Gingrich raps Bloomberg on religion

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Newt Gingrich inserted himself into the long-running controversy about whether religious groups should be allowed to hold services in New York City public schools, and accused Mayor Michael Bloomberg of being “anti-religious.”

Gingrich made his comments on Friday in a speech to a coalition of religious leaders in Las Vegas ahead of Nevada’s Republican presidential caucuses on Saturday, as he tried to boost support among the state’s social conservatives.

His speech, held at Nevada’s largest non-denominational church and also webcast, was heavy on rhetoric against what the former U.S. House of Representatives speaker called “secular intellectuals.”

The Nevada caucuses mark the fifth contest in the state-by-state competition for the Republican presidential nomination to face President Barack Obama, a Democrat, in the Nov. 6 election. Polls show Gingrich far behind front-runner Mitt Romney in Nevada.

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43 comments on “Gingrich raps Bloomberg on religion
  1. lyn says:

    Go Newt! We all have our faults. Newt is attenpting to hammer down on something that we all need to be passionate about….our beliefs in Christ! I am not Catholic, however my creed acknowledges the Catholic church. From them many religions have formed, worshiped, served, and praised our GOD. From there we made the Best Country in the world. The muslim racist is attempting to force all of that out of America. Christ is based on Boldness, Strength, Truth, Honor, and, most important, Goodness. Newt may not be yours or my favorite conservative candidate. But Newt is fighting the Good fight for our conservative values. Newt is speaking out. Let's do the same.

    • Nogoto says:

      Wait is that Muslim racist the Pres. You guys really give him so much power. He is like superman making religion illegal, impossible, you name it. Must be the power of those FeMA interment camps or just staring at people with those beady eyes. Let's hope yr billionaire pro gun pro tax pro abortion liberal Rep can really beat a fellow Liberal Marxists. If not well all be praying to Mecca.

      • Walter says:

        you are so right with you statement. it is pretty clear that our leader Obama is a muslim and his action show up. We need not pay attention to what he says .JUst watch what he does. He is our enemy not our american leader . He trying to take all of us down the wrong road. He has the nerve to think that Jesus will support his action. Well his conduct and action fits more with Satin teaching . I think Obama is confused with who . is Who. Obama seem to get too many thing wrong. His judgement is so lopsided. He can not pick good people to advise him. Just look at all the anti american Czars he has advising him. Most of them have damed american values and laws in the pass. It no wonder he failing so much as a american leader………………..

  2. upaces88 says:

    You did a great job, Lyn, by taking the word right outta my mouth. The only thing I can ad?

    Newt has openly spoken of his fears for OUR COUNTRY and Islam — that is when he caught my attention!!!

    The Media is pushing Romney down our Throats while we are screaming at the top of our lungs and on blogs:
    "GO NEWT"!!!

    • KKK says:

      I agree. Romney is a nice guy. But we need some one that is BOLD and UNAFRAID to step on toes. Don't let the Media or even FOX NEWS tell us who to vote for and who is better qualify to take the fight all the way to Obama.

      The Republican ELITE does not like Newt Gingrich at all. I say, SCREW the Republican Elite.

      GO NEWT, GO!

      • upaces88 says:

        Why was the comment below me deleted by the 'Administrator?

      • upaces88 says:

        My comment was deleted; and I didn't say anything that was profane or not true. Wow! What is going on here?

        • Randy131 says:

          It happens to me also, with no profanity or personal attacks, but I do not agree with everythong Gary DeMar espouses, which may be your problem too, for this is the biggest censorship conservative blog site I've ever seen, and for no good reason.

        • upaces88 says:

          Thanks, Randy…the Truth reallly seems to set people off.

        • Michael G. says:

          Maybe you could use terms and words that they don't understand the next time it happens.

      • Randy131 says:

        Romney is a liar, as his attack ads on Gingrich prove, for one only has to look at the official record to find the truth. As a Christian conservative and Independent voter, I could never vote for Romney because of his lies to get the nomination, for I was taught that the ends do not justify the means, and believe it. If Romney is the nominee, then I won't cast a vote for President, because I know Obama is also a liar and I cannot vote for him either, among a long list of other reasons. I suspect that if Romney is the nominee, there will be many Independents, as well as Republicans, that won't vote for the office of the President, for with Romneycare being the forerunner and model of Obamacare, the lies, and his capitalist record that compares to the character of Gekko (greed is good) that Michael Douglas played on the silver screen, Romney does not meet the standards of a US President, as Obama also does not.

