James Dobson on ABC's This Week
George Stephanopoulos spoke with Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family, and Steph sounded none-too-happy about it.
Dobson told Steph that he does not like the term "values" ("too neutral"); he prefers to use "morality."
What does his organization want from President Bush? Pro-life decisions (both the unborn and the "culture of life"), lower taxes, and conservatives on the courts.
He does not support White House counsel Alberto Gonzalez to sit on the Supreme Court, citing a vague impression supported by a comment he once heard Gonzalez make about the Constitution being suspended for a time if necessary. The top of his list for the Supreme Court is Judge Miguel Estrada, whom he claimed was "hung out to dry" by Tom Daschle and the Dems.
Dobson called Arlen Specter, "a bigtime problem for us." Specter's warning to the President about pro-life judges was "one of the most foolish and ill-considered political statements I've heard in some time."
Steph recalled Dobson stating that Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, the ranking Dem on Senate Judiciary, "hates God's people." Steph declared that this "was not a very Christian thing to say," and asked if he owed Leahy an apology. Dobson shot back, "George, do you think you should be lecturing me on" Christianity? Steph, of course, did not answer.
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Spector really needs to understand that the Republican Party does not need him and is close to not wanting him.
I am an atheist. I go by the name LanceThruster. I'll register later if I have the chance. I listen to much Xian radio (know your enemy) and am always troubled by the sanctimoniousness of Dr. Dobson. Normally when he is on a secular program (such as Larry King), he prefaces statements he makes when asked about specific doctrines and interpretations with, "Well I'm not a theologian but..."
Now that those with a particular god view can smell the blood in the water, he is emboldened to froth with indignation and declare, "George, do you think you should be lecturing me on" Christianity?" I do not know why Steph did not challenge him on this. Do other Christians (most, all, some) feel that Dobson's view are and end-all on the subject? I certainly don't.
I am reminded of the scene from "Inherit the Wind". "God tells Brady (Dobson) and Brady tells the world!!"
Dobson's Dobson, but he is a practicing Christian. Dunno what Steph is, and I don't know that Steph could lecture any practicing Christian on the subject. Steph knows this. To understand Christianity, one must understand Christ.
Xianity, if you prefer. The "X" is the Geek letter "Chi," the symbol of Christ.
Yes, considering Mr. Stephanopoulous nearly became a Greek Orthodox priest, he must be totally unfamiliar with Christianity. Totally.