Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Boycott Dr. Dobson

I am starting a boycott of Dr. James Dobson, and encourage LDS owned radio station KSL to drop him from their program lineup.

"Evangelical leader Dr. James Dobson said he doubts that conservative Christians would support a presidential bid by Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney because of his Mormon faith.
Dobson, the founder of the Colorado-based Focus on the Family, said on a radio program that if Romney makes a bid for the White House in 2008, "I don’t believe that conservative Christians in large numbers will vote for a Mormon, but that remains to be seen.”

However, I still like Rev. Jerry Falwell, who told the Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Mo., earlier this year: "If [Romney is] pro-life, pro-family, I don’t think he’ll have any problem getting the support of evangelical Christians.”



Reach Upward said...

It's hard to say how much of Dobson's own prejudice should be read into his statement, or if he was simply opining about how the evangelical community would respond to a Mormon presidential candidate based on his experience with that community. If the latter is the case, he is merely making an observation about his perception of prejudisms within the evangelical community, rather than about his personal feelings.

I have not heard or seen Dobson's comment in context, so I cannot say if he is using the evangelical community as a foil for his own prejudisms or not. I cannot say whether his comment should be construed to be advocating an anti-Mormon political stance, or whether he is simply voicing an observation. So I am not quick to pass judgment.

I suspect that in the face of a choice between a Mormon Romney and a Democratic presidential candidate that has passed the party's pro-abortion litmus test, most evangelicals would vote for the Mormon, even if they had to hold their noses to do so. Of course, there is the possibility that some would harbor such anti-Mormon sentiment that they would sit out rather than vote, and that number could be large enough to tip the scales.

T.R. Grover said...

Dobson and his wife are bigots and they represent everything I detest about mixing Christianity with government and polluting both.

It's an embarassment that KSL has him.

John said...

That seems a little harsh for a guy just stating his opinion. I'm already boycotting this guy, I have no idea who he is and have never read or heard anything he says. LOL
If people are stupid enough not to vote for someone because of their faith, then they deserve the people they do vote for. As Forrest's mother use to say, "stupid is as stupid does"


Anonymous said...

Hey I am all for getting rid of Dobson....But because he is a religious whacko....