Gingrich Lies About Gay Adoption
During a Meet The Press panel on same-sex marriage, yesterday Newt Gingrich issued the usual lie about gay adoption.
“But what I’m struck with is the one-sidedness of the desire for rights,” he added. “There are no rights for Catholics to have adoption services in Massachusetts. They’re outlawed. There are no rights in DC for Catholics to have adoption service. They’re outlawed.” “This passing reference to religion, we sort of respect religion — sure, as long as you don’t practice it,” Gingrich continued, saying we should go beyond the question of “Are you able to be gay in America?” and ask what it means. Whether that means, for example, eliminating “any institution which does not automatically accept that, and therefore, you’re now going to have a secular state, say, to a wide range of religious groups.”Panelist Joy-Ann Reid shot Gingrich down, properly noting that Catholic Charities voluntarily withdrew their services rather than comply with anti-discrimination laws.