Friday, March 30, 2007

Not Christian enough

James Dobson recently weighed in on the 2008 presidential candidates with a pronouncement that makes moderate Christians cringe.  Referring to Law and Orders Fred Thompson, Dobson said:

"Everyone knows he's conservative and has come out strongly for the things that the pro-family movement stands for," Dobson said of Thompson. "[But] I don't think he's a Christian; at least that's my impression,"

What Dobson actually meant was that unlike Newt Gingrich and John McCain, Fred Thompson has not bowed to Dobson's authority yet. I hope Thompson never does.


Anonymous said...

The problem with the story of "The Emporer's New Clothes" is that the boy who finally exposed the fallacy was not discredited, beaten or killed by those who bought into " no really, I truly BELIEVE the king was and still is fully clothed but you don't have enough faith to see it" debaucle.
No matter what Dobson, Robertson or the rest of the televangistas spout, they are protected under the aegis of "good christian" and are seen as a little zealous but harmeless by the majority of Jebus b'lievers because the alternative are unthinkable to them.
They protect the zealots and their irrational, superstitious rants over the godless heathens who call for some sort of factual evidence to support extraordinary claims.
Dobson is forcing Thompsons hand.
All those running for the presidency will have to avow their belief in chritianity (the Jewish contenders don't really stand a chance of being elected as president, unless they convert to xtianity and even then...). Those who do not represent the evangelical agenda will be duly noted by the fundi-nazis.
I get sadder and more beat down every day when it comes to dealing with these people...

aidan said...

I picked up this story via an online news source, and I had the same reaction. What's be basing his assessment on? ESP? Didn't J say "judge not". The sad thing is that the Dobsons of this world can install themselves as self-appointed arbiters of religious correctness and get away with it.