Igor Volsky of the Wonk Room confronted Newt Gingrich today about hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations he has made to the American Family Association, which has been designated a hate group like the KKK by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
When Volsky pressed Gingrich about why he would fund a group that wants the criminalization of homosexuals and the use of reparative therapy as a “gay cure”, Gingrich refused to answer, but continued on by saying that the AFA is not a hate group:
“You’ve just made a whole series of assertions that I’m not going to automatically accept your description of an organization that has a million and five hundred thousand members or more…The only thing I’ve done, which I was perfectly happy to defend, is I did help raise resources for a campaign to defeat three judges in Iowa. […] You bring a series of allegations that I can’t check about a group that is largely a Christian based membership group, that is fairly widespread in its membership and I suspect most of those people do not in any way think of themselves as a hate group even if that’s how you would characterize them.”
Gingrich. I am sure that many Nazi’s didn’t think of themselves as evil either. But I’m sure that you can relate to that.
Oh, and by the way. The KKK was and is ALSO largely a Christian-based organization you twice-divorced/thrice married, cheating, lying, no-neck bobblehead.