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Michele Bachmann Signs Pledge from The Family Leader that Bans Porn, Gay Marriage

Jul 9, 2011

Michele Bachmann has signed a pledge that calls for a ban on porn, gay marriage and adultery presented by a group in Iowa that calls itself the Family Leader.

Bachmann is the first Republican presidential candidate to sign the pledge.

The group insists presidential candidates sign the pledge for their support, however two items in the pledge appear top be in conflict as the group wants to ban pornography and also wants candidates to enforce a "fierce defense of the First Amendment’s rights of Religious Liberty and Freedom of Speech."

Should that be changed to a "fierce defense" of speech we agree with?

The Candidate Vow from "The Family Leader" is below:

Personal fidelity to my spouse

Respect for the marital bonds of others

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 or 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 appropriate 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 or 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 its $3.5 trillion federal budget

Fierce defense 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

Will you vote for Michelle?

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