Five Republicans In Iowa Work To Show Who Loves God More
Five GOPers who want to be president showed up at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition at the Point of Grace Church in Waukee, each trying to show how much he loves God.
The Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Gopal Krishna talked of spreading socialism.
“We are concerned that a country that was founded on European-style Christian moral values has now become a multicultural haven for every weird and kinky lifestyle,” Krishna said.
Former Christian Coalition executive and gambling lobbyist Ralph Reed warned, “If you turn your backs on the pro-family, pro-life constituency and on the values that they stand for, you will be consigned to permanent minority status.”
Herman Cain, talk show host and former head of Godfather’s Pizza, got in his anti-gay credentials: “It was not right for the President of the United States to order the Justice Department to not enforce the Defense of Marriage Act. That was not right,” Cain said.
Newt Gingrich quoted the Declaration of Independence, ” ‘We hold these truths’ — so, what are these truths?” Gingrich asked. “That we are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights.”
Former South Carolina Governor Tim Pawlenty only partially described the First Amendment: “We need to remember this and always remember it: The Constitution was designed to protect people of faith from government, not to protect government from people of faith.” Actually, it was designed to keep the government religion-neutral and was also designed to protect those who have no faith.
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum asked for sympathy for the tough battle he’s waged for values: “I just had a chance to speak to Rich Anderson, who is the chairman of the Judiciary Committee here in Iowa,” Santorum said. “He says, ‘You know, I’ve been dealing with these marriage issues and abortion issues and, my goodness, is it tough. I’ve never been through the assault that I’ve been through.’ I said, ‘Welcome to the club’.”
And former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer, another family values exemplar, discussed his three wives, but it’s okay because the last one is the church piano player.
I’m honored to be with you in Iowa in faith and freedom,” Roemer told the crowd. “I’ve always been a churchgoing Methodist boy, from a cotton field in north Louisiana. After a long period as a divorced man, 12 years, I remarried some 10 years ago. I married the piano player in a church next door to my own. Scarlett. Thank you, Jesus.”
“So I now go to First Methodist Church nearly every Sunday,” Roemer continued. “Sit in the balcony and then as the final hymn is sung, I sneak out and go to the chapel on the campus at LSU and sit with my wife and occasionally the piano. Faith and freedom, I’m honored to be invited.”Click here for reuse options!
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