Romney rejects the Iowa marriage pledge; Pawlenty on the fence?

Today, Mitt Romney called the Iowa Family Leader marriage pledge "undignified and inappropriate for a presidential campaign." He is, of course, correct. Meanwhile, Tim Pawlenty has not decided about his support for it. UPDATE: Gov. Pawlenty refused to sign the pledge. … [Read more...]

Iowa Family Leader calls for theonomy

A group tied to GOP Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is calling for Iowa legislators to base law on Christian teaching.  On their website, the group urges Iowa ministers to sign a letter which says Because God is God of all, there is no structural difference between religious and civil marriage. The essence of marriage remains the same in both the religious and civil realms. (Col. 1:15-19) The acknowledgement (sic) of, and reference to, marriage in the laws of our state and nation … [Read more...]

Marriage pledge authors backtrack on slavery reference

The Family Leader organization removed a reference to slavery in their "marriage pledge" in the midst of complaints and negative media scrutiny. According to Politico: A social conservative Iowa group has retracted language regarding slavery from the opening of a presidential candidates'  pledge, amid a growing controversy over the document that Michele Bachmann had signed and Rick Santorum committed to. The original "marriage vow" from the Family Leader, unveiled last week, included a … [Read more...]