Katrina, thanks for noting those comments from Newt Gingrich. Pagans! This segment caught my eye:
“The great danger is that you’re going to see a real drive to outlaw and limit Christianity,” Gingrich said at a National Review breakfast briefing. “It’s okay to be Christian as long as you’re not really Christian. It’s a very serious problem.”
“You can’t actually have an adoption service that’s run by Catholics unless they’re willing to be not Catholic,” Gingrich remarked, alluding to the Catholic organizations that refuse to consider gay couples for adoptive parents and have had to close as a result.
“That should bother people,” Gingrich continued. “You’re now beginning to see a secular tyranny begin to set in that is very dangerous, and we need to have a national debate about it.”
In that spirit, I wonder if Mr. Gingrich would have been prepared to put forward his proposition in the following terms:
The great danger is that you’re going to see a real drive to outlaw and limit Islam . . . It’s okay to be Muslim as long as you’re not really Muslim. It’s a very serious problem.