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Serial Adulterer Newt Gingrich Makes Mistake of Leaving Comments Open on his "Defense of Marriage" Post

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So, Newt farts out a boilerplate "defense of traditional marriage" -- because the gays are all about hating on marriage by getting hitched -- in a post that allows comments.

I honestly don't know what I did to deserve this ... a very good deed, obviously. Tom Scocca at Slate captured it all for posterity (via LGM):

• Newt you cheated on your first wife then dumped her when she was in the hospital with cancer. Later you cheated on your second wife with a 27 year old congressional aide. Maybe you should pipe down about defending marriage.

• No, I want to hear more from the twice-divorced man about how marriage has to be reserved for one man and one woman. I wonder if the two former Mrs. Gingriches would testify as to Newt's reverence for marriage.

• Do we have a right to judge Mr. Gingrich? People make mistakes, people change and regret their former mistakes. How do we really know him and the reasons that caused his divorces. It is it our duty to judge him? I happen to think that people change or that we have never learned the truth to his changes. Quite frankly I feel it not our place to be in judgment of him.

• Mr. Gingrich will become immune to allegations of hypocrisy on the issue of marriage when he stops passing judgment on the right of others to marry.

• No one with Mr. Gingrich's sorry record of serial adultery and failed marriages has any business dictating who may marry and under what conditions they may do so... Due to his personal history, silence is the only honorable option left to Mr Gingrich.

• I respect you tremendously, Newt, and if you run, I'll vote for you. But I wholeheartedly disagree with you on this. I hope you and my fellow conservatives change their minds about this. The churches can, should, and need to do what they deem fit, but the state does not have that freedom. It needs to apply the law equally to everyone.

• Newt, I am a libertarian. In fact, a CONSERVATIVE libertarian. However, as a CHRISTIAN, I can't condone the inequality that Proposition 8 created. If we want to make marriage a religious institution, then NO ONE should be allowed to be married and have special rights as such through the government. Let churches marry and everyone in the country has civil unions.

Scocca wraps it up:

Newt Gingrich is unafraid to face his critics. That or he has a lazy webmaster. Either way, right now, the top-rated comment on Ginrgich's Prop 8 post—liked by 49 Newt.org readers—is "Which one of your multiple marriages was the most sacred to you?"

My opinion: a lazy webmaster.

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