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Christianity Thomas on 08 Jul 2011 12:41 am

The extent to which Christians hope to control the lives and freedoms of others

There is a pledge making the rounds for Republican candidates to sign. The full text is available here:

THE MARRIAGE VOW – A Declaration of Dependence upon MARRIAGE and FAMiLY

Michele Bachmann is the first to sign it:

Bachmann is first to sign Family Leader’s pro-marriage pledge

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.

The idea of Republicans being faithful to their spouses is important and Republicans do need to be reminded of this. However, the document goes far further than “personal fidelity to your own spouse and a respect for the marital bonds of others”. The 14 points in the document are quite broad and demonstrate how much Christians hope to control the lives and freedom of others.

2 Responses to “The extent to which Christians hope to control the lives and freedoms of others”

  1. on 09 Jul 2011 at 11:09 pm 1.Anti-Theist said …

    I personally can’t cast stones; for given the opportunity, I would federally mandate that minors be shielded from all forms of theism. Violators would be incarcerated.

  2. on 14 Jul 2011 at 12:38 am 2.Biff said …

    The guy above, AT, wants to control peoples lives. The Marxist are very good at this sort of thing. Well he is honest but as long as he remains a very small minority not dangerous. I am a Christian but encourage study in all areas since I don’t fear other beliefs.

    Me? I have no desire to control gays as long as they don’t interfere with my freedom. However, I would never support redefining a word for any group of people. Civil union, some sort of new word for a gay union I would have no problem with.

    Freedom is beautiful.

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