The anonymous group Iowans for Christian Leaders in Government released a video today blasting former Speaker Newt Gingrich over this marital history.  The video is entitled, “Newt Gingrich, Proverbs 10:9.”  That verse, if you are not familiar, reads, “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his way crooked will be found out,” (ESV).  Here is the video below:

I agree with the criticism leveled in this video. This along with some points that Pastor Cary Gordon of Cornerstone World Outreach Church in Sioux City, IA made about Gingrich is one of the primary reasons I decided not to endorse Gingrich.  Personal integrity does matter, and as Gordon pointed out “forgiveness and trustworthiness are not the same thing.”  This group released an “Open Letter to Bob Vander Plaats” earlier, and again I can’t disagree with the content.

Here is where I have a problem.  I have a huge problem with a group that labels itself as “Christian” hiding behind anonymity.  Stand by your statements.  Based on the quality of this video I also agree with Craig Robinson that it seems doubtful that a “grassroots” group of social conservative leaders would be able to put something like this together.

Who is behind this group?  So far they have yet to reply to my email inquiry.  Shouldn’t transparency be a hallmark for a group that claims to want Christian leadership in government?

7 comments
  1. “Shouldn’t transparency be a hallmark for a group that claims to want Christian leadership in government?”  The answer is YES.  A resounding YES.  As one who has been the target of vitriolic whisper campaigns in Iowa…this kinds of stuff is revolting and serves no profitable purpose.  It also brings absolutely no honor to the One they claim to love and serve. 

  2. Nothing new here.  I think these people should focus on their favorite candidates, they might find the ones who claim to have the monopoly on values and convictions are the ones who attack their opponents at every given opportunity with a not-so-meek attitude!

    1. The ones who claim to have the monopoly on values and convictions are [often] the ones who attack their opponents at every given opportunity with a not-so-meek attitude!

      Amen to that.

  3. On Saturday I could see SNL (Saturday Night Live) do a sketch of Gingrich trying to do an “Outreach commercial” for Tea party women.   Instead of the Erudite Gingrich, he becomes frustrated and says “i’m going to be the Republican nominee!!!   I’m scozafava smart

  4. Fair enough.  Like you, I appreciate the content of the video, even if I look askance at the beard that this group seems to be hiding behind.  Still, this situation does remind me a bit of what the apostle Paul said in Philippians 1:

    It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill…The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble….But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.

    So, I guess we can be glad that the truth about Gingrich is being pointed out, regardless of where it’s coming from.  🙂

  5. Wow, no wonder they want to remain anonymous. This video
    is not in the least bit Christian. Using clips of anti-Christian leftists like
    Joy Behar spouting factually inaccurate statements shows the intent here is not
    truth, but distortion. I have no problem with people simply stating that they
    can’t support Gingrich for his past sins, but this is closer to rumor-mongering
    hate of the sort that does not represent the spirit of Christ.  Either these people are not Christian, or
    they are themselves guilty of hypocrisy.

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