First, this has to be asked: Why would anyone anywhere take any pledge by Newt Gingrich seriously? He couldn’t even keep his own marriage vows, nor could he follow the rules of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Now for his latest
lies political b.s. promises: He’s signing a pledge that we’re supposed to buy into, swearingtogod that he hates marriage equality and women’s reproductive rights, but loves his own wife and only his own wife, and will never ever ever, EVER cheat again, ever in the history of ever.
Yeah, and I have some Sarah Palin books to sell you…
For some background on the pledge, there are links in this post. THE FAMiLY LEADER (per Think Progress, the lowercase “i” is meant to represent individual submission) provided a pledge for candidates to sign called “The Marriage Vow – A Declaration of Dependence upon Marriage and Family”.
It is a pro-forced-birth, anti-marriage equality, hell-no-to-divorce and porn, anti-Sharia, anti-you-name-it contract, brought to you by Bob Vander Plaats, Iowa social conservative extraordinaire. Here’s an excerpt:
Humane protection of women and the innocent fruit of conjugal intimacy – our next generation of American children – from human trafficking, sexual slavery, seduction into promiscuity, and all forms of pornography and prostitution, infanticide, abortion and other types of coercion or stolen innocence.
You get the idea.
Here’s more on Newton Leroy’s pledge-aroony from Think Progress:
Newt Gingrich has issued a statement affirming the Leader’s pledge to oppose marriage equality for gays and lesbians, deny women access to abortion, and reduce the debt. Read his full response here and the marriage excerpt below:
Defending Marriage. As President, I will vigorously enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, which was enacted under my leadership as Speaker of the House, and ensure compliance with its provisions, especially in the military. I will also aggressively defend the constitutionality of DOMA in federal and state courts. I will support sending a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman to the states for ratification. I will also oppose any judicial, bureaucratic, or legislative effort to define marriage in any manner other than as between one man and one woman. I will support all efforts to reform promptly any uneconomic or anti-marriage aspects of welfare and tax policy. I also pledge to uphold the institution of marriage through personal fidelity to my spouse and respect for the marital bonds of others.