From Barna’s FB page:
I [George Barna] am honored to announce that I have accepted the position of Co-Chairman of the national Faith Leaders Coalition for Newt Gingrich. After a lot of study, soul searching, and prayer, I felt that Speaker Gingrich is the best man for the job and I would like to help him get the Republican nomination. It will not be an easy battle for him, but neither will it be easy for the U.S. to regain its way in these challenging times. I believe Newt is the person best poised to lead us into that difficult and uncertain future.
If you would like to listen to a brief explanation of my decision, as well as a longer, very forthright conversation between Mr. Gingrich and pastor Jim Garlow regarding the race and Mr. Gingrich’s qualifications and “baggage,” you are invited to join us on a conference call this Thursday (Jan. 12) at 2:15pm Eastern (1:15pm Central, 12:15 Mountain, 11:15 Pacific). To be part of this informative, free event, simply dial in at 209-647-1600. Once on the line, enter the access code 826881# and you’ll be with us. The call should last about 45 minutes.