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New Furor Erupts Over More Leaked Information on Santorum 'Endorsement'
Christian Post ^ | 1/18/2012 | Paul Stanley

Posted on 01/18/2012 7:42:11 PM PST by RnMomof7

CHARLESTON, S.C. – A new furor rocked politically active Christians today as news leaked that the founder of Focus on the Family, Dr. James Dobson, may have cast aspersions on Callista Gingrich, wife of GOP contender Newt Gingrich, at a key moment before evangelicals voted in Texas to support Sen. Rick Santorum in the GOP presidential primary race. The effect of the disclosure on the race, especially on uncommitted Christian voters, is still unclear.

The comment happened at last Saturday’s meeting of influential evangelical leaders who had gathered at the Texas ranch of Judge Paul Pressler to discuss the GOP primary. In the run-up to the first vote, Dobson was praising Karen Santorum, the wife of former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, when he mentioned Callista, as “a woman who was a man’s mistress for eight years.”

“Floored – a startling moment,” was how some of the attendees felt after digesting Dobson’s comments, according to a source that spoke to Business Insider, which first broke the news.

Remainder of article at link


TOPICS: Current Events; Ecumenism; General Discusssion; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: adultery; dobson; newt; presidency
I agree with Dobson that Callista is an adulteress , she and Newt are a matched set... but at this point we have to understand there are no clean hands in Washington ..
1 posted on 01/18/2012 7:42:14 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: RnMomof7

Ugh. Okay, if we’re going to assail Newt’s wife, then I guess the dirt on Karen Santorum is fair game now?


2 posted on 01/18/2012 7:46:02 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: RnMomof7

Why not just tell the truth and support Perry?

Why does Dobson find Santorum to be pure?


3 posted on 01/18/2012 7:50:52 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Utmost Certainty

Did she cheat too? I don’t know anything about her. Although she’s not running. What did she do? Is there a thread on her or a reliable article about it somewhere? Thanks


4 posted on 01/18/2012 7:53:37 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Utmost Certainty

Did she cheat too? I don’t know anything about her. Although she’s not running. What did she do? Is there a thread on her or a reliable article about it somewhere? Thanks


5 posted on 01/18/2012 7:53:37 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Utmost Certainty

Did she cheat too? I don’t know anything about her. Although she’s not running. What did she do? Is there a thread on her or a reliable article about it somewhere? Thanks


6 posted on 01/18/2012 7:53:44 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Utmost Certainty

Lets face it newts wife has no moral credibility .... but neither has he..


7 posted on 01/18/2012 7:54:19 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: RnMomof7

I don’t really have a use for guys like Dobson, but the GOP just insists on flirting with this ****


8 posted on 01/18/2012 7:54:33 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: RnMomof7

Correction- was an adulterous.


9 posted on 01/18/2012 7:56:16 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Proud RINOmney Denialist since 2007!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks RnMomof7.
...news leaked that the founder of Focus on the Family, Dr. James Dobson, may have cast aspersions on Callista Gingrich... as "a woman who was a man’s mistress for eight years."
I'd prefer that to the Clintons.


10 posted on 01/18/2012 7:56:16 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: SunkenCiv

The sad thing is that folks like Dobson will make Obama look like the quintessential “Family Man” in contrast to our candidates.

I am becoming very cynical of some of our “true believers”


11 posted on 01/18/2012 8:01:14 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: RnMomof7

DC will never be clean if we keep send them our trash.


12 posted on 01/18/2012 8:06:32 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

We could get into a discussion if God sees newt as divorced.. but not today


13 posted on 01/18/2012 8:10:30 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: Linda Frances

She had an 8 year affair with a married newt


14 posted on 01/18/2012 8:11:31 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: Linda Frances
Did she cheat too? I don’t know anything about her. Although she’s not running. What did she do? Is there a thread on her or a reliable article about it somewhere? Thanks

She dated an abortion doctor for 6 years back in the 1980s starting when she was 22, lived with him as well. There are pictures of them floating around on the internet as well as interviews with the doctor - he knew her family. This was when she was working as a nurse. She looked happy enough.

Plenty of folks do stupid things in their 20s or have a change of heart later on so bringing her up at this point is a bit tacky.

