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Newt Snags Support of 'Left Behind' Author Tim LaHaye
The Daily Caller ^ | 12-12-2012 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 01/12/2012 8:07:54 PM PST by TitansAFC

Tim LaHaye, the co-author of the best-selling Christian book series “Left Behind,” and his wife, Beverly, plan to endorse Newt Gingrich’s bid for president, The Daily Caller has learned from three sources.

The campaign learned of the endorsement from the influential Christian conservatives Thursday night, one source said. That person told TheDC that the campaign is “very encouraged” by it. (RELATED: Full coverage of Newt Gingrich’s campaign)

LaHaye’s “Left Behind” series sold more than 63 million books. It’s the bestselling Christian fiction series in history, according to its website.

LaHaye supported former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in the 2008 Republican primary. His wife is an author who founded the organization Concerned Women for America.....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012endorsements; christianvote; gingrich; lahaye; newt; newt2012; romney; sc
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1 posted on 01/12/2012 8:08:06 PM PST by TitansAFC
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To: kalee; TitansAFC; onyx; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; matthew fuller; Gator113; ...

Ping


2 posted on 01/12/2012 8:09:23 PM PST by TitansAFC (Rick Santuckabee is 2012's version of Mike Huckatorum. Avoid Conservicide voting; support Newt!!)
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To: TitansAFC

So far, Newt IS getting left behind. Perhaps this will help him.


3 posted on 01/12/2012 8:10:07 PM PST by Allon
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To: TitansAFC

There goes the Catholic vote! That’s what occurs when Evangelical nuts endorse a candidate. Move over Newt. Santorum has the wind on his back.


4 posted on 01/12/2012 8:13:09 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

it’s like you can read my mind


5 posted on 01/12/2012 8:21:44 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: TitansAFC

I suspect that before Florida Santorum and Perry will drop out and request that their supporters go for Newt.


6 posted on 01/12/2012 8:23:32 PM PST by tsowellfan (Video: The Real Romney (running to the left of Ted Kennedy) http://ow.ly/8rknZ)
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To: TitansAFC

Story to hear that.


7 posted on 01/12/2012 8:24:09 PM PST by SuzyQue (Don't believe everything you think.)
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To: Steelfish

Baloney. I’m a Catholic, and I support Newt. I don’t regard my evangelical brothers and sisters in Christ as “nuts.” Christians and Christianity are under attack the whole world over, and I stand with them, whether they be Protestant, Orthodox or Catholic.

Fortunately, most Catholics are not as bigoted as you appear to be.


8 posted on 01/12/2012 8:26:47 PM PST by Josh Painter ("The only thing these 'investments' will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy." - Palin)
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To: tsowellfan

The Real Clear Politics average has only a one point difference between Santorum and Gingrich in SC. A lot of Evangelicals for Rick, and Newt is Catholic.

Depending on what happens, it might be better for Newt to pull out and endorse Santorum before Florida. I think Santorum would do better overall in the South.


9 posted on 01/12/2012 8:27:42 PM PST by Allon
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To: Allon
>> I think Santorum would do better overall in the South.<<

But he has very little chance in the general.

10 posted on 01/12/2012 8:31:52 PM PST by CynicalBear
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To: TitansAFC

Tim LaHaye has called Catholicism a false religion and has a very long history of anti-Catholic rhetoric. IIRC, he was booted from Kemp’s campaign when some of the things he (LaHaye) had said hit the news.

How very odd.


11 posted on 01/12/2012 8:31:59 PM PST by mountainbunny
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To: CynicalBear

I think that’s debatable on many sides. Yes, he’s stronger than Santorum, but has less baggage. The Dems will have plenty of ammo to shoot toward Newt’s long standing history in Washington.


12 posted on 01/12/2012 8:35:20 PM PST by Allon
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To: Allon

The Insider Advantage and PPP polls from today indicate it’s a two-man race between Gingrich and Romney.


13 posted on 01/12/2012 8:35:33 PM PST by TitansAFC (Rick Santuckabee is 2012's version of Mike Huckatorum. Avoid Conservicide voting; support Newt!!)
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To: Josh Painter

Bigoted?

Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Wright, Rev. Sharpton..Pastor Robert Jeffress....they’re all Evangelicals aren’t they? No true and “thinking” Catholics recognize heretical beliefs.


14 posted on 01/12/2012 8:35:56 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: TitansAFC

Look at the SC numbers on RCP. Only 1 point between Santorum and Newt.


15 posted on 01/12/2012 8:37:24 PM PST by Allon
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To: Josh Painter
Good for you. I am protestant and sorry to see your faith slurred in this manner, as if you could not think and see reason. Tim LeHayes endorsement is a BIGGIE. As believers in Jesus Christ and the Trinity we are brothers and sisters and fighting the same fight for the life of a Christian America, this is our last chance.

If we were to use the same analogy, with Newt being a Catholic, one could say, "Well there goes the Protestant vote". Thats insane.... GOOOOOONEWT.

16 posted on 01/12/2012 8:41:39 PM PST by annieokie
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To: Allon

Yeah, well the latest poll has Mitt and Newt neck and neck in South Carolina. Rick is a solid 10 points behind with Ron Paul. I will go with what is current.


17 posted on 01/12/2012 8:45:37 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: TitansAFC

We will take all the help we can get to stop Mitt in South Carolina. GO NEWT!


18 posted on 01/12/2012 8:47:39 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Parley Baer

I like Real Clear Politics because it averages all the polls, so there’s less likelihood of a skewed sample. It’s usually more accurate.

This is including the one you’re talking about in the average.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/sc/south_carolina_republican_presidential_primary-1590.html


19 posted on 01/12/2012 8:49:17 PM PST by Allon (Since 1980, no Republican has won his party's nomination without winning in South Carolina.)
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To: Steelfish; Josh Painter
Bigoted?

Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Wright, Rev. Sharpton..Pastor Robert Jeffress....they’re all Evangelicals aren’t they? No true and “thinking” Catholics recognize heretical beliefs.


And with one little sentence you confirmed your ignorant bigotry.
20 posted on 01/12/2012 8:51:24 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Can you point to the inaccuracy? Calling names is the easy part, that is sometimes called the “refuge of the ignorant” How ironic.


21 posted on 01/12/2012 8:56:49 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish
Can you point to the inaccuracy? Calling names is the easy part, that is sometimes called the “refuge of the ignorant” How ironic.

Quite easy.

I found God, was "born-again" as Christ commanded Nicodemus, not through the traditions of the Catholic Church but through the gospel of Jesus Christ preached by a former Roman Catholic protestant minister.

The basis of your Heretical statement, correct me if I am wrong, is mainly the traditions of sinful men, not the Bible.
22 posted on 01/12/2012 9:00:00 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Steelfish

Sounds like you’re way behind on learning the Church’s doctrine on ecumenism. John Paul says in his Encyclical Letter Ut Unum Sint: “This change of heart and holiness of life, along with public and private prayer for the unity of Christians, should be regarded as the soul of the whole ecumenical movement, and can rightly be called ‘spiritual ecumenism’”. And he adds, “Love builds communion between individuals and between Communities. If we love one another, we strive to deepen our communion and make it perfect”. “There can be no ecumenism worthy of the name without a change of heart”.

Even Benedict XVI, who regards The mother church as the one true church, opened the arms of our faith to welcome Anglicans and Episcopalians into the Catholic faith whose religion was hijacked by leftists. He is even allowing them to keep their liturgy and Book of Common Prayer.

In his address to non-Catholic Christians, the Holy Father said:

“I feel the fact that we consider one another brothers and sisters, that we love one another, that together we are witnesses of Jesus Christ, should not be taken so much for granted. I believe that this brotherhood is in itself a very important fruit of dialogue that we must rejoice in, continue to foster and to practice.”

“Among Christians, fraternity is not just a vague sentiment, nor is it a sign of indifference to truth. As you just said, bishop, it is grounded in the supernatural reality of the one baptism which makes us all members of the one body of Christ (cf. I Cor 12: 13; Gal 3: 28; Col 2: 12).”

