Rediscovering God: Newt Gingrich Goes To The Movies

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On September 25, 2009, Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista hosted the premiere of their documentary “Rediscovering God in America II: Our Heritage” at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington D.C. The premiere came on the heels of a small victory for Gingrich (pictured here with Callista and “Rediscovering God” Writer/Director Kevin Knoblock), who launched a petition in December protesting the omission of the phrase “In God We Trust” from the $621 million Visitor Center building. Over the summer, Congress ordered that the phrase be engraved into a large pillar in the building, despite a lawsuit by atheist group Freedom From Religion Foundation. The film, which was produced by Citizens United Productions and explores the role of religion in early American history, premiered the same week that the engraving process began.

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Approximately 200 people turned up for the film premiere.

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Newt Gingrich and Rev. Daniel P. Coughlin, Chaplain for the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Matthew Taylor, Editor and Director of Photography for the film.

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Callista Gingrich, Newt Gingrich, and Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-VA) in their seats before the screening.

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Writer/Director Kevin Knoblock makes remarks before the screening begins.

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Newt and Callista Gingrich speak before the screening.

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A film still from “Rediscovering God in America II: Our Heritage.”

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Callista and Newt Gingrich during the screening.

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