Anti-Gay End Times Nutjob Dies At Age 90

The Washington Post:

Pastor, author and radio personality Tim LaHaye, whose “Left Behind” novels spread his evangelical Christian faith to millions of readers through fiction, died Monday in California. He was 90 years old.

The ministry that he founded announced his death, which the ministry said came several days after LaHaye suffered a stroke.

LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins wrote the 16-book series starting with “Left Behind” in 1995. With the theme of the end of the world and characters including the Antichrist, the books blended faith and fiction and sold more than 65 million copies.

He and his wife Beverly, the founder of the conservative organization Concerned Women for America, hosted a radio show together. Time Magazine called him one of the 25 most influential evangelicals in the United States.

(Via Christian Nightmares)

  • oikos
  • another_steve

    May his belief in a literal heaven and a literal hell turn out to be true.

    If ya get my meaning.

    • Lakeview Bob

      My guess is that his widow is comforted knowing that he is with his white Jesus now.

      • another_steve

        But Jesus resides in the nice place, don’t ya know.

        Monsters like LaHaye don’t go to the nice place.

      • Robincho

        I’m SO concernstipated about Beverly…

  • Pollos Hermanos

    I wonder what dress his son Lee LaHaye will wear to the funeral.

  • james_from_cambridge
    • pj

      great rhyme

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Just in time

        • pj

          i found you just in time

  • JT

    Where will he be left behind?

    • BlueberriesForMe

      That train done left the station and there ain’t another one comin’ any time soon..

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    I guess we got left behind. Yippee!

    • oikos

      Pass that vodka over here. We have some celebrating to do.

      • Christopher Smith

        Vodka? What vodka? *innocent look*

      • Kohhran Upa Rangi

        Got whiskey instead? It’ll help me celebrate in a higher (no pun intended) spirit.

        • oikos


        • EboTebo

          I’d prefer a single malt whisky, Islay if ya got it?

    • AtticusP

      I am happy to be judged by the company I keep! 🙂

    • douglas

      I think thoughts and prayers are appropriate here. They are as empty a gesture as was his soul.

      • Kruhn

        You’re such a bunch of heathens! May I join the party?

        BTW, they’re is a blog where they dissected The Left Behind series and how terrible the writing and theology is.

    • He looks nice.

    • MaryOGrady

      Better still, this means Tim LaHaye was left behind. He was not one of the hateful Jeebus’s chosen ones after all.

      • David Walker

        “…And only the good die young.” Billy Joel, I think.

    • Shy Guy
  • One down, millions to go. NEXT!!!

    • BlueberriesForMe

      *WHO* will be next? Phylliss S.? Franklin G.? Pat R.?
      Cast YOUR vote NOW!

      • agcons

        In a very particular order, for me: Phyllis, Pat, Franklin. Let’s add Linda, various Mat(t)s, and a Br(i)(y)an or two just for good measure.

        • eyechart

          Let’s not forget that Billy Graham is still alive. Lesser evil than Franklin, but well into his 90’s. He’s definitely in my dead pool list.

          • agcons

            Well, shit, I thought he’d been raptured already.

          • abel

            I think he’s safely senile, except that Franklin writes shit and puts Daddy’s name on it occasionally. That whole family is CREEPY beyond belief.

          • Christopher

            “He’s definitely in my dead pool list.”

            I see no reason why I should hasten the inevitable. Besides, I doubt that Billy is doing little more than just drooling at this point.

      • motordog

        Exciting times we live in to be sure.

      • b

        Watch out. The evangelical walking dead might come.

      • Uncle Mark

        Is anyone any good at dropping Bibles from very tall buildings with any target accuracy? I just love long-deserved ironic demises. Anyone want to show up at Pat Robertson’s house…dressed as black Jesus, and instructing Pat to give his wealth to the poor? (Pat would either die of a heart attack or cry out what moisture was left in his body…and then just blow away.)

        • OSG

          Only pianos.

          • Roger

            Come on people!! The guy was a deeply religious person…

  • oikos
  • Lena

    > “25 most influential evangelicals …”
    Gee! How many of them are still out there?

    • agcons

      Too goddamned many.

  • delk

    I guess something good happened today.

    • another_steve

      He went to live for all eternity with Justice Antonin Scalia.

      Isn’t that special?

  • ByronK

    I can only think that he lasted 90 years because a higher power wanted him to suffer the torture of being him.

    • warun

      But what did this higher power have against the rest of us?

      • Kruhn

        Nothing. He wanted us to laugh at his stupidity.

    • Librarykid

      and basically did not want his presence any nearer than it was when he was on earth. Heaven has probably been stalling on this for a couple of decades.

  • Droz
    • ByronK

      It’s funny because it’s true. lol

    • Lane

      One of my favorite — and most-quoted — lines from the Critic!

  • Gustav2

    Do not expect me to light a candle. I was raised as a real Protestant.

  • oikos

    One less vote for drumpf.

    • OdieDenCO

      don’t count on it. the dead have voted before

  • Jimmy Joe

    Fuck him dead.

