A stronger Amer­ica

Author says re­li­gion, val­ues cen­tral to com­mu­ni­ties

The Covington News - - Front page - By Gabriel Khouli gkhouli@cov­news.com

Re­li­gion, moral­ity and a ded­i­ca­tion to ser­vice are cen­tral to build­ing com­mu­ni­ties, and a stronger Amer­ica, said Jackie Gin­grich Cush­man, a lo­cal author and syndi­cated colum­nist.

Cush­man, the daugh­ter of for­mer U.S. House Speaker Newt Gin­grich, spoke about Amer­i­can val­ues passed down from the nation’s fore­fa­thers and about the ser­vice ori­ented na­ture of be­ing a elected of­fi­cial at Fri­day’s Newton County Leg­is­la­ture Prayer Break­fast.

“I was talk­ing to the judges this morn­ing, hear­ing about how this group started and talk- ing to ser­vice or­ga­ni­za­tions and un­der­stand­ing how im­por­tant it is for you all to come to­gether as a com­mu­nity. And to un­der­stand your com­mon foun­da­tions. And to un­der­stand the im­por­tance of prayer and ser­vice,” Cush­man said. “I’m very ex­cited. I think it is so very im­por­tant and such a good sign, not only for this com­mu­nity and our state, but for our nation, be­cause this is ex­actly what we need to have hap­pen ev­ery­where.”

The non­de­nom­i­na­tional, non­par­ti­san event was co-hosted by the Cov­ing­ton Ki­wa­nis and Cov­ing­ton Ro­tary clubs, and at­tended by a va­ri­ety

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Syndi­cated colum­nist Jackie Gin­grich Cush­man spoke about Amer­i­can val­ues and the re­spon­si­bil­ity of elected of­fi­cials at the Newton County Leg­is­la­ture Prayer Break­fast Fri­day morn­ing at the Turner Lake Recre­ation Com­plex in Cov­ing­ton.

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