Newt Gingrich Says He Can “Accept” Legal Civil Marriage Equality

John Becker

John Becker is an LGBT activist, writer, and blogger who has played a critical part in a number of high-profile victories, including a successful international media campaign that resulted in Apple dropping a “gay cure” iPhone app, and a sting operation in which Becker went undercover with hidden cameras at the clinic co-owned by Marcus and Michele Bachmann and exposed them for offering fraudulent “ex-gay” therapy. Becker has appeared as a guest on major news and political shows including ABC's World News Tonight, Nightline, and Good Morning America; NBC's Today Show; Fox's Alan Colmes Show; MSNBC's Ed Schultz Show and Live with Al Sharpton, and the Associated Press Television Network. He and his work have also been mentioned in notable newspapers including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times.

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2 Responses

  1. Sorry Will. I am not as kind as you. Newt is still a freak and a homophobe and that will not change. He is an irrelevant clown and his opinion does not matter.

  2. John Becker says:

    Hey, Bob! Thanks for your comment! This is John — I’m actually the author of this article, not my dear friend Will.

    In any case, I don’t at all disagree that Newt is a homophobe. I said as much in my article: this isn’t a change of heart on his part, but an attempt to adapt to an emerging but undeniable political reality and to *remain* relevant.

    I couldn’t disagree with you more, however, in your assertion that Newt’s opinion doesn’t matter. The man was a top-tier presidential candidate and is for many Republicans an intellectual leader of the party. Of course, us non-Republicans would *never* call Newt an intellectual, but that’s what’s irrelevant here, not Gingrich’s shifting stance on this issue. The fact is that this man is widely respected in his party and has a large audience, who will take note. That alone is incredibly significant and, in fact, matters a great deal.

What do you think?