Newt Gingrich Says No Atheists in the White House

October 18, 2011: "How can you have judgment if you have no faith? How can I trust you with power if you don't pray?" -- Newt Gingrich, Republican presidenti...

Comment by Robert Karp on October 20, 2011 at 6:51pm

Guess if I run for office I can be assured the Newt won't vote for me. Whew!

Comment by Marc Poulin on October 20, 2011 at 8:01pm

"How can you have judgment if you have no faith?

 

I watch a lot of Judge Judy. 

 

Comment by Dennis Weaver on October 20, 2011 at 8:18pm

Hmm... let's take the "no" and the "don't" out of those 2 questions. Ahh there we go. Much better. Now it fits with history better too.

Comment by Benjamin Robinson on October 20, 2011 at 8:38pm

I saw this while watching the debate....frustrating to say the least.

Comment by StarStuff on October 20, 2011 at 9:04pm

Good thing he doesn't have anything to say about it...

Comment by Logan Jancek on October 20, 2011 at 9:11pm

Most studies conclude, in America, people won't elect an Atheist president, even if they agreed with them completely. It's pretty sad.

Comment by Reve on October 20, 2011 at 10:13pm

"How can I trust you with power if you don't pray?"

How can I trust you with power if you pray instead of actually getting things done?

Comment by Sharon P on October 20, 2011 at 11:28pm

"Convinced that religious liberty must, most assuredly, be built into the structural frame of the new [state] government, Jefferson proposed this language [for the new Virginia constitution]: "All persons shall have full and free liberty of religious opinion; nor shall any be compelled to frequent or maintain any religious institution": freedom for religion, but also freedom from religion. (Edwin S. Gaustad, Faith of Our Fathers: Religion and the New Nation, San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1987, p. 38. Jefferson proposed his language in 1776.)"

 

The underline and bold are mine.  If they had it figured out then, what in the hell happened?

 

http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/ed_buckner/quotations.html

Comment by Unseen on October 20, 2011 at 11:59pm

Yes, let's have an adulterer instead.

Comment by Dennis Weaver on October 21, 2011 at 12:15am

@ Unseen's comment:

 

Yes. I wonder if he prayed before he betrayed.

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