Michele Bachmann signs hate group's anti-gay marriage pledge

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Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus, heterosexual crusaders.
Shocking no one, Michele Bachmann signed a pledge from the National Organization of Marriage, promising to do everything she can to keep gay people from being happily married.

In the recent past, Bachmann's gotten in a spot of trouble for signing an Iowa group's anti-gay pledge, mostly because that one said stupid things about shariah law, banning porn, and, least intelligent, black people and slavery.

Perhaps having learned a lesson, this time around the pledge itself is straightforward. Instead, attention will shift toward the group pushing the pledge.

The National Organization for Marriage is categorized as an anti-gay "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the national authority on bigotry.

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The Bachmanns love marriage, just not the gay kind.
Joining Bachmann in signing the pledge are Republican candidates Mitt Romney, who is made of wood, and Rick Santorum, who is made of cookie dough.

By signing, Bachmann promises that, if she becomes president, she will do five different things. The pledge seems simple enough, at least at first.

"One, support sending a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman to the states for ratification."
Then it gets a little weird. The second piece of the pledge calls for Bachmann to appoint Supreme Court and federal judges "committed to applying the original meaning of the Constitution."

Oh, wait, this pledge could be pretty bad for black people, too. Sorry, guys, back to slavery. But anyway, Michele already told you that you had it pretty good then.

By far the strangest part of this pledge is the fourth section, which goes like this:

"Four, establilsh a presidential commission on religious liberty to investigate and document reports of Americans who have been harassed or threatend for exercising key civil rights to organize, to speak, or to vote for marriage and to propose new protections, if needed."
Right. Because in this instance, the persecuted minority is religious Americans, and not gay people who are told they're going to Hell.

The anti-gay group, which did everything it could to pass California's anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 in 2008, was described in an SPLC report as having "become considerably more sophisticated since then, emphasizing its respect for homosexuals."

That doesn't mean NOM doesn't have some shameful associations, SPLC reports.

For a time, NOM's name was used by a bus driver named Louis Marinelli, who drove a van for NOM's "Summer for Marriage Tour" this year. Marinelli called himself a "NOM strategist" and sent out electronic messages under the NOM logo that repeated falsehoods about homosexuals being pedophiles and gay men having extremely short lifespans. In homemade videos posted on his own YouTube page, he said same-sex marriage would lead to "prostitution, pedophilia and polygamy." But this July, NOM said it was not associated with Marinelli.
It's understandable why NOM would want to get away from an association like that. But in this case, it's hard to tell whether a connection with NOM is bad for Michele Bachmann, or the other way around.

Below, you can see all five very important demands from NOM, and Michele's beautiful signature at the top.  (Click to enlarge.)


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42 comments
Dave
Dave

Wade you are an idiot! Anyone who believes that god hates gays needs to read their own bible, because if everything happens for a reason and God plans it all out, then gay people are ment to be gay, so shut up and get over it already you small minded tools!

puerile
puerile

Her husband can't keep a hard on cuz she's such a skank.

Rhonda
Rhonda

This group is NOT anti-gay. There ARE gay conservatives who don't like the militant "pro gay marriage" tactics. For the most part, promoting traditional marriage will prevent marriage between a child and adult, polygamy etc.

Dotcomsiren
Dotcomsiren

Get a grip, man.  Just because you disagree with them doesn't make them a "hate group."  How do you expect anyone to take you seriously when you write stuff like that?

Plain_Old_American
Plain_Old_American

The Southern Poverty Law Center is a hate group. It is mainly a source of income for a sleazy  lawyer named Dees. The headline in this story is subjective and indicative of truly incompetent journalism. 

Remember, the SPLC is the hate group that claims veterans and white people are dangerous.

R1978
R1978

To label the NOM a "hate group" shows a startling lack of thought.

kev. g
kev. g

I really don't understand how it is that some people think that it is their right to impose their beliefs on other people. God does not impose his will on anyone, what makes you think you are more entitled them him. A person answers to God only not you . As long as a person is not violating your rights and your well being you need to mind your own business and quit trying to control others. Love is patient ,1st Corinthians 1:  you might want to read it some time  

Vic Seay
Vic Seay

Maybe she can run with Roseanne Barr!

Wade
Wade

We don't need to acknowledge perverts as being normal.  We don't hate perverts we just want them to get help so they can live normal lives again.  Running away from your problems and not facing them is stupid and Michelle knows it.  When you are homosexual you are perverting God's plan for your life.  Plus you are greedy because all you want is equal rights to company health care plans. 

green23
green23

"establish a presidential commission on religious liberty to investigate and document reports of Americans who have been harassed or threatend for exercising key civil rights to organize, to speak, or to vote for marriage and to propose new protections, if needed."