  • Hryflex

    As Bette Davis instructs us: “You should never say bad things about the dead, you should only say good.”

    • EdA

      Yes, and this piece of trump deserves the same encomium as Ronald Rotten, Lee Atwater, Robert Bork, Antonin Scalia, Timothy McVeigh, Saddam Hussein …

      Tim LeHaye is dead. Good.

      • Librarykid

        I imagine that when this mass of hate and evil hit heaven’s porch, Jesus screamed, “Dammit! Clean up this shit immediately, if not sooner.”

  • Daniel Leyva

    The world is a better place today.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Beagle

      OT — any time is a good time for Marilyn.

      • another_steve


        As a queerling living in New York City, I had a friend who was very active in her American fan club. He met her and had a prized photo of her posing with him.

        When Marilyn passed, my friend descended into a deep sorrow from which he never fully recovered.

        • RoFaWh

          Sometimes I wonder if it was Marilyn Monroe’s death that caused my sister to develop bipolar disorder. [My sister, for the benefit of the many unfamiliar with her, can be described as a woman who was a high school beauty queen and never got over it.]

          Bipolar disorder has made her life a living hell since the mid nineteen seventies. A very sad case indeed.

          • another_steve

            Sorry to hear of your sister’s experience, RoFaWh.

            Marilyn Monroe was — for many gay men and straight women — the epitome of glamorous and desirable womanhood in her day. My gay male buddy was devastated by her death.

            For many, that will sound bizarre — but it can be real for some.

          • Craig Howell

            I remember hearing the news of her death as vividly as I remember the death of JFK a year later. Just devastating. I always thought of her as a wonderfully gifted comedienne, and nothing is sadder than the death of a clown.

          • another_steve


            She was a master of her genre.

            One can critique and criticize the genre, but she was a master of it.

          • MaryOGrady

            Me, too. It penetrated my utterly parochial childhood world.

  • Good.

    • Bluto

      That sums it up succinctly. He deserves nothing more.

  • Mike C

    I don’t really have thoughts on an afterlife, but I hate the idea of anyone suffering for an eternity. For him I hope his heaven turned out to be real, and that he was greeted at the entrance by Divine and Freddy Mercury.

    • Paul_in_Dallas

      “And everyone in Balenciaga gowns with red corsages, and big dance palaces full of music and lights and racial impurity and gender confusion. And all the deities are creole, mulatto, brown as the mouths of rivers.”

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        angels in america

    • TampaZeke

      Nothing is permanent. Buddhism 101.

    • Ray Butlers

      And Edith Massey. Maybe it will be Backwards Day!

    • Kruhn

      That’d be a FABULOUS receiving line! That’d be the best punishment for that guy!

  • thatotherjean

    If there is a heaven, I hope that Tim LaHaye is in it—and absolutely horrified by all the people he has to share it with, forever.

  • EdA

    Given their purported zeal to enter the Heavenly Kingdom, it’s remarkable how many of the televangelists and other scam artists hold on to this earth in years of desperation for fear that they actually WILL meet their Maker — and ultimate judge. Think this slag, think Billy Graham and Pat Robertson and Falwell and Oral Roberts. Pieces of trump and santorum all.

    • oikos

      They hold on to keep raking in the cash from grifting the rubes.

  • bkmn

    I’m hoping for the Trifecta – LaHaye, Schlafly and Robertson in the next week.

    • Gil

      Things happen in threes…

      • Librarykid

        especially good things. Let’s hope the ramp is greased.

  • I don’t wish even my worst enemies any ill will but lets just say I will not be shedding any tears at this time.

    • another_steve

      I never wish illness or death on my enemies, but in my cultural background there’s a tradition of partying when someone departs. You know, release from the agonies of living and all.

      Sort of like how the Irish celebrate, but not as lasciviously.

      • Hue-Man

        “May your soul already be in heaven an hour,

        before the devil knows your dead.”

        • another_steve

          “I should outlive him long enough to bury him.”

          (classic Yiddish curse)

        • another_steve

          I’m celebrating with a lovely Beefeater martini at the moment, Steven.

          You Brits brought many fine things to the world, but first and foremost among them are your fine gins.

          • Beefeater Martini – how marvellous, you are obviously a very classy guy. Yes, us Brits don’t just knock back any old rubbish you know.

          • another_steve

            Not to mention Tanqueray, which has graced many a martini of mine (but only when the house informs me it doesn’t stock Beefeater).

            I forgive you your empire’s subjugation and oppression of the people of India — but only because you have brought us these lovely gins.

        • MaryOGrady

          Patsy and Edina would approve.

  • pch1013

    Love the URL. 😀

  • Ernest Endevor

    I recommend reading some of the Left Behind books. They’re hilarious. After about three I found the joke wearing off.

    • another_steve

      Will my collection of Czech twink porn be left behind?

      • For another connoisseur to take it over. We don’t own, we only borrow.

      • Librarykid

        Not as long as you keep a firm grip on Lucas’ left behind and right behind.

        • another_steve

          Thank you.

