While enjoying my morning coffee I read that Newt Gingrich pledged fidelity to fidelity. I tried not to choke on my coffee and make sense of what I was reading.
Let’s not let a little thing like a few divorces, a few affairs, and marriage vows stand in the way of pledging fidelity. After all, this time he really means it. At least he really means it when it comes to pledging to strengthen and defend the family through certain actions. I kept reading, but knew just where Newt was going.
What better way to strengthen family in America than by denying the right to marry to the gay community. After all, as long as marriage is defined as being between one man and one woman, the American family will be OK.
Marriage will be ok. People won’t cheat and marriage will remain sacred. Let us stop the war that the gay community is waging on American families. Wait. I think I hear, “God Bless America” streaming in the back round.
Politics has become so disappointing. It is no longer about what is best for the citizens of this country. Our candidates do dances for whatever organization or interest group gets the most press.
In this case it is a group called, Family Leader. Do we really have a chance when candidates now must sign pledges by some organization professing to know what is best for the American family.
Family Leader, according to their mission statement, champions the principle that God is the ultimate leader of the family. Very nice, except who’s God exactly? Bob Vander Plaats does not represent me nor does he represent anything that I believe about religion.
I have to wonder if the Jewish community, the Muslim community, or any other religious community and even the non-religious communities want Mr. Vander Plaat to decide what is best for their families.
I also have to wonder why it always comes back to the gay community. Newt Gingrich is on his third marriage? Isn’t it a little late to pledge fidelity to fidelity? Did the fear of two men being allowed to marry one another cause good ole Newt to forsake his marital vows the first or even the second time around? Why is there such a fear of two people of the same sex marrying or forming a commitment to one another? And who the hell is Bob Vander Plaats to decide who should be allowed to love and commit to each other?
The last I checked, the government hasn’t banned collecting taxes from gays. Just in the simplest terms, doesn’t paying taxes give them the same rights that I have?
I happen to be divorced. I have the option of marrying again should I so desire. I can mess it up again and still have the option to do it again. I’m glad Newt got his second and third chance as well. I just wish that he would let every citizen of this great country have the same opportunity that he had and that I have.
While Rick Perry is putting out television ads decrying the fact that gays are now allowed to openly serve in our military, Newt is signing pledges to be faithful all while making sure that he will protect this country and the families of this country from that ever present danger of gay marriage.
Are these really the most serious issues facing this country? And why is it that there always seems to be some group that it is acceptable to discriminate against? Is that the real fabric of America? Let the gays die for our flag. Just make sure their blood stays in the closet?
It's a scary time in America when religious based groups have so much influence. It denies us of our right to religious freedom because by asserting their control, they are essentially deciding what religious beliefs the country should follow.
Shame on Newt Gingrich, Bob Vander Plaats, Rick Perry and all of the other bigots who claim to be the voice of the American people. They don’t speak for me and as long as they feel the biggest danger in America is gay marriage, I don’t see how they could speak for the rest of the country either.