Dobson v Obama Pt1

I almost didn’t post about this.  You may have read or heard about the upcoming segment that Dr. James Dobson will be broadcasting disagreeing with some statements from Barack Obama.  The media pile-on has begun.  Here’s a snippet:

Dobson and Minnery accused Obama of wrongly equating Old Testament texts and dietary codes that no longer apply to Jesus’ teachings in the New Testament.

“I think he’s deliberately distorting the traditional understanding of the Bible to fit his own worldview, his own confused theology,” Dobson said.

“… He is dragging biblical understanding through the gutter.”

Read the full article here.

Do you feel like this is going to do much good, or will it just exacerbate the belief that all Christians are overly involved in politics?  It seems to me that the tone of the article reflected that belief.

Should we be so harsh on politicians, who are not ministers, about their theology?  Would we act this way towards a fellow Christian in our private life with whom we disagreed?  Obviously being a public figure makes words and beliefs more powerful, and one could even argue that Focus on the Family’s audience is Christians so this is just discussion within that community.  Except for the fact that they took the time to pre-release this statement to the Associated Press.

Is this what it means to be salt and light?

Give me your thoughts.  I’ll read the full statement from Dobson after it’s public for part two.


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