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    Re: Exclusive: Gingrich Lacks Moral Character to Be President, Ex-Wife Says

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    That is quite accurate. In fact, many Christians (and I should note so do many non-Christians) not only give large sums to charity and the needy, but also a lot of time. So do a lot of churches.

    Your analysis is correct. The government taking money via taxes and doing whatever they do with it, including social programs, is NOT seen as charity. It is seen for what it is, taxes. The view of many is the government takes SO MUCH that it then just spends on itself they see the government as the antithesis of charity.

    Somewhat relevant, is most Christian churches set the standard at 10% of income, much less than the government particularly when ALL forms of taxes and fees are counted, no just federal income tax. Some any see government is preventing charity rather than distributing charity.

    People need to be careful not to allow the media to define religions particularly when mixing it with partisan politics.

    In 2008, the MOST valid criticism of the Obamas in my opinion was that despite being in the top 1%, they give essentially nothing themselves to the poor and needy or any other charitable contributions. Yet no one cared about that. I think that showed where the Obamas' focus is. Singularly on themselves.
    Agreed

    Here's an irony for you. The liberal left is the first to cry out Separation of Church and State. They are the first to castigate religious beliefs of our leaders and to remove all religion from public life, especially Christianity. But their social welfare programs actually mirror much of Christian teaching regarding charity, looking out for one's brother/neighbor, etc. The difference is that the Bible says it is an individual duty and it has to be voluntary to be of any merit. You can't impose it on anyone, yet that is exactly what the liberals do. By not adhering to it personally, with their own wealth and property, and imposing it on the people, without their voluntary contribution, they completely pervert the idea.

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    Re: Exclusive: Gingrich Lacks Moral Character to Be President, Ex-Wife Says

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    Re: Exclusive: Gingrich Lacks Moral Character to Be President, Ex-Wife Says

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Agreed

    [LEFT][COLOR=#000000][FONT=Verdana]Here's an irony for you. The liberal left is the first to cry out Separation of Church and State.
    Okay.

    They are the first to castigate religious beliefs of our leaders and to remove all religion from public life, especially Christianity.
    No.

    But their social welfare programs actually mirror much of Christian teaching regarding charity, looking out for one's brother/neighbor, etc. The difference is that the Bible says it is an individual duty and it has to be voluntary to be of any merit. You can't impose it on anyone, yet that is exactly what the liberals do. By not adhering to it personally, with their own wealth and property, and imposing it on the people, without their voluntary contribution, they completely pervert the idea.
    I think a liberal would say that it's not about "merit." Social programs are for helping the poor, not getting into heaven.
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    Re: Exclusive: Gingrich Lacks Moral Character to Be President, Ex-Wife Says

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Yes...Newt having consensual affairs with women is WORSE than Clinton groping a woman on the day of her husbands funeral, raping a woman, jerking off in front of a campaign staffer and asking her to kiss little Willie, and poking a cigar into a 22 year old interns vag in the Oral office. **** me...talk about selective outrage and definitions...
    Worse or not worse isn't really the question. The question is how can anyone excuse one and not the other, make excuses for one and not the other, say the media should ask about one but not the other?

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    Re: Exclusive: Gingrich Lacks Moral Character to Be President, Ex-Wife Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Worse or not worse isn't really the question. The question is how can anyone excuse one and not the other, make excuses for one and not the other, say the media should ask about one but not the other?

    Ok, its been asked now, and answered.


    Moving on


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    Re: Exclusive: Gingrich Lacks Moral Character to Be President, Ex-Wife Says

    All hail Saint Newt!!!

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    Re: Exclusive: Gingrich Lacks Moral Character to Be President, Ex-Wife Says

    Obama gets the news that Gingrich wins SC:


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    Re: Exclusive: Gingrich Lacks Moral Character to Be President, Ex-Wife Says

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    All hail Saint Newt!!!
    Who said that? Please provide.

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    Re: Exclusive: Gingrich Lacks Moral Character to Be President, Ex-Wife Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Obama gets the news that Gingrich wins SC:



    Wow, a partisan, liberal paper mocks the American people in favor of Obama...I am shocked.

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    Re: Exclusive: Gingrich Lacks Moral Character to Be President, Ex-Wife Says

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    The left demonizes Newt as much as the right is said to demonize Clinton...but here's the kicker

    Newt didn't lie about it and he resigned. Clinton lied and didn't resign.
    newt was forced out for ethics violations, by his own party.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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