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Dr. James Dobson joins ranks of those who claim Connecticut massacre was God's judgment

Dr. James Dobson joins ranks of those who claim Connecticut massacre was God's judgment

Dr. James Dobson spoke out today on his radio show regarding the massacre of twenty small children and seven adults (including his own mother) last Friday. During his broadcast, he stated that the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary school was due to God's judgment for abortion and gay marriage.

Dobson said,

"Our country really does seem in complete disarray. I'm not talking politically, I'm not talking about the result of the November sixth election; I am saying that something has gone wrong in America and that we have turned our back on God.

"I mean millions of people have decided that God doesn't exist, or he's irrelevant to me and we have killed fifty-four million babies and the institution of marriage is right on the verge of a complete redefinition. Believe me, that is going to have consequences too.

"And a lot of these things are happening around us, and somebody is going to get mad at me for saying what I am about to say right now, but I am going to give you my honest opinion: I think we have turned our back on the Scripture and on God Almighty and I think he has allowed judgment to fall upon us. I think that's what's going on."

Dobson is the founder of Focus on the Family, of which he is no longer associated. He currently hosts the radio show "Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson." Dobson is no stranger to controversial points of view.

He joins the ranks of Bryan Fischer and Mike Huckabee, along with others, who have used the massacre at Sandy Hook to cast blame on unbelief or disobedience to God. This seems fairly close to the rhetoric coming out of the Westboro Baptist Church.

Here is a vide of Dr. Dobson making his statements,

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About Al Stefanelli

Al is a retired author, writer and journalist. His books include "Free Thoughts - A Collection Of Essays By An American Atheist" and "A Voice Of Reason In An Unreasonable World - The Rise Of Atheism On Planet Earth." Al began writing in 1985, starting with the New York Times. In 1993 he joined a McClatchy newspaper, writing a weekly column for ten years. His writing continues to be widely distributed on the Internet and in print. He also produced and hosted a weekly syndicated radio broadcast from 1995 to 1998, and his work won a North Carolina Journalism award in 1998. Al is the former Georgia State Director for American Atheists, Inc., and served on the Board of Directors for "The Clergy Project." He is also a former Southern Baptist Pastor, having served two churches and as pulpit supply for three counties. Currently, he writes part time for The God Discussion, co-hosts the Internet radio programs, "The God Discussion Show" and "Reap Sow Radio." Al lives in the Atlanta suburb of Peachtree City, GA.
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