James Dobson: Connecticut Shooting Linked To Gay Marriage
Focus on the Family founder James Dobson said Monday that
the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary resulted from America turning its
back on God, joining other conservative Christian leaders in assigning
blame for Friday’s Connecticut shootings. Speaking to listeners of his “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk” program, Dobson said God “has allowed judgment to fall upon us.”
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Our country really does seem in complete disarray. I’m not
talking politically, I’m not talking about the result of the November
sixth election; I am saying that something has gone wrong in America
and that we have turned our back on God.
I mean millions of people have decided that God doesn’t exist, or
he’s irrelevant to me and we have killed 54 million babies and the
institution of marriage is right on the verge of a complete
redefinition. Believe me, that is going to have consequences, too.
And a lot of these things are happening around us, and somebody is
going to get mad at me for saying what I am about to say right now, but I
am going to give you my honest opinion: I think we have turned our back
on the scripture and on God almighty and I think he has allowed
judgment to fall upon us. I think that’s what’s going on.
Dobson “is perhaps the most influential right-wing Christian leader
in the country, with a huge and loyal following that he can reach easily
through an impressive media empire,” said Right Wing Watch, a progressive advocacy group. Dodson’s Focus on the Family is known for vitriolic campaigns against gay rights, same-sex marriage and abortion.
Dodson’s comments about the shootings follow those by other conservative Christian leaders.
The Rev. Sam Morris on Sunday warned his Tennessee flock at Old Paths Baptist Church that his Connecticut-themed sermon might be unpleasant for some, reports Raw Story.
get all up in arms about 20 children being shot in a day care but we
don’t give one good-glory rip about the 4,000 that were removed
violently from the wombs of their mothers [in abortion procedures] the
same day,” Morris said. “I believe they use children and Christmas and
all that to pull on our heart strings about gun control. That’s what
it’s all about.”
Morris went on to criticize public schools, which he said teach children about evolution, sex and “how to be a homo.”
Bryan Fischer, host of a popular American Family Association radio show, said on Friday that God did not protect the Sandy Hook’s victims
because prayer had been kicked out of public school in the ’60s. Former
GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Americans should not be surprised at the tragedy because “we have sytematically removed God from our schools.”