Focus on the... Hate?

I've always found it obnoxious when religious leaders meddle in political affairs. It's one thing to stand up and promote values consistent with your religious beliefs, and to encourage others to support "leaders" (generic) who support those same beliefs, but this latest round from Dobson is over the line. Dobson's Focus on the Family radio series, as well as his role with the Promise Keepers organization, would suggest that he is in favor of less hate and more open cooperation. It thus seems quite disturbing that he's lashing out at Obama for a speech 2 years ago suggesting that the country cannot be run based on any one religion, noting that even if you said "the US is a Christian country" that you then have multiple denominations with varying value systems to contend with.

Don't be too concerned by this hate mongering, though. It seems that Dobson doesn't really like either candidate, and may not even vote for a presidential candidate come November. If true, why bother trying to influence people one way or another? Haven't we heard enough hate speech already in this election?

"Dobson has not backed off his statement that he could not in good conscience vote for McCain because of concerns over the Arizona senator's conservative credentials. Dobson has said he will vote in November but has suggested he might not vote for president."

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