None of you love your country enough to deliver divorce papers to your cancer-ridden wife in the hospital, so that you can marry the new lady and then leave her when she gets sick, for the current lady:
Newt Gingrich: There’s no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate. And what I can tell you is that when I did things that were wrong, I wasn’t trapped in situation ethics, I was doing things that were wrong, and yet, I was doing them.
That’s the kind of American dream story that probably brings a tear to a Boehner’s eye.
But this is the thing:
I found that I felt compelled to seek God’s forgiveness. Not God’s understanding, but God’s forgiveness. I do believe in a forgiving God. And I think most people, deep down in their hearts hope there’s a forgiving God.
Thank goodness conservative Christianity has so ingrained the Redemption Story into our collective American myth that patriotic politicians like Newt Gingrich can so easily call upon it to explain away LEAVING TWO SICK WIVES FOR NEW WOMEN. He’s washed his hands of it, given it to God, and if you can’t forgive him too, well then you’re just not a Christian Family Values American.
The Rude Pundit also points out that, in the very same interview, Newtie shared his feelings on the way that Judeo-Christian society [like the kind so ably represented by Newt Gingrich] is being viciously attacked:
“In a sense, our Judeo-Christian civilization is under attack from two fronts. On one front, you have a secular, atheist, elitism. And on the other front, you have radical Islamists. And both groups would like to eliminate our civilization if they could. For different reasons, but with equal passion.”
And you know how you can tell secular, atheist, elitist Muslims want to eliminate American civilization? By the way they don’t abandon their cancer-ridden wives, for the sake of the single-teared bald eagle.
What a joke. Glad he’s running for president.