I'm not completely sold on either Santorum or Gingrich, but Santorum supporters who are piling on Gingrich better be damned careful, because if Santorum had Gingrich's numbers and was making Romney sweat, you can be sure that the MSM would flood the airwaves and internet with photos of Mrs. Santorum and her ex-boyfriend and they would be talking about all of the abortions he performed. Santorum is just 10-20% away from having a similar hit job done on him by the media!
15 posted on 01/18/2012 8:13:52 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: RnMomof7
The implication that the status of the wife of a candidate reflects on the qualifications of the candidate illustrates the small minded bigotry of the christian hypocrite right.

These people have no business in the dealings of the kingdom of the left hand. They do harm to the cause of righteousness by their rank hypocrisy.

16 posted on 01/18/2012 8:30:49 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Linda Frances

There is an article in the current Newsweek about Mrs. Santorum living with a much older abortion doctor when she was in her twenties, before she married Rick Santorum.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/01/15/mrs-santorum-s-abortion-doctor-boyfriend.html

There were a couple of FR threads about this. I couldn’t find the FR threads using the search function.


17 posted on 01/18/2012 8:43:04 PM PST by jeannineinsd
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To: mylife

I’m sick of the self-righteous so-called Christians who would have gotten along famously with the Pharisees.

Jesus came for the sinners, not the saved.

They tend to forget the Parable of the Prodigal Son.

Luke 15:11-32
King James Version (KJV)
11And he said, A certain man had two sons:

12And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.

13And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.

14And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

15And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

16And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

17And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!

18I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,

19And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.

20And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

21And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.

22But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:

23And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:

24For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

25Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.

26And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.

27And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.

28And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.

29And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:

30But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

31And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.

32It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.


18 posted on 01/18/2012 9:00:05 PM PST by rzman21
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To: RnMomof7
>> She had an 8 year affair with a married newt<<

That whole vote thing with that group is starting to smell foul. The voted after many had left the meeting and there was no consensus. I believe that whole support will fall apart and amount to nothing. The leaks from the meeting are totally against the agreement of the group and the infighting and nastiness of that group will destroy it’s credibility.

19 posted on 01/18/2012 9:00:42 PM PST by CynicalBear
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To: RnMomof7

I guess we allowed to damage people’s reputation if we do so in the context of a political campaign.

Some guy is running locally here in CT. Should I dig up some stuff on his wife and put flyers around the neighborhood?

Serial adulterer or serial defamer? Jimmy! Ya got no class.


20 posted on 01/18/2012 9:06:19 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I will go to southern Maine to campaign.)
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To: RnMomof7
Gee, how many Catholics voted for the guy who thinks a Baby who survives an Abortion should be left to die in a closet?

Sure are a lot of glass houses around these parts.

Last time I checked, Newt and his Wife have atoned for their sins and have sought forgiveness in their Church.

Of course, we could just stone them to death like the Muzzies like to do, reelect the Marxist with nothing to lose for the next four years and move on.

21 posted on 01/18/2012 9:10:20 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: Utmost Certainty
Newt has changed dramatically. Here are some FR links about his conversion.

Newt Gingrich: What Kind of Catholic Is He? [Born Lutheran, Turned Baptist, Now Catholic]
Newt Gingrich: America’s Next Catholic President?
Clemson Palmetto Poll finds Gingrich (38%) momentum growing, most S.C. GOP voters still uncommitted
Gingrich Threatens GOP's Chance to Nab Independents

The Evangelical Case for Newt Gingrich
Gingrich Represents New Political Era for Catholics
Gingrich Represents New Political Era for Catholics [ecumenical}
Newt Gingrich on Catholicism and JPII
Why Newt Gingrich Converted to Catholicism
Exclusive: Newt Gingrich Opens Up on Catholic Conversion and Embracing 'Overt Christianity'
Newt Gingrich on his conversion to Catholicism
Gingrich Keeps Quiet on Catholic Conversion (received into Church over the past weekend)
Exclusive: Newt Gingrich conversion details; plans release of JP2 documentary
Gingrich to Become Catholic During Easter Season
The Newt Evangelization: Gingrich to become Catholic

22 posted on 01/18/2012 9:29:14 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: rzman21

I’m sick of people trashing the Pharisees.


