The undead leading the undead . . .
WASHINGTON — South Carolina presidential primaries are always interesting, and on Friday, Newt Gingrich’s campaign touted a new endorsement that certainly fit that bill.
The former House speaker was endorsed by evangelical author and pastor Tim LaHaye, who is best-known for writing a series of books called the “Left Behind” series, an apocalyptic vision of what some Christians believe will happen when true believers in Jesus Christ experience the “rapture” to heaven and nonbelievers are left behind for a period of “tribulation.”
The most interesting portion of LaHaye’s endorsement, however, came when the Los Angeles resident claimed that the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, one of the best-known evangelical leaders for most of the past few decades, said before his death in 2007 that he thought Gingrich should be president.