James Dobson blames gays, abortion for shootings

Focus on the Family founder James Dobson says God "allowed judgment to fall upon us"

Published December 17, 2012 8:58PM (EST)

         (Wikipedia/Focus on the Family)
(Wikipedia/Focus on the Family)

James Dobson, the founder of the social conservative Focus on the Family, joined Mike Huckabee and Bryan Fischer in blaming the shootings in Newtown, Conn., on Americans who have "turned our back on God," and embraced abortion and gay marriage.

Via Right Wing Watch, Dobson said:

I mean millions of people have decided that God doesn't exist, or he's irrelevant to me, and we have killed fifty-four million babies and the institution of marriage is right on the verge of a complete redefinition.  Believe me, that is going to have consequences too.

And a lot of these things are happening around us, and somebody is going to get mad at me for saying what I am about to say right now, but I am going to give you my honest opinion: I think we have turned our back on the Scripture and on God Almighty and I think he has allowed judgment to fall upon us.  I think that's what's going on.


By Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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