Skip to comments.Georgia Pastors Endorse Gingrich for President
Posted on 03/05/2012 8:18:00 PM PST by Fred
Atlanta, GA Pastors and faith leaders from throughout Georgia including from more than a dozen churches announced Monday they are personally endorsing Newt Gingrich in Tuesdays Republican primary and joining his Faith Leaders Coalition.
The pastors include Dr. Richard Lee, pastor of First Redeemer in Cumming, Dr. Michael Youssef, an Atlanta Christian author and broadcaster, and the Rev. Benny Tate of Rock Springs Methodist in Milner, Ga.
Lee, Youssef and Tate are national co-chairs of Gingrichs Faith Leaders Coalition. They will be working with the new Georgia faith leaders on Gingrichs advisory coalition.
Our nation sorely needs a President who not only says he believes in God but takes faith with him to the Oval Office every day, said Dr. Lee. Newt Gingrich is that man. And he will be the type of President to protect our right to worship without Washington interference. Religious freedom is what makes America exceptional, and Newt will make sure that freedom remains secure.
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Youseff is a scholar and a serious man. His name will carry weight with some folks.
Praying for Newt and that we can consolidate behind him.
I think Newt's key to winning this is Tenn, Ala, Miss. If he can win 2 or maybe get a Sweep. Santorum will fold due to lack of resources.
Yeah, tactically you are correct. I guess what I meant to say is that Youseff is a very intellectual thinker and it is impressive, if not very helpful, to have his endorsement.
And a late surge to pull a surprise in TN or OK to go with Georgia would be tremendous if it happens. 50% in Georgia would be helpful.
Now, I don’t know if any of that will happen, but there is a surge.
Arlen Specter announces for the White House, with endorsee, Rick Santorum at his side.
At Senator Arlen Specters official presidential campaign announcement in March 1995, then-Senator Rick Santorum showed his public support and encouragement of Specter by sitting directly next to him as Specter denounced the GOPs war on abortion. It was at this event that Specter proclaimed his total opposition to social conservatism and declared he is in fact running to make the GOP pro-choice.
Santorum is seen nodding and applauding at Specters side:
3:46 mark: In 1996, I intend to win the other house the White House with ten commitments to America Especially a womans right to choose
13:22 mark: Even though we have this historic opportunity for these achievements, there are those in our party who would lead us down a different path and squander this unique moment in our nations history by using our political capital to pursue a radical social agenda that would end a womans right to choose
13:48 mark: When Pat Robertson says there is no constitutional doctrine of separation between Church and State, I say he is wrong
14:31 mark: When Ralph Reed says a pro-choice Republican isnt qualified to be our President, I say the Republican Party will not be intimidated or blackmailed by those kinds of threats.I, and millions of other pro-choice Republicans, will not be disenfranchised and made second class citizens.
15:33 mark: it is not Christian, or religious, or Judeo-Christian to bring God into politics; or to advocate intolerance and promote exclusion.
15:54 mark: I want to take abortion out of politics. I want to keep the Republican Party focused on the vital economic and foreign policy issues and leave moral issues such as abortion to the conscience of the individual. I believe abortion is an issue to be decided by women
16:40 mark: I pledge to lead the fight to strip the strident anti-choice language from the Republican National platform
17:05 mark: “neither this nation nor this party can afford a republican candidate so captive to the demands of the intolerant right...
Lord, Guide Newt Gingrich, amen.
Michael was a priest at the Cathedral of St Philip years ago when my family were communicants there. He was a gifted teacher/preacher.
Wow, I didnt know that the LORD himself is on this forum.
Judge not, lest ye be judged....
Have you ever really looked at the progression of Newts marriages? If the first one occured today, the teacher would be going to jail instead of student Newt manning up and accepting the responsibility for the marriage and child.
Getting married so young and under such circumstances, I dont know how that would ever survive anyways. So here comes the mistress and eventually wife. That doesnt work out well either but they go through with it for awhile until both parties decide to hang it up. Inconvenient that the soon to be ex wife is under medical care for possible cancer and she is served her papers in the hospital. Newt has the affair with Callista who becomes his third wife and has been at his side ever since.
Newt has converted his faith and received absolution for his sins from the church. If the church can forgive his mortal failings then who the hell am I to judge the man? I believe in redemption and am willing to accept a flawed man for who is has become, not what he was.
