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2012 Newt? Oh Puke!

11/19/2008

shape-writing_fabien_udr_01It would seem that former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, is shoring up his base with the Republican “Christian far right” in true “Roveian” fashion in bringing out the GOP’s divisive tactics of attacking gays.

With what might be his eye on 2012 GOP nomination, Gingrich commented on the O’Reilly Factor November 14th that: “I think there is a gay and secular fascism in this country that wants to impose its will on the rest of us, is prepared to use violence, to use harassment. I think it is prepared to use the government if it can get control of it. I think that it is a very dangerous threat to anyone who believes in traditional religion.”

The former Speaker characterized Prop 8 protesters as part of a fascist movement in America.

Why is it that when the GOP has a problem with basic “civil rights’ they turned to the fascist concept?

Gays as a fascist movement conjures up a picture of lavender uniformed clad men meeting in a martini bar somewhere saluting a photo of Oscar Wilde and plotting the “breeder bashing putsch.” Yes Mr. Speaker, absurd.

“Mr. Speaker”, I also suggest you read Stephan Waldman’s book, Founding Faith, you will see that our constitution was “framed” by those who wish to keep politics out of the “church” but you seem to want to put the “church” into politics.

Later today, after emailing it to the “Speaker”, I will be posting an OPEN LETTER from myself to Mr. Gingrich.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Tom Copeland permalink
    11/19/2008 1:01 pm

    Gingrich’s remark makes it all the more clear how very important it is to remain civil in demanding our rights. Violence against the Mormon Church is not a good idea. Any false move on our part makes us vulnerable to such criticism.

  2. 11/19/2008 2:15 pm

    Difficult as it is to remain civil in the face of such incivility, I agree with Tom Copeland. That doesn’t mean, however, that we should not be extremely vocal while we have an audience. As short a time as five years ago, such statements by Gingrich would have frightened me to death, but I’m less scared now. I really think that the very slow pendulum of beliefs has hit the far right and is on its way back in the other direction. Let’s reach out and stop it when it gets just a little left of center. 🙂

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