Dobson Won't Support Presidential Hopeful

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

One of the nation's most politically influential evangelical Christians says he won't support Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson.

In a private e-mail obtained by The Associated Press, Focus on the Family founder James Dobson voiced doubts about the former Tennessee senator's position on gay marriage and his support for the 2002 McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform legislation.

A spokesman for Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family says Dobson's comments were made as an individual and not as a representative of the nonprofit organization.

A spokeswoman for the Thompson campaign says the campaign believes Thompson is the one conservative in the race who can defeat the Democratic nominee.


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  • by db Location: Colorado Springs on Sep 20, 2007 at 11:49 AM
    Dobson is a religious extremist. We should not embrace his rhetoric any more than we should embrace bin-Laden’s. Unless we want our country to turn into an Iranian styled theocracy, we need to start ignoring extremists like Dobson.
  • by JC Location: Colorado Springs on Sep 20, 2007 at 09:27 AM
    Wow! A glaring sign that maybe we need to back Fred Thompson - and I'm not even Republican! If Jim Dobson is against it, we should be for it.
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