23 posted on 01/18/2012 9:46:54 PM PST by dervish (female candidates: the last frontier)
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To: jeannineinsd
Isn't the daily beast another left wing hate machine like the huffington post? Do you have anything from the right or at least not such a radical bunch? I don't go into those sites, makes me feel.....you know.
24 posted on 01/19/2012 6:13:27 AM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: mylife
The sad thing is that folks like Dobson will make Obama look like the quintessential “Family Man

That is why Governor Perry will be the last conservative standing when this is all over. Newt throws red meat out to a SC audience and he's suddenly the "perfect" candidate. If people could look beyond Perry's sound byte gaffs and get to know the real person, they wouldn't have a second thought about who to vote for. I've been with Perry since he announced. After watching this SC interview on Saturday, I was convinced I made the right choice. http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/303710-1

25 posted on 01/19/2012 6:21:15 AM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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To: RnMomof7
I am not one of those hate Newt or Santorum. I just don't want Romney. I believe Newt when he says hes made things right with God. Haven't we all messed up. I hope the voters believe him too. He needs to speak with heartfelt words at the debate about his past. People can tell if you mean it and all the Christians i know will not hold it against him. I do wish Rick and Newt would work together and beat Romney then Obama. One can be pres the other vp.
26 posted on 01/19/2012 6:23:17 AM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Linda Frances
Isn't the daily beast another left wing hate machine like the huffington post? Do you have anything from the right or at least not such a radical bunch? I don't go into those sites, makes me feel.....you know.

Yes, it is a left wing hate machine. The current cover of Newsweek asks "Why Are Obama's Critics so Dumb?" It is in no way an impartial source. I was just answering the question about where the story originated.

Personally,I am sick of the media going after the Republican candidates' past with a fine tooth comb, while ignoring the damage our current president is inflicting on our country. I am evaluating the candidates on their policy positions. I am not wasting time worrying about a candidate's wife sleeping with someone 3 decades ago.

27 posted on 01/19/2012 6:55:08 AM PST by jeannineinsd
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To: RnMomof7

I’ve not heard much about this so I can’t comment on it. But I do remember the role James Dobson had in the last presidential election. He did serious damage to Fred Thompson’s campaign which disappointed me immensely.


28 posted on 01/19/2012 6:56:50 AM PST by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: killermosquito; EternalVigilance; Lakeshark
In January of 2008 I wrote a Free Republic “vanity” column entitled “The Death of Conservatism? - 43 Mistakes and the GOP's Dobson's Choice”. The 2008 column can still be found at:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1961546/posts

In that column I identified 43 mistakes made by the GOP since 1984 that have been leading toward the death of the conservative movement. Among those mistakes, I identified Dr. James Dobson’s irresponsible attack on former Senator Fred Thompson (which accused Fred Thompson of not being a Christian) as being responsible for 7 of the GOP’s 43 mistakes on the path to the death of conservatism. In the title and in my column, I coined the term “Dobson’s Choice,” which is a play on words for the common expression, “Hobson’s Choice.”

Per Wikipedia:
A Hobson's choice is a free choice in which only one option is offered. As a person may refuse to take that option, the choice is therefore between taking the option or not; "take it or leave it". The phrase is said to originate with Thomas Hobson (1544–1631), a livery stable owner in Cambridge, England. To rotate the use of his horses, he offered customers the choice of either taking the horse in the stall nearest the door or taking none at all.

In August of 2008 Alan Keyes wrote a column for WorldNetDaily entitled “2-Party System: No Choice But Evil”. Keyes’ column also used the Hobson’s Choice/Dobson’s Choice play on words in a paragraph header (NOTE: I’m not accusing Dr. Keyes of appropriating my idea). Keyes used the term to describe Dr. Dobson’s August flip-flop to endorse and vote for 2008 GOP presidential nominee John McCain.

Prior to McCain’s nomination, Dr. Dobson declared that he could not in good conscience cast his vote for Sen. McCain. He did so in light of the senator’s positions on key issues of moral concern, including his support for embryonic stem cell research and his unwillingness to defend the natural family as the basis for the institution of marriage. Keyes’ column took issue with Dobson’s willingness to abandon an absolutist position on stem cell research. The column was posted on Free Republic by FReeper EternalVigilance at:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2059761/posts

In the discussion thread that followed I responded to a post by FReeper Lakeshark who wrote:

“I think Dobson is as close to a modern day hero as there is. He has done more than most to preserve values in America than anyone I know, and for that I am grateful.”

I responded:

“Dobson is largely to blame for giving us McCain as the GOP nominee. Fred Thompson didn't return Dobson's calls and was slow to make a pilgrimage to kiss his ring, so Dobson signle-handedly removed the only viable conservative in the race by leaking an email that falsely said Fred Thompson wasn't a Christian.”

