Friday, November 12, 2004

Dr. Dobson Alert

As most of you, my faithful regular readers know, I used to work at Focus on the Family, so I have interest in what Dr. Dobson is up to. And since Dr. Dobson seems to be in the press every single day these days, he's not only received much criticism, but continues to receive praise from his faithful followers.

Contrary to what you might think, I am not a Dr. Dobson junkie. I rarely listen to Focus on the Family's daily show, since I had to when I was working there daily :) Because for some reason the show doesn't really interest me. And to this day I've never read any of his books.

Do I like him? Sure, but do I worship him like many Evangelicals do - no. In fact, most Christian celebrities irk me because they are elitist and don't really represent the point of view of most in the Church. And this is one complaint I've heard over and over again about Dobson. People think that he speaks as the leader on behalf of all Evangelicals in the church. The truth however, is that he doesn't. And I personally get sick and tired of hearing people think that I am exactly like him bla bla bla, because people just have a tendency to pigeonhole you because you have a strong opinion on a matter.

All that to say, that whether or not you like Dr. Dobson, he is here to stay and he will be on television over the weekend. So if you're interested, tune in to the following shows.

Schedule of Media Appearances:
Friday, November 12, “Hannity & Colmes,” FOX News Channel,9:00 p.m. Eastern

Saturday, November 13, “Weekend Live with Tony Snow,”FOX News Channel, 12 Noon Eastern Time Dr. Dobson isscheduled to appear approximately 35 minutes after theprogram begins.

Sunday, November 14, “At Large with Geraldo Rivera,” FOXNews Channel, 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time


Blogger lloydletta said...

Stacy, in my view, Dobson is a charlatan and a fraud.

It will be interesting to see if Dobson is asked to comment on Joe Glover's mean spirited comment about Mary Cheney:

From Agape Press (American Family Association)

A Virginia pro-family advocate says the people who helped re-elect President Bush don't support homosexual relationships -- the administration apparently does. Joe Glover, president of the
Family Policy Network, has worked tirelessly for family values, including the fight against legalized homosexual "marriage."

He says it was conservative Christians who put the president back in office and who held to the belief that the president shared their views. But Glover says the day after the election, that all seemed to go out the window. "The day after George Bush was elected president again, because of this morals revolution taking place in our country, he allows his vice president to not only put his lesbian daughter on the platform, but to bring her lesbian 'partner' up on the stage with him," Glover says. "It almost seems to be a slap in the face from the get-go against the very conservatives that re-elected the president at a time when he ought to paying them some homage and respect." Glover says the Cheney daughter's open flaunting of her homosexuality is the antithesis of what the administration claims to stand for -- and that the post-election display sends a mixed message to Bush supporters. [Rusty Pugh]

EY: As a Republican, I appreciated seeing that the White House was supporting all Americans - and respecting family values - which means that parents respect and love their children for who they are. Mary Cheney and her partner Heather Poe helped with the campaign, and supported her father. That's family values. Joe Glover doesn't get it. This mean-spirited sentiment isn't conservative and it isn't pro-family.

As I said, I'd love to see Dobson comment about this. Actually, I'd be interested in your thoughts about Joe Glover's statement.

Is Mary Cheney going to hell because she is an unrepentent homosexual?

November 13, 2004 at 8:22 AM  

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