Admittedly this is the first I've heard of this but it strikes me as people trying to cash-in on the "Jesus' life and the mysteries that surround it" craze (Priory of Sion, Gospel of Judas etc.) that has sprung up since that damn DiVinci Code came out.
No, but North Carolina votes so late (May 4, this year) that no one was left in the races except Kerry (and a delusional Kucinich - and maybe Sharpton. CNN says he never dropped out, but I'm reasonably sure I remember him doing so. Either way...)