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

  • 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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W57aBMYKvU

  • 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 moveon.org 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).

  • #1AMERICAN

    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 abortion..next 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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  • O/T

    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.’

    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2012/02/newt-gingrich-how-romney-won-should.html

  • Liz

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

  • 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

    Bubba:
    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.

  • Ausonius

    Correction to above post:
    line 5 should read:…does NOT solve…

  • wanumba

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
    #15 February 5, 2012 at 9:32 pm
    Agathon commented:
    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.

    :::::::::::::::::::::

    Really? With talk like that, Jesus is not up to your standards, either.

  • bg

    ++

    why Sharia is unconstitutional, ergo, should be banned in the US, we
    are facing graver dangers than the eye can see, remember, Islamists
    use our laws to enslave US..

    “..it is important for Western countries to avoid impeding
    Muslim citizens from practicing religion as they see fit..”

    scroll treads for more..

    ==

  • burt

    Meanwhile Romney continues performing oral sex on Obama. You folks did get you check for Mr. Soros this week didn’t you?

  • bg

    ++

    re: Newt Gingrich: “Average American Would Be Repulsed By
    Arrogance & Anti-Religion Bigotry of Obama Administration”

    February 4, 2012

    Newt Gingrich, Post Caucus Rally, Nevada

    February 4, 2012

    Newt Gingrich Press Conference

    UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Nancy Pelosi came out and said that
    she stands with her fellow Catholics in favor of President Obama’s
    decision on the (INAUDIBLE).

    GINGRICH: She stands with her fellow Catholics.

    UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: That’s what she said. I was talking about the —

    GINGRICH: Her fellow Catholics meaning Archbishop Dolan, the entire
    hierarchy, every bishop, every priest? Those are her fellow Catholics?

    UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: That’s who she says.

    GINGRICH: I just — well, you might go and ask the Archbishop Dolan
    how and whether or not he thinks the term “fellow Catholic” applies
    to Archbishop Dolan.

    Yes, sir?

    UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Do you consider —

    GINGRICH: Let me go back for a second to say to you, the Obama
    administration has declared war on religious freedom in this country.
    And people need to understand that. This is a decision so totally
    outrageous, and then the illustration of such radical secular ideology,
    that I believe the entire hierarchy will oppose it every inch of the way.
    It has nothing to do with specific details. It has to do with whether
    or not the government of the United States can tell a religious institution
    you must give up your religious beliefs.

    Now that’s what Obamacare has come to mean. The right of a Washington
    politician and a Washington bureaucrat to tell you that you may no longer
    worship God the way you want unless you’re willing to pay a penalty for
    doing so. And I think as the average American comes to understand that,
    they will be repulsed at the arrogance and the anti- religious bigotry of the
    Obama administration.
    ]

    ==

  • Kissmygrits

    Newt’s right. You have to think beyond the obvious which is the meme of women’s reproductive rights put forth by the left. It’s about the govt telling religious groups what to believe in or not. If they come for our churches, they must think they control everything else.

  • bg
  • wanumba

    Where’s the Mormon campaign statement on the assault on the Christian churches?

    That’s where all this is heading, isn’t it?

  • wanumba

    So what’s Romney going to do when Obama Machine hits him with “The Pearl of Great Price?” Which argued Blacks couldn’t enter the Mormon preisthood? Will Obama NOT use it? With his background how could he pass on it?

    And when the paid trolls are out in force telling Christians that Mormons believe Jesus and Satan are spirit brothers from the Heavenly Father who had many wives?

    Gingrich is out there batting for the Catholic CHurch, and this affects all Christianity, but will Romney, out of spite and Mormonism, not say anything?

    How stupid really are all those spat-on people who’ve had a bad feeling about all this?

