Newt Gingrich: There's no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate. And what I can tell you is that when I did things that were wrong, I wasn't trapped in situation ethics, I was doing things that were wrong, and yet, I was doing them. I found that I felt compelled to seek God's forgiveness. Not God’s understanding, but God's forgiveness. I do believe in a forgiving God. And I think most people, deep down in their hearts hope there’s a forgiving God.
Oh, and God told me he forgave me, and I didn't have to stop what I was doing, and he especially told me not to ask forgiveness from the people I actually harmed, or to try to make amends, because if he loved this country as much as I do, he would've done the same thing. If not worse.