Last February, it was announced that James Dobson was stepping down from his position as Chairman of Focus on the Family. Following that announcement, we started seeing lots of articles claiming that Dobson had conceded the culture wars and was throwing in the towel, a claim which Dobson vigorously disputed, saying that even though he was stepping down as Chairman, we would maintain his presence as the voice of Focus on the Family's flagship radio program and continue to speak out on moral and political issues.
Then Jim Daly took over as Chairman for the organization and began hinting that we'd see a different tone from them ... but that proved to be easier said then done, with Dobson remaining that voice of the organization and agenda. Which is why, in October, it was announced that Dobson would be leaving the Focus radio program in February.
As Dobson made clear, the decision to leave was...
James Dobson is (and has been) a one-man disaster to Christian families and to the church in general. His hyper-emotional, crybaby antics have wreaked havoc on homes and turned men everywhere into little girls. Little girls can't lead families.
His self-esteem claptrap has been devastating (men who carry their crosses have died to themselves, they don't esteem themselves) and his whiny 'meet her needs' teaching has caused more friction in marriages than he can imagine. How many men have come home after working all day to support their families, only to find their wife in a self-absorbed snit after listening to Dobson whine & cry on the air with a roundtable of women whose perceived selfish 'needs' aren't being met?
Even the few things he is right about, he qualifies with some worldly, compromising disclaimer.
Dobson appears to be a Freudian psychologist (ever hear him mention SIN?), a theistic evolutionist (Hugh Ross makes him giddy), and the high priest of all of the self-this, self-that teaching that has overtaken Christian churches, sermons and music like a tidal wave.
Now he wants to use tax-free donations to 'influence the culture' via the political arena. His coziness with the Roman Catholic cult ought to alarm believers everywhere.
From the article,"to James Dobson on the Family. The program will be much like what you have heard on Focus on the Family for the past 33 years. It will deal with marriage, child-rearing, family finances, medical and psychological concerns, national issues, the sanctity of human life, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ." Ah, Isn't it nice that the Gospel of Jesus Christ, even made it on the list. Division and Diversion
1 Timothy 3 15 but in case I am delayed, I write so that you may know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth. 16 And by common confession great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Beheld by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory. 4:1 But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,---NASB