“Dobson tried to play kingmaker and lost. He killed Thompson's campaign and steered alot of evangelicals with limited politcal acumen to Huckaphony (not a conservative, but probably a devout Christian). Without a good chunk of those polital-novice evangelicals, a conservative cannot beat a well-financed moderate for the GOP nomination.”

“It was a vain and stupid move by Dobson. In addition to taking out Thompson, Dobson also marginalized every evangelical who is also practicing Republican. Country clubbers and moderates within every state and local Republican party have become emboldened by what they see as the dumb and weak evangelical faction and are challenging conservatives on every platform position, down ticket election and party leadership post.”

“Meanwhile, at the top of the ticket, McCain didn't need evangelicals to win the nomination. And he won't consult them when picking his VP. And if McCain should get lucky and win the election in November, you can bet your life savings that McCain will not be employing conservatives in his Administration or consulting them on policy matters.”

“Yep, you're my hero, Dr. Dobson. You have selfishly set the conservative movement back at least 10 years.“

Later in my debate with Lakeshark I remarked:

“Look, there are 2 types of evangelicals - there are some who are active within their state and local Republican parties and integrate their faith into their politics (a group I identify with) and there are those who simply vote and occasionally integrate their politics into their faith. The latter are the larger group. After Dobson's attack, the 'non-political' evangelicals moved largely to Huckabee with the inferred endorsement of Dobson. Without the 'non-politcal' evangelicas Thompson saw he had little chance to win the nomination and quit (although he would have won the Louisiana caucus had he remained in the race 2 days longer).”

"For 'political' evangelicals that left a choice of Stab-the-party-in-the-back McCain, Massachusetts-Mormon Romney, Pro-choice-but-otherwise-conservative Giuliani and Huckaphoney - all flawed candidates that were unacceptable to one or more factions of the party.”

“Giuliani miscalculated the moderate support he hoped to have in Florida and was next out. With Fred & Rudy out, 'political' evangelicals briefly flirted with backing Romney, but grudgingly coalesced behind McCain after doing the calculations and realizing that the 'non-political' evangelicals would never actively support a Mormon and the country clubbers would never support the Rev. Tax Hike Mike.”

“And that's how Dobson stuck the Republican Party with McCain.”

“What really bothers me is that Dobson didn't speak with Fred directly before leaking the 'Fred's not a Christian' email. As the most visible and politically active evangelical voice in America, Dobson should have known better. Maybe Dobson was irritated that Fred hadn't yet made a pilgrimage to kiss his ring like the other candidates who were courting the evangelical vote. Maybe Fred was dumb for not doing it.”

“My only hope is that evangelical leaders learn from the folly of Dobson's choice and make less arrogant and more intelligent choices in 2012 or 2016. Of course, the politicians will adjust and will make a greater effort to court Dobson and others. And I don't know how I feel about that. Part of me really liked the fact that Fred was willing to tell Dobson and the other Pharisees to cram it.”

And now in 2012, we’re here at the same juncture and that political moron Dobson is at it again making the same mistake.

Dobson makes an “off the record” comment harmful to Gingrich (a conservative who could actually defeat the Establishment moderate Romney). Other evangelicals interpret Dobson’s comment as a non-endorsement endorsement of Rick Santorum (an evangelical conservative who is less likely to defeat the Establishment moderate Romney). The most likely result of Dobson’s comment/non-endorsement is the nomination of Mitt Romney.

What will Dobson do for an encore?

Before the eventual Establishment GOP coronation of Mitt Romney – aka the Republican Party Convention – Dobson will wonder aloud whether evangelical Christians can support a Mormon, but not actually state that specifically. That comment will do predictable damage to Republicans and will cause some Evangelicals to either opt-out of the electoral process or drift to a quixotic third-party challenge by nut job libertarian Ron Paul. After Mitt’s nomination, Dr. Dobson will repudiate his non-statement on whether evangelicals could support a Mormon and suggest (but not say directly) that he will indeed vote for Mitt Romney.

Hey, Dr. Dobson – shut your piehole!! Stick to commenting on religion and stay away from politics. You are a political moron and have selfishly set the conservative movement back at least 10 years!!

29 posted on 01/19/2012 8:39:00 AM PST by Sideshow Bob
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To: mylife

Yep, it’s 2008 all over again!


30 posted on 01/19/2012 8:47:48 AM PST by Sideshow Bob
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To: mylife

Yep, it’s 2008 all over again!


