Yesterday thrice-married Newt Gingrich converted to Catholicism in a move some see as part of his plan to run for president in 2012. According to Catholic theocon Deal Hudson, Gingrich has now been absolved of those pesky extra-marital affairs.
“From a Catholic point of view, Newt’s sins no longer exist—they’ve been absolved. He’s made a fresh start in life. So Newt will continue to sin and confess but there aren’t going to be a lot of Catholics who will hold that against him. They understand why being a Catholic makes a difference.”
We’ve only had one Catholic president: John F. Kennedy.