Rev. Don Wildmon: I'm Still Backing Newt Gingrich

Monday, 16 Jan 2012 04:27 PM

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The Rev. Don Wildmon, national co-chairman of the Gingrich Faith Leaders Coalition, debunked the rumor that he has dropped his support of Newt Gingrich for the Republican nomination for president.

Wildmon, founder and chairman emeritus of the American Family Association and American Family Radio, issued the following statement today:

“Perhaps you have heard a rumor that I have changed my support from Newt Gingrich for President to another candidate. I want you to know that is not true. To suggest that I have switched my support is inaccurate.

“Without question, this election is the most important in the history of our nation. Our culture has become saturated with corruption and immorality. I firmly believe the future not only of our nation but all of Western civilization is at stake. Voters in South Carolina will help decide if we can return our nation to its Judeo-Christian roots, or continue to slide down the slippery slope?

“In the past, Christian conservatives have split their votes among three or four candidates. This has allowed the moderate-liberal wing of the Republican Party to capture the nomination. It appears we might do the same thing again.

“The only way to prevent this from happening is for evangelical Christians to stick together and vote for the same person. I have decided to support Newt Gingrich and I hope you will rally behind him. I believe that the former Speaker of the House is the best qualified electable conservative candidate to make the changes needed in Washington.

“If conservatives split their vote three ways, then liberal-moderate candidate Romney is a cinch to win.

“I fully realize there are other very good candidates in this race. But if you have not already made a decision, I hope that you will consider Newt. If we will vote as a bloc, we can defeat the moderate-liberals.”


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