GINGRICH ROUNDS UP US CHRISTIANS
J. Grant Swank, Jr.
Newt Gingrich harnesses evangelicals and Vatican-aligned Catholics for the good of America’s values, per US NEWS.
The former House speaker told media that he believes that hatred against Christians in particular has increased so that these biblical believers note this as their moment of truth.
This is the time for moralists to come to the fore for the good of this Christian-heritage nation. Therefore, Gingrich is doing all he can to up the believers’ voice in public forums.
“’In the last few years I've decided that we're in a crisis in which the secular state, if allowed, will fundamentally and radically change America against the wishes of most Americans,’ Gingrich said.
“’You've had such rising hostility to religious belief that I wanted to reach broadly into the country and dramatically raise public awareness of threats to religious liberty.’”
His thrust is called Renewing American Leadership. It’s got some of the most astute biblically based thinkers working alongside Gingrich. It is a professional cadre about to bring together those of like conviction at the grassroots.
“This spring, Gingrich will speak to a handful of large gatherings for politically conservative clergy that have been organized by David Barton, an influential evangelical activist who spearheaded the Republican National Committee's rigorous outreach to pastors in 2004.”
American believers know that their nation is in trouble largely due to B. H. Obama’s Marxist Muslim base. He has gathered around him low-lifes with whom he associated in Illinois. He has championed death to womb babies, death to Christian ethics, death to America’s Christian heritage, death to the biblical definition of sex, family and marriage and more.
Therefore, if biblical values are to be The American Way, leaders such as Gingrich are going to bring it about under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
God has much at stake in America. Our original settlers were Bible-aligned. They preached and taught Bible. They held to scriptural lifestyles. They prayed to the Bible’s God.
Today their spiritual children continue to intercede before heaven’s throne.
Gingrich will gather about him these believers with a new force for good.
“A 2002 court decision that found the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools unconstitutional shifted Gingrich's attention more seriously to the debate over religion in the public square.
“The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that the pledge's ‘under God’ violated the First Amendment's ban on government-established religion.
“’That was the last straw,’ Gingrich said. ‘And I said, “It's time to challenge head-on secular domination in the West.”’”
“The crusade led Gingrich to publish Rediscovering God in America in 2006.
“Since then, Gingrich has appeared before large gatherings of pastors, joining a circuit that had been the province of politicians like Huckabee, an ordained Baptist preacher.
“’The response was overwhelmingly positive,’ says Tyler. ‘We realized there was a large segment out there that we were not reaching because a lot of Christians are just tuned out of the secular media.’”
Read “Newt Gingrich Steps Up Efforts to Mobilize Religious Conservatives” at http://www.usnews.com/articles/news/religion/2009/03/20/newt-gingrich-steps-up-efforts-to-mobilize-religious-conservatives.html