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NOM wants Newt Gingrich to ‘save’ marriage? Hilarity ensues

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Of all the stories spinning about Newt Gingrich’s victory in the South Carolina Republican primary, the strangest has to be the congratulations he received from the National Organization for Marriage.

From NOM president Brian Brown, courtesy of the organization’s blog:

It is now clear that the Republican Party will nominate a candidate who is strongly committed to preserving marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” Brown said.

“We have succeeded in making the preservation of marriage a key issue in this race, and we will continue to do so throughout the primary season, and into the general election against President Obama.”

NOM is dancing in the streets because Gingrich was one of the candidates to sign it’s silly “Marriage Pledge.”

However, NOM seems to omit the simple fact that Newt Gingrich is a man with sordid history of marriage rivaling that of Henry VIII of England.

In all honesty, it is not known whether or not NOM has commented on Gingrich’s three marriages or the interesting stories coming from those three marriages such as:

  • He cheated on his first wife with his then second wife.
  • He cheated on his second wife with his now third wife. And this was going on while he was pursuing the impeachment of Bill Clinton chiefly because of indiscretions with Monica Lewinsky?
  • He also allegedly wanted an open marriage with his second wife because he felt that there was ” more than enough Newt” to go around.
  • And I won’t even mention the ugliness about the divorce proceedings during the cancer of his first wife.

The fact that NOM wraps its homophobic talons around Gingrich regardless of his controversial marital history speaks to the further lack of integrity of the organization’s message. And makes one wonder does NOM really want to preserve marriage or keep it away from those allegedly “dirty homosexuals” regardless of assurances by former NOM head Maggie Gallagher that NOM is not interested in being anti-gay?

I mean come on. Are gays and lesbians really putting marriage in danger or does the danger truly lie with the fact that some folks — one who shall remain nameless — can’t keep it in their pants.

It’s obvious that if Gingrich is interested in, as NOM claims, preserving marriage as the union between one man and one woman, he seems to think that he is exempt from the rule.

And it’s even more obvious that NOM’s silence regarding his, shall we say, indiscretions is signalling that the organization is turning a blind eye to his past behavior.

I knew NOM was fake, highly hypocritical, and full of empty platitudes but DAMN!

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26 more reader comments:

  1. LOL!!!

    Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 12:06pm
  2. I dont know who would want him anyway.. LOL

    Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 12:09pm
  3. ^ LOL HAHA

    Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 12:13pm
  4. He is “used goods”! Not the good kind,either!

    Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 12:13pm
  5. Lies, double talk, hypocrate Newt go home! It’s the only safe place for you now!

    Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 12:14pm
  6. whose marriage does he want to save? everybody others?

    Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 12:14pm
  7. #DEAD!

    Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 12:16pm
  8. Isn’t he one of the people whose been taking a dump on marriage for like years? Too bad if he goes up against Obama, the liberals probably won’t use an ad like”NEWT GINGRICH: BAD FOR MARRIAGE… BAD FOR AMERICA.”

    Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 12:31pm
  9. Mom should stay the hell out of it!

    Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 12:34pm
  10. Such a farce! Just more proof that GOP doesn’t care about anything other than BS. Newt Gingrich is a joke.

    Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 12:34pm
  11. What do yo expect? Most Republicans or Christians or those who claim to be moral are self righteous hypocrites.

    Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 1:05pm
  12. this is not strange how many that vote against gay rights and end up being outed

    Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 1:08pm
  13. newt a person you wont to make fun of push around because he is so full off stinking shit.

    Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 1:11pm
  14. Well he has plenty of experience with marriage…

    Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 1:20pm
  15. Huge amount of wasted time an energy has gone into this issue. Did you know that Adam and Eve did not get ”married”? Clearly man makes life much more difficult than it has to be. Though I myself would like to have equality 4 all 4 real – ~ Frîes~ N.À.Á

    Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 1:31pm
  16. Like he’s really a role model on the sanctity of marriage! My partner and I have been together 17 years. Newt makes me want to puke!

    Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 2:26pm
  17. Gingrich’s body parts would serve the witches of Macbeth’s time well when casting there most evil of spells. There is nothing more evil to drop into a bubbling cauldron than the “eyes and tongue of Newt”??

    Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 2:30pm
  18. Instead of trying to ‘save marriage’ from those who actually understand and cherish conmitment, fix your view of it first. Requesting an open marriage and getting two divorce isn’t something to be proud of.

    Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 2:59pm
  19. In hawaii a couple who have been COMMITED to each other for 33YEARS finally had the chance to take their relationship to the next level by getting a civil union. Take that and choke on it douchebag!

    Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 3:02pm
  20. omg! how bout cking out this article-http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/gay-marriage-states-lowest-divorce-rates-bible-belt-has-highest/question-2354629/?page=3

    Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 3:04pm
  21. Rediculous!

    Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 3:35pm
  22. Love that last line.

    Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 3:57pm
  23. It’s all just so sad and scary. I wish Obama would talk about how Christian he is, and all about his wife and his monogamy, so that he is re-elected.

    Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 4:05pm
  24. The Republican’s seem to be forgetting that when they had him as Speaker, they found him so intolerable that they basically forced him to resign.

    Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 5:19pm
  25. Newt Gingrich thinks cause he is in congress, and a Presidential candidate that he is like One of the Land Lords and Kings of old England! On the first night of their marriage he gets to sleep with them first! He doesn’t give a rats ass about saving marriages in America! All he is interested in is the large amounts of money he gets and all the Tail that he can get! :>)

    Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 5:44pm
  26. Protect marriage from who? The people who get divorced?

    Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 6:23pm