GOP candidates caught in slavery controversy Staff
Posted: Jul 11, 2011 9:47 AM

Washington (CNN) – Republican presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum sough to clarify their support of a pledge that contained a controversial preamble suggesting black children born into slavery had better family structures than black children now.

The excerpt has been removed from "The Marriage Vow - A Declaration of Dependence upon Marriage and Family," a pledge issued by the conservative Christian organization The Family Leader.