March 3, 2007

More Dobson

Melissa Rogers alerted us that Dobson was once again going after NAE VP Richard Cizik for daring to focus on global warming. I think it is clear that I have no respect for Dobson and these other "religious" leaders. I remember hearing Dobson dismiss global warming as something that only concerned plants and animals--because, evidently, humans are not part of the environment. Sigh.
“We have observed,” the letter says, “that Cizik and others are using the global warming controversy to shift the emphasis away from the great moral issues of our time.”

Those issues, the signers say, are a need to campaign against abortion and same-sex marriage and to promote “the teaching of sexual abstinence and morality to our children.”

The letter, dated Thursday, is signed by leaders like James C. Dobson, chairman of Focus on the Family; Gary L. Bauer, once a Republican presidential candidate and now president of Coalitions for America; Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council; and Paul Weyrich, a longtime political strategist who is chairman of American Values."
There is some good news. The NAE head Leith Anderson pushed back and defended Cizik. Occassionally, evangelicals give me hope that they focus on things other than the sexuality of others. But every day that James Dobson is a "respected" religious voice is a bad day.


zalm said...

Sounds like the NAE stood up for Cizik, so good for them.

In vastly more important news, I'm listening to Sky Blue Sky right now.

Streak said...

Now that is good news. May 15th! Excellent.

Arcade Fire this week. What else is coming out this spring?

Wasp Jerky said...

What else is coming out this spring?

Rosie Thomas, Andrew Bird, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Low, Modest Mouse, Bright Eyes, Patti Smith, Arctic Monkeys, Cowboy Junkies. Wilco and Sage Francis in May. And, of course, Hanson.

Metacritic has a pretty good upcoming release schedule.

Streak said...

thanks, Wasp, that is a great list. I don't know Rosie Thomas, and feel like I am out of touch on Andrew Bird as well. I know Zalm likes him too, but just haven't listened to him enough. Looks like Spoon and Wolf Parade are also due this summer as well as a New Pornographers album.

Hanson. Heh. Britney Spears is on that list as well as LL Cool J. :)

Streak said...

Oh, and I am really pumped about the Ted Leo.