People For the American Way Foundation

Dobson Uses Bible as Political Weapon


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James Dobson accused Senator Barack Obama of distorting the Bible and of pushing a “fruitcake interpretation” of the Constitution.

People For the American Way President Kathryn Kolbert called issued the following statement in response.

“James Dobson is certainly entitled to his opinions, no matter how ridiculous they may be, but the media should make clear that it’s Dobson, not Obama who’s outside the mainstream. Dr. Dobson has made a career of using the Bible as a political bludgeon — he’s never been shy to condemn those he disagrees with, and no one should be surprised that he’s doing it now.

“It’s disappointing that Dr. Dobson is so callously abusing the trust that many well meaning people have placed in him.”

People For the American Way’s Right Wing Watch blog published a post contrasting the attacks by Dobson and others on Obama’s faith with their previous demands that right-wing candidates’ religious beliefs were completely off limits.