FAMiLY Leader Blames ‘Leftist Blog ThinkProgress’ For Having To Retract Slavery Claim From Pledge
During an appearance on Bryan Fischer’s radio show on Friday, the FAMiLY LEADER’s Bob Vander Plaats — who recently released a radical marriage fidelity pledge that has created a rift within the 2012 presidential field — doubled down on his inaccurate claim that African Americans had stronger families during the time of slavery and blamed ThinkProgress for leading a misinformation campaign that forced the group to retract it:
VANDER PLAATS: We even said slavery was disastrous for families, but then we pointed out that children you know born in slavery, as awful as that was, were more likely to be born to a mom and a dad than African American children born today. Because 70 percent of African American children are born outside of wedlock… But what happened is that the leftist blog ThinkProgress they said that what what were saying is that slavery is better for families than they are today. And that’s absurd.
Video at link.