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Republican presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum signed onto the Marriage Vow (PDF), a religious right document filled with silly and unreasonable ideas dressed up as values. The Marriage Vow is a product of FAMiLY Leader which is a federally funded Christian organization associated with Focus on the Family.
Looking at The Candidate Vow portion of this nonsensical document we quickly see this portion contains a statement which invalidates the entire vow while making politicians' support of Christianity and Judaism off limits. The statement is, "Rejection of Sharia Islam and all other anti-woman, anti-human rights forms of totalitarian control."
Based on this statement it appears the Christians who created this crazy document are not familiar with their Bibles.
In particular 1 Timothy 2:11-12 which says, "Let women learn with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence." This appears to a reasonable mind to be "anti-women" and thus in violation of the above vow.
Regarding anti-human rights, the above examples also apply. However, we can also add many other Bible teachings such as killing someone who works on the sabbath (Exodus 31:15), killing homosexuals (Leviticus 20:13), killing people the superstitious fools believe to be a witch (Exodus 22:18), killing children who curse their parents (Exodus 21:17), and the list goes on and on.
Politicians in the religious right are constantly making political gains which threaten the liberty and freedom of all Americans. One powerful example is Pat Robertson's (Robertson donated $25,000 to McDonald's campaign) protege Bob McDonald who won the gubernatorial election for the state of Virginia. McDonald had written a thesis while a student in Robertson's law school which made it very clear his intent to mix religion with government.
Hopefully people will recognize this very real threat from the religious right and take the necessary action to render it harmless. Educating sincere people in the religious right about America's Deistic roots should help achieve this very important goal.