Rev. Donald E. Wildmon, “I am proud to endorse Newt Gingrich for president.”
Rev. Donald E. Wildmon is founder and chairman of American Family Association (AFA) and American Family Radio (AFR). The American Family Association is widely regarded as the most influential and relied on family support organization in America. Rev Wildmon endorsed Speaker Gingrich before the Iowa Caucuses and reaffirmed his support before the South Carolina primary.
In a strong statement December 20, 2011Rev. Wildmon said:
“Newt Gingrich recognizes the threat to our country posed by judges and lawyers imposing values upon the country inconsistent with our religious heritage, and has proposed constitutional steps to bring the courts back in balance under the constitution,” Wildmon said in announcing his endorsement today.
“We need someone in the White House who can balance the budget and get the economy moving again. Newt has done it before, and I believe he can do it again. I am proud to endorse Newt Gingrich for president.”
Last week, amid rumors he was switching his support away from Gingrich, Wildmon, who now serves as co-chair of Gingrich’s Faith Leaders Coalition, made this even stronger statement of support:
“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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