Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has
suggested gay marriage is to blame for America's economic woes.
In a radio interview on Catholic Radio
San Diego to pitch his book A Nation Like No Other, his short
film Nine Days that Changed the World, and his wife Callista
Gingrich's upcoming children's book Sweet Land of Liberty,
host Charles Limandri asked Gingrich why he believed “radical
secularists” are attacking the family.
“The concept of family being between
man and woman and the concept of all these core values that grow out
of 3,000 years of Judeo-Christian tradition,” Gingrich answered.
“This is a direct threat to the entire secular world.”
“We're becoming increasingly secular,
the family is under attack and economically we're experiencing woes
like we've never known in our history it seems. So what is the
connection here?” Limandri asked.
“You have to recognize that free
enterprise is based on free people and … free people are based on
faith,” Gingrich replied. “The very basis of our belief and
freedom is that we believe we are endowed by our creator with certain
unalienable rights. The very source of our strength is that we
believe these are truths – not theories, not ideologies, not
gimmicks, not political consultants, powerpoints – truths, and so
there's a core absolute overlap between free enterprise, freedom and
freedom of faith. And if you don't have freedom of faith in the end
you're not going to have free enterprise because there's no moral
force that defends and protects you.” (The audio is embedded in
the right panel of this page.)