Obama Dismisses Dobson's Criticism About Bible

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Barack Obama says evangelical leader James Dobson was "making stuff up" when he accused the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee of distorting the Bible.

Dobson used his Focus on the Family radio program yesterday to highlight excerpts of a 2006 speech in which Obama called Jesus' Sermon on the Mount "radical" and said the Old Testament suggests slavery is OK and eating shellfish is an abomination.

Dobson accused Obama of "dragging biblical understanding through the gutter."

Speaking to reporters on his campaign plane Tuesday, Obama said he was arguing that people of faith should translate their concerns into "a universal language" rather than having religion divide Americans.

Dobson said that would deny the legitimacy of people's religious convictions.

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  • by Haleia Location: cs on Jun 25, 2008 at 02:25 PM
    I'm not a Obama fan - but the excerpts of the 2006 shown above are biblically correct. Jesus was considered radical, which led to his arrest, slavery was part of Jewish culture - and acceptable to the point Abraham took as 2nd wife a slave to have children and according to the laws of the torah, shellfish is banned. Dobson needs to put his glasses back on and dust off his bible.
  • by Eric on Jun 25, 2008 at 12:50 PM
    Obama is clearly a lier and I do fear having this man for president. Unless someone can tell me what he clearly stands for and bring some positive light to him, I can not support him.
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