Focus on the Family's Dobson Criticizes Obama For "Distorting" Bible

By: KKTV/Associated Press Email
By: KKTV/Associated Press Email

As Barack Obama broadens his outreach to evangelical voters, one of the movement's biggest names, James Dobson, is accusing the likely Democratic presidential nominee of distorting the Bible and pushing a "fruitcake interpretation" of the Constitution.

Tom Minnery, senior vice president for government and public policy at Focus on the Family, said the criticism, which aired Tuesday on Dobson's Focus on the Family radio program, comes shortly after an Obama aide suggested a meeting at the organization's headquarters.

It was in response to Obama's 2006 Call to Renewal speech in which the Senator shared his views on the role of religion in government. Obama mentioned Dobson in the speech.

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  • by obama supporter on Nov 13, 2008 at 04:41 PM
    are you joking WORD of GOD Almighty? Obama is a better christian than that hate mongering James Dobson and his "christian" attack group, Focus on the Family
  • by Marion Location: Idaho Falls, ID on Oct 29, 2008 at 06:54 PM
    What will James Dobson and the Fodcus on the Family "family" do when their dire predictions regarding Obama fail to materialize, that is of course should Obama be elected? What will the Christian do? What? Will they make a public acknowlegement that they were mistaken? Will they collectively acknowledge that their words were injurious and unfair to this man Obama? Will they acknowlege their exagerations, their vitriole? I doubt it.
  • by matt Location: lynchburg,va on Oct 29, 2008 at 06:28 AM
  • by william Location: dallas, ga on Oct 28, 2008 at 05:16 PM
    As a Christian i am embarrassed by the garbage Dobson and the Christian right is saying. My pastor makes Obama statements as well. All i ever expected from Christian leaders is to share the love of God. Not share their politics. I am voting for Obama because of the horrible results my Republican party has achieved the past 8-years. It was my Christian right friends that spread the horrible rumors about McCain's adapted black child in 2000. They said she was from an affair. I wonder if God was punishing our great Christian leaders when we were hit on Sept 11th because of the lies they spread. Just a thought.
  • by Cheryl Moore Location: Maryland on Sep 10, 2008 at 04:13 PM
    I am a white Christian American. How many house does James Dobson have? I thought Jesus said to love God with all your heart and all your soul and love your neighbor as yourself . What is happening to the poor and middle class of this country? I am middle class and I am sinking with Bush in office. What is going to happen when someone who is programmed by the military to win a war we can not win? A draft all over again and I have a 18 year old son that is 18 years old. If America does not wake up and vote for Oboma we are all going under except for the rich. That includes James Dobson. I want to be on his radio station but because I do not agree with him he wont put me on. Real Christian. Good luck when you meat God. Cheryl Moore 301-472-1708
  • by Get Lost on Jul 3, 2008 at 09:24 AM
    Dobosn is an idiot and anyone that listen's to the hate that spills out of his mouth is just as bad. I am sure Dobson is against most of the stuff he comes out against is because he has done them.
  • by Gary Location: Colorado Springs Area on Jun 26, 2008 at 07:29 PM
    Some of the comments are asking Mr. Dobson to stay out of their lives. This seems to deny him his freedom of speech and is lacking ANY respect for his opinion. It seems like they are the ones that are truly intolerant.
  • by Rusty Location: C/S on Jun 26, 2008 at 04:57 PM
    San Francisco = gays. Mexiforado = Mexico California Colorado
  • by Nick Location: Colorado SPrings on Jun 26, 2008 at 12:27 PM
    What exactly are you saying Rusty? Explain exactly what you mean by San Francisco Springs, Mexiforado please.
  • by VOTER Location: COLORADO SPRINGS on Jun 26, 2008 at 08:22 AM
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