Open marriage and divorce seems to be what Newt Gingrich thinks marriage is about. The old news is now well documented, Newt Gingrich, who while engaged in an affair with Callista, so insensitively asked his ex-wife Marianne for a divorce, over the phone while she was attending her mother’s 84th birthday. The would be Republican presidential nominee Newt Gingrich acted in flagrant disregard of the most critical emblem pertaining to so called traditional values prescribed by so called traditional marriage; fidelity and monogamy.
While Newt Gingrich was and still is giving political speeches platforming same-sex relationships as unworthy of the institution of marriage, we in the LGBT community are struggling to have our already entrenched rights recognized under the civil laws of this country, such as our right to marriage equality. Now we know that Gingrich is the last voice that has any right to opine on the issue of marriage. Thousands of same-sex couples who have been in faithful and monogamous relationships, some for decades, have been denied the right that Newt Gingrich chose to defecate upon.
Newt Gingrich’s second wife Marianne in interviews with ABC news and Washington Post alerts that Newt asked for an “open marriage” or a divorce at the same time he was giving speeches around the country on family and religious values.
Marianne Gingrich said she first heard from the former speaker about the divorce request as she was waiting in the home of her mother on May 11, 1999, her mother’s 84th birthday. Over the phone, as she was having dinner with her mother, Newt Gingrich said, “I want a divorce.”
Shocked, Marianne Gingrich replied: “Is there anybody else?” she recalled. “He was quiet. Within two seconds, when he didn’t immediately answer, I knew.”
WAPO: The next day, Newt Gingrich gave a speech titled “The Demise of American Culture” to the Republican Women Leaders Forum in Erie, Pa., extolling the virtues of the founding fathers and criticizing liberal politicians for supporting tax increases, saying they hurt families and children.
Clearly tapped into the hypocrisy the ex- Mrs. Gingrich like all questions, “How could he ask me for a divorce on Monday and within 48 hours give a speech on family values and talk about how people treat people?”
Asked about the timing of the revelations, she said she had had so many requests for interviews that “it was unavoidable.” She said that during a campaign season, “I knew I wouldn’t get through this year without” doing the interview.
The ABC interview will be released in transcript form today.
Even after seeing a counselor, to possibly save his marriage, our erstwhile Mr. Marriage could not find his way out of the arms of then paramour and now wife Callista back to Marianne.
The audacity of this man! He has stood on a platform that says gays and lesbians are unfit for his so called ‘traditional institution of marriage.’ It is my opinion that we now have confirmation that Newt Gingrich has taken a dump on marriage; yes can it be clearer? Newt Gingrich Defecates on Traditional Marriage!
Anybody in the gay community in a hurry to share Newt’s values?
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By Melanie Nathan
NOTE: Picture by Kristina Lapinski © who confronted Newt Gingrich in New Hamshire, asking about LGBT rights – Gingrich commented that he considers DADT a social experiment.
…and let’s not forget- as Newt was dumping his wife for the GF (again)…Newt was busy trying to impeach President Clinton over his alleged Lewinsky affair? Hypocrites are the lowest life-forms on the planet.
Newt = perfectly, his namesake: a slimy, slithering salamander.
Yes I was going to mention that in the article and did not want to veer off, but so glad you did! Thanks Tracy
Hypocrite is a good start Tracy.
Melanie, I’m new here & your blog is spot on! What needs to be addressed is the hypocrisy this man lives. I am a white christian married hetero-female that is sickened beyond belief by the right-winged evangelical attacks against LGBT’s yet SC gives this creature, Newt a standing ovation last night for his vile and hostile response to Kings question?
Newt could have humbled himself a tad and maybe step off that self-built pedestal for a mere second by responding with love and kindness and a deep understanding about how much he’s damaged people in his life because of his selfish sick needs. Oh no. He chooses to spew hatred against the ‘how dare you attack my moral character at all and by the way the 2nd wife I cheated on is nothing but a liar”…
No Newt, she’s clearly emotionally scarred because of YOUR sick choices in life to kill her world and not obey your marriage vows! That is a woman hurting, not a liar. You are after all married to Callista, the woman you were bedding while married? Hmm where’s the lying part Newt? Newt, you better be very careful, your true colors are shining through.
What’s happened in this Presidential campaign against LGBT’s is repulsive and Newt – what is despicable is the audacity that you THINK you are some god-given gift to women and the USA yet you then bash LGBT for what they do or do not do in their bedrooms.
Its to the point Melanie, that I am very sickened to even call myself a Christian at all if these are the type of people that define Christianity!!
How dare any human being ask for what’s rightly theirs, right Newt? You don’t seem to have a problem ripping out the souls of your ex-wives to satisfy your little head. Only then to hold your head high & speak out against LGBT’s and their god-given desire to live and love and be loved as all humans are entitled to? Are you kidding me with your extreme double-standards Newt?
Here’s a thought Newt-scum-of-the-earth. Lay down your anger and hostility and holier than thou righteousness and attempt to demonstrate a TRUE Christ-like example.
WWJD? Jesus would be humbled by his own mistakes and beg for forgiveness and then love everyone as we are all humans deserving of love and acceptance.
Not condemnation nor thinking you, Newt have some key to morality that walks around pointing fingers at others! Guess again Newt, guess again.
DiannaK I am so appreciative of your post. I think this time round the GO has shot themselves in the foot with all the anti-gay stuff; it comes out now as clear ‘scapegoating’ as they try and veil their immorality. Thanks for visiting – your comments are important to the LGBT community because they probably reflect how many are feeling and it helps the warriors to hear we have allies. Please keep visiting.
The term “family values” now means straight non -monogamous marriages are okay as long as gays cant marry?
Newt is as cold, callous, mean, nasty, lying, calculating as they come. I feel doom and gloom for our country should he be president. I felt this when Bush falsely became president. The people wanted/voted for Gore but the electoral votes from states changed the will of the people. So unfair and if we had Gore – things would have different – he would not have put us in this downgrade nor would he have lied about so many things including weapons of mass destruction. Democrats are the most honest, honorable people. Let us pray for Obama. We do not want a flip-flopper Romney or and evil-doer man with a foul untrue mouth like Newt.