Saturday, January 21, 2012

Newt Gingrich = King David?????

Okay. Here's the name of the article I want you to know about:

"Why Is There So Much God in Our Politics? The Religious Right's Theocratic Plan for the 2012 Election"

And here's the passage that caught my attention and really disgusted me:

“Maybe the guy in the race that would make the best president is on his third marriage,” Steve Deace, a prominent Religious Right leader in Iowa, recently mused to writer Michelle Goldberg of “The Daily Beast” website. “How do we reconcile that?”

One way is to do what Deace did and compare Gingrich with King David, the Old Testament figure who committed adultery with another man’s wife but later repented.

“I see a lot of parallels between King David and Newt Gingrich, two extraordinary men gifted by God, whose lives include very high highs and very low lows,” Deace added.

Well, what can I say but good grief. Good, good grief.


  1. No. Madeleine L'Engle created a character, David, in 'Certain Women' who had many parallels with King David. Newt Gingrich does not. Not at all. Ugh.

    I have to say, the idea of Gingrich in power scares me far more than the idea of any of the other candidates. He's a very intelligent man with absolutely no morals or real value for human worth, and that's a terrifying combination.

  2. Yes, I completely agree with you, Maggie.

    God help us.


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