2007/03/04

Focus on the Family Fights Environmental Friendliness

Reverend Richard Cizik is the National Association of Evangelicals' Vice President for government relations. He's a tireless advocate for expanding that organization's political agenda to include religious freedom, compassion for the poor, and good stewardship of the environment. But he's recently come under attack from a group of Christian leaders, 30 of 'em headed by Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, who want him silenced or dismissed for "dividing and demoralizing evangelicals".

Now why would silencing Pastor Cizik be so important to you Mr. Dobson? You worried that by taking global climate change seriously, evangelicals might divert their focus from the rapture? I mean you already missed the 2000 mark for the second coming. So what does it matter now if evangelicals worry about the next 993 years?

Oh wait a second. That's it, isn't it? You're thinking that, while their busy changing out their incandescents and installing solar collectors, your supporters might have a bit less money to put into your collection vault--might have to wait to get that personal Gulfstream, huh? Or is it just that environmentally sensitive congregations might not tow your political line? Won't follow you and your friends blindly down the path to theocracy?

Either way, it makes you out to look like a crass charlatan more interested in your own enrichment than in the gifts your God put on this earth for you, and everyone else, to enjoy.

7 Comments:

Demoralizing evangelicals? I didn't know they had any real morals to relieved of.
Ridiculous. James Dobson never ceases to amaze me. "Dividing evangelicals" - you mean dividing them between the ones that have compassion for the poor and the ones that don't? Or the ones that want to protect the environment for future generations vs. the ones that don't? I don't get why these are controversial topics.
Lew...well Dobson certainly seems to fit that category, huh?

Elsa... In fact, I think that your assessment is exactly what he's worried about. He's concerned about dilution of his political base at a time when conservatives have had their reputation trashed.
Well, dance on the GOP's political graves, the evangelicals are thinking for themselves?!
it makes you out to look like a crass charlatan more interested in your own enrichment than in the gifts your God put on this earth for you, and everyone else, to enjoy.

Maybe, FINALLY, people will see this man for what he is. A CRASS CHARLATAN.

I have been reeducating people who have read his "parenting advice" books for years. (you know, take them out behind the woodshed and beat the shit outta them until they behave).

He is the absolute worst of the worst, imo.
If I type, fuck dobson, do you think lightening will strike me dead? Well, I just typed it and so far, so good

:)
Fred...maybe...maybe. We can hope.

Pam...agreed. The man is scum with ear hair. Why would anybody read a parenting that Dobson had written?

PoP... Yup. No lightning here either. ;-)

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