The First Bullet

The Marriage Vow created by The FAMiLY LEADER has been getting a lot of attention, especially since presidential dopefuls Bachmann, Santorum &  Pawlenty signed the thing.

It is about what you’d expect from an organization of that name.

That is, a disjointed collection of squawking points about the perils of consensual sex that reads like it was written by a schizophrenic who has been flushing his meds down the toilet.

Yesterday Mrs. Polly of Rumproast pulled this quote from the wreckage. Mind you, it is the very first bullet of their Vow:

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.

Amazing innit? The way they manage to cram so many racist lies into such a tiny space. But upon re-reading it this morning, the first phrase of the first bullet point deserves more attention. Let’s break it down a bit:

1. Slavery was harmful to certain families in AFRICA. Contrary to what TFL wants you to think, slave wranglers didn’t carefully round up whole families and ship them off to the colonies.

2. There were no African-Americans during slavery. Being an American includes the all of the rights of being a citizen. Even freed slaves didn’t have those rights. However, further perusal of the MV suggests TFL believes you can be an American even if a few … dozen of your rights are taken away.

3. A child born into slavery wasn’t born into a family. We were property. Property doesn’t have family any more than the cows in the barn or the cotton in the field had families. In addition, the fact that any groupings of  mother, father & child that occurred during slavery could be broken up by the slave owner at any moment makes me wonder how TFL defines family. Actually, they probably do think Virtue Squads should be able to bust up a  home if the parents aren’t the right sort.

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One response to “The First Bullet

  1. B^4

    Well done evisceration, I look forward to further excoriations of this execrable document.