Dr. Dobson of Focus on the Family has made a new breakthrough in Hamartiology that I just had to share with you:
“Culture bends and sways with the outcome of elections,” he said. “If you can find a politician who understands the institution of the family, … who understands that we are at war with those who want to destroy us utterly, who understands that liberal judges … need to be reined in, and if you can find a politician who lives by a strong moral code and believes in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten son, … it would be a sin not to vote for him.” (Star Tribue)
That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, it is now officially a sin to vote for a anti-war candidate. Jesus couldn’t have said it better himself.
This reminds me of when I was a kid and had a subscription to Club House (and later Breakaway magazine). And I was a devoted listener of Adventures in Odyssey and Mr. Whittaker (featured above) back in the 80’s. Its wierd to try to reconcile the warm and nostalgic memories I have of that show with the outrage I now feel at quotes like these from Dr. Dobson. Anyone else out there who finds themselves robbed of their childhood icons?
Some of my cousins had Adventures in Odessy on tape. I still remember when we scared ourselves listening to one of the more suspenseful episodes late at night (I also confess to still scaring really easily.) As for Dr. Dobson, he and I parted ways the day I read an article in the Focus on the Family magazine on preventing teenage pregnancy which never once mentioned how parents should deal with their sons.
One of my friends showed me something she’d received in the mail with Dobson encouraging people to vote, but emphasizing that he wasn’t telling people to support a particular party, which made me laugh. I’m also amused to report that there’s a bumpersticker in Colorado Springs that says simply: “Focus on your own damn family.”