Newt Gingrich has told Huffington Post that opposition to "right to discriminate" bills in Indiana and Arkansas is an example of a liberal "lynch mob" mentality that seeks to “destroy religious liberty.”
The former Speaker of the House said that Indiana Governor Mike Pence's promise to fix his state's anti-gay law and Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy's ban on state-funded travel to Indiana are misguided responses to "selective outrage.”
Gingrich, who believes that religious rights are being "outlawed" by gay rights activists, said:
“The fact is, for example, the governor of Connecticut announced he wouldn't send people to Indiana. Well, Connecticut has exactly the same law. They adopted it 20 years ago. The head of Apple announces that he's deeply disappointed. Apple sells cell phones in Saudi Arabia, where being homosexual is a death penalty. The level of selective outrage, the opportunity to pick a fight -- the news media couldn't help themselves.”
When challenged that it's possible to uphold traditional values without being discriminatory, the thrice-married Gingrich disagreed saying:
"Go down the list of what religions really believe, and then look at how many things are now politically incorrect. You read certain passages from the Bible, and you're going to be attacked on some university campuses because you violate their politically-correct code."
Watch the interview, AFTER THE JUMP...