October 10, 2005
Re "A Voice That Carries," about evangelical psychologist James C. Dobson, Oct. 7 If you've got to give evangelicals such prominence in Column One stories, at least be responsible and omit their damaging and false theories on overcoming homosexuality through prayer and discipline. GEORGE BRAUCKMAN Glassell Park
July 21, 2008 |
Conservative Christian leader James C. Dobson has softened his stance against Republican presidential hopeful John McCain, saying he could reverse his position and endorse the Arizona senator. "I never thought I would hear myself saying this," Dobson said in a radio broadcast to air today. " . . . While I am not endorsing Sen. John McCain, the possibility is there that I might." Dobson and other evangelical leaders increasingly are taking a lesser-of-two-evils approach to the 2008 race.
September 30, 2006
Re "Tactic Uses Pulpits to Power the GOP," Sept. 23 So All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena is under investigation by the Internal Revenue Service over a visiting minister daring to cast doubt on the validity of the Iraq war? Meanwhile, Focus on the Family founder James C. Dobson and others are openly encouraging thousands of churches to use their pulpits on behalf of the social conservative agenda. This would include voter guides, registration drives, slanted sermons and more. I wonder how many of these churches the IRS will investigate?
April 2, 1988 |
Though he is neither an ordained minister nor a television personality, James C. Dobson of Arcadia has emerged as one of the most influential voices in conservative Protestant America. A Christian psychologist to the nation's evangelical families and a frequent Reagan Administration appointee to government panels, Dobson has lately used his clout on radio to fight legislation deemed harmful by the religious right.
June 19, 2008
Focus on the Family: An article about the first full day of same-sex marriage in California in Wednesday's Section A referred to the head of Focus on the Family as the Rev. James C. Dobson. Dobson is not a clergyman. He has a PhD from the University of Southern California.
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August 21, 1990
James C. Dobson, who founded the Christian media empire Focus on the Family, has been hospitalized after suffering what officials of his organization called a "mild to moderate" heart attack. Paul L. Hetrick, vice president of the nonprofit, Pomona-based Focus on the Family, said Dobson, 54, will remain at a Pasadena hospital for tests until the end of the week. Dobson, who regularly plays basketball with friends, experienced chest pains during a game and drove himself to the hospital.