Friday, November 28, 2008

Candace Gingrich Addresses Her Brother Newt Gingrich's Anti-Gay Comments

Newt Gingrich recently warned on The O'Reilly Factor, "There is a gay and secular fascism in this country that wants to impose its will on the rest of us." He clearly does not have the same perspective as his sister Candace Gingrich, a gay rights activist with the Human Rights Campaign. In the video above, she speaks with Keith Olbermann about the denial of civil rights embodied in the Proposition 8 gay marriage ban in California and the struggle for marriage equality.

Candace Gingrich also wrote a public letter criticizing her brother's distorted and hateful remarks. The opening paragraphs:

I recently had the displeasure of watching you bash the protestors of the Prop 8 marriage ban to Bill O'Reilly on FOX News. I must say, after years of watching you build your career by stirring up the fears and prejudices of the far right, I feel compelled to use the words of your idol, Ronald Reagan, "There you go, again."

However, I realize that you may have been a little preoccupied lately with planning your resurrection as the savior of your party, so I thought I would fill you in on a few important developments you might have overlooked.

The truth is that you're living in a world that no longer exists. I, along with millions of Americans, clearly see the world the way it is -- and we embrace what it can be. You, on the other hand, seem incapable of looking for new ideas or moving beyond what worked in the past.

Candace Gingrich's entire eloquent, powerful letter is worth reading in its entirety. To do so, click here.


quakerdave said...

Newt Gingrich told a talk radio host he's ready to run for president in 2012.

Oh, goody.

Jeff Tone said...

QD: Yes, indeed. Something to keep us all going for the next four years.