4.12.2009

James Dobson concedes far right has ‘lost’ the culture wars

That's the first time this religious nut has ever told the truth.



From ThinkProgress:
In a farewell address to the staff of Focus on the Family, James Dobson conceded that evangelical conservatives had lost most of the recent so-called “culture war” battles. Attributing the right’s recent failures to the “internet” and the election of Bill Clinton, Dobson said, “Humanly speaking, we can say that we have lost.” He added that the nation is now “absolutely awash in evil“:
And we are right now in the most discouraging period of that long conflict. Humanly speaking, we can say that we have lost all those battles, but God is in control and we are not going to give up now, right?
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Salon.com has more:

In the Telegraph, Alex Spillius writes that the religious right has conceded defeat in the culture wars. That's probably an overstatment; certainly, there's not much optimism coming from that side of the debate, but the movement is by no means retreating. Still, James Dobson, who stepped down recently as chairman of his organization, Focus on the Family, has at the very least conceded a long string of losses.

"We tried to defend the unborn child, the dignity of the family, but it was a holding action,” Dobson said in a farewell speech to staff, according to Spillius. “We are awash in evil and the battle is still to be waged. We are right now in the most discouraging period of that long conflict. Humanly speaking, we can say we have lost all those battles."

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