Newspaper Correction: Obama Isn't the Antichrist

But the seventh king? Maybe
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2015 8:27 AM CST
Newspaper Correction: Obama Isn't the Antichrist
President Obama speaks to military members and families at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Wrightstown, N.J.   (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

A newspaper correction issued by the Lexington Dispatch in North Carolina caught fire on the Internet for reasons that will be obvious once you read it: “Boyd Thomas’ letter Saturday contained an error in the headline. He does not believe President Obama is the Antichrist, who will come after the seven kings, according to Revelation. He thinks Obama could be the seventh king.”

You can read Thomas' letter (and a fuller explanation of the Antichrist's proper order of succession) here. And yes, the headline now more accurately reads: "Is Obama the seventh king?" It is, observes the Houston Chronicle, "one of the nuttiest corrections of the year so far." Rachel Maddow's show had some fun with it, too. (More correction stories.)

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