Newt is pushing 70 and I think his horn dog days are over. Lord knows that he isnt hanging around with Bob “Stiffy” Dole.
America is at the time of her greatest crisis, never before has the country been this close to the brink of collapse and destruction. America needs a proven leader, with a solid plan to pull up out of this nose dive. We dont need a wishy washy business man who talks out of both sides of his mouth, we dont need a big government back bencher who needs to fill his calendar up after taking a beating from the home crowd, and we certainly dont need a senile old man. We need a man with a serious plan to correct the wrongs of the current administration, someone who can kick ass and take names and not get taken off point by the Fluke of the week. Somebody who will not back down to the pansy liberals or foreign despots. Somebody who will back our fine military and keep it the best in the world. We need REAL LEADERSHIP more than ever.
And you are worried about him taking on a mistress?
Nobody knows what the personal situations were regarding Newt, his Ex Wives and his current Wife.
All we can do is speculate. As far as Newt's first Marriage goes, it appears the age difference caused a rift. It was a Marriage of unequals.
Newt and his second Wife were separated for seven years in which time he met Callista. A short reconciliation didn't work out. Judging by his Ex Wife's performance on ABC a few months ago, he seems he made the right choice in leaving.
I am not making excuses for Newt's behavior, but neither one of us were there and we will never know all the facts.
Newt has commented on his past personal life. It appears his fourteen year Marriage to Callista is a successful one.
Both of Newt's children support him 100%, so they must know something about the real circumstances surrounding Newt's first Marriage to their Mother as well as his later Relationships.
Bailee, Edmond, pray for Newt with all your heart!
MplsSteve, I am a product of thrice divorced parents. My wife and I have been married for thirty (READ 30) years. Get bent! You are so self-rightious you can’t see the sin that you are.
As a Georgia voter, I am glad to vote against Newt.
He’s a joke. Sorry all, but it is true.
Maybe you should convert to Islam where it’s still acceptable to stone people to death over adultery. Your comments are absolutely sickening and disgusting. They’re the comments of someone who either doesn’t understand the teachings of Jesus Christ or who is too weak or sinful to embrace them. If you had $15 trillion riding on the results of a golf game, would you hire Tiger Woods to play for you or the local pastor down the street?
Amazing how Georgia has its head screwed on so much straighter than many other places. There’s no easy early voting there either, is that right?
Like most Newt bashers, you can provide no substantive explanations for your opposition to Newt. The only joke are people who don’t appreciate his tremendous skills, intellect and desire to improve the lives of every American.
Why are you referring to Santorum as a “back bencher”?
Did you not know that he was in Leadership?
“So in the eyes of these religious leaders, serial adultery is now OK?!
Oh wait! If Gingrich apologized, then all must be forgiven - right? After all, this is ONLY his third marriage.
When does the condemning start? After he commits adultery for the fifth time?”
As many times as we sin, God forgives us when we repent.
3Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
4And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
Your position is the least Christian of positions, and yet you, ironically, are championing Christianity. One wonders how many times you sin in a day. If it is more than seven, are you damned?
Your screen name appears to indicate that you thought Herman Cain would have been a good president. I guess that was a sham on your part, eh?
He dropped out so I put him in President Santorum’s Cabinet along with his pal, Newt.. See my tag.
Thank God, Herman did not endorse Romney like he did in ‘08.
What a relief!
Perhaps Newt will consider Santorum for his cabinet.
They had been considering Santorum, just based on christian beliefs only, not substance. Then they decided that NEWT was the BEST to get things done.
I had a Praise the LORD moment at that time. She also may be convincing some of their friends to do the same.
Nice of you to join in with that informative post. Now who are you voting for.
Jan. 2012-What little amount of time that you have been here, it’s mostly been bashing Newt. Maybe a supporter of another candidate.
Santorum is one of those politicians that Newt brought into office and Lordy, he is one of the guys who worked behind the scenes to take the speaker down. High morality and character value there. Yeah, baby..
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WOW!, I guess you registered on 1/29/12 just to post that.Thats so weak.
I hope my feeling about NEWT winning tomorrow in Okla. come true. I wish they had made that decision a while back, and would be in a position to change some minds in their church. Those people look up to my brother, he could have done some good for NEWT.
Newt will be fine in Georgia (it’d be nice if he got to 50%). I would have liked to see Herman and J.C. in Tennessee and Oklahoma earlier. Newt was surging, but will it be enough?
