Newt Gingrich Continues to Attack Obama Administration Over Its Assault on Religion (Video)

Republican Newt Gingrich continued his attack on the Obama Administration today for its assault on religion.
“He’s declared war on the Catholic Church.”
Gingrich appeared on Meet the Press this morning:

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Of course, David Gregory defended the administration despite the fact that the loopholes would only allow very few organizations to exclude themselves from this legislation.

ABC reported:

Newt Gingrich upped his attacks against President Obama today over his administration’s requirement that some religious hospitals offer co-pay-free birth control under the new health care law.

Gingrich’s comments come after a week of outrage from the Catholic Church and his fellow GOP presidential candidates over the policy.

“This is a tremendous infringement of religious liberty,” Newt Gingrich said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “Every time you turn around the secular government is shrinking the rights of religious institutions in America.”

While the policy was proposed in August, the issue resurfaced last week after Catholic churches across America read letters from the church’s leadership last Sunday condemning the administration’s policy.

The letters came in response to a Jan. 20 announcement that Catholic hospitals where the majority of employees are not Catholic will be required under the new law to provide free contraception.

“The fact is what you’re saying is there cannot be a genuine Catholic hospital,” said Gingrich, who converted to Catholicism in 2009. “It will have to be subordinated to a secular government.”

Gingrich, also appearing today on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” added that the policy proved that the Obama administration was at “war” with the Catholic church and launching “the most outrageous assault on religious freedom in American history.”

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  • Opus#6@AmericanPerspective

    God Bless Newt Gingrich for shining a light on Obama’s attempt to overthrow religious freedom in our great country.

  • Opaobie

    Now if the Catholic Church would just UNIONIZE and join SEIU, they would instantly qualify for one of the more than 1400 waivers “Her Highness Sebelius” (HHS) has issued.

  • daryl

    This should be BLARING from someones campaign bus from now until the election.It’s been around sometime now.
    Call it silly if you like, but these kids nailed the bustard.

    “You Picked a Fine Time to Lead Us, Barack” by Jonathan McWhite – YouTube

  • Bubba

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn. But, may as well resort to that. The GOP is going to have to resort to some kind of plan B, because, as everyone knows, and January’s unemployment number proved, we ARE going to see a “miraculous” recovery in the economy leading up to the fall.

    And please, cut the “the economy is still in the crapper/the numbers are juiced/the ‘recovery’ was bought with 5 trillion in new debt” crap. It’s a stupid tone deaf argument that ISN’T going to register with the average ignorant 10 second soundbyte voter (which is about 70% of the voters).

    Anyone who gets their understanding of what is happening from 10 second soundbytes that seep through their facebook/video games/TV distractions is going to get the message–

    –unemployment is way down from the low point of the recession Barry inherited.
    –Barry has created 3 million (will be well over 4 million by the fall) jobs in the past 18 months
    –the economy has grown for 12 quarters in a row, after stalling under Bush’s (the GOP’s) policies that got us into this mess.

    Sorry, but again, the message that the economic growth is lower than during any other post war recovery is d-d-DEAD.

    Face it–the “Barry is a disaster” for the eocnomy is dead.

    Oh, and so is the “Barry’s foreign policy is a disaster” argument. Again, it’s all about the soundbytes seeping in the brains of the distracted “average” voter. Not the hardcore left who read their type blogs. Not the hardcore Right who read Gateway and listen to Rush. But, the average so called “independant” voter who will start to pay attention in September.

    –Barry killed Bin Laden (shut up with “the SEALS killed Bin Laden–Barry just did what any President would do…gave the order).
    –Barry brought the troops home (shut up with “yeah, and Iraq is spiraling into a disaster…just like Afghanistan will. Nobody cares, or will even hear that from the MSM)
    –Barry ushered in the “Arab spring.” (Again…aw, just shut up with the “Yeah…some spring” arguments).

    Barrycare is off the table thanks to Romneycare (and Coulter…shut your pie hole, skank–Romney is a say anything lib in wolf’s clothing who eliminates any real debate on the barrycare issue).

    Yup…any idiot who thinks this election is going to be anything but a nail biter is dreaming. Barry is going to be pretty well positioned by the time the real election starts. People who think “Barry is so weak on so many issues it’ll be a no-brainer defeat” is delusitonal, and far too insulated in the world of Rightwing blogs and talk radio.

    Make no mistake about it, the 20% of the people out there who will decide this election are NOTHING like us (hardcore political junkies who are up to speed and know the score and truth about this ahole smelling up the WH).


    Keep going on that topic newt…’cause you will NOT be president…show what a scum and liar and illegal hussein really is…that is your calling now

  • Obamas regulation destroy jobs

    disgraceful!!!! next he wil demanding we all convert muslim or he’ll cut our heads off! I knewhe would show his true colors I guess the blacks should be proud…forcing religion to indoctrinate and support he’ll have them rewrite the bible to accept abortion! king of liars..dictator!!!!

