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Newt Gingrich Tries to Appease Public Concerns about Unsavory Marital Past

By Nottage and Ward on March 16, 2012

Since he began his campaign for the Republican Presidential Nominee seat, Newt Gingrich has faced much criticism for his marital past, but this criticism is not solely because he has been married and divorced multiple times and had affairs during those marriages. It is because he presents himself to be of strong moral character, when, in fact, his actions hint at something different. How can a man convince the American people of the importance of family values and the sanctity of marriage when his own values, based on his own actions, appear to be inconsistent with his public proclamations?

As the race continues, Gingrich is reminding voters that he has sought God’s forgiveness for the sins he has committed in his life, according the The Huffington Post. Whether or not voters believe he has wholeheartedly sought redemption for the wrongs he committed is uncertain. Gingrich’s second ex-wife recently went public with details of his actions during their marriage, including having an affair with the woman who is now his current wife, seeking an open marriage arrangement to continue the affair (which he continued anyway), and divorcing her when she became ill.

Gingrich’s relatively recent conversion to Catholicism in 2009 seems to have begun the story of sin and redemption, although that tale has been going on for a while, according to the article. He converted after almost 10 years of marriage to Callista, a life-long Catholic, his third wife, and the woman who was having an affair with Gingrich during his second marriage.

Being in the public eye can bring out the best or worst in people, and sometimes both. When each person is examining every detail of your life, it makes trying to seem genuine very difficult. Going through a divorce in such circumstances can be very stressful and intimidating, but by retaining the services of one of the discreet Illinois high-profile divorce lawyers at Nottage and Ward, you can be sure of efficient and effective representation. Call us today for a consultation at (312) 332-2915.

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