Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, has long been a leader in the Christian social conservative movement. In his speech during the National Day of Prayer on Thursday he may have introduced himself to a whole new generation of people to lead. Dr. Dobson used some of the strongest language from a Christian leader against a politician that we have heard in a very long time.
At the prayer day event, where he was one of several speakers, Dobson described how Obama said he would become the abortion president.
“He has made it so that every American will have to pay toward the support of abortion,” he said, noting the $250 million in taxpayer funds that already goes toward Planned Parenthood’s funding.
He implored listeners to “keep fighting.”
“We can win. And keep prayer because that’s what really made a difference here.”
Dr. Dobson’s radio ministry, Family Talk, has been leading the legal fight for religious organizations against Obamacare. They recently won an important injunction against the government.
U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn issued an injunction preventing the federal government from imposing the abortifacient mandate or its penalties against Dobson and his radio ministry, Family Talk.
Dobson wrote then in a note to friends: “We are celebrating and thanking the Lord this morning. Victory is ours. We won our case against [former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen] Sebelius and the Obama administration.”
He continued: “Judge Blackburn wrote a powerful statement, which even used pro-life language, (i.e., referring to a ‘human fetus’). He defended my right to follow the dictates of my conscience. It was eloquent.”
“The mandate requiring that we provide abortifacients such as the morning after pill would have begun on May 1st. After that, if we hadn’t prevailed, fines amounting to $800,000 per year would have kicked in,” he said.
“We would have closed our doors.”
This isn’t the first time Dr. Dobson has said that his ministries would close their doors before they would ever pay to cover abortions.
“I believe in the rule of law, and it has been my practice since I was in college to respect and honor those in authority over us. It is my desire to do so now. However, this assault on the sanctity of human life takes me where I cannot go. I WILL NOT pay the surcharge for abortion services. The amount of the surcharge is irrelevant. To pay one cent for the killing of babies is egregious to me, and I will do all I can to correct a government that lies to me about its intentions and then tries to coerce my acquiescence with extortion. It would be a violation of my most deeply held convictions to disobey what I consider to be the principles in Scripture. The Creator will not hold us guiltless if we turn a deaf ear to the cries of His innocent babies. So come and get me if you must, Mr. President. I will not bow before your wicked regulation.”
Longer Version of Dobson’s Comments
Dr. Dobson’s fire is admirable. We must fight for our freedoms and our ideals and we must fight against Obamacare. For if Obamacare remains the law of the land, our freedoms will most certainly be a thing of the past.
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