          Lukas Ridgeston is perhaps the most gorgeous white male to have ever lived. No longer a twink, he’s still as gorgeous as ever.

          As long as there’s a Lukas, life will be worth living.

    • ColdCountry

      I couldn’t get through the first one. My sister, a born again, gave it to me, presumably so I’d see the light. I remember I asked, why were their clothes left behind? She said they didn’t need them. I pointed out that they didn’t need their bodies, either. End of discussion – and reading.

      • Ernest Endevor

        That’s very funny. Of course the whole racket is about fear of dying. So they all go up to heaven alive. Which raises the problem that heaven must be a physical place so their physical bodies can go there. And so on. But the books made me laugh.

        • ColdCountry

          If they do go up alive, why go naked? The lack of logic, and answers from my sister, drove me nuts. I couldn’t finish.

          • Ernest Endevor

            Because purity.

          • ColdCountry


  • Sam_Handwich

    rot in peace

    • another_steve

      Decay in glory.

  • Michael Rush
    • oikos

      I guess for him, dead was the way.

      • Or for his wife.

      • Michael Rush

        Little Timothy , Happy At Last

    • agcons

      Sure, because marriage automatically means making one’s self completely miserable unless STEPS ARE TAKEN.

      That title makes me think of when PJ O’Rourke reported on Heritage USA back in the ’80s and said one of the shops had bibles titled “A Bible Even You Can Read”, “The Bible in English Just Like Jesus Talked”, etc. That essay was pre-internet and I haven’t tried, now, to verify O’Rourke’s claims. It’s too delicious to destroy.

    • B Snow

      That’s a tense grip there….

    • GayOldLady

      Can you imagine trying to sneak that book in the house? If you need that book you shouldn’t be married.

    • Todd20036

      Step one: have sex with a married man….

      • Christopher Smith

        Step two: discover your inner kinkster….

  • And I guess he just found out that he wasted his life. Actually, he didn’t even find that out. Everything just went black and he ceased to be.

    • joe ho

      There’s no credible evidence to justify belief in any sort of afterlife.

      • BlueberriesForMe

        It makes people feel better. I can understand that. But there’s always a whole bunch of gotcha’s. You probably run into people that you tried very hard to avoid before you were dead.

        • joe ho

          religious people have more anxiety about dying than non-believers.

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            For good reason. After a lifetime of fakery and falsery, deep down they know it’s not going to be puffy clouds and jesus songs.

          • Librarykid

            Maybe that’s exactly what they are afraid of, because they had no interest in it while alive and now they have to continue the charade for eternity.

  • glass

    Finally! Jesus has answered one of my prayers! Thanks Jesus!
    Can you take the 700 club next? Tony Perkins? Trump?

    • Oh’behr

      Rafael Cruz, Huckabee, hmm, Schafly as she must be as old as Jesus.

      • RoFaWh

        Anita Bryant?

        • Craig Howell

          I’ve got a little list. They’ll none of them be missed!

          • MaryOGrady

            Upvoted for Gilbert and Sullivan reference. I just love “The Mikado”.

  • Michael Rush

    “Homosexuals are regularly disinterested in gainful employment — their interest is sex, not work. Besides, when a man overindulges his sex glands, he doesn’t have much energy left.” Tim LaHaye

    • joe ho

      He was just jealous that on average gay men have larger genitalia than heteros.

      • Gil

        A lot bigger…

    • For the love of god, gays, have the self-control of a straight man.

    • Librarykid

      Sex “glands”?!? Couldn’t he even bring himself to write “organs”?

    • Kruhn

      This book needs to be made into an educational film.

      Wait! Wait! Drop the pitchforks and the torches, there’s method to my madness.

      Then, we send the copy to the cast of the new Mystery Science Theater 3000 as one of its “experiments”. I’d love to hear the cast of the show heckling it.

      • MaryOGrady

        Movies have been made of the “Left Behind” series. They were uniformly dreadful, and would be great MST 3000 fodder.

        • Kruhn

          I meant The Unhappy Gay Man though.

          • MaryOGrady

            Sorry. My bad.

  • Mike Wellein

    “The books blended faith and fiction”. So just fiction than.

    • Librarykid

      I thought that’s what the buybull did.

      • Kruhn

        Actually nothing on The Left Behind series is Bible-based. The Book of Revelations (or the bad mushroom trip book) only mentions the Antichrist in passing. The rest was LaHaye’s own writing.

      • The Old Tesament is taught as literature in Israel.
        It’s our “Just So” stories: “Oy, kids, you call this rain? In my day…”
        Ken Ham should should shut up about his stupid Ark, the disrespectful crap merchant.

    • Todd20036

      Except many people think those stupid stories are prophesized facts.

      • Dramphooey

        Nothing convinces me these people don’t truly in their heart of hearts believe this shit more than the fact that they flock to buy a series of books basically trivializing their god’s holy word.

  • So happy to know that god has called him home!

  • oikos

    Poor Tim, like all of us, your ‘eternal reward’ is to be food for maggots and bacteria. Enjoy!

