According to The Oklahoman, Focus on the Family chairman James Dobson last week accused Oklahoma Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Brad Carson of lying. The reporter does not include the charge in quotation marks, so it’s unclear whether Dobson used the "L" word:
"He may very well be a nice man, and I’m not attacking his personhood, but there’s a gap between who he says he is and what he does," Dobson said, criticizing Carson for votes on partial-birth abortion and in support of same-sex marriage.
But it appears to be Dobson who is misinforming his audience.
Why might Dobson wage a battle of untruths against an antigay,
pro-life political candidate? Dobson’s reason, predictably, is party
politics: Carson is a conservative Democrat campaigning against a
floundering Republican, Tom Coburn.
Speaking at a rally at Oklahoma Christian University, Dobson set an
additional bad example for students. He again pre-blamed homosexuals
not only for the high rates of Scandinavian heterosexual cohabitation,
but also for any future, massive terrorist attack on America by
Dobson said 80 percent of children are born out of wedlock in Norway.
"Homosexuals are not monogamous. They want to destroy the institution of marriage," Dobson said.
"It will destroy marriage. It will destroy the Earth."
Dobson also smears the character of Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.:
"Patrick Leahy is a ‘God’s people’ hater," Dobson said. "I don’t know if he hates God, but he hates God’s people."
(Hat tip: David W./Andrew Sullivan)
Who has the Bomb, and who let them have it:
The Washington Post
(Homosexuals are mentioned nowhere in this alarming Oct. 25 report.)