Congressman Trent Franks on Newt Gingrich's Marital "Issues": "Jesus is Not On the Ballot"

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Fagala-phobic Arizona Congressman Trent Franks is obnoxiously conservative. Aside from thinking race/gender-based abortions are a legitimate problem in the United States (which it's not), he thinks letting gay people tie the knot "literally is a threat to the nation's survival" because it threatens the sanctity of traditional marriage.

Cheating on your wife, however, is something the family-values conservative can overlook -- unless you're Jesus, apparently.

Franks was the Arizona campaign chairman for Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign. When Bachmann pulled the plug on the campaign, Franks threw his support behind former House Speaker Newt Gingrich -- despite the former speaker's alleged marital "issues."

Gingrich's second wife, Marianne Gingrich -- whom he divorced in 1999 -- now claims her former hubby/current presidential candidate lobbied for an open marriage when the two were still in wedded (ahem) bliss.

In an interview with the Washington Post, published today, Marianne Gingrich claims that not only did Gingrich want an open marriage, but she knows he cheated on her.

In fact, she claims, he told her he wanted a divorce -- over the phone -- the day before he gave a speech titled "The Demise of American Culture" to the Republican Women Leaders Forum in Erie, Pennsylvania, "extolling the virtues of the founding fathers and criticizing liberal politicians for supporting tax increases, saying they hurt families and children."

"When a liberal talks about values, will he or she actually like us to teach American history?" Gingrich told the women's group. "Will they actually like young people to learn that George Washington was an ethical man? A man of standards, a man who earned the right to be father of this country?"

See the entire Washington Post article here.

Rumors of Gingrich's marital follies aren't new -- they've been floating around for years. The allegations are also coming from his scorned ex-wife, so they should be taken with a grain or two of salt.

However, Franks is well aware of the former speaker's past -- but the pious Franks is willing to overlook it, dismissing Gingrich's alleged marital misdeeds because the former speaker isn't Jesus.

"All of us have baggage, but Jesus is not on the ballot. Maybe it would be great if he were, but the point is we have to, in this case, pick the person who can best lead this country into the place that the Founding Fathers dreamed it could be," Franks says in an interview with the Daily Caller.

Watch video of the interview below.

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Truth
Truth

really then why does Trent Franks support Pastor Mark Chappell of Freeway Baptist who has allegations of child molestations with teenager in Hertiage Baptist in Wallingford CT in 1989 and several affairs in Long Beach.  And he still supports this man as a pastor, speaking at church several times and in the pictures on the websites.  and Mark Chappell often commetting on their friendship and his support.  Really when the law was left out of the allegations in 1989....why, someone of Mr. Franks morals should look into this and hold him accountable to the Law!!!  It is a crime to have sex with girls 18 and under when you are the youth pastor/principal of  the church/school.  And the Church hid it and still he still hides it!!!

eyeswideopen
eyeswideopen

there is no God.  Ask any raped, murdered baby where God was.  And if God doesn't take responsibility for that shit then he can't take responsibility for me having a good life.  I call B.S. And by the way, it's the unintelligent who follow somebody else's (god, minister, bible) ideas on ethics instead of being able to develop their own sense of right and wrong.  I'm and atheist and I  do altruistic things, I love my fellow man and I would never ever ever cheat on my spouse.  A person who can lie to the person they love has no qualms about lying to us.  (oh and cheating is lying to GOD)

Car_del99
Car_del99

I was wondering .... who /what  does GOD believe in ?

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Why Newt of course. Just ask Newt.

Car_del99
Car_del99

I guess you can be a " christian " when is convinient ,and at other times..just think that God is an idiot.when he doesn't agree with what you think...

Susurro Perforado
Susurro Perforado

What most people don't know (including Franks' wife) is that the ultra-pious Franks is rumored to have dabbled in at least one extra-marital affair.  That's probably why is isn't so alarmed by Gingrich's behavior.