“Together we confess that Jesus Christ is God and Lord; together we acknowledge him as the one mediator between God and man (cf. I Tm 2: 5), and we emphasize that together we are members of his body (cf. ‘Unitatis Redintegratio’, n. 22; ‘Ut Unum Sint’, n. 42).”

“Based on this essential foundation of baptism, a reality comes from him which is a way of being, then of professing, believing and acting. Based on this crucial foundation, dialogue has borne its fruits and will continue to do so.”


23 posted on 01/12/2012 9:04:40 PM PST by Josh Painter ("The only thing these 'investments' will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy." - Palin)
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To: TitansAFC

I suppose in this process you take your support from wherever you find it....but...

For a recent Catholic convert to be endorsed by the author of a book series that casts Catholics as lost and in error....well...it’s at least ironic.


24 posted on 01/12/2012 9:05:41 PM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: Steelfish

I am Catholic, I support Newt.


25 posted on 01/12/2012 9:05:41 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Josh Painter

If you can see me clapping my hands....

I am not Catholic, but I embrace them as my brothers and Sisters in Christ.

No way will either side have a problem with Newt Gingrich.

This is just another attempt to divide.

Won’t work.

Go Newt.


26 posted on 01/12/2012 9:09:18 PM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: annieokie

The Left Behind series has sold over 65 million books. This is a very big “get” and will help keep Newt’s momentum going in South Carolina.


27 posted on 01/12/2012 9:09:18 PM PST by Josh Painter ("The only thing these 'investments' will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy." - Palin)
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To: Josh Painter

Of course! We must even love our enemies. But we don’t put on blinders that we not recognize the wolves in sheep’s clothing or those who lead their followers astray.


28 posted on 01/12/2012 9:10:09 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: G Larry

Not ironic at all. Lehaye and most evangelicals know what Newt and Catholics know: We are electing a president, not a pope.


29 posted on 01/12/2012 9:11:48 PM PST by Josh Painter ("The only thing these 'investments' will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy." - Palin)
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To: Steelfish

Since Evangelicals are the true anti-abortion, conservative voters, it seems unlikely that those ultra liberal, black militants consider themselves part of America’s Evangelicals.


30 posted on 01/12/2012 9:25:21 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12

Agreed- if that’s how you define them. Gay Lutheran bishops think of themselves as “true” Evangelicals too.


31 posted on 01/12/2012 9:34:42 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

I wasn’t aware that they would call themselves something that is usually associated with ultra conservative Christians, but if “Gay Lutheran Bishops” do call themselves Evangelicals, I’ll bet that they vote like Catholics.


32 posted on 01/12/2012 9:42:04 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Steelfish

Hitler-Catholic...Steelfish-Catholic...can you spot the pattern?


33 posted on 01/12/2012 9:45:54 PM PST by bramps (zero from zero is zero)
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To: bramps

Yup.


34 posted on 01/12/2012 9:49:06 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

No, they’re not evangelical. I think you know that.

I’m a Catholic, and while we don’t recognize all their beliefs, many Protestant denominations are recognized by the Church. I am a convert, and my Presbyterian baptism was recognized as valid.

But you non-Christians just like to stir up trouble, don’t you?


35 posted on 01/12/2012 9:55:37 PM PST by moonhawk (Romney tucks his tail and licks the hand that beats him. Newt rips it off at the shoulder.)
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To: Josh Painter

BINGO! WE HAVE A WINNER!

Thank you so much for your reply.


36 posted on 01/12/2012 9:56:12 PM PST by billys kid (Everything in Massachusetts is illegal)
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To: ansel12

Headline from Minnesota Star Tribune:
PLea to Accept Gay Pastors

Lutheran leader’s plea to Catholic bishops
Article by: HERBERT W. CHILSTROM December 8, 2011

Church leaders should embrace, engage all, says the former presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.


37 posted on 01/12/2012 9:57:19 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: moonhawk

But they call themselves as Evangelicals and endorse gay marriage.
Have you heard of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America? Check it out.


