A Letter from Dr. Tim LaHaye to South Carolina Pastors and Evangelicals


Dear fellow South Carolina evangelicals and pastors:

You may find this hard to believe, but in 1947-48 I was the pastor of the
Oolenoy Baptist church in Pumpkintown, S.C, thirty five miles out in the
country from Greenville. It was there that I was ordained to the Gospel
ministry and have been in the Lord’s work for over 64 happy years.

The reason I am writing you is because as a South Carolinian, you are
in a strategic position to help America at this historic time in our
nation’s history. During the last three years our nation has been led
by liberal secularists who have tried their best to remove God from our
public square and the elimination of the Biblical principles our founding
fathers built this nation on. Their financial policies have already
brought us to the brink of bankruptcy and their government policies of
over regulation has prolonged our recession and will, if continued for
four more years, destroy this country as we know it. Some in this
government want to tell churches who they can hire or fire to run their
church, which is the very thing our forefathers wanted to keep the King
and his government from doing. If we do not change our leaders in the
next election we will end up being like the godless socialist countries
of Europe. That will so destroy our country in four years that many
experts believe we will never be able to reclaim it for moral and physical

That is where you come in! As a voter you can go to the polls and elect the one man in the up coming primary with the intelligence, conservative philosophy and hands on experience in government that is so needed today to return our country to the God honoring principles that made our nation the greatest country in world history. That man is our personal friend, Speaker Newt Gingrich. My wife Beverly, the Founder and Chairman of Concerned Women For America based in Washington D.C., and I believe he is the only man running for the office of President of America who shares our conservative principles who can beat the present leader in open debate and win! As my friend, the late Dr. Jerry Falwell told me personally, Speaker Newt Gingrich is the most qualified man in America to run as president of the United States. We agree!

In 1980, America was on a decline not unlike our country is today.  Liberal secularists had brought our nation to the verge of maylieze and stagnation because over half the Christians in America didn’t even bother to vote. That’s why we started the Moral Majority that helped elect conservative Ronald Regan and with God’s help he changed the direction of our country. I am one of the two minister board members still living who helped Jerry get that majority started. Today we have no regrets!

Now it is your turn. It seems apparent the Republican candidates have
come down to two possible winners. Please payerfully consider going to
the polls and help elect Newt Gingrich, a proven conservative who has the best chance of replacing the present occupant of the White House with a man with a proven record of appointing conservatives to office that can return this country to the constitutional principles that God has chosen to bless for over two hundred years. Not just for ourselves, but for our children and to maintain the relgious freedom thais so important today in preserving our nation’s future.

The following is our official press release:

Now that the Republican Presidential Primary has wound down to two frontrunners who can win, I would like to publicly endorse the proven conservative speaker of the House Newt Gingrich as the most qualified candidate to become the next president of the United states. His record in office has a near unbroken record of Conservative commitment to the Judeo/Christian principles that have made this the greatest nation in the history of he world.

I have known him for over thirty years and acknowledge he is not perfect, none of us is. But when it comes to standing for life, moral values for our nation, a sound fiscal program for both business and the family and commitment to the U.S. constitution, I believe he can be counted on to do what is right for America, here at home and abroad. He unashamedly opposes the socialistic policies of taking from the haves and give to the have nots that has never worked anywhere to lift a country economically, morally or in any other way except dictatorship and the loss of freedom.

And he can win! Obama’s teleprompter cannot compete with Him, neither can anyone else. I can’t wait to see the president try to debate him. And these are only some of the reasons I endorse him as the next president of the United States.

Dr. Tim LaHaye

Minister/author/Christian educator