  • spike

    All the Catholic hospitals should give 2 weeks notice that will be closing their doors and laying off workers.

  • Mac

    #7 that is what the Obama adminstration wants.

  • FurryGuy

    I find it more than a bit strange that the most of the groups getting exemptions from this health care law are ones that are unions and other Democrat Party-supporting entities. Any of the other groups getting exemptions are ones that have paid a quite hefty “fee”. Sounds like Jizya or Danegeld, a tribute paid to the government to give at least a semblance of independence from being wholly controlled by The State.

  • Freddy

    The current people working in the US federal government have decided that individuals will no longer be allowed to follow their own religous beliefs. In fact, these tyrants are claiming that they will decide what is an appropriate balance of religous belief will be tolerated.

    We have precedents for religous freedom that include the use of particular drugs, like peyote, in religous ceremonies. How can such court decisions be safe from this new totalitarian government?

    IF the destruction of religous freedom is allowed to stand, and there will be court challenges up to the supreme court, then this country will slide into the ash heap of history.

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  • American Woman

    ” Gingrich, also appearing today on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” added that the policy proved that the Obama administration was at ‘war’ with the Catholic church and launching ‘the most outrageous assault on religious freedom in American history.'”

    Actually, Gingrich should have added the words on “our soil”, because the Progressives have a history of siding with those that want to end religious freedoms in other countries, since at least as far back as the Clinton era.

    President Clinton, at his wife’s urging, was responsible for the NATO bombings of (our then ally) Serbia on behalf of Muslims, who claimed they were being martyred by the Christians. Later, after the bombings, we were treated to the news that the Kosovo fascists had sold the organs of their captured Serbian prisoners and that that were acting quite inhumanely against Serbian Christians. Last I heard, any Christians, who stayed in Kosovo, did so at their own peril.

    Fast forward to the next Progressive to take office, Barack Hussein Obama. The Obama Administration fostered the Arab Spring in Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt. All three countries have a vocal majority now calling for Islamic Fascist states with Sharia Law instituted. No other religion will be able to survive in those countries, non-Muslims will be persecuted.

  • Pragmatic

    Newt won’t be President . . . . and neither will Mitt Romney (Thank God).

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  • Agathon

    Newt is a catholic of convenience and his wife is a retired whore. I don’t trust his convictions and I, as life-long Catholic, do not want him presuming to speak for me.

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  • S. Wolf


    Well, not really.

    ‘ Question: But is that just ignoring the reality of the campaign? He has gone negative, it’s working…

    Gingrich: So the “reality of the campaign”, to use your words, is that he has gone negative and it is working. And what I am asserting to you is that, over time, I don’t believe the American people will approve of a campaign which actually suppresses turnout.

    I think it’s amazing that if you look in Florida, every county that I carried in Florida had an increased turnout; every county that Romney carried in Florida had a decreased turnout. Now that should sober every Republican in the country.

    If the only way Romney wins is suppressing turnout, how’s he going to do that in the fall?

    If the only way he wins is outspending someone five-to-one, how’s that going to apply to a campaign against Obama, who’s going to outspend him?

    Those are damned good questions.’

  • Liz

    Gingrich is pretty much his own worst enemy at this point. Not the most rational man.

  • S. Wolf

    Liz #18

    Not so, you are using leftist tactics.. as a commenter at my above link said..

    ‘The media on the right is now resorting to the selective logic tactics pioneered on the left. Claiming that Newt acted ‘strange’ or ‘rambling’ as the Fox panel and Matt Drudge would like for the public to believe is dishonest and is anything but subjective. Ihave deleted Drudge as a link on our 3 computers. I maybe watch Fox less than 2 hours a week now where before Beck left it was on all the time. Anyone notice how Thomas Sowell has been practically ignored over the last 3 months. Can’t have people thinking sensibly now can we? Who would have imagined 1 year ago that there were cousins of the left’s Obots. Romneybots!’

    Oh and that effin moron reliapundit is spreading leftist disinformation there too.

  • Ausonius

    No doubt that is the story line they will be offering. The problem is with the unemployment, there are so many unemployed and underemployed that citing “seasonally adjusted” U3 numbers from the labor reports will not conceal the fact of a problematic economy. When you get those actual numbers up past the 15% mark, gaming the numbers does solve the fact that most know well that alot more people aren’t working, or are working multiple part-time, low wage jobs. In the inner city the numbers are much worse.
    I tend to hold a position similar to yours in terms of being a cynic, but it may be a taller order to snow the public by not counting the long term unemployed (not to mention the millions per year of college grads who aren’t being hired-and also not counted in the U3 numbers).
    Unless he is able to get actual economic activity going, barry is still going to have certain weakness in the race ahead.

    Santorum 2012.