What is it with this guy?
“I think there’s a clear to desire to replace the church with a bureaucracy, and to replace people’s right to worship together with a government-dominated system,”
Newt has just converted to Catholicism which gives him a formal forgiveness for three marriages, extended periods of boinking women who weren’t his wife and for telling his first wife he was leaving her to continue boinking someone else while that wife was in the hospital recovering from cancer.
I doubt this amoral jerk believes what he says up there. That would be certifiable crazihood. A much more likely explanation is that he’s playing the same game Gerson played in his previous column and which the Republicans have used to advantage before – get religious folks scared that Democrats and liberals want to fry their holy books in patchouli oil. Jerks.
Update: Perhaps I was being too kind to Newt to suggest above that he’s merely amoral, yet sane. This argues for batshit crazy…