Bachmann Signs Anti-Porn Pledge Saying Blacks Were Better Off During Slavery

Michele Bachmann, it will not shock you to learn, is the first Republican candidate to sign a pledge to be the most socially conservative candidate to walk the plains of Iowa. The document itself is a thing of beauty.

As an artifact of the current socially conservative philosophy, the tenets are nothing new — anti-gay, anti-choice, obsessed with sexual mores — but it's notable in its pseudo-feminist language and bizarre references to science. A casual observer might accidentally mistake it for something other than bigotry.

Bachmann Signs Anti-Porn Pledge Saying Blacks Were Better Off During Slavery

Think Progress points out that the pledge includes an anti-pornography call; we'd add that it lumps it in with sex slavery, trafficking, and abortion under "humane protection for women and the innocent fruits of conjugal intimacy." With this, and all the talk of "stolen innocence," and the conflation of women in combat roles with sexual exploitation and sexual harassment with Don't Ask Don't Tell (really), women are given roughly the same amount of agency as embryos. (Click images to enlarge documents.)

Bachmann Signs Anti-Porn Pledge Saying Blacks Were Better Off During Slavery

Speaking of biology, look who's anti-science now! You are, gays who were born this way.

Jack and Jill Politics also points out the creepy and racist language about African American families:

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.

"Given that families were broken up regularly for sales during slavery and that rape by masters was pretty common, this could not be more offensive," writes Cheryl Contee. Surely we can blame this on the gays.

The Family Leader Presidential Pledge [Think Progress]
Michele Bachmann Is First To Sign Family Leader's Pro-Marriage Pledge [Des Moines Register]
Michele Bachmann Signs Pledge That Says Black Children Were Better Off During Slavery [Jack and Jill Politics]