Tuesday, April 14, 2009

James Dobson: The Right Has Lost the Culture Wars

James Dobson, as you probably know, is stepping down as the head of Focus on the Family.

Yesterday, it was reported that in his farewell speech, Dobson conceded defeat:

“We tried to defend the unborn child, the dignity of the family, but it was a holding action...
We are awash in evil and the battle is still to be waged. We are right now in the most discouraging period of that long conflict. Humanly speaking, we can say we have lost all those battles.”

Now, my regular readers know, that I reject the idea that we are in an evenly balanced "culture war", but I have to admit that I liked watching him throw up the white flag. He went on to say that God was on their side and Focus would continue to fight.

And I thought to myself, fight for what? Intolerance, exclusion, denial of women's moral agency and full human and civil rights for LGBT persons?

I remembered a bumper sticker I had in the late 1980's: "the Moral Majority is neither." It's still true today.

1 comment:

Marilyn said...

I agree with James Dobson, that the Right has lost the war. I will go one step further and say that Christianity has lost the war against evil.
I see the condition of mankind as being the same as it was in the days of Noah. There are only a few good people left. The majority have taken the broad way. I believe the first coming of Jesus has not happened and all the woes to the hypocrites can be read to the Christians of today. When Jesus comes he will make this present day unholy Christianity holy and give it the power to save mankind from the destruction the human race is headed for. Remember how the earth is covered with darkness at the coming of Jesus? How he will see all people as vipers, snakes. Today the darkness is everywhere, and almost everyone is telling the same lie the snake in the Garden told. Light is what this world needs. Light will put an end to the sin that began in Eden. The end of sin will bring heaven to earth. Until the light and the truth come to earth this evil generation will continue in to rebel against the ways of God.