Santorum is a lot more left than we all know.
I didn’t know that he campaigned for Whitman and for Specter for President.
Governor Whitman and I agree on 90 to 95 percent of the issues, Santorum said at a Republican rally in Hopewell. And when I find someone I agree with on 90 to 95 percent of the issues, I enthusiastically campaign for them because theyre heading this country in the right direction. Whitman, who was appointed director of the Environmental Protection agency by President George W. Bush, has lately been leading an effort to create a new party and began urging former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman to run as a third-party candidate even before Huntsman dropped out of the hunt for the Republican nomination. “
Had a very negative robocall from Santorum about 2 days ago, bad mouthing on a lot of Newts past.
Today, was different from Santorum. Except now he is mimicking NEWT about ENERGY. Went on for a long while, you would think that RICK had an original thought and he was the first to speak about that issue. What a jerk.
Rick your such a phony plagarist.
It’s gonna be a big day! keep your fingers crossed!
For the many years I’ve been on Free Republic, many of you have espoused the less than desirable virtues that you now accuse me of - self-righteousness, un-Christian thinking, etc.
One of you even went as far as to act like a grade schooler by running to the Admin Moderator and Jim Robinson as if to say “Teacher, Teacher! MplsSteve said something bad about Newt!” Seriously?! Grow up, OK?.
Asking for forgiveness is one thing. I’ve asked for it a number of times in my life. But I’ve learned from the very things that led me to ask for forgiveness. Newt has not. I will flat out suggest that a number of you are hypocrites and less than consistent in your values.
Go ahead. Flame away.
MplsSteve is very likely stuck in a very unhappy marriage. Normally those who are so bitter and obsessed with the adultery of others are in that situation.
I feel sorry for him. His postings were pathetic.
I sure hope they had serious connections in Ohio and Tenn.
“I think Newt’s key to winning this is Tenn, Ala, Miss. If he can win 2 or maybe get a Sweep. Santorum will fold due to lack of resources.”
It’s awful that so many people are fooled into thinking Santorum is such a conservative and don’t realize his legislative record that says otherwise.
Newt’s in the tough position of being told he has to stay positive and not attack his competitors. Frustrating to all those of us who KNOW he’s the only hope of real change for our country and the only one who won’t wilt under the powerful BHO propaganda machine.
And RuPaul is a total shill for Mittens. I SO wish he’d get out, but he’ll pull a Huckabee.
I feel sorry for you that you would make such a facetious claim and being able to back it up.
Since you seem to be lacking in the facts (a common thread thru many of your previous posts), I’ll help you out. I’m happy single. Have never been married. Been in a long-term relationship for 8 years with a woman named Lori.
Are we good now? If so, maybe its time to STFU.
I can't imagine digging ourselves out of this hole without him in the lead!
The only claim I made is that normally such is the case, and I will stand by that: normally this is absolutely the case. That I mused it may apply to you, and that such musings struck a chord, tells us what it tells us. And FTR, you were removed by the mods on this thread on at least one, and maybe two comments for YOUR abject nastiness - a distinction I have NEVER had. Congrats.
I did not attack you, I nearly asked you a question and then I outlined the circumstances that I felt applicable to your original comment.
If I offended you, I apologize. It was not my intent. We are all grownups here and I believe we are looking for the same outcome, an America without Barack Obama as President.
You are a Rick guy and if he wins the Primaries, I will be a Rick guy too. Most everyone you accuse of attacking you will most likely join you and I in Voting for Rick if he pulls it off.
Nope, not the reason. But yes I know Newt. And I dislike him tremendously. Not bashing, just saying that he has zero chance to win.
He should have endorsed Rick ages ago...
“Like most Newt bashers, you can provide no substantive explanations for your opposition to Newt. “
Where should I begin? He’s another Washington fraud, cheats on his wives, panders atrociously to whomever he needs to ($2.50 gas, Lunar Colony, etc...He can provide none of these things), he was run out of the speakership in disgrace, he’s an angry man which will hurt him in the eyes of many, oh yea and he’d never be able to beat Obama.
There’s plenty more reasons, but I have to get back to work.
“YOU who are without blemish”
You’re a newby, bud.So where have you been all these years?Oh and you know Newt? Is that so? Whats your problemn with him? Your post is fishy, really fishy.