You, who were on the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography in the 1980s and were part of publishing a 1,960 page report on every aspect of this evil and its effect on our culture?
(Actually, I find out, you more or less did. Other readers, see correction footnote at the end of the blog.)
(Or you could flip-flop, see update.)
Dr. Dobson, you are now aligning yourself with a man who victimizes instead speaking up for his victims. By your vote, you are supporting the very behaviors that caused me immeasurable pain and ultimately, the destruction of my family. It feels to me like you have switched sides, and now are part of a political system that considers women and their pain collateral damage to a bigger agenda.
We are indeed in a moral decline when you, James Dobson, the champion of family values are voting for a candidate who has no family values or morals at all. For me, this is one of the greatest losses of the election so far. I expected nothing from Trump, but that he would be who he has always been.
One of my more politically astute friends pointed something out to me that bears updating.
The quote I posted about Dr. Dobson not voting for John McCain was originally spoken early in 2000 and he stuck to that for quite a while saying he would not vote for McCain under any circumstances. But in August of 2006 Dr. Dobson actually changed his mind and decided to come out in support of McCain “If flip-flopping is a sin, then I am a sinner," he said.
On the one hand, it now makes sense why it was easier for Dr. Dobson to support Trump in this election, another immoral man he doesn't approve of. On the other hand, it gives me real hope that once again, Dr. Dobson might consider "flip-flopping", only this time the other way. He is obviously willing to change a public position when convicted to do so.
What about it, Dr. Dobson? How about flip-flopping on your support of Trump and sending a message that you do care about how women are treated? You wouldn't be the only Christian leader to honorably flip-flop. Wayne Grudem, prominent evangelical theologian, recently did just that.
Your position in supporting Trump has added much ammunition to the lie that Christians don't really care about values or women, just power.
Would you like to prove them wrong?