Newt Gingrich has received an
endorsement of sorts from the pro-adultery website AshleyMadison.com,
Avenue, a blog of The Morning Call, reported.
A billboard erected near Morrisville,
Pennsylvania features Gingrich making a keep quiet gesture along with
the caption: “Faithful Republican, Unfaithful Husband. Welcome to
the AshleyMadison.com Era.”
Gingrich's three marriages and admitted
extramarital affairs have not kept the former House speaker from
winning the endorsements of several prominent conservatives who have
previously touted family values.
The website AshleyMadison.com
is a ten-year-old dating service marketed primarily at people looking
for intimacy outside of their primary relationship.
“Now that Newt is the leading
contender in the race for the GOP nomination, we felt compelled to
make a point to illustrate how times have changed when a serial
divorcee/adulterer is capturing the hearts of the American people,”
said founder Noel Biderman in a statement.
“Gingrich proves that marital
fidelity has no bearing on someone's ability to do a job. Rather
than judge him, Americans have finally embraced the reality that
affairs are commonplace, and perhaps paradoxically, might be an
indication of great leadership to come. He is not the first nor last
politician who will step outside of their marriage,” he added.
Gingrich recently vowed to defend the
Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which forbids federal agencies from
recognizing the legal marriages of gay and lesbian couples, and
faithful to his third wife Callista.