Religious right leader James Dobson ignores Haggard drug allegations

Apparently buying crystal meth is so insignificant an issue that the other leader of the religious right, James Dobson, didn’t even bother mentioning it in his press release. But Dobson had no problem beating the gay drum numerous times. Yet again, gays are worse than hard drug users to the religious right:

Focus on the Family Statement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Gary Schneeberger
Nov. 3, 2006 Phone: (719) 548-5853
E-mail: [email protected]

Dobson ‘Heartsick’ Over Haggard Allegations
“We ask that Christians everywhere pray for Ted”

Colorado Springs — Focus on the Family founder and Chairman James C. Dobson, Ph.D., issued the following statement today after learning the Rev. Ted Haggard had acknowledged some “indiscretions” involving accusations made against him by a gay prostitute in Denver:

“All of us at Focus on the Family are heartsick over the allegation, not yet confirmed, that Ted has had a private life with a homosexual for several years. We will await the outcome of this story, but the possibility that an illicit relationship has occurred is alarming to us and to millions of others.

“Ted has been my close friend and colleague for many years. He has been used mightily to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Colorado Springs and around the world. He will continue to be my friend, even if the worst allegations prove accurate. Nevertheless, sexual sin, whether homosexual or heterosexual, has serious consequences, and we are extremely concerned for Ted, his family and his church.

“We ask that the Focus on the Family constituency and Christians everywhere pray for Ted and his loved ones. Our hearts go out to all of them. Perhaps the allegations are false and the circumstances are not as we have heard. Either way, the situation has grave implications for the Cause of Christ, and we ask for the Lord’s guidance and blessings in the days ahead.”


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