If you had to come up with the most ridiculous thing the Religious Right could do in support of Donald Trump, it'd be hard to top this one:
On Friday, James Dobson joined Intercessors for America for the organization’s monthly prayer conference call, during which he called on conservative Christians to engage in a day of fasting and prayer against efforts to impeach President Trump.
Dobson said that he “felt sorry for this man” when he and other Religious Right leaders met with Trump in the Oval Office last month because “so many people obviously hate him … He faces the combined opposition from the mainstream media, from members of Congress—both Democrats and Republicans, not all of them, but many of them—the entertainment industry, [and] the special interest groups who seem determined to bring him down.”
Dobson warned that “this country will be in serious trouble if they’re successful in impeaching this man” and is therefore urging Christians to pray and fast in order to protect Trump.
“I’m calling for a nationwide movement to pray for him,” Dobson said. “I’m calling for a day of fasting and prayer. I hope that Christian people from coast to coast will join in that time; the date is your choosing, but we do need to be praying for our president.”
Dobson went on to say that it was obvious that “the Lord played a role in the election of Donald Trump” and that “he was raised up for such a time as this” in order to protect the Supreme Court, the definition of marriage, religious liberty and the sanctity of life.
“It seemed evident on election night that the Lord gave us victory,” Dobson said. “So Lord, if that is true, we ask you to protect our president from anything that could hurt him.”
Dobson’s track record on supporting candidates is spotty. Back in November, he taped an ad for a “man of proven character and integrity“: Roy Moore.
Date Posted: Monday, January 8th, 2018 , Total Page Views: 8532
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