Yes hes a massive hypocrite!
No he should carrying on defending marriage from Gay people!
Newt Gingrich was appropriately named after a slimey aquatic amphibian. Anything he says or does should be treated accordingly.
He's not like Ron Paul, if that's your point.
He doesn't have much personal authority on the matter. Would I like more public emphasis on the institution of marriage and its benefits to society? Yes. Would I like to exclude gays from that discussion? Absolutely not. I support gay marriage.
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
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"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Since I suspect about everyone stole something in their life, thus everyone is a thief and, accordingly, never ever should hold public office because obviously thieves should not hold public office. And theft is far more relevant to government position than adultery is.
Obama used cocaine, a felony. Clearly he should NEVER have been allowed to be president - which is relevant as the president does have authorities concerning drug laws - and definitely a cocaine user shouldn't hold a position concerning drug laws. For your wording, you would agree to the wording of "President Obama IS a cocaine user," right?
And certainly NO Democrat would vote for a cocaine user except those who argue cocaine should be legalized.
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Newt (and others) that oppose gay marriage have yet to demonstrate why it is harmful to anyone. How can two people's relationship harm others? Besides making the "homophobic" people feel queesy, it doesn't have any effect on anyone else whatsoever... (I dislike the term "homophobic", as it implies fear - when the more accurate emotion would be disgust [i.e. bigotry])
Most rest their case on biblical doctrines, but forget completely that this isn't a Christian nation - it is a nation largely composed of Christians, but the government of the US doesn't and can't support the establishment of any religion. Drafting laws based on religious ideologies would be supporting the establishment of religion (in this case, Christianity and Islam [though only by coincidence]).