Newt Gingrich sank to a new low this morning when he scribbled his signature on the National Organization for Marriage's anti- "Marriage Pledge." That's right—the man who cheated on his cancer-stricken wife and married two of his mistresses vows (no pun intended) to continue "protecting" marriage. Details follow.
Here's the pledge the thrice-married Newt has just signed:
I, _______, pledge to the American people that if elected President, I will:
One, support sending a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman to the states for ratification.
Two, nominate to the U.S. Supreme Court and federal bench judges who are committed to restraint and to applying the original meaning of the Constitution, appoint an attorney general similarly committed, and thus reject the idea our Founding Fathers inserted a right to gay marriage into our Constitution.
Three, defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act vigorously in court.
Four, establish a presidential commission on religious liberty to investigate and document reports of American who have been harassed or threatened for exercising key civil rights to organize, to speak, to donate or to vote for marriage and to propose new protections, if need.
Five, advance legislation to return to the people of the District of Columbia their right to vote on marriage.
NOM head Brian Brown has been furiously masturbating over the news all morning.
"We commend Newt Gingrich for signing NOM's presidential marriage pledge, committing himself to play a leadership role as president to preserve marriage as the union of one man and one woman," said Brown. "Mr. Gingrich joins all the other major candidates who have made a similar commitment, save for one—Ron Paul. Now we will embark on an intensive communications program to inform Iowa voters who will stand with them to preserve marriage, and who has abandoned them on marriage."
Is Newt really the face of "traditional marriage" NOM wants to put out there? Could this actually be good news for us?