Skip to comments.Newt Snags Support of 'Left Behind' Author Tim LaHaye
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 Gingrichs 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 Gingrichs campaign)
LaHayes Left Behind series sold more than 63 million books. Its 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.....
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So far, Newt IS getting left behind. Perhaps this will help him.
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.
it’s like you can read my mind
I suspect that before Florida Santorum and Perry will drop out and request that their supporters go for Newt.
Story to hear that.
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.
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.
But he has very little chance in the general.
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.
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.
The Insider Advantage and PPP polls from today indicate it’s a two-man race between Gingrich and Romney.
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.
Look at the SC numbers on RCP. Only 1 point between Santorum and Newt.
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.
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.
We will take all the help we can get to stop Mitt in South Carolina. GO NEWT!
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.
Can you point to the inaccuracy? Calling names is the easy part, that is sometimes called the “refuge of the ignorant” How ironic.
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.”
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.
I am Catholic, I support Newt.
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.
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.
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.
Not ironic at all. Lehaye and most evangelicals know what Newt and Catholics know: We are electing a president, not a pope.
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.
Agreed- if that’s how you define them. Gay Lutheran bishops think of themselves as “true” Evangelicals too.
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.
Hitler-Catholic...Steelfish-Catholic...can you spot the pattern?
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?
BINGO! WE HAVE A WINNER!
Thank you so much for your reply.
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.
But they call themselves as Evangelicals and endorse gay marriage.
Have you heard of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America? Check it out.
There are a whole lot of freepers who fall into that category, including me.
They can call themselves whatever they want.
Heck, you’re doing it.
By their fruits ye shall know them...
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.
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.
Correction: Hitler-excommunicated former Catholic
All Nazis were excommunicated by the conference of German Bishops prior to Hitler becoming chancellor.
That's part of a well documented pattern here.
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?
“Baloney. Im a Catholic, and I support Newt. I dont 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.
So since you disagree with their doctrines you want them to vote for whom, exactly?
You confuse sin with core beliefs. Try reading the Nicene Creed.
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.
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?