John Edwards has said that he will stick with the bloggers who had made some comments in the past about religion which have drawn criticism in recent days.
In a statement Edwards said "The tone and the sentiment of some of Amanda Marcotte's and Melissa McEwan's posts personally offended me. It's not how I talk to people, and it's not how I expect the people who work for me to talk to people."
Edwards said that the language they used will not be tolerated from anyone on his campaign team.
He said that he had spoken to the two involved, and he was assured that they did not intend to denigrate any church or religion, and they had apologised.