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The Loss of Objective Standards in Government: A Revealing Interview With Conservative Congressman Newt Gingrich

John Lofton's interview of Rep. Newt Gingrich, (R.-Ga., and the Minority Whip in the U.S. House of Representatives,) is one of the most important interviews with a conservative politician to date. It shows why modem conservatism is a failure, because much of modern American, (1990), political conservatism is anti-Christian. Gingrich makes clear that there are no absolutes governing politics and morality outside of history. That is implicit atheism. As a result of this kind of thinking, Gingrich is weak on homosexuality, and many other things, as you will see. One time he told me, in his Washington office, that one of the problems he had with Congressman Larry McDonald, was that many times he (McDonald) would vote against an issue, "and his only reason for doing so was his religious convictions. He never learned to be pragmatic." There is no hope in modem conservatism, unless it submits to the biblical authority of Jesus Christ. (Isaac Asimov, whom Gingrich admires, is president of the American Humanist Association.) - JCMIII