Last Thursday’s New Hampshire GOP debate included questions about homosexual marriages. Newt Gingrich described traditional marriage as the “core of our civilization” and an institution worth “protecting and upholding.”
And I think protecting and upholding — that doesn’t mean you have to go out and make life miserable for others, but it does mean you make a distinction between a historic sacrament of enormous importance in our civilization and simply deciding it applies everywhere and it’s just a civil right. It’s not. It is a part of how we define ourselves. And I think that a marriage between a man and a woman is part of that definition.”
He also raised the issue about bias in the media when it comes to anti-Christian bigotry.
He asked the reporters:
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?
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.