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Gingrich in Christian nationalist vote campaign:  I can't imagine being comfortable with an atheist in the presidency

Gingrich in Christian nationalist vote campaign: I can't imagine being comfortable with an atheist in the presidency

Gingric h in Chamption the Vote DVDThe "Champion the Vote" campaign's goal is to mobilize 5 million Christian voters over the next year so that "We truly have a country that is one nation under God" (quoting video embedded below).  The Champion the Vote website states,

If you're passionate about America and about God's Word, if you long to see our nation return to the timeless truth of a Biblical worldview, if you're willing to be on the frontlines and speak out to mobilize others to act – if you have as little as one hour a week to volunteer — become a Champion!

A Champion is simply a Christian talking to other Christians about registering and voting.

It also provides a statement of faith:

I believe that the Holy Bible is the inerrant Word of The Living God. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the only One by which I can obtain salvation and have an ongoing relationship with God. I believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, the atoning work of His shed blood, His resurrection and ascension, His intercession and His coming return to power and glory. I believe that those who follow Jesus are family and there should be unity among all who claim His name.

The campaign sells DVDs called "One Nation Under God" to train Christians to be "champions."  There were house parties the weekend of November 12 and the video remains on sale for people want to host future "Champion the Vote" house parties to mobilize the Christian vote.

Bruce Wilson, a journalist with Talk2Action.org compiled highlights of the "One Nation Under God" presentation, which included clips from David Barton and other Christian nationalists and concluded (@ 4:58) with a segment of Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House and who is running for the Republican nomination for president, who said:

I can be pretty tolerant but I can't imagine being comfortable with an atheist in the presidency.  And frankly, we should be very direct about this fight.  I, for one, am tired of the long trend towards a secular, atheist system of thought dominating our colleges, dominating our media.

So I, for one, am sick and tired of — I mean, I have a PhD in history and I am allowed to get up and say as an academic — half of what is taught in American colleges and universities is false.  It is a lie.  We ought to take it head on.

Let me be clear.  I'm not talking about physics or chemistry or all those things.  I'm talking about the academic left which dominates American history, dominates American social studies, and is determined to propagandize our children with values and ideas alien to the American tradition and alien to American civilization.


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In the One Nation Under God video, Barton pointed to various Old Testament biblical scriptures from which the Constitution was supposedly based, As Bruce Wilson pointed out,

While Barton narrates, the video shows the pairing of important clauses in the Constitution with their alleged sources in scripture from the Bible's books of Jeremiah, Isaiah, Ezra, Exodus, Deuteronomy and Leviticus. The Book of Leviticus prescribes stoning as a capital punishment for a range of transgressions including blasphemy and cursing, adultery, and witchcraft.

About D. Beeksma

One of the growing crowd of American "nones" herself, Deborah is a prolific writer who finds religion, spirituality and the impact of belief (and non-belief) on culture inspiring, fascinating and at times, disturbing. She hosts the God Discussion show and handles the site's technical work. Her education and background is in business, ecommerce and law.
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