Sunday, January 22, 2012

NOM wants Newt to 'save' marriage? Hilarity ensues

Of all the stories spinning about Newt Gingrich's victory in the SC Republican primary, the strangest has to be the congratulations he received from the National Organization for Marriage. From the 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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John B. said...

If Gingrich ends up as the Republican candidate, then each and every time Brian Brown, Maggie Gallagher, or anybody else opens their mouth to say anything about "preserving" or "protecting" or "restoring" marriage, the appropriate response is to just burst out laughing.

Scott Amundsen said...

Newt Gingrich as the Great Defender of Traditional Marriage; the cognitive dissonance boggles the mind.

Sage said...

I really do understand all the focus on the Gingrich sanctity of marriage hypocrisy. Again, I stress, I really do understand it. And with you Alvin, I particularly understand it and not only understand it but applaud it because it fits so well with what is one of your greatest strengths. For many of the rest of us however, I see it as somewhat diversionary. There are so many other horrifying things about Gingrich and his political history that I would love to see get more attention especially among LGBT people who are interested in criticizing him.

David said...

No kidding. It doesn't get more simple than this: If you support Newt Gingrich as a "family values" and "sanctity of marriage" candidate, then you and your organization have absolutely ZERO credibility. None. Zilch.
There is NO wiggle room here. You can't wipe the slate clean just because Newt is supposedly sorry for what he's done in the past, and that God has forgiven him. There are no 'free passes' when it comes to divorce and infidelity. Especially when you have the audacity to make yourself the spokesperson for the sanctity of marriage. Evangelicals might be gullible enough to swallow this load of tripe, but the rest of us aren't going to.

kieran said... Newt sickens me as a person. How anyone can defend that man is beyond me

Jim Stone said...

Also to add to this dysfunction , his own sister is a lesbian in a one time committed relationship ! So much for supporting a family member!! "Family values?". Yea...