CNP members: Past and Present
(RTTNews) - In an attempt to solidify his position with the religious wing of his party, a group that has largely thrown its support behind rival Rick Santorum, Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has revealed a group of Christians associated with his campaign, who he has named his "Faith Leaders Dream Team."
The former House Speaker refers to the group as his team of "fearless" Christians whose task, he said, is to take on the "the radical secularism of the Obama Administration."
The group is comprised of a handful of well-known people, including Tim LaHaye, author of The Left Behind series, and martial artist and actor Chuck Norris.
"Newt Gingrich, a proven conservative who has the best chance of replacing the present occupant of the White House with a man with a proven record of appointing conservatives to office that can return this country to the constitutional principles that God has chosen to bless for over two hundred years," LaHaye said.
Other group members include Don Wildmon, Beverly LaHaye, George Barna, JC Watts and Mat Staver.
"My wife, Gena, and I sincerely believe former Speaker Newt Gingrich is the answer and deserves our endorsement and vote," Norris said.
He added, "We believe Newt's experience, leadership, knowledge, wisdom, faith and even humility to learn from his failures (personal and public) can return America to her glory days. And he is the best man left on the battlefield who is able to outwit, outplay and outlast Obama and his campaign machine."
"For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things." Philippians 3:18-19