October 28, 2006

Dobson endorses Coulter--can we all agree he is not a godly man?

I don't like James Dobson, that is no mystery. I think most christians see him as this kindly doctor instead of the political king maker who, as we find out--from him--admires Ann Coulter:
"In perhaps reaching a new low, Dobson's guest on his Focus on the Family radio program on Oct. 23-24 was conservative commentator Ann Coulter. In her new book, Godless: The Church of Liberalism, Coulter attacks Democrats for being anti-religion and for faking religious faith.

When Dobson asked her about the title of the book and its attack on liberals, Coulter responded, "They are the opposition party to God." However, Coulter does not appear to be a member or regular attender of any church.
Ah who cares. Dobson certainly doesn't. He just hates liberals. Just like Anny the nut. And this is the same woman who mocked women who lost their husbands on 9-11, remember. Just like Jesus would do.
Despite these problems, Dobson not only gave Coulter two days of his show but also lavished her with praise throughout the interview. He encouraged her to come on the show again and expressed his "hope" that she would be a guest on the show many times "through the years."

"It is obvious why you drive the liberals absolutely crazy, and it's fun watching you do it," he told her. "You are a good lady. … And I appreciate what you're trying to do."
Both evidently had great fun mocking John Kerry's faith, military service, etc., because you know, Dobson models Jesus.

Ah, but my favorite is this. If anything, this would have been a perfect opportunity for Dobson to correct the nutjob.
Near the end of the interview, Coulter dismissed concerns about how prisoners are treated at Guantanamo Bay. She argued that the idea that one should "shower [your enemies] with kindness" is merely "a liberal idea that will not die."
Sigh. Evidently it is a "liberal" idea to treat your enemies with love. Jesus said something about that, I believe, but neither the good Czar Dobson or the hatefilled bitch can be bothered to acknowledge that.

Make no mistake about it. If these two are the face of Christianity, I want nothing of it. No moral person does. As a good friend of mine said about someone defending Coulter, "that is all you need to know about that person."


Wasp Jerky said...

As C.S. Lewis once wrote, "Finally, though I have had to speak at some length about sex, I want to make it as clear as I possibly can that the centre of Christian morality is not here. If anyone thinks that Christians regard unchastity as the supreme vice, he is quite wrong. The sins of the flesh are bad, but they are the least bad of all sins. All the worst pleasures are purely spiritual: the pleasure of putting other people in the wrong, of bossing and patronising and spoiling sport, and back-biting, the pleasures of power, or hatred. For there are two things inside me, competing with the human self which I must try to become. They are the Animal self, and the Diabolical self. The Diabolical self is the worse of the two. That is why a cold, self-righteous prig who goes regularly to church may be far nearer to hell than a prostitute. But, of course, it is better to be neither."

He couldn't have been describing Dobson and Coulter more if he'd tried.

Tony said...


Good quote from wasp.

I know you dislike Dobson. So do I. I disagree with his child-rearing methodology and especially his political tactics. He should change the name of his radio show from "Focus on the Family" to "Focus on Republicans."

But I have a bold question. Do you really see Dobson and Coulter as ideologues for conservative Christianity? I don't mean looking out your window, but you yourself. Hope I haven't stepped over the line.


Streak said...


I am not sure I understand the question. I think that Coulter is actually a fraud--and doesn't believe much of what she even says. Dobson has certain credibility among conserative Christians--especially ones who listen to his children's stuff and read his books on child rearing. I know one who didn't really realize how political Dobson was.

No line crossed, but I am not sure I understood you here.