Now Mr. Gingrich has been converted to Catholicism, and has, as part of his conversion, confessed his sin and asked for God’s forgiveness. Evangelicals will say that this being the case we should forgive, forget and move on “to other concerns.” I have to ask, however, why they didn’t do this when a Democratic President repented of his sin?
Are we to assume that there are two different standards for “forgiving, forgetting and moving on,” or could it be that Evangelicals are willing to forgive and forget because they have found in Newt Gingrich a very bright and articulate debater who might defeat President Obama in the upcoming Presidential debates? If the latter is true are they then ready to admit that their desire to elect a Republican president trumps the “family” values that they deem so very important.
I, for one, am quite willing to join the “forgive, forget and move on” crowd, but it does make me wonder if Evangelicals are going to sound believable when they say that they tend to vote Republican because of their religious commitments to the family.
Red Letter Christians believe in the doctrines of the Apostle’s Creed; are convinced that the Scriptures have been inspired by the Holy Spirit, and make having a personal transforming relationship with the resurrected Christ the touchtone of their faith. But we want to be more non-partisan politically than appears to be the case for so many of our South Carolinian Evangelical brothers and sisters.