in defense

Newt Gingrich Will Not Sit There And Let You Call The AFA A ‘Hate Group’

Campaign liar Newt Gingrich, who helped traffic six-figure sums into the campaign to oust the three Iowa Supreme Court justices who (like the other four) voted to legalize same-sex marriage, was asked about his work with the American Family Association Action in that campaign, and whether he rejects the homophobia that Bryan Fischer peddles. But it’s hard for Newt to answer the question when he rejects the premise: “You bring a series of allegations that I can’t check about a group that is largely a Christian based membership group, that is fairly widespread in its membership and I suspect most of those people do not in any way think of themselves as a hate group even if that’s how you would characterize them.” See, if the members don’t consider themselves part of a hate group, then they … aren’t? Is that how self-fulfilling prophecies work?

Get Queerty Daily

Subscribe to Queerty for a daily dose of #afa #americanfamilyassociation #iowa stories and more


  • valentine ghost

    he always does that shit, making up a question and then completely ignoring the question asked. god, i wish i was a journalist, i’d tear him to fucking pieces.

  • justiceontherocks

    A wonderful spokesman for hetero family values.

  • McMike

    Yes, Mr. I’ve committed adultery more than any other member of Congress, Christian groups are easily equated to hate groups.

  • Michael in San Jose

    More like a wonderful spokesman for the KKK or other white supremacist groups. Using his logic I’m sure the members of both of those groups do not consider themselves to be hate groups. Great intellectual reasoning there Newt and you want to be President. You’re not qualified to be the national dog catcher.

  • Steve

    Most members of the KKK during the 1950’s did not think of themselves as a hate group, either. They thought they were just normal Christian people who were defending their heritage and society, and especially their daughters, against integration.
    Many of them were sincere in that belief.

    The sincerity of that belief did not change the fact that the KKK was (and continues to be) a hate group.

    The SPLC has established criteria for deciding whether a group qualifies as a hate group. According to the SPLC web site: “Generally, the SPLC’s listings of these groups is based on their propagation of known falsehoods — claims about LGBT people that have been thoroughly discredited by scientific authorities — and repeated, groundless name-calling.”

    The fact that some people sincerely believe those false claims, does not make the claims true.

  • Tessie Tura

    Newtie and his three wives ARE a hate group.

  • Cam

    The KKK bills itself as a Christian group just looking out for the rights of White Christians.

    Newt can say whatever he wants, but frankly, he is just engaging in a long long loooonnnggg tradition of old Southern Men, bigotry against others.

  • TMikel

    Fortunately the ain’t a whole lot HE can do about it! I believe in calling a spade a spade and the AFA IS indeed a hate organization.

  • Drake

    Gingrich has a real case of ass-face.

  • MattGMD

    Feed Gingrich and his fellow jeebus cheerleaders to the lions.

    Bring back the lions.

Comments are closed.