    • Michael Rush

      It looks like most of that was happening to him in the picture above .

      • I like you Michael. Come sit by me.

      • TampaZeke

        I was just going to say that he was up to step 11 years ago. Although it should be step 10 since this chart for some reason has steps 10 and 11 reversed. You turn purple and blue before the maggots eat you.

      • Librarykid

        His make up man was gay.

      • Can you imagine the dismay of the undertaker who had to make that ghoul “life like” for the display job?

    • shellback

      Imagine the mess jeezis will be in when he returns – any day now.


      et putredo in ossibus meis

    • Bluto

      I’m smirking knowing he’ll meet his maker with a butt plug firmly inserted to stop leakage.

  • FancyThat


    • BlueberriesForMe

      It’s a 2 for one. You get poked by the horns AND the “trident”.

      • FancyThat

        And the super fruity, super juicy trident squirts all over the inside of your mouth when you bear down on it just right!

    • Uncle Mark

      Well, look who else is wearing Nancy Reagan’s red down there.,,,and DAMN, he’s wearing it better too.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  • Mike__in_Houston

    Another completely wasted life has ended. If there has ever been a book that presented and attempted to perpetuate more damaging stereotypes about gays than The Unhappy Gays, I’m not aware of it. Well, maybe that horrible chapter in David Reuben’s book takes pride of place because so many people read it when it came out. I won’t dignify it by naming it; I only mentioned The Unhappy Gays by name because it’s already in the lead photo. Also, some of those books by Anita Bryant that came out around the same time as this one get honorable mention.

    • RickCabral

      But this is expert testimony, from one who knows. Jesus told him. He never met or willingly knew a gay person. So, how else do you think he learned enough to fill a whole book?

      Don’t these guys take the cake?

  • ETownCanuck

    “I’ve never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure.” – Mark Twain (although apparently he never said it).

    • Natty Enquirer

      It was Clarence Darrow who wrote, “I have never killed any one, but I have read some obituary notices with great satisfaction.”

    • Mark McGovern

      “Always speak good of the dead. She’s dead. Good.” Attributed to Bette Davis speaking of Joan Crawford.

    • Snarkaholic

      Or, in his case, St. Fellatio…Patron Saint of Stairwells!

  • Michael Rush

    “Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be placed in submission to another human being on a 24-hour basis, 365 days a year — for life? That is exactly what God demands of your wife.” -Tim Lahaye

    • Whatever will Beverly do with all this newfound time on her hands?

      • Librarykid

        I guarantee you that she has been carrying the will and life insurance policies close to her heart all day to to bed with her at night.

      • Kruhn

        Go wild and get herself a lot of paid dick!

    • Dramphooey

      Oh gear dog that’s a real quote.

  • Todd

    Well, the gays are not unhappy to hear this, Tim !!!

    • Kruhn

      We’re having a gay old time after these news!

  • RainbowPhoenix

    We are now one step closer to a world where no one fucking cares who we marry or go to bed with.

    • Reality.Bites

      A world without mothers??? Gasp!

  • Blake J Butler

    didn’t know who he was, but i was familiar with those crappy books turned movies

    But i do have some words for Tim:

    ” And the lord said onto Felicia

  • Bill

    Huh. I thought the world smelled better than usual today.

    • Oh’behr

      Sunnier and brighter in my part of Minnesota too.

  • you won’t be missed.

  • advancedatheist

    What a charlatan and crackpot, like Harold Camping. He wasted the only life he’ll ever have preaching and waiting for this fantasy about the rapture and the end times.

  • BobSF_94117

    Sadly, there is grift after death. I assume the family business will continue.

    • Kruhn

      Well, the wifey is the head of Concerned Women of America, one of the most virulently anti-choice groups there is. So yes, you are correct!

      • MaryOGrady

        She also hates gays and was one of the first to denounce the US public schools as a burning building from which all children must be rescued immediately, in favor of hateful Jeebusite education of course.

        • Kruhn

          Didn’t know that. Funny thing that free public education was pioneered in Puritan Massachusetts. What was good for John Adams, should be good for the wifey.

  • AtticusP

    Another Trump voter bites the dust! And a particularly evil one at that.


    • Didn’t even get to fill out and mail in his absentee ballot. Schade…

  • BlueberriesForMe

    Will Kirk Cameron be giving the “eulogy”?

    • oikos

      He’ll be praying on his knees in Griffith Park after sunset.

    • Kruhn

      Or Nick Cage?

  • Jerry Hinnant

    I didn’t realize until I saw that picture that he wrote a book about the Log Cabin Republicans.

  • Mark Neé Fuzz

    We will all die sometime so the same could be said of any of us. Still, when someone this vile kicks the bucket I always think it’s God’s way of telling him to STFU asshole.

  • Oh’behr

    Well, he looks like Hell !!!



  • Robert Conner

    This fraud peddled apocalyptic nonsense, made millions, and Jesus didn’t return. Again. And again. And again. One might think (if one could think) that after nearly 2000 years of predicting the End, and not one single prediction coming true, someone would catch on that Christians simply don’t know and have never known what they’re talking about. Here’s a brief list just from the New Testament:

    And he said to them, “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has come with power. (Mark 9:1)

    Didn’t happen.

