The marriage pledge from evangelical conservative Iowa group the Family Leader, which Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum have already signed, is about to be updated:

The original "marriage vow" from the Family Leader, unveiled last week, included a line at the opening of its preamble, which suggested that black children born into slavery were better off in terms of family life than African-American kids born today.

"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," read the preamble.

Bachmann's representatives say that Bachmann signed a version of the pledge that didn't include the racist language, which seems fishy, but of course they have to say that because the other two options—that she endorsed the preamble or that she didn't read the pledge before signing it—just make Bachmann look stupid.

The Family Leader is not going to update the bigoted language in the pledge about homosexuality being a choice, of course, because it's apparently still okay to be bigoted against gay people if you're a Christian.