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Newt Gingrich Family Research

Newt Gingrich spoke at a conference co-sponsored by the Family Research Council and other organizations who claim to support traditional marriage. Gingrich has been married three times and divorced his first wife on her hospital bed. Was it appropriate for them to have him speak?

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Yeppers... Newt is a wonderful example for all of us to follow. Cheated on his first wife then dumped her when she was in the hospital with cancer. Cheated on his second wife with a 27 year old congressional aide.

Yeah, quite a tradition....
---NurseRobert on 11/2/10


\\Perhaps Newt does support traditional marriage.\\

Which of his traditional marriages is he supporting: his first, his second, or his third?

I thought marriage till death parts the couple was what was traditional!
---Cluny on 11/1/10


Sag ...Seeing as how it's none of the public's business, I see no requirement for them to make a public statement. (The public only MAKES it their business where elections or high offices are concerned) .Politicians' apologies and/or claims of conversion are almost always rightly viewed with suspicion. The way to convince others of their change in attitude... is by a change of behavior.
---Donna66 on 9/22/10


Perhaps Newt does support traditional marriage. Do you think he recommends his actions of the past to others?

Immorality is a bi-partisan activity. But I know of none of these people claim who claim it is the best way to live.
---Donna66 on 9/21/10

I have yet to hear ONE of these: church leaders, politicians, sports heroes, business gurus, etc. publicly apologize for their immoral behavior AND turn away from those lifestyles. Maybe I missed it.

There isn't any Biblical requirement that this be done. However, if these folks REALLY felt remorseful about their SIN, then I think that they would want others in the church -- US -- to publicly witness their confessions, conversions to Christianity, etc.
---Sag on 9/22/10


Perhaps Newt does support traditional marriage. Do you think he recommends his actions of the past to others?

Newt is certainly not unique. Look at John Edwards (who ran for president in 08). He disregarded his wife who had stage 4 cancer, impregnated his mistress and lied about it all. Bill Clinton was president. He cheated on his wife and lied about it. The list is almost endless. These things come up so often during elections that no one can even keep count.
Immorality is a bi-partisan activity. But I know of none of these people claim who claim it is the best way to live.
---Donna66 on 9/21/10




Newt "90% of people who get married never should have. Most people abuse holy matrimony and do not have the morals or strength of character to be married"

Where did you get these stats?

And are you, Newt, one of the 10% or one of the 90%
---alan8566_of_uk on 9/19/10


Most people abuse holy matrimony and do not have the morals or strength of character to be married.
---Higgins on 9/19/10

I believe that Newt Gingrich is an "example" to the rest of the world. On how NOT to live: multiple marriages, lack of family commitment. etc.

Because of sin, there will always be marital problems, divorce, remarriage, etc. Still, GOD's plan for the family hasn't changed. We should still plan, and "stive", for GOD's best when it comes to family. That is "One Man, and One Wife, for Life".

Any critics out there? I assume you have the same, lowered, family values as Newt Gingrich. Your family values need to come UP to GOD's level!
---Sag on 9/19/10


Yes. It was a stroke of sheer brilliance having a man of Newt's qualities speak about family values.

Doesn't Newt's cavalier attitude toward marriage, divorce, and family life typify that of the common man and woman in America today?

Like I've said many times before...90% of people who get married never should have. Most people abuse holy matrimony and do not have the morals or strength of character to be married.
---Higgins on 9/19/10


Sag,

Divorce is often looked upon as an "unforgetable" sin against your family. I think that almost everyone, divorced or not, has some concerns about the effects their lives have on other family members. I could be wrong.

Nevertheless, I believe that we need to learn from our past mistakes and move on. That is what Jesus Christ told the woman at the well. "Go And Sin No More". John 8:11.

Yes, I do think that it was good for Newt to speak at this conference. Having been through the trauma of divorce himself, Mr. Gingrich can use his experience to help other Men learn to become "better" husbands and "family men". That is also WHY GOD sent Jesus to Earth.
---Augie on 9/19/10


Newt Gingrich converted to catholcism in 2009.(his wife is catholic).
---shira3877 on 9/19/10




Unless he is a COMMITTED born again Christian, what do we care about these 'worldly' politicians and their antics? We should keep our eyes and attention on God and things of God and WE doing the will of God! Why should we keep our attention on Beck, Riley, Fox News, Newt, etc. etc., and on and on!?? Our FAITH and PRAYERS can move mountains! We don't need these immoral and carnal folks to make speeches or march in Tea Parties for us! Let them go on and do things the only way they think they know how. Don't we, as children of God, have better alternatives than to worry about listening to these men??
---Lin on 9/18/10


In May 2010, my aunt died of breast cancer. I have "unforgettable" memories of my aunt -- who lived across the country from me -- but never forgot my birthday or any other special moments. Like church.

I used Newt Gingrich as an example when I told my uncle that I was "so glad" that he had stood by his wife "until DEATH did them apart". Through the painful chemotherapy treatments, hospice living, times when my aunt was too weak to even get out of bed, etc.

Yes, I do feel that it was appropriate for Newt Gingrich to speak. I just hope that he mentioned that he is a TERRIBLE example for other men. For him to leave his dying wife. He's a "hypocrite" as far as family values go.
---Sag on 9/18/10


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