Considering James Dobson’s Irresponsible Comments About the Civil War and Other Topics Reveals How He Missed His True Calling. Dobson Should Have Been a Fluffer on a Porn Set

This post is a response to James Dobson’s comments about the Civil War and his urging evangelicals to vote in November saying there will be another one unless Christians act. This looks at his warped view of fear. Plus in his discussion on his sanctity of life this blog would like to point out that James Dobson has said nothing about the COVID-19 pandemic and the incredible loss of life. Dobson is about political power but he missed his true calling in life. Instead of founding Focus on the Family he should have been a fluffer in a porn studio in Southern California.

“Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.”     

Yoda

“This is what the Lord says—the Lord who made the earth, who formed and established it, whose name is the Lord: Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.

Jeremiah 33:2-3 NLT

General Warren overlooking the Battlefield of Gettysburg from Little Round Top 

Battle of Antietam in Glory

Gettysburg is a battle that was not planned and in many ways an accident. The Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac had no plans to  meet in the small rural  south central area outside Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. But that changed when a small clash occurred on July 1, 1863 and forces were reinforced. The most decisive battle of the Civil War was triggered. On July 2, 1863. The Union moved to create an inverted fishhook as a defensive formation. When Brigadier General Gouverneur Warren climbed Little Round Top he saw the Confederacy preparing for a charge. Warren became known in history for his efforts at saving Little Round Top when he appealed for any men to shore up the high ground of the left flank. He wanted to preserve the Union line. The 20th Maine which was led by Joshua Chamberlain as well as the 83 Pennsylvania stepped into the gap.

The 4th, 15th, and 47th Alabama as well as the 4th and 5th Texas gave out their rebel yell as they went to take Little Round Top. The troops were exhausted having marched twenty miles when they arrived. Approaching the Union line on the crest of the hill, Union forces repelled the Alabamans. The 15th Alabama attempted to find the flank of the Union Army. Joshua Chamberlain had his men positioned in a single file line. The 20th Maine held the line and sustained heavy losses over fighting that lasted ninety minutes. The 20th Maine had run out of ammunition and could not repulse another charge. Chamberlain ordered his troops to fix bayonets and counterattack. They ran down hill in a hinge and halted the assault by the 15th Alabama. In the process they held the line, captured a number of prisoners and preserved the Union high ground. For his efforts Joshua Chamberlain was awarded the Medal of Honor.  For the Confederates the price has high with over 1,300 causalities in the Battle of Little Round Top. Meanwhile the Union had about 570.

The American Civil War was an incredibly bloody event in American history. Its scars last until this day. A couple of years back I was at the Manassas Battlefield and I listened to a presentation on Civil War medicine. One of the consequences of the Civil War was maimed and handicapped veterans.  In trying to deal with the pain a number of Civil War soldiers were prescribed opiates. As a result in the 19th century United States there was a profound  opiate addiction in the country. I  am in many ways a student of history. I have visited, studied, walked over and explored places like Manassas, Gettysburg, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and others. And as of this writing I still have Petersburg, Cold Harbor, Appomattox Court House, Shiloh, and so many others to visit.  Visiting some of these sight is almost a religious experience and I find myself in somber reflection. When I am at Gettysburg and walk the location where Pickett’s Charge took place it gives me pause, especially when I consider how many were marching into a slaughter.  Likewise when I have visited Antietam in Maryland which is the largest loss of life in a single day, walking the sacred ground and seeing the Burnside Bridge and the sunken road give me much to think about. War isn’t something you wish for or desire. War is something that you work to avoid. 

Its with that in mind that I read James Dobson’s letter the other day and my blood boiled. You can read the letter in, “James Dobson Invokes the Threat of Another Civil War in the United States Unless American Evangelicals Support Donald Trump.” This post is going to be blunt and let me state why. I think James Dobson is one of the sickest bastards in modern evangelicalism. His letter the other day explains why. But this post is going to be terse for this reason. 

 

Creating Fear to Provoke Violence?

