“I have two grandchildren: Maggie is 11; Robert is 9,” Gingrich said at Cornerstone Church here. “I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time they’re my age they will be in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists and with no understanding of what it once meant to be an American.”
The former House Speaker held up his own faith (he converted to Catholicism two years ago) as proof of his undying patriotism. He lashed out at the college professors and mainstream media he says are seeking to wipe out the Founding Fathers’ Christian values. And he targeted the judges who he charges are effectively re-writing the Constitution.
But Gingrich was mum on his own controversial past, one of martial indiscretions and divorces that have made courting religious conservatives a tall task as he nears a likely presidential run.
I wonder if Newt Gingrich understands that a country “dominated by radical Islamists” is, by definition, not a “secular atheist country.”
Newt Gingrich probably can’t seem to grasp the fact that religions (especially Christianity) tend to thrive in a secular society.