38 posted on 01/12/2012 10:00:44 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish
That’s what occurs when Evangelical nuts endorse a candidate.

There are a whole lot of freepers who fall into that category, including me.

39 posted on 01/12/2012 10:01:11 PM PST by ExSoldier (FMR Infantry Captain; 25 yrs an NRA Instructor; Master of KLIK-PAO!)
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To: Steelfish

They can call themselves whatever they want.

Heck, you’re doing it.

By their fruits ye shall know them...


40 posted on 01/12/2012 10:03:55 PM PST by moonhawk (Romney tucks his tail and licks the hand that beats him. Newt rips it off at the shoulder.)
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To: Josh Painter
You obviously don't know much about LaHaye's beliefs about Catholics.
41 posted on 01/12/2012 10:05:06 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Steelfish

Evangelical is used a lot, even some Catholics are Evangelical, I just wished that everyone voted like what most of us think of when we describe someone as Evangelical.


42 posted on 01/12/2012 10:08:49 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: moonhawk

Heck, I’m not doing it. Whenever you don’t have a core set of beliefs that define a sect of Christianity it lends itself to different interpretations including a progressive impulse. So that Evangelical Lutherans now have their own camps. The problem with La Haye is that his own rapture theory is beyond “nutty” to the point that “true” Evangelicals finds him an embarrassment. The same goes for prosperity gospel merchant, Joel Osteen. We saw how Rick Warren has gone too.


43 posted on 01/12/2012 10:13:40 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: bramps
Hitler-Catholic...

Correction: Hitler-excommunicated former Catholic

All Nazis were excommunicated by the conference of German Bishops prior to Hitler becoming chancellor.

bramps-ignorant

That's part of a well documented pattern here.

44 posted on 01/12/2012 10:23:54 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Steelfish

Would you say that the ‘core set of beliefs’ followed by the Catholic hierarchy includes the belief that if a priest has a ‘progressive impulse’ to rape a little boy, the appropriate action is to pass the priest on to a fresh batch of victims?


45 posted on 01/12/2012 10:30:34 PM PST by bramps (zero from zero is zero)
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To: Josh Painter

“Baloney. I’m a Catholic, and I support Newt. I don’t regard my evangelical brothers and sisters in Christ as “nuts.” Christians and Christianity are under attack the whole world over, and I stand with them, whether they be Protestant, Orthodox or Catholic.

Fortunately, most Catholics are not as bigoted as you appear to be”


Thanks for that, brother in Christ, Josh Painter. From a Protestant, Jesus and His church body-loving and serving “nut.” Oh yes, Go Newt. Our prayers and funds are with you.


46 posted on 01/12/2012 10:41:49 PM PST by 1lawlady (To G-d be the glory. Great things He has done!)
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To: Steelfish

So since you disagree with their doctrines you want them to vote for whom, exactly?


47 posted on 01/12/2012 10:43:45 PM PST by moonhawk (Romney tucks his tail and licks the hand that beats him. Newt rips it off at the shoulder.)
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To: bramps

You confuse sin with core beliefs. Try reading the Nicene Creed.


48 posted on 01/12/2012 10:44:25 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Josh Painter; Steelfish
Thank you for saying that Painter.

Steelhead, you make my blood boil. LaHaye is not a nut! I know many people who have come to Christ reading his books. He, as do MANY, truly believe EVERY last word of the Bible and do believe in a second coming. His books are his interpretation of how that MIGHT happen. But to the tee according to his interpretation, or not, Jesus is coming again. The more people that are ready the better. You should rejoice in that.

49 posted on 01/12/2012 10:46:44 PM PST by Anti-Hillary
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To: A.A. Cunningham

I was painting with the same absurd broadbrush that Steelfish used when knocking all Evangelicals by lumpimg them in with frauds like Rev. Wright, etc. Did you feel a breeze when the point passed over your head?


50 posted on 01/12/2012 10:47:12 PM PST by bramps (zero from zero is zero)
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