I was taught years ago that the opposite of love is fear. The fact that James Dobson would write such a letter that would create fear is irresponsible and callous. The fact that he would toy with a person’s fear especially as a “minister” is outright sick. The only thing people like James Dobson can do is stoke fear. Its all he’s done and its all he knows what to do. Fear the secular world. Fear gays. Fear those of differing belief systems. Fear of birth control. Fear, fear, fear…. That is all James Dobson has done. It seems like every election cycle he writes a letter that tries to spin up fear. And then in this letter his reference to the Civil War and the implication that another one will erupt if evangelicals don’t vote for Donald Trump is sick. Those who bled and died on some of the battlefields of the Civil War would desire nothing more than a union in harmony. Instead of division they would want unity or a people becoming one. An idea called E pluribus unum, out of many come one. If you want to read something fascinating read about the battlefield meetings and reconciliations that took place at Gettysburg on the 50th anniversary of the decisive battle. Veterans of Gettysburg on both sides wanted to make sure that such an event never happened again in American history. Compared and contrast the two and all I can say is that James Dobson is a sick bastard who knows nothing of what he is saying. Fear is the modus operandi of evangelicals and that is what we are seeing here. More fear in an effort to exploit people. I must have missed Jesus talking about exploiting people for personal gain and political power. 

 

James Dobson’s on The Next Generation 

Dobson’s comments missed the key issues with the young generation. Many younger people are pushing back from faith because of people like James Dobson. The politicization of faith is probably the most destructive thing that could have happened to evangelicalism. It has led to pain, confusion and needless unnecessary division. The creation of an us vs. them culture has crippled evangelicalism and in the process James Dobson is a walking advertisement for atheism. Despite what he says about the next generation and his concerns all James Dobson does is offer a poison cocktail of fear, hysteria, political darkness and a little promise. If James Dobson is worried about the next generation being more secular, sexually active and more then he should stand before a mirror for a few hours and realize that he is the problem that is helping bring that about. 

 

James Dobson on the Sanctity of Life and Forgetting We Are in a Pandemic

James Dobson needs to stop speaking about the sanctity of life. He needs to shut up and put a sock in it. James Dobson is not pro-life he is anti abortion. That is all he is. The United States is in the middle of a pandemic and James Dobson says not a word. Not a singe word as the death toll shoots past 150,000 people. COVID-19 is taking off in Florida, California, Arizona and Texas  and nothing is stated about the infection rate and the lives that will be lost. Florida is the center of the COVID-19 pandemic today with people dying of all age groups and James Dobson nothing about talks about pro-life in the context of abortion. What a sick son of a bitch who never should have been born. Hard and cruel yes, but who can stay so silent about the lives lost in a once in a century event? James Dobson does not care about the sanctity of life instead he cares about power and control. And even if he could trample victims in an ICU hooked up to ventilators to preserve that power he will do take that action. But don’t tell me James Dobson cares about life because the truth is that he does not. 

 

Religious Freedom is About the Right to Practice Discrimination 

James Dobson references religious freedom and this blog wants to correct him. What Dobson is actually talking about is the right for political evangelicals like himself to practice discrimination. The right to go into communities that are distance and un-involved in the evangelical church and try to control their lives. Religious freedom is the new buzz word to discriminate. And who should be discriminated against? Atheists, gays, people of other faiths and more who do not accept the world view of James Dobson. The culture wars and the constant enemy focus is exhausting and draining for many and its one of the common reasons why people walk away from evangelicalism. Dobson needs to give this issue a rest permanently. No one is telling evangelicals in the United States they can’t believe in God and celebrate their faith. 

 

Capitalism vs. Socialism? 

Capitalism vs socialism? What does this have to do with the Christian faith? Honestly I am a guy who is right of center but does James Dobson know what socialism is? What about democratic-socialism?  One of the key parties of Germany in the post World War II era which exists today is the SPD. The SPD has often entered into coalition governments with the Christian Democratic Union which is the conservative party to govern Germany. While political parties debate this issue might I ask what purpose or reason should evangelicals debate this issue? Why is this a core part of Dobson’s letter? What does this have to do with faith? Quite simply it does not. Someone needs to educate Dobson on what he is talking about because he really does not have a clue. I am a pretty conservative individual and again James Dobson is just playing the fear card. 

Will Focus on the Family Rebuke This Warped Letter?

