If anyone out there thinks that Newt Gingrich’s serial infidelity will, in any way, sour the Religious Right on his presidential candidacy, think again.
As we’ve noted before, Jim Garlow was the man at the center of the battle to stop marriage equality in California through Proposition 8 and he’s already forgiven Gingrich and calling him “the strongest possible candidate.”
So it is pretty obvious that “family values” leaders will do what is necessary to come up with ways to justify supporting Gingrich despite his history … and so we’ll probably start seeing lots more pieces like this one from Michael Youssef on the AFA’s OneNewsNow website comparing Gingrich to King David:
A number of years ago, I gave a series of messages on the life of King David of old. I entitled the series, “A Portrait of a Champion.” One of the messages in that series was called, “Champions Know How to Repent.” Even a great champion for God such as King David messed up “royally” and had to repent … This brings me to Newt Gingrich. While many people have, and will continue to throw stones at the former Speaker’s past marriage failures, I am glad that Newt is a man who knows how to repent. After all, isn’t that all that each of us can do?
Back in 2007, I heard an interview between Newt Gingrich and James Dobson that I will never forget. In it, Newt Gingrich explained how, with hot tears, he cried to the Lord for forgiveness and mercy over his indiscretions. Isn’t that what God’s word requires? … It is my view that Newt’s personal struggles and successes will aid him in being not only a seasoned candidate but possibly one of the finest presidents since Ronald Reagan. I did not say a perfect president, but a strong and fair-minded president.
Ask yourself this question: “If I lived during the time of King David, would I have voted for him as president?”