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 gareththomas16 on October 21, 2011 at 3:36am

The British press would have a field day if a politician in the UK made comments like that. I'm glad that here at least religious politicians are marginalised and placed in the same 'extreme' (a little harsh) category as the far right, far left and Monster Raving Loony party candidates.

Comment by Trish E. Harmon on October 21, 2011 at 4:55am

@Holland, that is a damn good question: Why is there a complete absence of scientists running for office? Maybe because they're too ethical in general. To be a politician, I'm sure one would have to conform in some ways and go against their own personal morals just to get anything done. A politician who would actually stay 100% true to themselves, who truly wants to do the right thing for all, would probably be chewed up and spit out before they could get very far. That's really the big problem with our political atmosphere. You gotta play along to a certain point or you're toast. I would love to see some great scientific minds with a belief in fairness for all, run for President, but I guess they're just not political types.

Comment by Nate on October 21, 2011 at 8:54am

"... I dont want to live on this planet anymore."

Comment by Morgan Matthew on October 21, 2011 at 9:42am

Featured to showcase how insane these people are.

Comment by Raymond Gellner on October 21, 2011 at 11:54am

Hey Newt and other GOP candidates, how about gaining judgement through rationality and experience? 

Instead, I guess they would rather gain their "good" judgement from a god, as Richard Dawkins stated, which is "jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully."

 

Comment by Tex on October 21, 2011 at 6:24pm
When I hear crap like this it really pisses me off. The nerve of this clown to make such an ignorant statement. Like it gives me real comfort to know he talks to some invisible man in the sky to help make his decisions. To me that's freaking frightening.
Comment by Ed on October 21, 2011 at 8:01pm

Let's not forget his talents as financial officer:

 

He amassed and still carries HUGE credit card debt (hundreds of thousands of dollars) buying jewelry for his present  "bow at my feet" wife. This imbecile was speaker of the house for years. Why is it no wonder intelligent citizens of America no longer have confidence in ANY of the douche bags in D.C.?

 

 

Comment by Aimee Eisiminger on October 21, 2011 at 9:58pm

Judge not, lest ye be judged.  

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