Gingrich: America In Danger of Becoming Secular Atheist Country Dominated By Radical Islamists

Newt Gingrich is on a roll. Only a couple of weeks ago, Gingrich explained how his “passion” for the country led to his repeated adulterous affairs. Now, he is warning about the importance of the next presidential election — and presumably his election: “I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time they’re my age they will be in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists and with no understanding of what it once meant to be an American.” There you have it. Atheists and Islamic radicals will take over — a curious alliance to be sure.

What is always striking is the failure of religious conservatives to recognize that they have much more in common with radical Islamists than do liberals or secularists. Islamic radicals love the attacks on the separation of church and state, crackdowns on free speech in the arts, the anti-homosexual measures, and other morality issues pushed by some conservatives.

Gingrich also threw in the scourge of intellectuals — an issue that he picked up from Sarah Palin who made being smart a virtual sign of subversion. He reportedly warned about “college professors” who are secretly undermining Christian values. Anti-intellectualism has been the sign of radicalized movements throughout history. The Cultural Revolution was based on it. The Khmer Rouge under Pol Pot actually arrested people for wearing glasses. In our country, we have had Joe McCarthy and others who told people not to trust intellectuals — and instead follow their own agendas. We are now seeing a concerted effort to demonize intellectuals and reporters to deflect criticism over the lack of knowledge or factual support shown by some candidates.

While speaking at the Cornerstone Church with the rabidly anti-homosexual, evangelical pastor John Hagee, Gingrich heralded his own Catholic faith (ignoring Hagee’s history of intense anti-Catholicism). It seemed to work. Without mentioning his multiple wives and admitted lifelong pattern of adultery, Gingrich insisted that the election was about protecting the faith and our Judeo-Christian beliefs — adding “bravery will come from our churches, our synagogues, everyday folks. It won’t come from the elites.”

It seemed to work. One member of the congregation told Politico “I was really impressed with his sincere faith. He didn’t brag, but you can tell he’s a man of God.”

Atheists appear to be the new specter for politicians and clergy alike from Tony Blair to a wide array of U.S. conservatives. Gingrich appears to want to create a trifecta of hate with atheists, intellectuals, and Muslims. (He will occasionally throw in “mainstream media” to encourage supporters not to watch news other than Fox). That has a nice ring to it . . . Atheists, Intellectuals, and Muslims, oh my . . . one can almost see Dorothy walking hand in hand with Gingrich through the forest now.

Source: Politico

80 thoughts on “Gingrich: America In Danger of Becoming Secular Atheist Country Dominated By Radical Islamists”

  1. A secular atheist state dominated by radical Islamists is starting to sound like an improvement, if only it weren’t a paradox. Then again so is trickle-down economics so why should that stop us.

  2. I’m convinced that Republicans hold a secret contest each year. Each contestant is given a list of words to incorporate in a speech of specified duration. The word list will vary from year to year, but recent lists always include socialist, marxist, communist, Kenya, gay, lesbian, atheist, secular, Islamic and sharia. The list will also include important phrases, such as “take our country back.”

    The winner is the person whose speech includes the most words and phrases from the list. The award is an all-expenses paid trip to speak at the annual Values Voters Summit. Newt Gingrich was the 2010 winner.

  3. rafflaw,

    ” However, with what we know about Newt, maybe his trade is that of a Gigolo!”

    Eww. I just threw up in my mouth after reading that … If Gecko were the last man on earth, I’d still pick the cucumber …

  4. TomD,
    I am not sure lying about the reasons why he left two spouses for a mistress is plying a trade. However, with what we know about Newt, maybe his trade is that of a Gigolo!

  5. Poor Newtie has to make a living somehow, doesn’t he? He has decided that taking donations from frightened imbeciles is how he will pay his rent and buy food. So now we’re ganging up on the poor man for simply plying his trade? Tisk, tisk.

    “As people do better, they start voting like Republicans – unless they have too much education and vote Democratic, which proves there can be too much of a good thing”

    -Karl Rove

  7. Swarthmore mom
    1, March 29, 2011 at 2:45 pm
    How do you have a secular, socialist, Islamic country? Isn’t Islam a religion to Gingrich? This makes no sense.


    This is what passes for right-wing intellectualism … it’s not supposed to make sense … silly wabbit …

  8. How do you have a secular, socialist, Islamic country? Isn’t Islam a religion to Gingrich? This makes no sense.

  9. Is not the greater danger becoming dominated by people who think similarly to Gingrich?

    If he thinks, that is.

    Reaction may not involve thinking…

  10. Gingrich is just continuing the Republican frogmarch towards the religious right. He thinks he can commit adultery on multiple occasions and still be a holy man. If he can be considered a religious man, I guess Gaddafi should just repent and convert to Christianity and we could stop the bombing and put that money to good use…propping up some corporation somewhere.

  11. Every time I get really fedup with Obama and what his administration is doing good old Gringrich or Huckelberry or any one of a number of right wing crazies opens there mouths and I think OBAMA is a jewel compared to them.

  12. “the scourge of intellectuals”….as opposed to the scourge of armies of dick run amok.

    Yes, no doubt that those who think are a terrible fright to some people….

  13. This world would be a much better place – politcally, socially, environmentally and economically – if more secular athiests were in charge.

    As usual, Gecko talking out of his voluminous rear and is pandering to the weakest of minds and courage among us.

  14. “brought democracy into the church by the back door”

    What is it about the Catholic Church and back doors?

  15. anon,

    None of which changes that Germany was predominately Christian.

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