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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Newt Gingrich Funneled $350,000 to Anti-Gay Groups

Posted by Paul Constant on Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 10:59 AM

ThinkProgress is reporting that Newt Gingrich secretly gave $350,000 to anti-gay groups including AFA Action:


Last year, former Speaker Newt Gingrich offered his vocal support for the ultimately successful campaign to oust three of the nine Iowa Supreme Court justices who had unanimously ruled in favor of marriage equality. As Gingrich courts social conservatives while exploring a possible presidential bid, new disclosures from his camp indicate that he and his associates bankrolled more than one-third of the $850,000 campaign to remove the Iowa justices...AFA is not only of the nation’s most prominent anti-LGBT groups, it has been officially labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. As ThinkProgress has reported, the AFA is known for making incendiary comments about gays, including blaming gays for crop failure and various other biblical plagues, claiming that Hitler was gay, saying lesbians can’t be justices, equating gay sex with domestic terrorism, and equating gay sex to heroin, just to cite a few examples.

You'd think someone who was so goddamned intent on preserving family values conservatism wouldn't have such a lurid history.

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