Meet Michael Youssef, Gingrich’s Divisive Faith Co-Chair
Michael Youssef, an Egyptian-born evangelical pastor, has endorsed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich for president. The Gingrich campaign has announced that Youssef, head of an Atlanta megachurch, will be the National Co-Chair of its Faith Leaders Coalition. Youssef’s divisive views include the belief that democracy is not possible in any Muslim-majority country, and he has said that “socialists and leftists” try to “present Islamists and Jihadists as peace lovers.” Youssef also advances the idea that there is a war against Christianity in America, yet he directs a share of his vitriol toward other Christians, particularly Presbyterians and Episcopalians.
Youssef And Gingrich
Youssef Endorsed Newt Gingrich For President. From a video endorsement uploaded to Newt Gingrich’s YouTube page.
YOUSSEF: Newt is one of the few people in all of the United States, let alone being in leadership, who truly understand the dangers that are surrounding our nation and Western Civilization. He is one of the few people who truly knows what the threat that is coming to our doorstep, which I for one, when I escaped forty-plus years ago, never thought I’d see the day that I’d face it here in the United States. … So Newt Gingrich is a man that I want to commend to you.