Art by the great Kerry Waghorn

Art by the great Kerry Waghorn

Dr. James Dobson.

He’s 72, has almost 1000 employees, more than two million listeners on a daily basis and single-handedly done more the evangelical movement than any other person alive. And now, he’s calling it a day, according to the Denver Post.

Evangelical Christian icon James Dobson has resigned as chairman of the international media ministry Focus on the Family, yet the voice of this key architect of the religious right will still be heard in American homes and political theater, he told followers Friday.

From abortion to pornography, gay marriage to children’s rights, Dobson has said and done a lot as America’s advocate. But his influence is waning and his identity has been flailing.

In short, all those who were caught up in the net of his sacred fishing expeditions and building of the National Day of Prayer’s foundation are now in their 50s and really don’t have the commitment to further Dobson’s ministry.

His passion still exists. His purpose is still necessary. But his target demo – young parents – have become still more accepting of the “Adam & Steve” theory. At least so says his critics kicking dirt on his still open grave:

“For more than 20 years James Dobson has used his expansive, well-funded media platform to promote defamatory and false information about the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people,” said Neil G. Giuliano, president of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

Yeah, well. Despite his shallow threats and support for losing candidates, what Dobson has done for the entire Body of Christ will never be duplicated. His mettle, prestige and certitude will be unmatched in ecumenical circles.

He may be retiring, but his voice will still be heard and his legacy will live on. Say what you will, folks. But at least start with saying, “Thank you.”



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Comments
  1. Joe says:

    I suppose all good things must come to an end.

    It’s my hope and prayer that we have new Christian leaders to rise up and stand in the gap left by Dobson.

    My heartfelt thanks and appreciation go out to a true warrior for Christ.

  2. Pamela says:

    Yep he is probably tired of the madness.

    Sidebar: Fred Price (77 I think) is retiring also. His son will take over the church and TV program I think on 03/15 or whenever his son turns 30-years-old. Fred said according to what I read stating that he may teach from time to time.

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