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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 06:48 PM
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Anonymous Iowa Christian group launches attack on Gingrich
Anonymous Iowa Christian group launches attack on Gingrich
By Cameron Joseph - 11/29/11 04:49 PM ET


An anonymous Iowa group Iowans for Christian Leaders in Government is circulating a letter slamming Newt Gingrichs marital infidelities and warning Bob Vander Plaats, a top Iowa social conservative, that his group better not back the former House Speaker.

Vander Plaats is perhaps the most well-known social conservative in the state, and his group plans to endorse either Gingrich, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum or Michele Bachmann for president. His groups endorsement could be key for any Republican looking to unite evangelicals, who make up a large part of the Republican base in Iowa, against Mitt Romney.

The letter comes as polling shows Gingrich surging in the presidential race. An Insider Advantage poll out Tuesday showed Gingrich with a 15-point lead in the early caucus state.

We have serious concerns that your endorsement may be guided, not by prayer and conviction, but by personal benefit and prior relationships. Of which, would seem to lead you toward Newt Gingrich and, needless to say, he is not an acceptable choice among Christians, the group wrote in the letter, which then detailed infidelities that Gingrich committed as well as those from Vander Plaatss 2006 gubernatorial running mate, former Rep. Jim Nussle (R-Iowa).

Mr. Vander Plaats, all of our concerns derive from a larger one that your endorsement may be for sale, either for money or for status, the group wrote. Please dont sell Iowas values to the highest bidder. These 30 pieces of silver are simply not worth the weight your conscience will bear as you consider misleading thousands of Christian voters in Iowa into believing Mr. Gingrich represents their values.

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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 06:53 PM
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1. When it comes to UnGawdliness
Edited on Tue Nov-29-11 06:55 PM by SpiralHawk
the Republicons are leading the pack.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 07:23 PM
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2. Well they must have found out he is now a Papist.
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 09:47 PM
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5. Yep. Catholics are not Christians.to these people.
Must be Bachmann supporters.
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 07:26 PM
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3. i'm loving this
:popcorn:
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 08:03 PM
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4. Anonymous Christian Group?

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enuegii Donating Member (624 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 10:37 PM
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6. They are followers of the One Who Must Not Be Named.
Or something.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 12:05 AM
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7. Why don't they just have all of the Republican candidates
dropped off in the middle of a corn field and see which one makes it out?
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 01:20 PM
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8. This may become the ugliest primary ever.
lolz

It's also going to be the mot fun to watch, ever.

Julie
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