Sunday, March 29, 2009

Gingrich's new Christian organization gets big contribution from casino baron

One of those odd, bed-fellow stories to cap off your Sunday afternoon.

In a profile of Newt Gingrich, The Daily Beast notes that the new Catholic took over $5 million from casino big-wig Sheldon Adelson to help launch his Renewing American Leadership Group.

Dan Gilgoff described the new organization last week:

Called Renewing American Leadership, the group is led by Gingrich's longtime communications director and includes some of the country's top conservative Christian activists on its board.

This spring, Gingrich will speak to a handful of large gatherings for politically conservative clergy that have been organized by David Barton, an influential evangelical activist who spearheaded the Republican National Committee's rigorous outreach to pastors in 2004.

To read a fascinating NYT profile of Adelson, click here.

To read Wikipedia's profile of George Washington, our country's first President, click here.


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