  • The Elector of Saxony

    I don’t personally care, but Romney’s Mormonism is going to be a great weakness in the General Election. Frankly, the Mormon religion is based on the idea that God is a being from another planet and showing people the way to rule their own planet after death.(you can dress it up any way you want, but that’s how it’s going to play on CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN)

    The Mormon history of race discrimination will be top of the fold, page one in every newspaper and on every magazine cover every single day of the Election. There are still a great many black ex-Mormons who were denied the priesthood on account of race. Does anyone believe that the media won’t interview one of them every single night on the news programs? I mean, this was only lifted in 1978, folks. Mitt Romney was a living, grown up adult in 1978. I think he was already a Harvard law graduate in 1978. Unless he is on record, and I mean on videotape, decrying the ban on blacks in the priesthood, he might as well have been in the KKK. That’s how the media will spin it.

    The security Mom’s don’t like religious beliefs they don’t understand, and they don’t like “racism”. How again are they going to vote for Mittens when they are barraged with tales of space-alien Jesus and his flash-brother Satan, and Racist Romney, who passively endorsed the last surviving bright line racial segregation rule in the United States?

  • The Elector of Saxony

    That’s “flesh-brother”

  • Agathon

    Wanumba,

    Jesus was not a Jew (or anything else) out of convenience.. He forgave the whore, he didn’t marry her and he never pretend that she was anything but a whore.

    Newt and Calista must have used a whole lot of contraception over the years. The hypocrisy is disgusting.

  • wanumba

    #32 February 6, 2012 at 11:27 am
    Agathon commented:
    Wanumba,

    Jesus was not a Jew (or anything else) out of convenience.. He forgave the whore, he didn’t marry her and he never pretend that she was anything but a whore.

    Newt and Calista must have used a whole lot of contraception over the years. The hypocrisy is disgusting.
    ::::::::::::::::::::

    But you are plain nasty. Newt went back to church and married. You won’t even give him that basic attempt to do the right thing. Nasty nasty.

    The LEFT is the ANTI-CHRIST:
    NEVER FORGIVE, rip apart then hammer and crush the sinner into the dirt and … then go after his family.

    Stuff it with the fake “hypocrisy” wails. Eat your own vomit on that.

  • wanumba #22

    Jesus is not up to the standards of Bible publishers, either..

    ‘In the world of questionable and sometimes downright silly Bible translations, one would think that it couldn’t get any worse.

    After all, we’ve seen the “In da beginnin’ Big Daddy created da heaven an’ da earth” Ebonics Bible, as well as the “Apostle’s Log” Star Trek English paraphrase Bible. In a more serious effort, the New Oxford Annotated Bible was created in part by pro-“gay” and feminist scholars in order to set forth a more “gay” revisionist interpretation of Scripture.

    But now there is a major controversy developing as the latest altered Bibles are being created by organizations that most would think of as being more conservative and reasonable. At the forefront of the controversy are the Wycliffe Bible Translators, the Summer Institute of Linguistics and Frontiers, all of which are producing Bible translations that remove or modify terms which they have deemed offensive to Muslims.

    That’s right: Muslim-friendly Bibles.

    Included in the controversial development is the removal of any references to God as “Father,” to Jesus as the “Son” or “the Son of God.” One example of such a change can be seen in an Arabic version of the Gospel of Matthew produced and promoted by Frontiers and SIL. It changes Matthew 28:19 from this:

    “baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit”

    to this:

    “cleanse them by water in the name of Allah, his Messiah and his Holy Spirit.”

    A large number of such Muslim-sensitive translations already are published and well-circulated in several Muslim-majority nations such as Bangladesh, Indonesia and Malaysia.

    According to Joshua Lingel of i2 Ministries, “Even more dramatic a change is the Arabic and Bangla (Bangladesh) translations. In Arabic, Bible translations err by translating ‘Father’ as ‘Lord.’ ‘Guardian.’ ‘Most High’ and ‘God.” In Bangla, ‘Son of God’ is mistranslated ‘Messiah of God’ consistent with the Quran’s Isa al-Masih (Jesus the Messiah), which references the merely human Jesus.”‘

    NEW BIBLE TRANSLATION INTRODUCED/NOT TO OFFEND MUSLIMS

    The world is insane and the sane are called unstable and extremist..

