By Aaron Blumer Jan 13 2012 PoliticsNewt GingrichTim LaHayeGingrich wins endorsement of Tim LaHaye, evangelical author of ‘Left Behind’ series 3665 reads There are 12 Comments My question Aaron Blumer - Fri, 01/13/2012 - 11:57am I'm not sure who this move hurts most.... Gingrich or LaHaye. (Is it just me or is the whole GOP primary process a lot weirder this time around?) Gingrich and LaHaye G. N. Barkman - Fri, 01/13/2012 - 12:12pm I have become increasingly disenchanted with Gingrich, who does not appear to be a man of integrity. His shameless attacks upon Romney's Bain success indicates Gingrich will say and do anything he thinks will help him win. For me, all it has done is give me a more favorable opinion of Romney. The LaHaye endorsement does nothing to help Gingrich as far as I'm concerned. On the contrary, it only lessens my opinion of LaHaye. G. N. Barkman That clinches it Donn R Arms - Fri, 01/13/2012 - 12:21pm As a firmly committed "undecided" SC voter LaHaye has single-handly confirmed my antipathy about Gingrich and thus narrowed my choices. Now if we can just get Mark Driscoll to endorse Romney and Harold Camping to endorse Ron Paul we can put Santorum over the top! Donn R Arms Donn R Arms wrote: As a Chip Van Emmerik - Fri, 01/13/2012 - 12:30pm Donn R Arms wrote: As a firmly committed "undecided" SC voter LaHaye has single-handly confirmed my antipathy about Gingrich and thus narrowed my choices. Now if we can just get Mark Driscoll to endorse Romney and Harold Camping to endorse Ron Paul we can put Santorum over the top! Very Funny!!! Why is it that my voice always seems to be loudest when I am saying the dumbest things? Ultimately .... Jim - Fri, 01/13/2012 - 1:08pm Ultimately Newt will be http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Left_Behind ]Left Behind Twitter Jim's Doctrinal Statement My voting plan is still good... Jay - Fri, 01/13/2012 - 1:23pm but I was planning on voting for a rock since the primaries started. So far, there's been nothing to make me want to change my mind on any of the candidates so far. I'd vote for Jesus, but He's already King of Kings and Lord of Lords, so that seems kind of like a demotion to me. "Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells Obviously LaHaye prefers Alex Guggenheim - Fri, 01/13/2012 - 2:44pm Obviously LaHaye prefers "cholerics". My blog: http://thepedestrianchristian.blogspot.com/ How I wish LaHaye WASN"T a Paul Henebury - Fri, 01/13/2012 - 2:58pm How I wish LaHaye WASN"T a Dispensationalist! Dr. Paul Henebury I am Founder of Telos Ministries, and Senior Pastor at Agape Bible Church in N. Ca. Paul, Maybe that's going a Chip Van Emmerik - Fri, 01/13/2012 - 5:16pm Paul, Maybe that's going a little too far? Since he isn't all we wish he would be, we wish he would actually be worse than he is? Why is it that my voice always seems to be loudest when I am saying the dumbest things? Hmmm...a personality Alex Guggenheim - Fri, 01/13/2012 - 5:29pm Hmmm...a personality specialist, a novelist and a dispensationalist...what is next for Tim La Haye? My blog: http://thepedestrianchristian.blogspot.com/ In Tim's defense Aaron Blumer - Sat, 01/14/2012 - 4:52pm I'm feeling bad for Tim LaHaye, now. I'll say for him that I did enjoy the two and 1/10 volumes of the Left Behind series I read. I wasn't looking to get my theology from them. For me, novels are about fun and, when thoughtful, they're about questions--not about answers. I just didn't have the patience to move that slowly through the Trib. I've got another book by LaHaye that has nice charts and things in it (and you know all us Dispensationalists are just obsessed with charts). I'm not sorry he's a dispensationalist... but I do know that for the "neo-calvinist" crowd (and maybe some paleo-calvinists, too) LaHaye is kind of an icon of what they see as dispensationalist goofiness. So a sizable portion of the evangelical vote would not be impressed in a positive way by the endorsement. Have to say, too, that though my dad was a vocal critic of http://www.amazon.com/Spirit-Controlled-Temperament-Tim-LaHaye/dp/084236... ]the "four temperaments" idea that was the rage for a while when I was a kid, the impact of 4T on me was that it got wheels turning that greatly enhanced what little understanding I have of "people, and what makes them tick." IOW, it sparked an interest in understanding people... and I have no innate knack for that, so that was valuable for me. Sometimes, even non-fiction is more valuable for the questions it raises than for the answers it gives. (BTW, think I would probably be mostly "phlegmatic"? I've certainly been dealing with a lot of phlegm lately.) Yet one more reason to vote James K - Sun, 01/15/2012 - 2:22pm Yet one more reason to vote for Romney. For most of you, it won't matter. After Romney storms SC and Florida, no one will have the funds to compete. 1 Kings 8:60 - so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD is God and that there is no other.