Last week, the Alliance Defending Freedom filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of James Dobson against Obamacare and its contraception mandate …. or, as they put it, against “Obamacare’s abortion pill mandate.”
Dobson and his attorney, Martin Nussbaum, discussed the lawsuit on his radio program today where Dobson railed against the law, said his lawsuit might be the most important religious liberty case ever, and vowed to close up shop before his organization would ever comply.
Here is a transcript of what Dobson said:
James Dobson: How dare the government do that do us! These principles that we believe in are more important to us than our own lives!
…[ADF President Alan Sears] told me recently that he thinks that our case is one of the most important religious liberty cases ever to be adjudicated and I said ‘why, what gives it that kind of stature and importance in history?” And he said ‘because never before has the federal government required individuals and businesses to kill human beings and get fined if you don’t, or to facilitate the killing of human beings….
Ryan Dobson: It’s important to stand up for righteousness in the culture and to save the lives of millions of babies that are going to be killed because of this. We have to do this.
James Dobson: And we have to win, too.
Martin Nussbaum: And you have to do because you either have to provide the benefit that you’re morally opposed to or you have to pay a fine of $36,500 per employee, per year.
Ryan Dobson: Which would close our doors.
James Dobson: Well, we will close the doors if we have to do this! Rather than be complicit in the killing of babies, we will go away. I mean, it’s as simple as that.
Dare we hope that Focus on the Family and the Dobson empire will close up shop? If anyone thinks Dobson is REALLY going to close up shop they haven’t been paying attention. Right-wing zealots like James Dobson need abortion to be legal and same-sex marriage to be legal. If not, they would have nothing to talk about.
Dobson ain’t going anywhere. He has an empire to keep running and he will always find a new boogey man to scare the faithful with. And let’s not forget Dobson’s 2008 Letter, Letter from 2012 in Obama’s America, a letter he tried to use to scare the shit out of American Evangelicals. This letter is no longer linked on the Focus on the Family website. Fortunately, I was able to find a copy of it on the right-wing Christian, conspiracy-oriented, news site, WorldNet Daily. Enjoy! In the Old Testament, false prophets were stoned to death. Based on how wrong Dobson was in his letter, perhaps it is time to gather up some rocks.