Here is a question that I think needs to be asked. Will the Focus on the Family organization ever rebuke James Dobson for these fear based letters? Will Jim Daly who leads Focus rebuke James Dobson on having such a fear based approach? Or will James just be allowed to wonder on and beat the drum of panic and mass hysteria? One of the terminal flaws of evangelicalism is that the movement can’t police its own or deal with its own personalities. That is a problem and the message is muddled and ultimately lose because of it. Yes James Dobson is out of Focus but how many people know that? Or what do you do when a person uses their social media platform in an irresponsible way? They could put out a press release and say “we disagree with some of what our former founder is saying” and then they could explain why. Will that happen? Probably not, and the evangelical movement will continue to suffer from their ability to police their own. 

James Dobson Missed His True Calling…He Should Have Been a Fluffer on a Porn Set 

This letter by James Dobson has been quite revealing in many ways. From what Dobson says about the Civil War to religious freedom to socialism and more. I realized the other day that James Dobson has been in the wrong career his entire life. What this is all about is creating and maintaining political power. James Dobson is about getting power and holding onto it at all costs. In the Trump Administration he is called a Court Evangelical because Dobson wants political power. James Dobson is nothing but a fluffer in the end. That is James Dobson’s true God give calling! A fluffer is a person who works on a porn set to keep a pornographic actor sexually stimulated so they can perform a scene. I wrote about it in the context of Franklin Graham and Robert Jeffress in, “Considering Christian Nationalism. How Franklin Graham and Robert Jeffress Are Nothing But Fluffers.”  What James Dobson is doing is appealing to others to try and maintain the warped status quo. As such this letter is an attempt by James Dobson to get down on his knees and sexually service his leader here in Washington, D.C. Very few can do it as well as he can. And that is why James Dobson is in the wrong profession. Instead of starting Focus on the Family in Southern California he should have worked in the porn industry and used his skills in that context. His contribution to society would have been much better than what he is doing now. 

In closing I am going to leave you with something truly questionable and obscene. Its filled with lust and for some is pornographic. It comes from the ever vile Disney corporation. It deals with love, kissing and efforts to hold hands and more. Its from The Little Mermaid. No doubt this is one that is sexually impure for the culture war evangelicals. So relax, turn it up and remember to kiss the girl! 

12 thoughts on “Considering James Dobson’s Irresponsible Comments About the Civil War and Other Topics Reveals How He Missed His True Calling. Dobson Should Have Been a Fluffer on a Porn Set

  1. You’re seriously going to compare only 150,000 covid deaths with abortion? OK. That’s fewer deaths than abortion kills in a month. Dobson isn’t the one who needs to realign his sense of priorities here.

    fear

    Don’t you agree that on the 7 issues he lists in the letter, a Biden Presidency would move things away from the direction that Dobson wants?

    implication that another one will erupt if evangelicals don’t vote for Donald Trump

    It’s really better to object to what he actually says, not to the implication that you think he’s making.

    The actual prospects for civil war in the US are low, the recent Podesta election wargaming notwithstanding, because there aren’t enough people willing to actually revolt against the government.

    It’s true that this election will be riskier than most, because of uncertainty from mail-in ballots. People are saying that Pennsylvania and other mail-in heavy states might not have their results for weeks after election day. What I hope for is that whoever wins, it is a clear and convincing win, by an amount greater than the margin of fraud.

    What Dobson is actually talking about is the right for political evangelicals like himself to practice discrimination. The right to go into communities that are distance and un-involved in the evangelical church and try to control their lives.

    Example, please?

    What Dobson appears to be concerned about is what happened under the Obama administration: the government forcing Christians to do things that they consider to be wrong. For example, the government suing Little Sisters Of The Poor (not an evangelical organization) to force them to fund birth control (which they believe is sinful). Why would you think that when he says “religious freedom” he means Christians should be able to force someone else to do something that they think is wrong?

    Sounds like what you are imagining Dobson wanting is actually socialism. Oh look, socialism:

    Capitalism vs socialism? What does this have to do with the Christian faith?

    In practice, socialism is anti-Christian. Antifa is burning Bibles in Portland. Socialism is all about the state forcing you to live the way that it approves, which Dobson would say is not in alignment with how Christians should live. If he were motivated how you say he is, then he’d be for socialism, because then he or his allies could seize control of the government and force everyone to live how he thinks they should live.

    Socialism grows Christianity because Christianity grows under persecution. Real Christianity, like they have in China, not Sunday-only Christianity like many in the US. So there would be a silver lining to socialism coming here.

