Newt Gingrich Forced To Answer For His Anti-Gay, Pro-Divorce Brand of ‘Family Values’

Last night during a speech at the University of Pennsylvania, Newt Gingrich was confronted by a student for being pro-family values, or whatever, while also being thrice married and an opponent to gay rights. I love college!

Isabel Friedman, president of the Penn Democrats, was the first at the mic to quiz Gingrich in front of a crowd of 800, and opined: “You adamantly oppose gay rights… but you’ve also been married three times and admitted to having an affair with your current wife while you were still married to your second. As a successful politician who’s considering running for president, who would set the bar for moral conduct and be the voice of the American people, how do you reconcile this hypocritical interpretation of the religious values that you so vigorously defend?”


And how did the presidential possibility, who attacked President Bill Clinton for stepping outside his marriage, field the loaded question? Like so: “I’ve had a life which, on occasion, has had problems. I believe in a forgiving God, and the American people will have to decide whether that their primary concern. If the primary concern of the American people is my past, my candidacy would be irrelevant. If the primary concern of the American people is the future… that’s a debate I’ll be happy to have with your candidate or any other candidate if I decide to run.”

Well isn’t that just a lovely invitation for us to continue challenging Gingrich on being an officer in the Moral Police while systematically violating his own code.

This isn’t the first time in recent memory that Gingrich was challenged on his anti-gay views. Just a few weeks ago, he tripped over himself in trying to explain how he can claim to protect the sanctity of marriage (by banning it from gay couples) while abusing the right himself.

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  • Jeff K.

    The man, just like his namesake amphibian, really is a slimy lower life-form.

  • tjr101

    What an ugly individual!

  • the crustybastard

    His argument is, “God forgives my peccadillos, but I don’t forgive yours.”

    Yeah, I don’t think that’s how Christianity is supposed to work, dipshit.

  • Cam

    Funny, God specifically said No adultry, and Christ said no divorce…..

    Meanwhile, St. Paul is pretty much the only one that said “No gays.”

    And yet Gingrich is free to commit adultry and get divorced in clear violation of laws handed down by BOTH the Father and the Son, and yet Gays are somehow so wrong even tough only grumpy old St. Paul bothered to even mention us.

    The Hypocricy is astounding.

  • Cam

    Oh, and just in case anybody needs this quote to throw at another “Family Values type”

    (“Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.” Luke 16:18,)

  • Patsy Stoned

    He didn’t actually answer the question, just weaseled around in political mumbling. Horrible creature.

    CrustyBastard has it right. One set of rules for Pigface, one for the rest of us. Next time someone needs to ask him flat out – “are you better than every gay person in the United States and if not, why should you get 3 marriages when they have none?”

  • Spike

    HA HA, always so consistent with the family values nonsense, so called immoral behavior is condemned until they are caught doing it at which time the’forgiving God’ explanation is pulled outta their ass.

    Palin/Ginrich 2012 ! ! ! ! Obama Landslide . . .

  • latebrosus

    By trotting out the line “God forgives me,” hypocrites like Gingrich reveal a Christianity that is cheap and impious, treating the big guy upstairs as a convenient writer of excuse notes whenever you need one.

    Yeah, that’s a really respecting your God.

  • oldgayvermonter

    The question he should be asked is simply…”When will you report to the stadium to be stoned for your violation of those “christian” values you hold to be so important (adultery)?” If he will submit to stoning, I pledge to be celibate for the rest of my life. And what CAM said on the fairybook chapter and verse.

  • B

    No. 6 · Patsy Stoned wrote, “He didn’t actually answer the question, just weaseled around in political mumbling.”

    The video didn’t even include the full question (heard the last part of it but not the part about his wives). You’d almost think it was cut on purpose to make him sound better.

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