  3. upaces88 says:

    By he way, for anyone who "doesn't KNOW?"
    Bloomberg spoke OUT for the Mosque to be built on Ground Zero and has aligned himself with the Muslims against his own Police Dept.
    Why in HELL did NY vote that man in again as their mayor???

    • No go says:

      Power of Marxist, Russian Comminist and what's left of Moa Communists. Don't y know they fund Bloomberg and run NY. And Bloomberg said hexwas just supporting freedom of religion as fostered in our Constution. The next real President who is hopefully Newt has plans to send ALL Muslims to a special camp on his moon colony. There gies the problem.

      • upaces88 says:

        Newt is the ONLY one who KNOWS the REAL threat of the Muslims infiltrating our govt. as well as other politicians bow down to them. They Protect the Muslims rather than us; and they are allowing Christians to be slaughtered every day while he recently allow 80,000 Muslim refugees to come here and promises 80,000 more every year!

    • BOB says:


  4. guest on this planet says:

    Remember his 250,000 contribution to planned parenthood abortionists

  5. upaces88 says:

    OMG, that just glows me away!

  6. upaces88 says:

    No Go! Thank you. good grief!

  7. SEAN MURRY says:

    Bloomburg prefers the muslims than christians.

  8. samtman says:

    Keep Government out of Religlion and Religion out of Government and tax payer paid facilities. Like the Constitutiion demands. There is nothing in the Bible about liberty, democracy, freedom of speech or the natual bible given rights of men. Keepl the two apart so boht can survive.

  9. VirgoVince says:

    Bloomboob needs to be picked up in the same garbage truck with obozo and his cabinet and dumped in Gitmo, to rot to death, while they relive all their mistakes!!

  10. dolores tamoria says:

    Romney is a Party Shill. He says what he is going to do. However, he has not say how he plans to do it. The Party will dictate what he will do and how he will do it. Mark my words.

    • sandra says:

      I agree, but I am wondering how he is getting all the votes. I know he has the most money and can run more adds, but when are the people going to wake up and quit listening to the adds, and actually do some homework on the candidates? Because of lazy people listening to the MSM and the adds candidates run, we are going to get the worst candidatwe running, just like we did in 2008.

  11. M. Carlson says:

    Please keep religion out of politics and back in church where it belongs. Newt, three timers married, and had an affair shoild be the very last one to bring up any religious aspects at all.

    • Myrtlelinder says:

      Impossible! As dirty as it is and the dirt is not HIS making, it still all belongs to HIM. HE made it all, no matter how hard the human race tries to deny it. It is HIS!! Do you know of one of the candidates who has a perfect record with GOD?? If there one, I want to know who he is , I want to vote for that one.

      If I had to be perfect to speak of GOD and HIS WORD, I would not be able to say a word.

  12. Christina says:

    OMG! translation Obama Must Go! And, all those other libs who want to take down this country.

  13. Ultor says:

    People on the "left" call me a bigot for pointing out that Islam was this nation's first enemy as a nation. Yet it is historical fact. People from the "middle" and some on the "right" call me a bigot for pointing that the Latter Day Saints were the first internally born religious terrorists. Yet it is historical fact. Joseph Smith Jr. said, "We will trample down our enemies and make it one gore of blood from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean. I will be to this generation a second Mohamed whose motto in trading for peace was the Koran or the sward, so shall it be with us.” The defenders of the cult say that this oath made by the LDS founder died with the death of the founder, but it didn't. It is difficult when religion is invoked to reason with some, even in the face of the the facts. In the matter of Newt ripping Bloomberg, good, he should, revisionists have had a century of being allowed to rewrite historical truth with little challenge or lament. When one can see Islam from a perspective of history and not from immediate emotion, the only conclusion is that Islam, despite its claims is a religion hell bent on war and the submission of anyone who doesn't agree with the religions founding warlord and dictator, not unlike the LDS. They have tremendous public relations structure and for good reason. In this Newt is like Toto, pulling the curtain and exposing Oz.

