Over at John Barron’s blog, there’s a discussion about whether or not The FAMiLY Leader (TFL), an organization backed by Focus on the Family, intended the following statement in a document called “The Marriage Vow” to be racist:
Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA‟s first African-American President.3
Apparently leftist bloggers attacked the Marriage Vows for the statement, exposing it for its unqualified statement of African American children suffering from slavery but benefiting from two-parent homes. The statement wasn’t based on anything but the stupid reflection of conservative racism. And now that the statement has been rightly exposed, how did TFL respond?
Just as any, decent-minded Christian would, by hiding their sin under a rock.
They have removed the “slavery” bullet point from their statement.
This is a statement (in its racist form) that both Michele Bachmann and
Frothy-mix Rick Santorum have signed on their quest for presidential nominations.
It’s hardly a great move. And regardless of whether the statement is racist or not, the first paragraph out of the gate represents a dishonesty only representative of conservative values.
Consider the following (emphasis mine):
Faithful monogamy is at the very heart of a designed and purposeful order – as conveyed by Jewish and Christian Scripture, by Classical Philosophers, by Natural Law, and by the American Founders – upon which our concepts of Creator-endowed human rights, racial justice and gender equality all depend.
Not only are the Jewish and Christian bibles rife with infidelity, the Holy Bible is loaded with racial injustices, less-than-great examples of human rights, and it’s chockfull of antagonism toward gender equality.
The founding fathers weren’t known for giving women suffrage a fair shake.
Natural law? Come again. Really?
And classical philosophy? What has it done for these causes?
What are the kids at TFL smoking? Because they shared it with all their supporters and hoped you’d smoke it too so you wouldn’t notice when they pulled the wool over your eyes.
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