Great. So I guess Bachmann supports the rights of Muslim-Americans to build mosques in communities. She's obviously very concerned about non-Christians being harassed and threatened.Or is this just another attempt by The Right to define "religion" as Christianity ONLY?

mitch77
mitch77

PREMISE IS A LIE:It is not "hate" to disagree with someones choice to live a perverse and or self destructive life!Were those of you who supported anti-smoking regulations 'hating' all smokers?Having a moral code founded upon COMMANDS to love those who are misguided is not 'hate".Furthermore there is almost no phobic behavior on the part of those who oppose perversion either.It is another lie to use the term homophobia to describe those who KNOW the lifestyle is wrong.

Why can't those of you who disagree act like adults and stop with all the hyperbole?  Only children and idiots fall for the "hate" and phobia" crap and eventually most of them come to their senses because they SEE with their own eyes how MOST Christians treat those who are trapped in this lifestyle.

Our family has ministered to MANY  homosexuals. My kids have friends and teammates who are as well.  Not a single one of them has ever accused any of us of fear or hatred.  To the contrary they have acknowledged our love and concern.Sure there are a few wingnuts out there who CALL THEMSELVES Christian (while disregarding GOD's word) such as the lifetime Democrat "God hates fags" guy.  But you can't be silly enough to imagine he represents anyone but his own perverse family.There is no legitimate reason for the bigoted, dishonest, and unfounded terminology, and most people on both sides know it.Why don't you just stop lying!

YouBoreMe
YouBoreMe

You're living proof that bias exists - why do you hate people who aren't afraid to stand up for what they believe in?

Nhi2046
Nhi2046

Good for her. I'm a big fan of Michele Bachmann, as are most of my friends, and I plan on signing any petition on this issue that may come my way too!

cma6
cma6

Use of liberal hate speech only helps MB.  The ad hominem attacks against Bachmann by the media jackals have boomeranged against the Left and hugely helped Bachmann.http://www.washingtonpost.com/...Whenever the press attacks Bachmann, she "gets a flood of support and money. She becomes ‘Every Woman,’ a misunderstood Tea Party mother of five facing down an elitist, arrogant, Obama-leaning press corps." The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on.Public Policy Polling 7/28/11 New Jersey: Romney22%; Bachmann at 21%. North Carolina: Romney nn 23%; Bachmann 22%

Forwardpride
Forwardpride

It's all profoundly disturbing and insulting, of course, but let's focus on the second paragraph:  judge nominations.  How is she going to unseat the Supreme Court judges already in place?  Remember, she's pledging to do so. 

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

I don't see what the big deal is here media.  I didn't read this stupid pledge.   Whenever I see some wild eyed lunatic babbling about gay marriage begging me to sign something I do it.   There is no better indicator of what a great leader I am than my willingness to sign pledges and lock myself into a position.   That way my laser brain won't be clouded by things like facts or unique circumstances.   Whenever I need to make a decision I will simply refer to the pledge some crazy person had me sign and allow my decision to be made by a piece of paper.  Easy.  

vitajex
vitajex

"...Rick Santorum, who is made of cookie dough."

Um, that's not what Santorum's made of...  Not a Dan Savage fan, Mike?

Also, this section:"The second piece of the pledge calls for Bachmann to appoint Supreme Court and federal judges 'committed to applying the original meaning of the Constitution.'"would have been a GREAT time to refer back to some of Michele's documented comments expressing nothing but disdain for "activist judges".

Wade Meyer
Wade Meyer

 Hi I was delayed getting back to you because I was busy loading my shotgun to off a few of you guys.  No no no you have it all wrong my sinful friend.  God does not hate sodomites He hates the sin that they commit because it separates you and them from His plan for your everlasting life.  Not only is sodomy a sin but it also is a perversion of the natural order of life...for human life.  This is why when you go to plug in your butt massager into a wall socket there is NOT a male end sticking out of the wall but a female end.  Geez even electrons are smarter than gays.

Memengwaa_1
Memengwaa_1

thank you. calling splc a hate group, wow. amazing.