31 posted on 01/19/2012 8:48:53 AM PST by Sideshow Bob
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To: mylife

Yep, it’s 2008 all over again!


32 posted on 01/19/2012 8:48:56 AM PST by Sideshow Bob
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To: hinckley buzzard
The implication that the status of the wife of a candidate reflects on the qualifications of the candidate illustrates the small minded bigotry of the christian hypocrite right.

These people have no business in the dealings of the kingdom of the left hand. They do harm to the cause of righteousness by their rank hypocrisy.

****

I totally agree.

33 posted on 01/19/2012 8:51:22 AM PST by Sideshow Bob
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To: jeannineinsd

After reading that article you linked, my opinion of Rick Santorum just went up! I never considered voting for him, but the fact that he married a woman who herself had not lived a perfect life previously, and together they changed their lives to commit to marriage and family, is not a negative thing. In fact, a story like that one shows that he’s not the “self-righteous, sanctimonious” person people make him out to be.

Now, if Rick himself had been the one living with the abortion doctor, I might see it differently...


34 posted on 01/19/2012 9:44:53 AM PST by Tired of Taxes (Every day is a blessing.)
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To: Salvation; DarthVader

Thanks for posting those links.

As an Evangelical, I am surprised at the many Christians who totally discount Newt’s Conversion Experience.

And yet, the forgiveness of past sins is a cornerstone of both the Catholic and Evangelical Religions.

In the Creed, we say “I confess One Baptism for the forgiveness of sin”.

In The Catholic Faith, the adult convert confesses his sin, renounces satan, and states his belief that Jesus died for his sins. The waters of baptism cleanses the new convert, and he is a “New Creature” in Christ.”

The Evangelical Conversion is similar, but the waters of Baptism are considered an outward sign of obedience in response to an inward cleansing. We call it being “Born Again”.

Those who continue to call Newt names are, in effect, casting aspersions upon his Conversion Experience.

Of course, we all get “Blasts from The Past” that come back to haunt us after our conversions. That’s because we live in a wicked world, and there ARE consequences to our (pre-conversion) behavior.

I am just very surprised that Dr. Dobson, whom I have always respected, does not RESPECT Newt’s Confession that he is washed in the Blood of Jesus and REDEEMED.

It bothers me also that he would attack Newt’s WIFE and not Newt himself for adultery.

It is not in line with Christian Belief or Behavior, and I do not understand it at all.


35 posted on 01/19/2012 12:05:53 PM PST by left that other site
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To: RnMomof7
“I agree with Dobson that Callista is an adulteress , she and Newt are a matched set... but at this point we have to understand there are no clean hands in Washington ..”

Yeh, I think lots of politicians have moral problems and not just in their personal lives. Well, we all want a clear contrast with Obama, someone who is the opposite of Obama.

Guess we take the bad with the good. Obama has been portrayed as a family man who never cheated. Add that to the list of contrasts and make up your mind which you want to choose.

36 posted on 01/19/2012 12:15:36 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: greeneyes
Obama has been portrayed as a family man who never cheated.

So was Jimmy Carter.

37 posted on 01/19/2012 12:17:15 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Utmost Certainty

What the heck did Karen do? I’ve seen allusions to something but no facts.

However, I am not for Santorum.

I’m gonna forgive Newt his private life because I think he can beat the true evil person in the country and I want to watch.


38 posted on 01/19/2012 12:24:20 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: af_vet_rr

As well they should. this sort of thing hurts someone like Santorum much more than it would hurt Newt. We all know Newt was something of a player.

We all know about bitter, crazy ex-wives.

For this election, I am assuming that Newt found the right woman, found God and found redemption and pray that I am right.


39 posted on 01/19/2012 12:29:27 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: jersey117

Well, yeah jersey, we did have the perfect package but the voters rejected him ... so now this is what we have left.


40 posted on 01/19/2012 12:31:51 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: dfwgator
“Obama has been portrayed as a family man who never cheated.
So was Jimmy Carter.”

Yep - The two worst presidents in my lifetime. That's why marital fidelity is just one of numerous factors I consider when voting for a candidate, and not the most important. God help us it's a nightmare how low the bar is for politicians.

41 posted on 01/19/2012 12:32:45 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: altura

I wrote that shortly before the story broke that he was stepping down. I feel very sad but hopefully we’ll be able to weather the storm ahead. I really thought he’d hang in through Saturday.


42 posted on 01/19/2012 12:35:47 PM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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