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Sunday, June 07, 2009

Yes, and Scott Roeder showed us just what a Christian America would look like
Posted by Jill | 8:30 AM
Newt Gingrich, that good, virtuous Christian man who is converting to Catholicism so he can wipe his first two marriages and his adulteries off the map, is concerned that Americans are surrounded by paganism:
Two leading voices of the Republican Party's evangelical wing visited Rock Church on Friday for a forum aimed at recapturing some of the movement's political momentum.

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee urged Christians to get involved in politics to preserve the presence of religion in American life.

"I think this is one of the most critical moments in American history," Gingrich said. "We are living in a period where we are surrounded by paganism."

They and other speakers warned about the continuing availability of abortion, the spread of gay rights, and attempts to remove religion from American public life and school history books.

Gingrich and Huckabee, a former governor of Arkansas, argued the rights of Americans stem from God and to ignore that connection is perilous. The two were among several speakers, including former U.S. Senate candidate Oliver North, at the three-hour "Rediscovering God in America" event. The event was closed to reporters but was broadcast live on God.TV, an evangelical Web site.

Huckabee told the audience he was disturbed to hear President Barack Obama say during his speech in Cairo, Egypt, on Thursday that one nation shouldn't be exalted over another.

"The notion that we are just one of many among equals is nonsense," Huckabee said. The United States is a "blessed" nation, he said, calling American revolutionaries' defeat of the British empire "a miracle from God's hand."

Uh....what did I say yesterday about God micromanaging people's lives?

Here's what I never understood: Why is it that so-called Christians like Gingrich and Huckabee are so insecure in their faith that they need constant affirmation of it in the public square? If they are so certain that theirs is the One True Way, isn't that enough?

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Blogger OldMayfly said...
The Temple of Athena was full when I attended this morning, and the nearby temples of Zeus, Apollo, Aphrodite, and Ares were crowded also.

Later today some of us plan to track down Newt and surround him.

Blogger lori said...
Hmmmmm, does this mean France is God?

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The reason is they know deep down its BS. Why else is everyone scared of death and sad when loved ones die? Shouldn't they be happy to go see the baby jebus?

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Considering that the republican party is the official party of Mammon, it's not surprising that Newt feels surrounded by pagans.

It says somewhere in the bible that gods not down with that.