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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?

On:           Apr 4, 2011
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    • 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.

      Apr 4, 2011 at 10:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christopher di spirito

      Go fuck yourself, Newt. Douchebag.

      Apr 4, 2011 at 10:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks

      A wonderful spokesman for hetero family values.

      Apr 4, 2011 at 11:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • McMike

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

      Apr 4, 2011 at 11:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Apr 5, 2011 at 12:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Apr 5, 2011 at 4:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tessie Tura

      Newtie and his three wives ARE a hate group.

      Apr 5, 2011 at 8:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Apr 5, 2011 at 9:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Apr 5, 2011 at 10:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Drake

      Gingrich has a real case of ass-face.

      Apr 5, 2011 at 3:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MattGMD

      Feed Gingrich and his fellow jeebus cheerleaders to the lions.

      Bring back the lions.

      Apr 7, 2011 at 2:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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