Dobson’s arrogance in this situation is shocking. I don’t mean his
apparent hypocrisy in defending Romney against religious
examination while turning it on Thompson. I mean his presumption to
judge Thompson’s Christianity in the absence of evidence to the
In a follow-up phone conversation, Focus on the Family spokesman Gary Schneeberger stood by Dobson’s claim. He said that, while Dobson didn’t believe Thompson to be a member of a non-Christian faith, Dobson nevertheless “has never known Thompson to be a committed Christian-someone who talks openly about his faith.”
“We use that word-Christian-to refer to people who are evangelical Christians,” Schneeberger added. “Dr. Dobson wasn’t expressing a personal opinion about his reaction to a Thompson candidacy; he was trying to ‘read the tea leaves’ about such a possibility.”
What damns Thompson in Dobson’s eyes is that he doesn’t wear his
Christianity on his sleeve. Perhaps Thompson feels called to live
it as a good example, or witnessing to his close friends. Or
perhaps he is not a committed Christian. Either way, Thompson’s
failure to broadcast his Christianity, in a garish, public way, is
not dispositive of his faith.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?