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Gingrich says atheists can’t be trusted, disregards 50 million secular Americans

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“Does faith matter? Absolutely,” Gingrich said. “How can you have judgment if you have no faith? How can I trust you with power if you don’t pray?” He continued, “the notion that you are endowed by your creator sets a certain boundary of what we mean by America.” Gingrich said that Americans should value religion first, above morality and knowledge.

http://www.secular.org/content/gingrich-says-atheists-cant-be-trusted-disregards-50-million-secular-americans

Imagine the uproar if someone said that about Jews, Christians or Islam. I can't find this on any major news site but maybe I over looked it.

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the bolded part isn't a quote but rather the author's opinion.

I don't agree with newt, but I think the author might be taking what he said to an unwarranted extreme.

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Why is it that as a registered Republican white Christian man it seems like everyone in the public eye who supposedly represents me makes me wish I wasn't any of those things?

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yeah, the line is drawn at Christians and Jews...:lol:

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Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, even if that opinion is wrong. To say that someone who doesn't follow religion is incapable of having moral standards and objective judgement is the height of arrogance and also complete bullshit.

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the bolded part isn't a quote but rather the author's opinion.

I don't agree with newt, but I think the author might be taking what he said to an unwarranted extreme.

I'm trying to get more of what he said but can't find it anywhere.

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“the notion that you are endowed by your creator sets a certain boundary of what we mean by America.”

You can be an atheist and still believe that you had certain rights 'endowed by your creator'. Does believing that simply being born and being human endows one with certain rights somehow cause a person to fall outside of this 'certain boundary' because of his/her lack of belief in xyz deity?

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the bolded part isn't a quote but rather the author's opinion.

I don't agree with newt, but I think the author might be taking what he said to an unwarranted extreme.

“Well, I think if the question is: Does faith matter? Absolutely,” said Gingrich. “How can you have a country which is founded on truths which begin, we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights? How can you have the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 which says religion, morality and knowledge being important, education matters. That's the order: religion, morality and knowledge.”

Is that better? :)

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thanks for clearing that up.

Newt has been saying poop like this for decades.

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Meanwhile, back on Earth, Newt is morally bankrupt.

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I was quite well endowed by my creator thanks very much.

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"There's no question at times in my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate."

What a quote

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