  • wanumba

    Mormonism caved to the government when it came to their “revealed” religious tenets: they taught polygamy was ordained by God because God is supposedly polygamous, then dumped the practice so Utah could be a state.

    If was “divine revelation” then on what grounds did they justify walking away from it?

    So, how should anyone expect Mormons to react to government dictates on abortion reimbursements and contraception? Is it logical to assume they will react to Obama’s power play the same as Catholics and Protestants?

    Where’s the Romney statement on this? *crickets* is NOT acceptable.

  • wanumba

    #34 February 6, 2012 at 11:49 am
    S. Wolf commented:
    wanumba #22

    Jesus is not up to the standards of Bible publishers, either..

    ‘In the world of questionable and sometimes downright silly Bible translations, one would think that it couldn’t get any worse.
    :::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Gah. Well if Satan is moving to choke it off, then pray hard. With so much untruths out there and frauds and posers, asking God what to do is imperative. Re-reading 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel and more amazed at the direct questions David asked of God, and the very straightforward responses.
    If Joshua had asked God for advice on what to do with the Gibeonites, all fawning pitiful in rags, God would have replied, “They’re totally faking.”
    These times seem to be an urgent return to those direct requests for guidance. So much fraud and lying.

  • wanumba #36

    So much fraud and lying, indeed, and those who seek the truth are called the liars.

    #29

    re what’s Romney going to do when Obama Machine hits him with “The Pearl of Great Price?” Which argued Blacks couldn’t enter the Mormon preisthood? Will Obama NOT use it?

    That reminded me.

    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2012/02/our-first-post-post-racial-president.html

    Oh Hussein is already laying the ground for that, his people have their own page on his campaign site, a haven from the racists Romney represents. /sarc

    This is why they were so desperate to remove Cain from the primaries, so much easier to go racist, racist! on a lily white Mormon who doesn’t care for the poor, etc.

  • bg

    ++

    re: S. Wolf re: [Cain]

    updated: February 3, 2012

    What Mitt Romney could learn from Herman Cain

    [2.) Cain went on to explain to Carlson the importance of reaching three obvious GOP target groups: base Republicans, evangelical Christians and independents. Then, he said something really interesting: The eventual GOP nominee will need to reach out to traditionally Democratic groups as well. As he put it: “There are some disgruntled Democrats who have buyer’s remorse — that’s how we win in November.”

    Truer words have never been spoken. We’re not talking monumental numbers here, but there are enough disaffected Democrats to make a dent in Obama’s vote tally. If the GOP is to have any chance of winning in November, it will need to put some boots on the ground and step up its game in Democratic-leaning areas — especially minority areas. I know that the party has an opportunity to pick a large number of people who voted for Obama in 2008, having spoken with and interviewed black Democrats and Republicans who voted for Obama but are now upset with the president’s performance. Cain’s advice is not only sound but comes from someone who has been in the trenches and knows the landscape. Democrats, who count on the race card and the GOP writing off minority voters, won’t expect a battle in their own backyard until it’s too late. Plus, reaching out to minorities is just the right thing to do.]

    i miss Herman Cain, but i’m betting Obama et al still fear him..

    ==

  • wanumba

    #32 February 6, 2012 at 11:27 am
    Agathon commented:
    Wanumba,

    Jesus was not a Jew (or anything else) out of convenience.. He forgave the whore, he didn’t marry her and he never pretend that she was anything but a whore.

    :::::::::::::::

    How nasty the words that leave your mouth in comparison against the truth:

    Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
    “No one, sir,” she replied.
    “Then neither do I condemn you, ” Jesus declared, “Go and leave your life of sin.”
    John 8:10

    “Woman” is a universe of respect away from the manner you viciously condemn people.

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  • kneec29

    As I read these blogs it simply amazes me how people can talk so trashy and thoughtless. It kind of sounds like what is going on with our Congress resulting in nothing getting resolved. Our country is facing many challenging problems and it wouldn’t hurt if people would come together for country and just maybe we could get something accomplished. We have to definitely believe in country over party and stop all the other bs talk.