Yay! More reasons to dislike GOP presidential candidates. We've known for years that Gingrich is not on our side, but his latest statement blaming same-sex marriage for economic hardships keeps him in good standing in the race for the looniest candidate of them all. Catch his quote after the jump.
In a radio interview on Catholic Radio San Diego, host Charles Limandri asked Gingrich why he believed “radical secularists” are attacking the family. Here's what the former House Speaker has to say:
“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 in regards to "radical secularists."
“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.”
Well, isn't that a nice stretch.