Newt Gingrich: 'There's a Lot More Anti-Christian Bigotry Today Than There Is Concerning The Other Side'

newt gingrich new hampshire debate Newt Gingrich: 'There's a Lot More Anti Christian Bigotry Today Than There Is Concerning The Other Side'
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During the discussion of gay marriage at the Republican presidential debate tonight, Newt Gingrich interjected to make the point that religious Christians face far more discrimination in this country than gays and other groups. He also accused the media of ignoring “anti-Christian bigotry.”

“Since weve spent this much time on these issues, I just want to raise a point about the news media bias,” Mr. Gingrich said. “You don’t hear the opposite question asked.”

Mr. Gingrich pointed to recent situations where Catholic charities shut down to avoid being forced to comply with anti-discrimination laws as evidence Christians are really the ones being persecuted in this country.

“Should the Catholic church be forced to close its adoption services in Massachusetts because it won’t accept gay couples, which is exactly what the state has done? Should the Catholic church be driven out of providing charitable services in the District of Columbia because it won’t give in to secular bigotry? Should the Catholic church find itself discriminated against by the Obama administration on key delivery of services because of the bias and the bigotry of the administration?” Mr. Gingrich asked.

Mr. Gingrich finished his comments by criticizing the media for not covering “anti-Christian bigotry.”

“The bigotry question goes both ways and there’s a lot more anti-Christian bigotry today than there is concerning the other side, and none of it gets covered by the news media,” said Mr. Gingrich.

Mr. Gingrich’s remarks drew a loud round of applause from the audience at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.

22 thoughts on “Newt Gingrich: 'There's a Lot More Anti-Christian Bigotry Today Than There Is Concerning The Other Side'

  1. so you simply repeated the quotes without and fact checking or investigation as toward the facts. TO see if these groups had these contracts prior to faith based initiatives law change under bush policies. Nor if an agency prior to faith based initiative law change  had previously handled those services and those jobs and agencies were closed and the money has been funnled to Catholic Charities. Nor is there any mention of exactly how much federal and state money goes to catholic cahirites USA and all of its support networks branches by state?  

  2. Newt is “RIGHT” and we need to realize that.

    Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

    VJ Machiavelli
    Power to the People who “VOTE”

    1. What truth is that? Has the United States stopped Catholics from marrying? or made them pay an unfair,unequal tax rate in their committed relationship? Has the catholic church stopped a catholic from getting treatment for a sexula disease at their catholic charities owned church? Because I can assure you that gays have been stopped from marrying, gays in long term relationships, many lasting longer than catholic marriages, are paying higher tax rates, and have to pay inheritance taxes upon the death of their partner. And i trust you this, if you threw every American catholic out of the catholic church, as dictated in their writings, there wouldn’t be 25% of the current # of Catholics that are claiming to be of that faith. Additionally, according to the catholic church i grew up, none of their children would be allowed to attend catholic schools with the “catholic” discount, thereby shutting down thousands of schools. So when you preach to me that Catholics are persecuted, you have to relaly investigate exactly how powerful your church is. Your church owns 40% of the hospitals in the USA. Your church owns more property and is largest landlord to the citizens of the USA than any other entity in the country, including public housing. Your church is the largest recipient of Education tax dollars nationwide as a private entity. Your church is the largest recipient of emergency shelter programs, emergency disaster programs than any other contractor in the nation. Via state division of catholic charities, or national extensions of catholic charities, you garner probably about 30-40% of our domestic spending on services….. So next time you think you are being persecuted, go look at all that ornate decoration of your church buildings that our taxpayer dollars have paid for . Then remember that your church officers complain that they do not wish for gay people to march in a parade past their building in the most divers city in the world, New York, That is my truth as a gay man. I pay thousands of additional dollars in taxation, without rights of you as a person, and support the services and schools of your children with my tax dollars, and your hierarchy does not even want me walking past your building which i pay to maintain, with my friends.

      1. Sodomy can not and will not be sanctified by the cCreator as marriage. Marriage is at the heart of civilization and health. Your support of a psychotic behavior is borderline criminal as it is sociopathic. Your refusal of truth hides your passion for the perverse. Why not return to God and repent? Would that rob you of fun or eternal fire?

      2. Who said anything about a creator?  The US government is not this “creator” of which you speak.  We are not asking this creator to sanctify anything.  We are asking the US government to recognize same-sex marriage.  Personally, I don’t care what you imagine your imaginary friend wants, or should I say, what other people imagine for you.

      3. Well said. But it’s a well worn tactic of the religious right to persecute groups they don’t agree with and then pain themselves as victims while doing it. Sad. Newt Gingrich is lying to the American public about this issue on a daily basis. And the media is letting him get away with doing so. No one made Catholic Charities stop offering adoptions. They could have refused federal support and continued to offer adoptions on their terms. Instead they sold out their principles and abandoned their mission just to be victims and make a point.

      1. Missionaries working outside the United States face a very different reality than any Christian living within our borders. 

        Christians love, love, love to imagine they’re a persecuted people.  It fits with their desired self-image: “if only I could be more of a pariah like Jesus!” *big eyes tearing up with hope

  3. Should the Catholic church be forced to close its adoption services in Massachusetts because it won’t accept gay couples, which is exactly what the state has done?  YES, THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION IS YES!

  4. Should the Catholic church be forced to close its adoption services in Massachusetts because it won’t accept gay couples, which is exactly what the state has done?  THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION IS YES!

  5. I don’t consider a charity that voluntarily shuts down when it’s given a choice between treating people equally or not accepting government funds  as being discriminated against. 

    Newt (like most of the other GOP wannabes) thinks he’s  living in the middle of the last century.

  6. Non Christians need some sort of catchy phrase to excuse their anti- Christian bigotry.
    Something like “Love the sinner, hate the sin”. Well that doesn’t really work, but you get the idea.

  7. Non Christians need some sort of catchy phrase to excuse their anti- Christian bigotry.
    Something like “Love the sinner, hate the sin”. Well that doesn’t really work, but you get the idea.

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