James Dobson is the well-known evangelical Christian author and psychologist who founded Focus on the Family in 1977. Following the release of Trump’s lewd tapes, many have been looking to Christian leaders that they trust in order to gain insight and direction in these unchartered territories. While some Christian leaders have jumped ship, James Dobson has made it abundantly clear that he is not – and his reasoning is sound. Here is some of what he said following the release of the tapes:
“I do not condone nor defend Donald Trump’s terrible comments made 11 years ago. They are indefensible and awful. I’m sure there are other misdeeds in his past, although as Jesus said, ‘Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.’
I am, however, more concerned about America’s future than Donald Trump’s past. I wonder about how Bill Clinton’s language stands up in private.
My condemnation of the former president is on an entirely different level.
To my knowledge, Donald Trump has never abused women physically or had oral sex in the Oval Office with a vulnerable intern. Nor has he committed perjury by lying to Congress for many hours.
Clinton, on the other hand, lost his license to practice law for that criminal act.
Trump hasn’t been impeached by Congress for his lies. Donald Trump hasn’t vetoed bills that would have outlawed the procedure known as partial-birth abortion. Bill Clinton alone is responsible for the brains being sucked out of unanesthetized babies during delivery. That naziesque procedure continued for years until the Supreme Court declared it illegal. Donald Trump is pro-life.
Clinton and his wife disrespect the Constitution of the United States, although Trump has promised to protect it, especially the First Amendment. Shall I go on?
I am supporting Mr. Trump primarily because I believe he is the most capable candidate to lead the United States of America in this complicated hour.”
Dobson is respected and trusted in the Christian community, and has seemingly decided to focus on the bigger picture, rather than all the little pictures along the way.