Breaking: James Dobson is an asshole. I know, big surprise.
Dobson said, ‘I don’t think he’s a Christian.’
A Thompson spokesman quickly contested Dobson’s statement, saying ‘Thompson is indeed a Christian. He was baptized into the Church of Christ.’
But a declaration of Thompson’s religion will not be enough for Dobson, who is viewed as being widely influential with evangelical Christians, a key Republican voting bloc.
‘We were pleased to learn from his spokesperson that Sen. Thompson professes to be a believer,’ said Nima Reza, a Dobson spokeswoman. ‘Thompson hasn’t clearly communicated his religious faith, and many evangelical Christians might find this a barrier to supporting him.’
I’ve posted this before, but Dobson seems to be unfamiliar with the Gospels, so here it is again, Matthew, 6:3-6:
But when you give to the needy*, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Of course, this is only Jesus, not James Dobson talking here.
*Yeah, right. Verses 3-4 don’t apply to Republicans.