Well if #1 Republican religious right leader James Dobson wants to point fingers about who inspires the kind that can lead to a mass murder of children such as at Sandy Hook, let’s compare how many of James Dobson’s friends versus how many of my friends run officially-designated hate groups.
James Dobson is going to win that contest, hands down.
Dobson, on the radio yesterday, talking about the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre:
Our country really does seem in complete disarray. I’m not talking politically, I’m not talking about the result of the November sixth election; I am saying that something has gone wrong in America and that we have turned our back on God.
I mean millions of people have decided that God doesn’t exist, or he’s irrelevant to me and we have killed fifty-four million babies and the institution of marriage is right on the verge of a complete redefinition. Believe me, that is going to have consequences too.
And a lot of these things are happening around us, and somebody is going to get mad at me for saying what I am about to say right now, but I am going to give you my honest opinion: I think we have turned our back on the Scripture and on God Almighty and I think he has allowed judgment to fall upon us. I think that’s what’s going on.
Let’s think about what’s more likely to inspire the kind of hate and violence we saw at Sandy Hook: two people in love trying to settle down and marry and start a family, or some old white guy spending all his time and energy spouting lies about an entire class of Americans in an effort to kill love.
There are a lot of reasons America is a violent country, and I’m convinced that some of that violence, or at the least the culture of violence, is created by religious right hate groups that inspire so many to hate in God’s name. And there’s been a lot of violence tied to God in the past and present – and it almost always ends up not being God who’s behind the violence, but some very messed up men who claim to speak for God, and don’t.
So when James Dobson talks about how gay couples getting married, among other things, caused God to let children be shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary, and when former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee appears to suggest that the dead children’s parents and school are in some way responsible for a gun-nut mass-murdering their children because the school didn’t start the day with prayer, or because they taught the first graders about evolution, all I can have is pity on some men who are either too old, too hateful, or too stupid to realize what a complete ass they’ve become.
James Dobson’s God mass-murders young children in order to stop love.
That should tell you all you need to know about James Dobson, and the Republican party who idolizes this man.