Rick Perry Signs On To Family Leader’s “Marriage Pledge”
Just days after participating in their bizarre debate/church revival meeting, Rick Perry became the latest Presidential candidate to sign on to The Family Leaders controversial pledge to defend “traditional marriage”:
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has signed the controversial marriage pledge from a social conservative group in Iowa, a spokeswoman said.
“I have received the signed copy,” Julie Summa, Director of Marketing for The Family Leader said. Summa said the Texas governor’s campaign submitted it electronically on Monday and the governor did not modify the document before signing it.
According to the pledge’s text, signers “solemnly vow to honor and cherish, to defend and uphold the institution of marriage as only between one man and one woman.”
Signers also vow to: remain faithful to their spouses, oppose any “redefinition” of marriage, such as that between same-sex couples; and embrace a federal marriage amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Language in the original document, put out in July, sparked some controversy.
Its preamble asserted that African-American children, who were born into slavery, were better off than today’s black children. The group later removed that language.
I can’t say I’m too surprised. Nonetheless, I doubt Perry would’ve done this if he wasn’t floundering in the polls.