Earlier today I wrote about an “ecumenical letter” that seems to have originated from the ardently anti-gay Salvatore J. Cordileone, Bishop of Oakland. Ultimately, this is a communique from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. You just know that Newt is going to repeat whatever the bishops claim. As RightWingWatch reports:

Gingrich Calls for the Restoration of the ‘Church Militant’

Newt Gingrich today joined a conference call with members of his campaign’s Faith Leaders Coalition
including Pastor Jim Garlow, American Family Association founder Don Wildmon, and Religious Right pollster George Barna where he urged social
conservative voters to coalesce behind his candidacy. During the call,
Gingrich repeated his claim
that religious charities are losing their rights because they refuse to
follow codes that prevent taxpayer-funded services from discriminating
against people such as married same-sex couples. He even warned that
America might go the way of Europe where Gingrich claimed that reading
parts of the Bible regarding homosexuality would be a “hate crime”:

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.