KOOLTOZE
KOOLTOZE

The Bible teaches that God, who loves us so much, made a bet with Satan, His greatest enemy, gambling our eternal souls on the outcome. God gave Satan power over the Earth. That's why he could tempt Jesus with all of the kingdoms of the Earth, if He would just bow down to him. Now, why would God give His greatest enemy, and OURS, power over the world we live in if He loves us so much? And do "christians" like Gnewt Gingroach and Trentch Franks really believe they can keep 'sinning', untill they get what they want, and then say "Sorry, God, my bad", and be forgiven? Anyone who thinks that 97% of the world's population believes that Jesus was God is brainwashed, senile or just stupid. Muslims, religous Jews, Hindus, Buddists, Mormons, Scientologists and Athiests don't believe it, and we certianly make up a lot more than 3% of the world's population. So, Simplman, you don't sound 'intelligent' when you make irrational statements like that.

Via Appiazadora
Via Appiazadora

Newt wanted an open marriage with Marianne, she said "no" and he started cheating on her with Callista.

So when he ultimately married Callista did he get his open arrangement?

Albert
Albert

Good question! I was wondering about that as well.

ZengSoo
ZengSoo

Dont you just love those bought and paid for politicians??
www.Total-Privacy dot US

Ooh, Trent, You're So Small !
Ooh, Trent, You're So Small !

To Trent Franks,
Don't knock gay sex until ya try it.
Meet me tomorrow night at Eastlake Park around 8:00 PM.
I'll be glad to fuck you up the ass, and you will see Jesus, believe that !!!

Republican Family Values
Republican Family Values

Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh are notoriously homosexual.
Limbaugh is currently out on bond pending trial for pandering an undercover cop in Central Park. NYPD states that "El Rushbo", as the corpulent cocksucker refers to himself, offered the cop a dozen Oxycotons if he would do the no-no with him in the bushes.
Gingrich is on forever probation after his 2002 conviction for orally copulating a neighbor's five year old on a sleep-over that the child's parents were unaware of.

Reggie VV
Reggie VV

I can't stand these two morons either, but either prove you statements or retract them. 

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

well I know that Rush was arrested after traveling abroad to buy drugs and bang underage Male prostitutes in Thailand, or some other place that it was easy to do both.
(he only got charged/convicted of the drug charges)

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Google Newt Gingrich, ethics and you'll see who good ole Newt.  He's a crook, disgraced when he was forced to resign by the House Ethics Committee.  Figures the NewTimes would go easy on him and make out him to be so misunderstood.    Poor Newt.    He like many other Congressmen love Israel and support it above the USA everyday.   Anything for Israel, misery for the USA.   

Rick
Rick

It is called "Christian" Situational Ethics.  If you are gay and want to enter a committed relationship of marriage with your lover then you are an evil sinner because you have the same sexual organs but if you are a repeated adulterer, then "Praise God, you are called to be President of the USA".  Give me a President who knows how to keep his commitments over a repeated adultery any day!  Shame on Trent Franks for his situational hypocritical ethics!!!!

Royalphoenix2
Royalphoenix2

Hey Franks, you liken' the $3.25 price for a gallon of gas ? What ever comes out of Franks pie hole is garbage. peace

Bnbk
Bnbk

So closeted Trent is basically backing Newt because he is the best bullshitter & liar.   BTW, who the hell names their kids  Trent or Newt ?  When are you going to come out of the closet Franks ?

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

republicans apparently.. lol

Bnbk
Bnbk

Yea.and then there's the front runner for the Republi-Con partys nomination for POTUS. Who freaken names their kid Willard then calls him Mitt ? Well on second thought,I guess it's rather fitting that he was named after a rat (Willard).

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

lol yes that makes it easier for us to know what he actually is.

scobob
scobob

Now if he cheated on his wife with a man, that would be different

Jenna
Jenna

Or an obviously gay man like Marcus Bachmann marrying a woman (if Michele is a woman) - that also seems to be OK. It's sort of difficult to figure out just who is ALLOWED to live a happy life and who is not.

Billy
Billy

 Are you the same long reddish haired Jenna that dives an older white car?

Simpleman
Simpleman

Jesus already won the election over 2000 years ago and he has a best selling book  and people celebrate his birthday every year. no one cant beat Jesus.

