Thursday, August 4, 2011

NOM Creates New Anti-Gay Family Presidential Pledge

Last month, thrice-failed gubernatorial candicate Bob Vander Plaats and The FAMiLY LEADER issued an over-reaching "Marriage Vow" and demanded that aspiring presidential candidates sign off on it before August 1st or else they would forfeit BVP's coveted endorsement.  In the end, only Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum signed the pledge.  The rest of the candidates ran away from the "Marriage Vow", largely because of footnotes following the Vow that asserted that the children of slaves were better off than modern black kids.

Now the National Organization for Marriage has come out with its own marriage inequality pledge and have already gotten three candidates to sign off on it: Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum.  Unlike BVP, NOM wise limited their pledge and stayed away from stuff like Sharia Law and DADT repeal:
The pledge asked candidates to support five of the group’s goals:

*Support and send to the states a federal marriage amendment defining marriage as one man and one woman;
*Defend DOMA in court;
*Appoint judges and an attorney general who will respect the original meaning of the Constitution;
*Appoint a presidential commission to investigate harassment of traditional marriage supporters; and
*Support legislation that would return to the people of D.C. their right to vote for marriage

The pledge, according to NOM, was offered to “all serious announced candidates for the GOP nomination,” and will be extended to others, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry, if they enter the field.
In other words, Fred Karger won't be offered a copy of the pledge for his signature.

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