A North Carolina newspaper is getting a lot of attention for a correction it made after publishing a letter to the editor in early February, and the correction makes clear it doesn't believe President Barack Obama is the Antichrist.
The bizarre correction was published by The Lexington Dispatch, and in it, the paper tried to clarify that the author doesn’t believe the president of the U.S. is the Antichrist. He does believe, according to the correction, Obama could be the seventh king.
“Boyd Thomas’ letter Saturday contained an error in the headline,” the paper wrote. “He does not believe President Obama is the Antichrist, who will come after seven kings, according to Revelation. He thinks Obama could be the seventh king.”
The strange correction comes after a letter to the editor from Boyd W. Thomas blasted the president.
“Who and what is Barack Obama?” Thomas asked in his published letter. “Obama claims nobody can stop him or change anything he's done. This evil must come to pass before the Lord's return and the rise of the Antichrist, but you better know what evil you're dealing with. Nobody is promised another minute of life upon this earth, and judgment comes at the time of your death.”
The newspaper decided to publish the correction to make sure its readers knew that Thomas wasn’t accusing Obama of being the Antichrist — only the seventh king.
“I'm so glad we've gotten that straightened out,” a Gawker reader sarcastically commented.