Dr. James Dobson Speaks

The following statement was issued by Dr. James Dobson on the Laura Ingraham show this morning. Dr. Dobson is undisputedly, the most influential evangelical leader in the United States at this time.

I’m deeply disappointed the Republican Party seems poised to select a nominee who did not support a constitutional amendment to protect the institution of marriage, who voted for embryonic stem cell research to kill nascent human beings, who opposed tax cuts that ended the marriage penalty, and who has little regard for freedom of speech, who organized the Gang of 14 to preserve filibusters, and has a legendary temper and often uses foul and obscene language.

I am convinced Sen. McCain is not a conservative, and in fact, has gone out of his way to stick his thumb in the eyes of those who are. He has at times sounded more like a member of the other party.

McCain actually considered leaving the GOP in 2001 and approached John Kerry about being Kerry’s running mate in 2004. McCain also said publically that Hillary Clinton would make a good president.

Given these and many other concerns, a spoonful of sugar does not make the medicine go down. I cannot, and I will not vote for Sen. John McCain, as a matter of conscience.

But what a sad and melancholy decision this is for me and many other conservatives. Should John McCain capture the nomination as many assume, I believe this general election will offer the worst choices for president in my lifetime.

I certainly can’t vote for Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama based on their virulently anti-family policy positions. If these are the nominees in November, I simply will not cast a ballot for president for the first time in my life.

These decisions are my personal views and do not represent the organization with which I’m affiliated. They do reflect, however, my deeply held convictions about the institution of the family, about moral and spiritual beliefs, and about the welfare of our country.



  1. “Dr. Dobson is undisputedly, the most influential evangelical leader in the United States at this time.”

    Mr. DSW, Rick Warren is calling, line 1.

  2. Did he endorse Romney? I don’t think he did. That would have been honorable.

    As I believe he did not, here marks the decline of the evangelical religion. How will this political and selfish decision shape American religion and Christianity? Will it swell the ranks of the Angosto-Pagan Atheists? Islam anyone?

    We can only pray that they return to the Mother Church.

  3. What are you talking about James? The decline of the evangelical religion? People turning to Islam because James Dobson doesn’t think there is a conservative candidate?

    My faith in Jesus influences my political outlook; my political outlook does not influence my faith in Jesus.

    Re-reading your post, I now think it had to be sarcasm.

  4. I really don’t get you guys.

    What are you going to do if McCain prevails, pull an Ann Coulter and vote for Hillary?

    Is that what you want, Hillary Clinton in the White House with a Democratic Congress?

    Your hatred of McCain is that strong?

  5. There is a related presentation of Dobson’s views at the video:

    James Dobson: OPEC America and Radical Islam


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