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Newt: Democrats' Powerful Gay Lobby Forced Obama's Hand on Marriage ("I donít think heís gay")
Newsmax ^ | 5/15/2012 | Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter

Posted on 05/15/2012 6:11:49 PM PDT by JediJones

Newt Gingrich tells Newsmax that President Obama came out in support of same-sex marriage in an effort to placate powerful gay activists who tired of his “equivocating” on the issue.

Asked about Newsweek’s...reference to Obama as the first gay president, [Newt] smiled and said: “Contrary to Newsweek’s clever cover I think from everything we know he’s heterosexual, so I don’t think he’s gay.”

Then he got serious: “Look, he adopted the policy of his most powerful constituents. The fact is the gay caucus, the gay millionaires, gay activists are at the heart of the Obama system, and they had finally gotten tired of his equivocating. So he said what they wanted him to.

“This is a guy who ran for the state senate in favor of gay marriage, ran for the U.S. Senate against gay marriage, ran in ’08 sort of being equivocal, and this year finally said he’s for it. I think it does take the flip-flop attack away. I don’t quite see how Obama with a straight face now can say that Romney’s changed his positions since it’s quite clear that in fact on a pretty major issue Obama’s changed his position.”

Asked if he is concerned that the growing support for same-sex marriage could translate into legal requirements for religious Christians and others to accept this, Gingrich responded: “Yes. I am very concerned that we are subordinating religious liberty to the intense lobbying of one group.

“When we look for example in Massachusetts where the Catholic Church no longer offers adoption services, when you look at some of the efforts in Europe to say that reading the Bible is a hate crime because of the phrases that are in the Bible I think there’s a real danger of militant activists trying to in effect eliminate religious liberty.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; election; gaylobby; gaymarriage; gingrich; homosexualagenda; newt; newtgingrich
Let it never be said that Santorum was more of a social conservative than Newt in this primary. No one articulates the social issues better than Newt and understands them so thoroighly.
1 posted on 05/15/2012 6:12:01 PM PDT by JediJones
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To: JediJones

Powerful gay lobby.

2 posted on 05/15/2012 6:23:15 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: JediJones

“Asked if he is concerned that the growing support for same-sex marriage could translate into legal requirements...”

This is a myth! There is NO GROWING SUPPORT! Look at the vote in North Carolina!


3 posted on 05/15/2012 6:38:36 PM PDT by Castigar
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To: JediJones

I look forward to a full week of not having to read or hear Santorum’s name.


4 posted on 05/15/2012 6:40:36 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: JediJones

“When we look for example in Massachusetts where the Catholic Church no longer offers adoption services, when you look at some of the efforts in Europe to say that reading the Bible is a hate crime because of the phrases that are in the Bible I think there’s a real danger of militant activists trying to in effect eliminate religious liberty.”

Unless you are a muslim. They bend over backwards for them in Europe and more and more places in this country.


5 posted on 05/15/2012 6:42:24 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: JediJones

He doesn’t “think”..... he “KNOWS”.... he’s gay


6 posted on 05/15/2012 7:30:44 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Dick Vomer

I was wondering that FRiend. I mean, how in the world could we lowlies here on FR know more than the Washington insiders? Please. But I have to tell you, honestly, there are things I wish I never knew what I know about Barak Obama. He is a disgusting man and I am so ashamed our country could stoop so low to elect someone of such low moral character


7 posted on 05/15/2012 7:55:37 PM PDT by SaintDismas
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To: JediJones

Too bad he didn’t practice them. Why are men so stupid?


8 posted on 05/15/2012 7:56:34 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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