Almost Famous23
Almost Famous23

Actually gay people can adopt a child who was abused by a heterosexual couple who you say are under "God's plan" They are not perverted when it's MUTUAL LOVE and no force. Nobody is perverting God's plan, only people like you who are helping teen suicides every day. That is blood on your hands. People like Michelle Bachmann are dedicating their life to hating gay people when they should be loving their families unconditionally and helping causes, not focusing their energy on one group of people. The gay community wouldn't have to force their view points on you if they had the same rights as every one else. They fight against religious people like yourselves because your causing harm to children and teens from around the world every time you call them perverted, or sinner who is going to hell. Every life has a chance to live to the fullest extent and YOU have NO POWER to take that away. Give gay people their rights (There not harming anyone especially you, it's not your business even if you think they are ruining God's plan) and the love and benefits that straight people do and stop bullying. It's not that hard.  But you people make it so when it doesn't need to be! So if you don't want them in your face, stop attacking them and ruining happiness that everybody deserves.

jww
jww

...says a prophet named Wade. 

zerofor
zerofor

You forgot hospital visitation rights, joint filing of taxes, joint custody of children, right to adopt, etc etc. Just like you presumably have.

I thought conservatives liked families.

green23
green23

The article CLEARLY says that *the SPLC* designated NOM as a hate group -- not CP, and not the author. You are off-base and exhibit poor reading comprehension.

Deromo1985
Deromo1985

Christianity is by far the worst thing that has ever happened to the human race. Yo are a backward superstitious moron. You don't KNOW anything if your source is a book written by oportunists over a thousand years ago.

Guy
Guy

 of course they're biased. nothing in the constitution says that news sources have to be objective.

and yes, Bachmann is very brave to stand up for values that 100% of her base and a majority of the country believes in. She's really a revolutionary. Someone has to stand up to those scary gays.

Greg
Greg

and when you do,, don't forget to click the heels of your Jack-boots, like a good little Nazi.

whatsittoyou
whatsittoyou

"The Judges, both of thesupreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behavior,..."  It's in the Constitution that if they misbehave (good behavior has yet to be defined), then they can be removed.  Literally, something as minute as a parking ticket can show bad behavior because the person receiving it has shown blatant disregard for the law and violated it.  That's not proper and acceptable conduct of a government official.  But, with Liberals/Progressives in charge, nothing seems to be illegal, even invaders of this nation and someone who claims to have been born here but cannot produce a legitimate birth certificate instead of a "certificate of live birth" that can be obtained after the fact.

Greg
Greg

It seems that a total disregard for the law is the order of the day,,,but then, what's unusual about that??

Roe Pressley
Roe Pressley

Well Kagan's a lesbian, so by this logic she'll probably be dead of AIDS by then anyway... right?

thetruthman
thetruthman

Families, not distorted semblances of Families.  Where you choose to stick your thing is up to you, don't go around forcing this "Guilt Trip" on everyone who doesn't see it your way.  As I see it the old guys from Nambla and your nearest Bestiality group have just as much emotional distress of not being able to "Love" those they deem worth "Loving" publicly.  Your group would get a lot more credence if you teamed up with them and fought for these rights together.

ancel1
ancel1

You're an ignorant little poof!

Casevanb
Casevanb

I do not beleive capitalism is socialism.  If i recall um she definatly is not a socialist.  Also interesting that people talking badly about her think hitler was a racist. lol.  Last time i checked the Japeneese are brown with different shape face and eyes.  Hitler seemed to get along well with the japs.  A completely different race. I do beleive that your propaganda is sickening.  Quit honestly probally lead to a war with much desruction.  You should watch german films right before ww2.  They eerily resemble todays propoganda.  I think you are hitler.  Hitler hated anything in his way of conquering the world.

One Eyed Jacks
One Eyed Jacks

Name calling is all some people have to debate with it seems. That's pretty weak....

One Eyed Jacks
One Eyed Jacks

I'm a Libertarian, Nazi's were Socialists. You simile doesn't make sense.

One Eyed Jacks
One Eyed Jacks

I thought she just liked playing softball............       :-O

Sarah Boike
Sarah Boike

I love your grammar skills. Also, HITLER WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST RACISTS EVER... like.. really?

Guy
Guy

Actually, I believe I explained things pretty clearly. Any "name-calling" was just collateral damage. Sorry if you're feeling a big sensitive this morning. Oh, was that more "name-calling"? Sorry.

John Wesley Hester
John Wesley Hester

Clearly you don't know what Libertarian means or stands for. The Libertarian Party advocates repealing all laws that control or prohibit homosexuality. According to the Libertarian Party's platform, "Sexual orientation, preference, gender, or gender identity should have no impact on the government's treatment of individuals, such as in current marriage, child custody, adoption, immigration or military service laws.

Guy
Guy

Nazis were National Socialists, which means they only promoted the welfare of Aryans. Oh, and they also hated homosexuals, which is, I believe, the comparison that Greg was making. But I guess we should expect a Libertarian to have a narrow view of history.

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