Monday, July 21, 2008

Dobson Flip Flops on McCain Endorsement!

In a copyrighted story by the Associated Press, Dr. James Dobson announced that he might endorse John McCain, stating:

"I never thought I would hear myself saying this," Dobson said in a radio broadcast to air Monday. "... While I am not endorsing Senator John McCain, the possibility is there that I might."

The story continues:

"Dobson and other evangelical leaders unimpressed by McCain increasingly are taking a lesser-of-two-evils approach to the 2008 race." (SNIP)

"There's nothing dishonorable in a person rethinking his or her positions, especially in a constantly changing political context," Dobson said in a statement to the AP. "Barack Obama contradicts and threatens everything I believe about the institution of the family and what is best for the nation. His radical positions on life, marriage and national security force me to reevaluate the candidacy of our only other choice, John McCain."

Earlier, Dobson had said he could not in good conscience vote for McCain, citing the candidate's support for embryonic stem cell research and opposition to a federal constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, as well as concerns about McCain's temper and foul language. (SNIP)

Of his new position, Dobson said in the statement to the AP, "If that is a flip-flop, then so be it."

John McCain is literally the anti-Christian GOP candidate. He has insulted Dr. Dobson and every Christian voter in the country repeatedly. McCain has made it clear that he does not want Dobson's support. Sometimes the only proper course is to remain silent and at least maintain your dignity. But, as a friend of mine is fond of saying, "There are some people who have something to say and some people who just have to say something." It is becoming increasingly apparent that the "Christian Right" is more interested in saying something than having something to say. Otherwise they would not have abandoned their principles for political expediency. I agree with Doug Phillips who said in his blog:

More important than who wins or loses the 2008 election is this: Will Christians look to the Bible as their absolute standard for determining what principles must guide their voting practices? At stake is far more than the presidency. The question concerns the conscience of the Church. We can “win” an election, and yet sell our spiritual birthright. Conversely, we can “lose” an election yet remain faithful to the Word of God, thus preserving the conscience of the body of Christ, and enjoying the favor of the Lord.


Blogger John Lofton, Recovering Republican said...

“But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.” – Matthew 5:37.

Dr. Dobson has called abortion "murder" (Jan. 20, 2003 press release). He has said he would never vote for any politician who supports the killing of even one baby. John McCain is for exceptions, believing it's OK, it should remain "legal," to murder babies in the womb that are there because of rape/incest. Thus, there is no way Dr. Dobson can support/vote for McCain without shredding his own credibility and leaving himself open to the charge that he is a double-minded man (James 1:8) which, alas, he will have proven himself to be if he supports McCain.

John Lofton, Editor,
Recovering Republican

4:11 PM  

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