Sunday, December 05, 2004

Exposing James Dobson

A friend sent me this article and thought it may be on interest:

"Independent Media TV
Under Reported

December 02, 2004
Dr. James Dobson and Gay Bashing ''101-201''
By: David Palmer
Independent Media TV

First and foremost, it should be noted that I am not an advocate for or against Gay people; however, I am an ardent and unapologetic believer that every person is entitled to be treated equally and fairly regardless of their ethnicity, race, religious beliefs, and/or sexual preference. To assert and/or publicly opine that one is a true Christian when one engages in name-calling and exhorting others to openly discriminate against another person or group gives Christian hypocrisy a bad name.

The recent election results have surely taught us that Gay Bashing has turned into a 'successful' Olympian sport by so-called Christian moralists like Dr. James Dobson and his cadre of enablers and opportunists.

Well-known Focus on the Family founder Dr. James Dobson has spent a great deal of time, effort and money (none of which was his) in vilifying and viciously attacking the gay community. Dobson's vehicle for spewing forth his homophobic rant is aimed at amending the US Constitution to outlaw gay marriages.

In October, Dobson spoke on behalf of Senatorial Candidate Tom Coburn of Oklahoma at a rally at Oklahoma Christian University in support of a constitutional ban on gay marriages. To prove that gay marriages led to fewer men and women getting married, Dobson cited countries such as Norway that have allowed same-sex couples to marry.

Dobson said 80 percent of children are born out of wedlock in Norway. 'Homosexuals are not monogamous. They want to destroy the institution of marriage. It will destroy marriage. It will destroy the Earth, Dobson said.' (The Oklahoman, 10-23-03)

Not to be outdone by his mentor and political supporter, Tom Coburn told Rogers County Republicans last year, 'The gay community has infiltrated the very centers of power in every area across this country, and they wield extreme power That agenda is the greatest threat to our freedom that we face today. Why do you think we see the rationalization for abortion and multiple sexual partners? That's a gay agenda.¨

Lord have mercy, if these statements are true, and who would question the veracity of Christian stalwarts like Dobson and Coburn, then we (that's us so-called straight God-fearing folks) should be truly concerned about the power (Is that extreme power Mr. Coburn? Is there another kind, said Jack Nicholson, I'm sorry, I mean Coburn) of the gay community that will (a) destroy marriages, (b) destroy the earth (whew, and I was worried about global warming), and (c) the greatest threat to our freedom (I guess so, now that Saddam's been captured).

Oklahomans are lucky to have voted for a visionary (soothsayer) like Senator Tom Coburn who was able to perceive that abortion is a 'gay agenda.' Whew, Dr. Tom must be blessed with ESPN, don't ya think? I don't know about you, but I find it laughable at best to claim that abortion is a gay issue. Ever heard of a gay couple seeking an abortion or lamenting over an unwanted pregnancy? Now, I don't mean to disparage Dr. Tom if ya know what I mean. After all, he's a gynecologist and I'm not; however Dr. Tom should stop buying recreational drugs from street vendors in Tulsa who accept double off coupons.

In 1998, Dr. Dobson gave a speech wherein he stated, 'You don't have to be taught that it's wrong to steal and to lie and to extort and to bribe and to oppress the poor and to express racial hatred and to be promiscuous, both homosexually and heterosexually. There¡¦s no difference between those two. Promiscuity it immoral, as is adultery. That law is eternal and it is written on the heart of man.'

It sees as though Dr. Dobson finds it convenient to tell lies while bashing the gay community. Dobson's statement that 80 percent of children in Norway are born out of wedlock is false and a total fabrication. According to Statistics Norway (government entity), which can be found at the rate in 2003 was 50.5%, which isn't anywhere near 80%. I suppose this Christian lie is acceptable when bashing gays, right Dr. Jim?

Dr. Dobson's fabrication in disabusing Norwegians to promote his gay bashing by claiming that gay marriages will destroy the earth, our moral fiber (values) and lead to destruction of marriage is not only absurd it is patently false. Put simply, Dr. Jim found Norwegians to be an acceptable target by claiming their liberal views on same sex marriage led to runaway abortions, out of wedlock marriages and destruction of marriages (divorces) and that America would face the same damnable fate if it failed to abide by his Christian values in bashing gays.

Well, I'm here to tell ya that Dr. Jim is a damn liar! The real truth according to US and Norwegian government statistics as to abortions, divorces and children born out of wedlock are as follows.

-- 2000 Norway had 14,655 abortions - population 4.5 million;
Alabama had 13,830 abortions - population 4.4 million;
Tennessee had 19,010 abortions - population 5.7 million;
North Carolina had 37,610 abortions - population 8.0 million;

-- 2001-03 Norway had 31,515 divorces - population 4.5 million;
Arkansas had 50,109 divorces - population 2.7 million;
Arizona had 71,206 divorces - population 2.7 million;
Alabama had 68,333 divorces - population 4.4 million;
Kentucky had 62,998 divorces - population 4.0 million;
Tennessee had 90,685 divorces¡ - opulation 5.7 million

-- 2001 Norway had 28,515 out-of-wedlock birth - population 4.5 million
Arizona had 33,475 out-of-wedlock births - population 2.7 million:
Louisiana had 30,980 out-of-wedlock births - population 4.5 million


The factual statistics above prove beyond all doubt that Dr. Jim and his cadre of enablers and False Profits like Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Robert Land and Senator Coburn and their ilk find it both acceptable to spew forth total fabrications in their lust and zeal to paint themselves as moral Christian-Value crusaders that are servants and spokesmen for Christ.

When openly discriminating against African Americans (albeit it in a Christian way) no longer guaranteed political power and financial success, these vile men set out to find a new minority to target, which was and is the gay community. They then manipulated their flocks by spewing forth hateful and discriminatory claims under the guise that they were the guardians of Christianity.

Senator Coburn's statement that the gay community has infiltrated the very centers of power in every area across this country, and that they wield extreme power' is pure hyperbole (bs). I don't consider the local hair salon to be a 'center of power', do you? Of course the real centers of power are located in places like the Whitehouse or statehouse in Sacramento. Other than a few girly-men running amuck in Sacramento, I'm not aware of any gay power brokers operating there or in DC, are you?

The sad truth is that these kinds of zealots and ideologues are willing to do/say anything to obtain power and/or enrich themselves at the expense of those they falsely claim to represent. Setting into motion an agenda (scheme) to dupe their flocks in believing that minority gays deserve to be ostracized, humiliated and discriminated against for the betterment of the country and in the name of Christ is appalling.

Who will these purveyors of hate target for the 2008 election? What group among us will they claim threatens our freedom? Will it be your group? Or will it be my mine? How many more lies and fabrications will they be willing to foist upon us in the name of Jesus?

Finally, we all have an inalienable right to disagree with anyone's lifestyle; however, none of us has a right to impose our so- called values on our fellow brothers and sisters no matter how righteous we believe our cause to be."