As a general rule, I don't talk about Michele Bachmann or Rick Santorum (or Sarah Palin for that matter). None of these individuals are serious contenders for the Republican nomination given their extreme viewpoints and stances. They are odious individuals who don't deserve any kind of attention. But Bachmann and Santorum have sunk to new lows by signing the Family Leader (an Iowa based conservative organization) "Marriage Vow." In terms of gay rights, it's all same old, same old. What is truly offensive is that the pledge asserts that Black people were better off under slavery than they are today.
The pledge contains plenty of other objectionable material, but the racist language of the pledge takes the cake. MSNBC covers the story: