11 Jul '11, 4am

Conservative Group Changes Mind -- Blacks Weren't Better Off Under Slavery | Care2 Causes

In the face of massive backlash after asking Republican presidential candidates to a sign a “family promoting” pledge that, among other things, declared that African Americans were better off as slaves since more of them were raised by both mothers and fathers than they are now, The FAMiLY Leader has now removed the language from the controversial vow. Politico reports: “After careful deliberation and wise insight and input from valued colleagues we deeply respect, we agree that the statement referencing children born into slavery can be misconstrued, and such misconstruction can detract from the core message of the Marriage Vow: that ALL of us must work to strengthen and support families and marriages between one woman and one man,” the group’s officials said in a statement. “We sincerely apologize for any negative feelings this has caused, and have removed the language f...

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