    Even so, you too, when you see these things happening, recognize that He is near, right at the door. Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. (Mark 13:29-30)

    Nope, that generation passed away.

    …we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17)

    Didn’t happen. Nobody Paul wrote to is “still alive.” The Lord didn’t ‘come down from heaven’ with trumpets and voices.

    “I am,” said Jesus. “And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.” (Mark 14:62)

    So didn’t happen.

    When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another. Truly I tell you, you will not finish going through the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes. (Matthew 10:23)

    Also didn’t happen.

    Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom. (Matthew 16:28)

    Nope, didn’t happen either. All dead.

    What I am saying, brothers, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they had none… (1 Corinthians 7:29)

    Au contraire, plenty of time.

    Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come. (1 Corinthians 10:11)

    Sorry! Wrong again! It’s all still here. The “ages” are doing fine.

    And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here… (Romans 13:11-12)

    Almost here? Not even close.

    He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon!” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus! (Revelation 22:20)

    Don’t wait up.

    They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” (2 Peter 3:4)

    Good question!

    Christianity is bullshit. Tim and Beverly, pushing up daisies like all the “prophets” before them.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Love this !

    • Paul_in_Dallas

      . . .

      • William

        I should have a set of steak knives by now.

    • Librarykid

      You have to remember that Jesus didn’t say any of that. The fact that it is errant and mendacious is because it was written and rewritten, edited, cut and expanded to fit as necessary by people and not just regular people but power-hungry people with many agendas over the ages starting a new religion for fun and profit.

      • John30013

        And yet the Bible is, supposedly, the divinely inspired word of the Big G himself, and therefore must be absolutely true and correct (because the Big G is omniscient, omnipotent, and perfect).

        • Bomer

          Big G was what I called my grandmother when I was a kid. I’ll have to ask her about all those special powers and why we haven’t won the lottery yet.

  • Michael Rush


    The loosely scripted story is further burdened with clunky dialogue and performances, shoddy continuity, and, well, Kirk Cameron.

    • 2patricius2

      Ah, yes. Kirk Cameron. Scott Baio’s virtual boyfriend…..

  • SunsetGay

    I will speak ill of this dead asshole. Ha ha! Good riddance! Lots of offense to your fascist, brain-dead, Donald Trump loving flock.

    I know the grass around his grave won’t be Left Behind with the fresh new fertilizer.

    • Librarykid

      Grass won’t grow there, but rather rank weeds like over the grave of Roger Chillingworth

  • Mike__in_Houston

    “spread his evangelical Christian faith to millions of readers through fiction…” That’s an apt turn of phrase if there ever was one.

    • Librarykid

      The terminology harkens to what they used to call social diseases.

      • arewemenoramidevo

        So take him to a social worker!


        Dear kindly social worker
        I fear you ain’t been saved
        You need the love of Jesus
        To keep you from the grave
        And when the Jews get raptured
        You’ll fight the AntiChrist
        Golly gee
        Now doesn’t sound nice?

        Officer Krupke, what’s wrong with this prick?
        He doesn’t need a job, he needs a punch in the dick!
        And this is as far as I got before I ran out of ideas and decided to make a martini.

        • rubellapox2

          Lol, pretty good so far…..

    • Robert Conner

      Isn’t it though!

    • abel

      I applaud you Mike! Catch of the day!

  • grada3784

    I will pass much gas in his memory.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      eat lots of sulfurous foods beforehand

  • Jeffrey

    Sorry to hear of your death. I hope it was nothing serious.

    • Oh’behr

      Lol. Thank you.

  • Rex

    I envy him.
    He doesn’t have to live though the rest of this election year.

    • HanyBaal

      One less Trump voter, tho.

  • Jeffrey


  • Ronald Reagan is Dead!

    Well today is a good day!

  • motordog

    “…spread his evangelical Christian faith to Millions of readers through fiction…”

    Nope… Absolutely no self awareness there at all.

  • Ninja0980

    Other bigots can feel free to follow his example any time they want.

  • Octavio

    He had a stroke and died several days later? Good. I hope he suffered.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      He suffered every time he poked his horrible wife. So there’s that.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    So, is it bad that I thought at first that the cover of his book was an image of lo mein noodles? I just got really hungry.
    Then I thought that they were worms. Kind of like the ones that are hungry while looking at him (too soon?).

    • TuuxKabin

      not soon enough.

  • WTR

    I hope his ugly whore is with him soon.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Looks like she’s been… Left Behind. HAHAHAHAHAHA

      [2 Hours later]

      Get it? “Left Behind”! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    I love a nice family reunion

  • Natty Enquirer

    The End finally came. Praise the lord!

  • Benny S.

    Similar to Phyllis Schlafly’s family, isn’t there a gay son???

  • Puckfair52

    The left behind was a little higher than the right behind!

