Another strike against Gingrich
Thrice-married and self-described adulterer Newt Gingrich is rocketing up the Republican presidential polls. While volumes could be written on the hypocrisy of former Speaker of the House, his latest foray into marriage politics is shockingly brazen. Gingrich wrote the anti-gay group The Family Leader and promised to “strengthen and defend” family by opposing abortion and gay marriage. He swore to oppose gay rights in the military and to defend the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act. He promised to oppose any action that would make marriage anything other than a union between, ‘one man and one woman.’ How about one man and three women?
Perry’s big porn problem
Republican presidential hopeful and Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s latest ad slamming gays has sparked parodies and outrage nationwide. Perry’s supposed defense of the family stance is in stark contrast to investments he made in 1995. Perry invested thousands of dollars into Movie Gallery, Inc., a porn distributing company. As governor, Perry contributed to the laws passed that helped porn companies avoid lawsuits for distributing porn across state lines into Texas. The religious conservative may need a lesson in how to practice what you preach.
A mayor’s major flub
Troy, Mich. Mayor Janice Daniels has made national headlines after a June Facebook status update was recently uncovered that said, “I think I am going to throw away my ‘I Love New York’ carrying bag now that queers can get married there.” Furious city councilmembers and citizens have lead to hours of public comment and hundreds of emails. Daniels was let go from her position at a realty firm because of her status. The elected representative of the people is refusing to apologize or step down, despite numerous calls for her removal.