Noted paragon of virtue and morality Newt Gingrich addressed David Lane’s theocratic American Renewal Project and said that “Judeo-Christian values” (whatever that means) are under attack and that pastors must stand against the spooky specter of “totalitarian secularism” (whatever that means).
“You’re at a moment in history that is as defining as anything in the Old Testament,” Gingrich said. “You’re at a point where some people have to have the courage to witness for Christ, some people have to have the courage to tell the truth to their flock, some people have to have the courage to get into the public arena themselves.”…
“We have not seen the Judeo-Christian historic traditions threatened the way they are today ever in American history,” Gingrich said. “I think you have a duty … to have the courage to stand up and tell the truth; tell the truth about those who would impose a totalitarian secularism on us, force us to bow to the power of the government in order to do things that our religious forbids, you have a duty to tell the truth about those who would kill us in the name of Islamic supremacy. And if you do your duty, you will be part of launching a Great Awakening that could once again help America.”
Really, Newt? Never in American history? How about when theocratic — totalitarian, that is — state leaders refused to allow Jews to hold public office even after it was forbidden at the federal level in the Constitution? Oh, wait…”Judeo-Christian” actually has nothing to do with Judaism or Jews, it’s just a word you’ve tacked on to make yourself seem all tolerant and stuff.