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    • Peter, well when one is a single issue person on abortion than nothing else matters. When abortion is the only topic that matters in one;’s world view nothing else matters. One issue individuals are fundamentalists in many ways. I look at the entire enchilada. I dislike abortion but I am not a single issue person and I think efforts to make it illegal are counter productive.

      Religious freedom look at how the Dobsons or the Franklin Grahams who hammer the religious freedom issue. Its a non-issue as people are free to practice religion. Many gays will not go to a church and will avoid them like cancer. Some of these efforts to pass laws allowing religious freedom or allow Bible clubs in high schools and more are superfluous as they are not banned at all. Thje playbook for evangelicalism is to live in fear. Fear is all that is peddled and fear is all that some people offer.

      Source on antifah burning Bibles in Portland? And how do you define socialism? Europe has political parties that are socialists that work with conservative parties in countries like Germany, France, etc… Socialism is a trigger word and its a word that is thrown around loosely.

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      • He listed seven issues in his letter, so he’s not a one issue person. Abortion is a complex issue; I don’t favor completely eliminating it either, but it would be nice if we could limit it to actual medical necessity. A compromise would be to adopt European-style abortion laws that limit it to the first trimester. It is really hard right now for the pro-life Democrats out there. Their party is not interested in their support (except on voting day). Every so often someone like Ralph Northam lets the mask slip a little.

        Its a non-issue as people are free to practice religion.

        Until their practice goes against the woke, at which point lawsuits start getting filed. Bake that cake, fund that birth control, etc. Note that I’m not endorsing Dobson’s views on those specific issues, but I agree with him that there are people on the left trying to legally restrict people from doing what they believe their religion requires. I don’t have to agree with those people to see it happen.

        Many gays will not go to a church and will avoid them like cancer.

        And on the flip side, many gay people do go to church. I vaguely recall a statistic saying that the majority of American gay people grew up going to church and left the church due to anti-gay attitudes. Lots of churches today are affirming, and lots of gay people go to more conservative churches because they hunger for solid Biblical teaching.

        For gay people to avoid Christianity is not a solution. I certainly don’t want that. I am not confident enough in my own theology on the issue to say that every church should be forced to do what I think is best, and so it’s good that nobody (except the left) are interested in forcing churches to do one thing or another. Some are affirming, some are not, and that’s OK.

        The playbook for evangelicalism is to live in fear.

        I disagree. The playbook for evangelicalism is the Bible. Specifically, the parts that focus on faith, hope and love. The problems with evangelicalism are due to individual sin.

        Source on antifah burning Bibles in Portland?

        The original source is a RT youtube video. Here’s an article with some links. Here’s another one. Those are right-wing sites because the left-wing ones aren’t interested in reporting on antifa for some reason.

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      • And how do you define socialism? Europe has political parties that are socialists that work with conservative parties in countries like Germany, France, etc… Socialism is a trigger word and its a word that is thrown around loosely.

        This is such a fascinating conversation to me that it deserves a standalone reply.

        In general, socialism is forced redistributionism, usually with populist rhetoric. The dictionary definitions that I learned in high school aren’t as relevant as they once were; those definitions say that communism is where the government owns the means of productions, and (economic) fascism is when private parties own the means of production but the government tells them what to do. In practice today both of those are socialistic kinds of things. Socialism is usually contrasted with capitalism, where people are free to do as they wish with their money. Every country has some restrictions which is why it’s more of a continuum than a sharp dividing line. If a policy moves a country towards economic freedom, it becomes more capitalist, and if it moves it away from economic freedom, it becomes more socialist. Since this is economics there are a million different factors that don’t map clearly to one or the other, such as the use of tariffs.

        When there is a socialist revolution in a country, it is always accompanied by a police state, and so socialism has many of the negative attributes of totalitarianism. Sometimes a police state develops out of a peaceful socialist takeover, such as was the case in Venezuela. Not every police state is socialist.

        People sometimes point to the Scandinavian countries as model socialist countries, but in many ways they are more capitalistic than the United States. They have high taxes and social safety nets, but they also have a great deal of economic freedom. I have heard the claim that it’s easier to start a small business in Norway or Sweden than it is in some states in the US.

