Newt Gingrich’s openly lesbian half-sister, Candace Gingrich-Jones, says her brother is stuck in a ’90s time warp. And she’s not sure if he even believes all the anti-gay rhetoric or not…
She’s also not sure if Gingrich is faking it all, pandering to the evangelical base in the Republican Party, or if he really believes the claims he makes on homosexuality and LGBT rights.
“He does not treat [my wife] Rebecca and myself any differently from my sister and her husband [at family gatherings],” Gingrich-Jones explained, also noting that, though Gingrich didn’t attend her wedding in Boston in 2009 — he was out of the country — he did send a gift.
“We got a shower gift as well,” she said. “For someone who has publicly and financially opposed marriage equality, he has not so far treated us any differently than a married couple…That’s the question that I ask myself, and many have asked me, ‘Does he believe the things he says or is he saying them as part of his political stands?’ Really, the bottom line is: I don’t like either of the possibilities there, and I don’t know what the actual answer is.”