  • Tom (Wpg)

    All we need is for these gruesome creatures to fall like bowling pins, then maybe there will be a turn to some sanity.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Sad!! I can’t wait for happy hour tonight

  • teeveedub

    God must really hate him, if He made LeHaye wait 90 years before entering the kingdom of heaven.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Pastor, author and radio personality Tim LaHaye, whose “Left Behind”
    novels spread his evangelical Christian faith to millions of readers
    through fiction, died Monday in California.

    LOLz. Finally. I guess Jesus didn’t want you, Tim…

  • TampaZeke

    It’s true that only the good die young. The evil always live to a ripe old age.

    • Librarykid

      This looks like it went way beyond ripe to rotting on the vine.

  • Bill Post

    Im sure he’s seen a few “glory holes” in his time. Sad that so many gay men turn the hatred inward.

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    I was always taught to talk good about the dead. He’s dead? Good. No sympathy for someone who spread lies and hate.

  • CottonBlimp

    I dream that one day newspapers won’t be so terrified of the Christian right and they’ll give people like LaHaye the same kind of obituary they’d give to Abu Hamza.

    “Radical cleric Tim LaHaye died today. He had many followers to whom he regularly called for the death of his enemies.”

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Good riddance.

    • anne marie in philly

      and don’t let the door hit him in the ass as he leaves! one fewer shitstain on earth today – YAYZ!

  • 2patricius2

    Ah, yes. He was predicting the end of the world for years. And he wrote books about that. And the good people were going to be raptured. And the dates kept changing.

    But I remember one other book. The Unhappy Gays – a book full of lies and contradictory statements about gay people. I found it on the shelves of a Catholic book store. Bought a copy. Underlined some sentences and put in some notes. Then I went back to the store and confronted the book buyer. I told him what was in the book. Pointed out the lies. Asked him if he would put antisemitic literature on the shelves. A friend of mine happened to be in the store at the time. He taught LGBT studies at a local community college. He joined me and added his comments. The buyer listened to us, and removed the book from the shelves.

    Tim was an ugly, anti-LGBT man.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Thank you.

      • 2patricius2

        You are so welcome. It was something I had to do.

  • Dale082

    F I N A L L Y !

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Wait, you mean there is a gawd?!? Oh, it’s just nature finally doing what it does best, cull the herd a bit. Whew!

  • Gregory Peterson

    Fred Clark of the Slacktivist blog has a scathing, long running series of close readings of the “Left Behind” books. Here is his eulogy.

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    Ugh I remember reading all the left behind books when I was younger and thinking they were good fiction. *shudder* I wasn’t really a fundie, but I liked end of the world fiction. Looking through them again I realize just how bad of an author he is.

    • Librarykid

      The word “hack” comes to mind.

      • Raising_Rlyeh

        Hack doesn’t even begin to describe how bad the books are. Apparently, he thought that writers are supposed to tell instead of showing us. For example, we are told that the main character is a great reporter and yet the way he talks and acts says the opposite.

  • patrick

    From his 1978 book “The Unhappy Gays: What Everyone Should Know About Homosexuality” (recommended by my Fundamentalist Pastor) – which furthered my teenage-retreat from any acceptance of my being gay:
    EXCERPTS: According to Tim LaHaye, many parents would rather have their child die than turn out gay… “Many such parents would prefer the death of their child to his adopting the unhappy wretchedness of homosexuality.” – Page 157

    Speaking of which, according to Tim LaHaye, even when they were
    murdered by friends and family, it’s kinda cool because having your
    head split open by rocks being thrown at you was really compassion…
    [When talking about the death penalty for gays in the Old
    Testament] “This may seem ‘cruel and inhuman treatment’ by today’s
    standards, but our leniency has caused today’s widespread problems…” – Page 107

    • MaryOGrady

      Tim LaHaye was a monster in semi-human form.

  • John B.

    My elderly father, a devout Christian who always tried to do the right thing, has spent a miserable 2+ years in a nursing home following a massive stroke. Life isn’t fair (and I would say downright cruel).

    • Librarykid

      Mother Teresa can explain suffering if you will read her writings. I hope that she was met at the gate of heaven by the souls of all of the ill and dying from whom she withheld pain medication and quickly drop-kicked through the goalposts of hell. I am sorry your dad is in misery.

  • RoFaWh

    “Time” was wrong; he was no evangelical. Just another insane grifting dude, probably a hardened closet case. Or a lover of little girls or boys.

    Looking at his facial skin, I’d say that gawd was already punishing him, well before he went down to Hell.

    • Craig Howell

      I’m guessing he had rosacea (think W.C. Fields and his bulbous nose) and didn’t treat it with anything but prayer.

    • Kruhn


    • motordog

      Evangelical/insane grifter…tomato/tomahto…


    I am glad he lived long enough to see same sex marriage legal.

    • Craig Howell

      The Lard must have increased his days just so he could witness such a blessing.

      • HartinSF

        Thank you Jaysus!

  • RobNYNY

    As in the case of Antonin Scalia, I am glad that he lived long enough to see Obergefell.

