Newt Gingrich: U.S. Citizenship Starts With Our Creator

Posted: Saturday, June 6, 2009 | Posted by Chico Brisbane | Labels: , , , , ,

On Friday, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, and Oliver North visited Rock Church in Hampton Roads, Virginia to take part in a three-hour long tent revival that focused on "Rediscovering God in America." The speakers warned the audience about the "continuing availability of abortion, the spread of gay rights, and attempts to remove religion from American public life and school history books. What a slap in the face it was for some spectators to hear the most divisive speech coming from Newt Gingrich, a womanizing adulterer in his own right. Gingrich did take the time to point out that through the grace of God, there was at least "one less outlet" for abortion while not mentioning anyone by name, but obviously referring to the recent murder of Dr. George Tiller.

" The Virginia-Pilot
reported that Gingrich argued that, while Christianity is the foundation of American citizenship, Americans are experiencing a period where they are being "surrounded by paganism":

GINGRICH: I am not a citizen of the world. I am a citizen of the United States because only in the United States does citizenship start with our creator. [...] I think this is one of the most critical moments in American history. We are living in a period where we are surrounded by paganism.

I'm not sure what Gingrich means by "only in the United States does citizenship start with our creator." I've looked at the documentation for U.S. citizenship and there is no mention of God, Jesus, Allah, Christ, Religion, a Creator or anything of the sort. However, if one was of the belief that a "Creator" was responsible for men and the earth, wouldn't he or she also be responsible for the gay ones as well? - According to Gingrich, besides cutting hair and decorating living rooms, gays have no redeeming value.

GINGRICH: "Even those who make claims of redemption will not be welcomed into the kingdom of heaven."

Huckabee also equated America’s victory against the British in the Revolutionary War with the right-wing’s success in the Proposition 8 fight in California as being miracles "from God’s