    • Milt says:

      Ultor, what you put in qotes and attribute to Joseph Smith was never uttered by him. I don't know where you got something like that. What it really amounts to is that you cannot live with the truth about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and apparently will go to any length to promote lies. Learn the truth about the church and its doctrine before you spoout off.

      I can see why people call you a bigot, because you exemplify the traits of a bigot. Clean up your act and look for the good in others and what they believe.

  14. Ultor says:

    Religion was a principal organizing necessity in the 18th century. People who wan't to "keep religion out of politics" fail to understand the 6000 year historical reality, religion is the first power structure, first organizing principal, always been that way, always will be. The question is if Government makes a better [g]od, or if [G]od makes a better God. I pay tithe to no human institution, I belong to no religion, sect, or cult. Yet I find the Bible indispensable, all 8 of them that I read from. While some are pleasured to find gnat crap in the pepper of intent, origin, and other minutia, no secular argument I have heard enlivens as does humanities widest read scriptures. If one desires edification read the Bible, if one desires conflict, confusion, and chaos read the Koran or Book of Mormon, after all both of those books were inspired by the original and both were written by country bumpkins of the first order.

  15. K.Maurer says:

    Interesting that in the early years of this country’s development, especially as new communities were started, a church was often the first ‘public’ building to be built and usually served as the ‘school.’ The Bible was used to teach children how to read and in turn the church instilled morality, respect for the rule of law and those in authority and, generally speaking, good behavior. Today, our country has one of the worst rankings for reading, math, science, etc. among the developed nations despite spending the most per student on education. The ‘teachers’ claim they can’t teach because the kids are constantly disruptive, misbehaving, have no respect for anyone or anything and are basically out of control. The public educators make excuses for this situation by blaming bad parenting, difficult home situations, too much junk food and a pandemic outbreak of ADHD. Certainly, those do factor into the current situation, although not to the extent the educators would like us believe. Our dismal public education system is more the result of teachers and a curriculum that primarily focuses on inflating each student’s self esteem, not holding them accountable to anyone or for anything, instilling in them a sense of entitlement and removing the opportunity to learn the important life lessons of loosing and failing.
    Regarding the use of public buildings for religious meeting/services let’s invoke just a little common sense. First of all, those attending are tax payers who helped pay for the building in the first place so it’s just as much their building as anyone else’s. Attending these meetings is voluntary, not forced, so the separation issue is a mute argument. From a practical view point, every school district is claiming they don’t have enough money to operate . . . so why not continue renting out the facilities? I can’t imagine these religious groups aren’t being charged a user fee already, but if not, they likely would be willing to do so. Again, common sense is another one of those ‘old fashioned’ values that has been intentionally purged from our education system.

    • gordo says:

      The Democrats have tried everything to get GOD out of this country, in so many ways they have suceeded. Romney and Obama are from the same croud, Both are controlled by the DEVIL and we the people are decieved by them.with the help of the news media who is also controlled by the DEVIL. We the people have turned away from GOD and told him to get out of our lives, we don't need him, we have a better ideal. Being the GOD he is,he is doing just that, letting us destroy ourselves. Our COUNTRY is gone if ether of them get elected. Expecially Obama, If he gets a second term we will never have another election in this Country, If Romney is elected we will have Romney care he said so in their 4 debate The news media never said a word about what he said, Nether has anyone else.

    • sandra says:

      Thank you, I couldn't have said it any better.

    • Ann Wilson Kingsley says:

      Churches were still used for schools in the 1950s when the school buildings burned down. Churches are still being used for emergency schools in the aftermath of hurricanes. Where else would one hold school when a school building is demolished by some act of nature? If Newt is going to take Bloomberg on about this issue, I am going to pursue one for Bloomberg against Newt: Under Clinton, Newt ramrodded the Expanded CRA through Congress, mandating banks to make loans to under-qualified borrowers, which caused our current economic crisis. Bloomberg attacked our government for this odious legislation, and its ramrod needs to be hung out to dry. Newt and Clinton still sitting in a tree…