    • Reality.Bites

      That photo looks like he died years ago.

      • William

        It was a discount pre-embalming.

        • pj


          • William

            He should have kept making the payments.

  • LackofFaithify

    This is the guy that got into a price war with Shillary the blowjob queen behind 7/11. When he asked for payment, I had to ask what the hell a hay penny was and just gave him a wooden nickel instead. He thought I was tipping.

  • Treant

    Well, right now I’m a very happy gay.

  • Nick in Pasadena

    Well, there’s some good news today at any rate.

  • Just A Tranny

    Radicalizing christians one weak mind after another!

  • Queequeg

    Only the good die young! At least in this case.

  • JustSayin’

    Good riddance

  • Frostbite

    Man I though Joe posted about the next season of The Walking Dead when I first saw that photo.

  • coram nobis

    Say “hi” to the devil for us, won’t you?

  • D. J.

    Looks like he went thru a zombie phase before taking the final leap.

    • Or just after. Beverly probably went after him with an axe.

  • NancyP

    Slacktivist (progressive Christian blogger/comedian) won’t have anyone to kick around any longer….. oh wait, Jerry Jenkins is still alive…. the Left Behind franchise of novels were hilariously badly written, and Slacktivist courageously mined the franchise for a summary of the best-worst quotations, always amusing.

    • Kruhn

      Yeah. That guy should be canonized. He was doing The Lord’s Work reading and spoofing that trash.

  • Reginald Thorkinson

    It’s a start.

  • nowhereman

    I’ve seen several articles on this today, and you win for very very best headline!

  • Michael Abbett

    There goes that bottle of Moscato that’s been at war with my self-control all weekend.

    • I finally looked it up… it seems “whacko” and “wacko” are both acceptable spellings. Who knew?

      • Robert Conner

        It can also be spelled E V A N G E L I C A L.

    • I like the bumper-sticker “after the rapture, can I have your car?”

  • bdsmjack

    If Jesus loved you so damned much, why did he give you that head?

  • Jim

    I guess LaHaye was sort of right about these being the end times–just his own, not ours.

  • Baby Dave

    Had we administered an enema prior to his death, we could have buried him in a matchbox. Would’ve saved millions of dollars.

    • GanymedeRenard

      A most apt use of a Christopher Hitchen’s phrase. 😉

      • Baby Dave

        A Hitchens quote is always relevant. Always.

        • GanymedeRenard


  • SilasMarner

    Good riddance. Too bad he lived so long.

  • Robert Conner


  • I wonder who’ll take LaHaye’s place amongst the top 25 influential evangelicals. I wonder if it’ll be someone I like. I’m guessing no.

  • MB

    He dun got his ass raptured. What a real Christian nightmare.
    Good riddance.

  • MBear

    and >Poof!< just like that: the world is immediately a better place

    • I was going to say, not wishing to speak ill of the dead, that he’s in a better place — and so are we.

  • abqdan

    What took him so long? Jesus!

  • Waiting for other people like him to die

  • Karl Dubhe

    Oh, look. The End Times are now over. Again.

    So, who’s up next for a sales position? All you need to do is take that man’s place by selling your own ‘soul’.

  • Silver Badger

    I’m sure he has gone to his just reward.

  • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

    He may have just died, but based on that photo his corpse started rotting years ago.

    And seriously, that is the KINDEST thing I can find to say about him.

  • Bob Conti

    I’m pretty sure that any unhappy gays just got a big dose of happy.

  • KQCA

    My first two years of college were at a christianist college….(ugh.. I know….I was still indoctrinated….) and Tim LaHaye’s books were emphasized more than than the bible because he labeled homosex as the most deviant behavior on earth.
    Preaching that shit to people like me who were sexually and physically abused by an evangelical Family-values Republican born-again christianist.
    It was the first sign on my journey that signaled I needed to find a way out of Dodge.

    • Kruhn

      I wish I could wrap my arms around you and give you a hug for all the crap you had to go through.

      • KQCA

        Thank you, I always appreciate a hug from a good person.
        I do apologize to the frequent/regular JMG readers who may think, “oh god, that one’s bemoaning that old story again, but this year I began sharing my story publicly to help others who are still trapped in that subculture. I know there are many many readers here who are trapped in it. It is a very very deep and dark hole of isolation and it is not as simple to remedy as outsiders would think, especially when one was programmed to seek a religious vocation.
        JMG is not only a good news source, it is also a secret and safe haven for some who have yet to find anyone within the LGBT community who would welcome them. For them, they get to see a glimpse of a more compassionate support circle and a better life when they cross paths here with good souls like you.

  • Duane Dimitrov

    Lahaye will totally be missed…lmao.

  • Paula

    Was that picture of him taken after he died?

    • Mikey

      Yes, shortly before he wrote his last 3 books.

    • hudson11

      that’s what 90 yrs of hate and anger do to ya. at some point it bubbles to the surface

  • JDS


    • RoFaWh

      Ya’ know, there was a time when that mode of dress was considered the cat’s meow. What were they thinking?

