Bachmann signs Family Leader’s pro-marriage pledge

Bachmann signs Family Leader’s pro-marriage pledge

Michele Bachmann became the first presidential candidate to sign a 14-point pledge put forth by The Family Leader, a Christian group run by evangelical conservative and former three-time Iowa gubernatorial candidate Bob Vander Plaats.

The pledge is entitled, “The Marriage Vow – A Declaration of Dependence upon Marriage and Family.”

Presidential candidates who sign the pledge must agree to personal fidelity to his or her spouse, the appointment of “faithful constitutionalists” as judges, opposition to any redefinition of marriage, and prompt reform of uneconomic and anti-marriage aspects of welfare policy, tax policy and divorce law.

The pledge asks candidates to promote a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, protect women and “the innocent fruit of conjugal intimacy” (children) from pornography, reject Sharia Islam and 11 other equally Christian points.

In addition, candidates are asked to recognize that “robust childrearing and reproduction is beneficial to U.S. demographic, economic, strategic and actuarial health and security.” Which I guess means they support a healthy, busy and unprotected sex life.

Drew Ivers, Iowa campaign chairman for Ron Paul’s campaign, said the congressman has concerns about the pledge because it calls for a federal marriage amendment to the U.S. Constitution. “He is very strong pro-traditional marriage, but he doesn’t want the government to dictate and define traditional marriage. That should be between a man and a woman and the church if they choose to have a church wedding.”

You have to laugh at the irony of a “strict Constitutionalist” like Bachmann supporting banning pornography which is considered free speech under the First Amendment.