March 30, 2007

James Dobson Can Kiss My...


I am really and truly getting quite perturbed with the sanctimonious self-importance of one James Dobson. From CNN, about Fred Thompson:

In an interview with "U.S. News & World Report," Dobson said, "I don't think he's a Christian."

A Thompson spokesman quickly contested Dobson's statement, saying "Thompson is indeed a Christian. He was baptized into the Church of Christ."

But a declaration of Thompson's religion will not be enough for Dobson, who is viewed as being widely influential with evangelical Christians, a key Republican voting bloc.

"We were pleased to learn from his spokesperson that Sen. Thompson professes to be a believer," said Nima Reza, a Dobson spokesman. "Thompson hasn't clearly communicated his religious faith, and many evangelical Christians might find this a barrier to supporting him."

Many evangelicals would prefer it if Doctor Dobson would simply shut up, and quit attempting to speak for us.

The last I checked, James Dobson cannot peer into the soul of Thompson, any more that he can see into the heart of any other man. For him to question whether someone else is a Christian, or "Christian enough" speaks of his own quite human arrogance, not of any divine knowledge.

Perhaps it is time for Doctor Dobson to recall that "clearly communicating" one is a Christian is quite different than actually living as one.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at March 30, 2007 01:28 PM

Dobson truly gives evangelicals a bad name. Shame on him for making a derogatory statement about the faith of another man, something Jesus never did. Dobson is a disgrace and will be recognized as such by all except those who share his unfortunate lack of humility.

Posted by: martin at March 30, 2007 04:20 PM

One thing I always keep in mind when listening to Dobson is that he is psychologist and not a theologian or political scientist. The further he gets from his field, the less weight I give to his statements and pronouncements. And I am an evangelical, also.

Posted by: MikeM at March 30, 2007 05:42 PM

Dobson is that he is psychologist

The inmates are running his asylum ;->

Posted by: Purple Avenger at March 30, 2007 08:20 PM

James Dobson saying that Fred Thompson isn't a Christian, but Newt is- makes me wonder how much an endorsment costs?

Posted by: Kurt P at March 31, 2007 02:28 AM

Thompson's current wife is younger than is oldest daughter. Social conservatives might have a problem with that

Posted by: John ryan at March 31, 2007 01:21 PM

What Jack meant:

"I hope and pray Social conservatives might have a problem with that"

And as for Dobson, I see that someone needs a room in the asylum right next to Pat Robertson.

Posted by: SDN at April 1, 2007 01:41 PM

i think Kurt P hit the nail on the head... unfortunately.

Posted by: David at April 1, 2007 03:00 PM