      The Great Awakening regarding women’s fashions was around 1960; I remember my mother announcing she had stopped wearing a girdle at that time, a truly revolutionary act. ¿Could this have been a consequence of JFK turning up at his inauguration without a hat, a simple act which immediately led to the death of men routinely wearing hats?

  • Kiss My Left Behind

    Stayed too long. Should’ve left earlier.

  • I don’t usually cheer someones death, but for him, I’ll make an exception.

    • Randolph Finder

      Shouldn’t that be a Unicorn?

      • Ben in Oakland

        That is a unicorn. The horn is just lower.

    • DumbHairyApe

      I hate it when that happens.

  • coram nobis

    Sidebar: Marni Nixon passed today as well. That is one to mourn.

    • MaryOGrady

      Oh, yes. What a wonderful voice Marni Nixon had, and she was a great actress too.

    • RoFaWh

      Another great singer of the time, specializing in “modern” music but similarly little known, was Bethany Beardslee. You, dear reader, have never heard of her; that’s your loss.

  • nonyas

    Fuck this guy. He caused a lot of pain during his too-long time on this planet.

  • Hallelujah !

  • Maggie 4NoH8

    Jesus called….
    Tim answered…

    • Homo Erectus

      Jesus hit delete….

  • seant426

    He lived 90 years too long.

    • castaway

      Standing by to celebrate the next in line…

      Pat Robertson
      Jim Bakker
      F’ing Graham

      Help me here…

      • William

        Joel Osteen. I want to see that charmfree wife of his living in Section 8 housing.

        • djcoastermark

          good lard no. So many of the people in section 8 are having a rough enough time as it is. Why put people through even more agony?

      • Homo Erectus

        Mike Hucklebee.

  • xzargo

    Satan has a new butt buddy.

    • djcoastermark

      Nah, he’s just going to be the clean up boy.

  • Girl Please Stop


  • is that Kaposi sarcoma that I see? Nah, couldn’t be.

  • James Windsor

    Good riddance. What a creep.

  • Kissmagrits

    I celebrate “Dead Evangelist Day” every May 15th and I usually make myself a Martini with a twist. This year, I had a Gibson.

    I declared my annual holiday when Brother Falwell went bosoms skyward back in 2007….and most encouragingly, the roster has continued to grow. Maybe Brother Robertson will be next, but I have several standby candidates if he’s late.

  • JCF
  • KnownDonorDad

    I won’t speak ill of the dead. But the rapture concept was deservedly skewered in dark comedic fashion here:

    • hudson11

      haha- that was one of my favourite episodes.

  • Delphini

    A lovely review of Mr. Lahaye’s book on homosexuality can be found here:
    In it he claims that gays are incapable of being good employees and that colleges need to fire gay staff…but then claims he would never want to persecute gays.

  • infmom

    Boy, wait’ll HE gets to the pearly gates.

    When the roll is called up yonder….. he’s downstairs.

  • Gabe Davis

    He looks like he died 90 years ago.

  • ExGayTherapyKills

    If only it was Scott Lively or Brian Brown, etc. etc..

  • andrew

    I’ve got to do more reading about leading American Wing Nuts, because I’ve never even heard of Tim LaHaye.

  • DesertSun59

    Another grifter bites the dust. Forever.

  • Kohhran Upa Rangi

    Whew! What a relief for those he hated. Prayers didn’t help it seems. Spreading hate didn’t do much good either.

  • Homo Erectus
  • Larry in Oklahoma

    What is all so strange to me is that they think they actually are going to be around for these “end times” AKA the rapture. It never happens and they get LEFT BEHIND to die. Why can’t they realize this??

  • ed gein

    These assholes seem to live forever. Phyllis Schlafly is 92. Don’t they EVER die? Lahaye was also offensive to scientists in that he helped found the Institute for Creation Research. A world class institution for liars.

  • NMNative

    Paraphrasing the great Mark Twain: I won’t attend the funeral, but I’ll send a nice letter saying I approved of it.

  • matt227

    The Moral Majority dinosaurs have been dying off. First Jerry Falwell, then D James Kennedy, then Paul Weyrich, and now Tim LaHaye. There really aren’t many left. The Reagan Era fundies are either dead or has beens. Now we have to deal with the remnants of the second generation, Tony Perkins, Scott Lively, Brian Brown (fading from relevance). Billy Graham continues to baffle gaydom by continuing to live (he must be 110 by now).

  • NedFlaherty

    The good-news companion story is that no one ever replaces the anti-LGBT fossils when they die off. Among well-known haters today, the youngest ones are permanent Roman Catholic altar boys Ryan T. Anderson and Sherif Gergis, plus a couple of religious extremist mothers, all of them approaching 40.

  • Stubenville

    I hear it’s a dry heat.

  • Michael Weis

    doGgy works in mysterious ways…

  • Just sayin’

    You people are a bunch of shameless, godless heathens. Disgraceful. And my kind of party, Can I come in?

  • James


  • Ogre Magi

    The priest at the Episcopalian School I went to had a copy of that book in his office (liberal christians my ass!)