enslavement or sexual leveraging by the enemy in forward combat roles.
*Rejection of Sharia Islam and all other anti-woman, anti-human rights forms of totalitarian control.
*Recognition that robust childbearing and reproduction is beneficial to U.S. demographic, economic, strategic and actuarial health and security.
*Commitment to downsizing government and the enormous burden upon American families of the USA's $14.3 trillion public debt, its $77 trillion in unfunded liabilities, its $1.5 trillion federal deficit, and it $3.5 trillion federal budget.
*Fierce defence of the First Amendment's rights of Religious Liberty and Freedom of Speech, especially against the intolerance of any who would undermine law-abiding American citizens and institutions of faith and conscience for their adherence to, and defense of, faithful heterosexual monogamy.
Michele Bachmann appears to be the only presidential candidate who has signed off on this "Marriage Vow" as of this writing.