One of the best answers, in my opinion, of Saturday night’s debate came after spending almost 15 minutes on contraceptives and grilling the field on how they would address a same sex couple on the issue of protecting the definition of marriage.  Newt Gingrich answered:

I just want to raise — since we spent this much time on these issues, I just want to raise the point about the news media bias. You don’t hear the opposite question asked. 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 bigotry? Should the Catholic Church find itself discriminated against by the Obama administration on key delivering of service because of the bias of the administration? The bigotry question goes both ways. There’s a lot more anti-Christian bigotry today than there is concerning the other side. None of it gets covered by the news media.

Well put Mr. Speaker.  You can watch the video of his answer here.

4 comments
  1. 2 minutes of Google work:
    Here are reasons I’m not to worries about anti-christianism… judging by the populous… I’m not too worried about their political clout, muscle in the media, or sway over the American people at large.

    A study that says people don’t trust atheist:
    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2011/12/14/religious-believers-dont-trust-atheists-says-new-study/ 

    Polls that say people perceive atheists as a threat to the american way of life and that a homosexual is more likely than an atheist to be elected president (not that EITHER should matter)http://www.beginningwithi.com/comments/2006/10/18/oh-lord-its-hard-to-be-atheist/ 

    The invisibility of atheists and the stat that 1 in 535 members of congress is a non-theisthttp://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/18/us/18religion.htmlAgain, while many people have spoken out that they would NEVER vote for a mormon, still more popular than atheism
    http://www.alternet.org/belief/153004/why_is_atheism_a_bigger_obstacle_to_political_office_than_mormonism?page=entire 

  2. Newt Gingrich is not my candidate. But when first hearing a news recording of this statement about anti-Christian bigotry, I applauded him for making an accurate, salient point. Gingrich focused on anti-Catholic bigotry, but it is relevant to anyone who confesses and attempts to apply basic Christian teachings and principles to the public square. Moral and cultural decadence and Marxist political strategy trump all else in leading us to a culture of destruction.

  3. Ridiculous beliefs of all stripes should be called out for what they are.  Why should the beliefs of Christians be shielded from criticism?  Are they so fragile that they can’t withstand scrutiny?

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