Jason
Jason

 When an atheist plays the lotto and hopes to win who does he hope to if no one exist? if an atheist hopes for a new better paying job who does he hope to if no one out there exist? do atheist hope at all? if so who are they hoping will hear them and help them if no one is out there? do atheist eat free Christmas dinners with others? do atheist except Christmas presents? do atheist take the Christmas holidays off with pay even though they are atheist and dont believe in Jesus? thats called being a hypocrite.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Jason, If you want to see the epitome of hypocrisy, go to church. There you will find the "One Hour on Sunday" Christians using their religion to justify their intolerance and ignorance. Then watch them spend the rest of the week doing anything to anyone for money.

THE BEST CHRISTIANS I KNOW ARE ATHEISTS.

Jason
Jason

While I don't go to church, I do believe in God.

Some douchebag created a fake alternate account and is using my name. That's OK. My name is fairly common.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

lol that is probably because most Atheist are morally superior to christians. We do not go out of our way to harm others and pretty much follow what jesus said without needing church, cults, or religion to do it. We do not fear hell, nor look forward to heaven, we act in accordance with what is best for us and other people.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

 You have a point there Jason. I look pretty silly dont I.?

Margie
Margie

 If an atheist  says God Damn when they cuss are they still an atheist? why use gods name if he does not exist?

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

it's easy to beat something that doesn't exist.

HAMC PHX CHICO
HAMC PHX CHICO

I bet if some one made you suck on the end of a pistol you would be praying to the god you say does not exist to save you. sooner or later god will get your attention. you sound pompous and full of yourself for a punk kid.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

I am not a coward, however the people that make alt accounts of people are. It's amusing. If they think I am threatened by that they are wrong. I don't really care. lol

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

fuck you I am really an atheist motherfucker so fuck off.

Tubes Fan
Tubes Fan

Fuck you and fuck your god, harley poser.

God Hates Wiseguys
God Hates Wiseguys

The God Dude don't take kindly to being dissed off
Any time
Any place
Online
Inperson

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

 I really do believe in God I just like to be a smart ass. I say things online that I would never say to a persons face.

Jason
Jason

 Jesus won over 2000 years ago pal. and his book is still the best selling book in history. your gonna have to serve somebody, it may be the devil and it may be the lord but your gonna have to serve somebody. lyrics from a bob dylan song

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

"bow down to the one you serve, you will get what you deserve" from Head Like a Hole, a NIN song. BTW I hope you understand what they actually mean in this case too lolz

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

His "Book" is classified as a NOVEL. A NOVEL is a work of fiction, much like your superstitious beliefs.

Margie
Margie

 Its from the cd slow train coming. late 1970s or early 1980s?

Bnbk
Bnbk

I remember that Dylan song. Good tune.

Jason
Jason

If your gonna be an online friend of mine that kind of talk is going to have to stop.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

 OK sorry Jason.

Simplman
Simplman

 Dont you have any better one liners ptcgaz? your atheist talk was getting old weeks and months ago. come up with some new material already. besides everybody knows people that believe in God or Jesus are more intelligent than those who dont believe. and thats like 97% of the human population that do believe in jesus. if there is no jesus then why did you read this jesus story? are you a jew?

HAMC PHX CHICO
HAMC PHX CHICO

You exist so can I beat you to a bloody pulp  PTCGAZ?  if so let me know when and where. im pretty sure you cant fight you sound like a sissy boy to me or your a possible gay mommas boy who is unemployed and lives at home with his parents at 33 years old..you may say that crap online but you would never say it to my face. CHICO MORA , HELLS ANGELS MC PHX AZ.

Albert
Albert

Is this what religion develops???? Violence.... and I know not all people believe in beating someone who doesn't have the same or similar beliefs, but it always circles back to someone getting beat up,stabbed, stoned, hanged, burned, decapitated, or shot.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

 Im sorry Chico. I am scared to death of you guys.

Simplman
Simplman

 I set that just to get you to say that. you got punked again. can you prove Jesus does not exist?

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

BTW why do you think I said it? Did you not get that I was trolling you hard core saying what you wanted me to say. I find it funny that people take me so seriously. Esp when they think I am mad... LMAO you people need to grow so brain cells.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

how cleaver someone created an alt account for me. lol fuck you.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

I know its real easy to punk me out.

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