        People who openly endorse socialism such as AOC, Bernie and the leadership of BLM tend to have long histories with Marxism and Communism. Recall that Bernie honeymooned in the Soviet Union. People who call themselves Marxists understand the differences between different factions of communism, and may claim that they don’t want to set up gulags, but whenever they manage to take over a country, that’s what they do. Marxism claims many things that are not true, not least of which is that it is explicitly atheist. In practice we see that nations whose ruling parties are descended from the ideas of Marx have no room for loyalty to anyone or anything other than the state, so they tend to take actions that are explicitly anti-church and anti-family. Social organizations that are not sponsored by the state are frowned upon or banned.

        Economically speaking, socialism is less efficient due to lack of information in the hands of central planners. This is why capitalism, whose participants are motivated by greed, produces better outcomes for more of the population than socialism does. Capitalism creates more wealth, making it easier to afford things like charity. It’s striking that in the US the biggest food-related problem among the poor is obesity.

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      • When I think of socialism I think of Allende’s Chile in South America. After winning the national election his government seized business in the mining industry. There were mining companies that were forced under and lost everything. I agree people point to the Scandanavian countries as an example. But in countries like that the state can offer more in response. Chile in the 1970’s did nothing even when the US protested. In Scandinavian nations they are more responsive to their people and allies. The United Kingdom has a history of nationalizing industry. Clement Atlee in 1947 nationalized the coal mines and also the banks. Take a look at what was nationalized we don’t call the United Kingdom socialist. I ma opposed to socialism btw, as I am right of center.

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      • The UK nationalizing industries is definitely an example of a socialist policy, and it is a good illustration of the idea that it’s a continuum not a black or white, either/or measure.

        100% economic freedom would be bad too, and result in warlordism. But it will be a long time or never before we get there, so in general I favor policies that move us in the direction of more economic freedom. When questions arise we should take the long view as opposed to the short view. Economic efficiency is not a suicide pact. For example, complete economic freedom might allow a foreign country to subsidize their industry in order to drive ours out of business. As we have recently seen, having domestic production of crucial items like medical PPE is important.

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      • Socialism may be a trigger word, but so is words like Trump is Hitler, and a Nazi, and is a white supremacist and dog whistling, sending out Gestapo, ect. Those words mean absolutely nothing, because we know that isn’t true. We know abortion is wrong because it’s a life that can’t speak for themselves. A pregnant Elizabeth… the fetus leaped for joy, according to the bible, when in the presence of the fetus Jesus. This is where we get the idea that life begins before birth. But the living can speak for themselves, and take risks, based on knowing the consequences by reasoning. This is why stealing and adultery happens. We are already in a civil war as far as I’m concerned. BLM has nothing to do with black lives at all. It’s a Marxist political movement, and they are making progress already, and getting to the point that the good guys are rolling over and letting them have their way. Socialism is not a loose word… it’s reality that is dangerously spreading to the mind of the young people, and our future generations just might live in. There is a reason to fear. Covid-19 will be defeated, just like any other life threatening disease from the past. Socialism stays around for many generations, without hope.

        What happens when you die? Better place? But the living will live in hell on earth under that word that you say is loose. There is a reason to fear.

        Ed Chapman

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  2. It would sure be nice if David Bonner would KISS THE GIRL, and focus on making a family, instead of badmouthing Dobson. If only Mr. Bonner would grab a little sompin sompin, and produce a fetus or two… then consider an abortion, and see if that produces death of a child from his own mind. Or, if that is just what Dobson believes.

    Ed Chapman

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      • How about a night club? Ask a girl to dance, buy a drink, like the good ole days before the internet existed. Women you work with, meet on the plane, etc. Practice face to face socializing, build that confidence, and stop, as they say today, living in mom’s basement… get out and get sunshine, etc. There was life before blogs.

        Ed

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    • Putting identity in a relationship wouldn’t bring him long term happiness or joy. Instead the causality goes the other way: identity in Christ brings long term happiness/joy which brings relationship with others, including often a romantic one.

      It’s the sliver of truth found in the lies of the pick-up community: become a more attractive person and people will be more attracted to you. Then the question is, who do you want to attract, and what would attract them. Reminds me of all of the people about whom my mom used to not so subtly hint, “She’s a nice girl.” Probably there are lots of young evangelical neocalvinist women looking for an established single guy with a website, who has been destined since before time began to provide them with Biblical headship and hawt married sex.

      (Seriously, though, if you are looking for someone, I recommend reading books about working through marriage problems. They are a big part of why I am still married, and would have helped me immensely if I’d known all that ten years earlier.)

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