Wednesday, May 23, 2007

FRIENDLY FIRE?


It is a sad thing to see those who should be on the same side of critical issues such as abortion, shooting at each other. From the wires;

"In a full-page ad in Wednesday's editions of The Gazette newspaper in Colorado Springs, the heads of four anti-abortion groups said Dobson wrongly characterized the court's April ruling as a victory for abortion foes.

The ad said the ruling will actually encourage medical professionals to find "less shocking" methods than late-term abortions, which abortion opponents call "partial-birth abortion."

"Dr. Dobson, you mislead Christians claiming this ruling will 'protect children.' The court granted no authority to save the life of even a single child," the ad said. It concluded by asking Dobson to "please repent."

Carrie Gordon Earll, a spokeswoman for Dobson's Colorado Springs-based ministry, said the group has no plans to change its position on the Supreme Court ruling.

"It is a step in the right direction on several levels," she told The Associated Press."

The letter was signed by Brian Rohrbough, president of Colorado Right to Life; the Rev. Tom Euteneuer, president of Human Life International; Flip Benham, director of Operation Rescue/Operation Save America; Judie Brown, president of American Life League; and Bob Enyart, pastor of Denver Bible Church. I am amazed that anyone would take Dr. Dobson to task on the issue of life. If there is one issue that he has consistently fought for it is the life of the unborn. It has been the theme of his life's work for the last thirty years!

James Dobson certainly does not need me to defend him or be his apologist, but it is a sad day when those who should know better, do not. The Supreme Court ruling in the eyes of many was a step in the right direction. While it certainly did not overturn Roe, or immediately save a life, it was a good sign from the court to those who stand for the life of the unborn. But even if that were not the case and Dr. Dobson appeared to be on the wrong side of the issue, you would hope the body of work over the span of his life would speak louder than one comment or opinion. You would hope that people would have the integrity to grant a man who has been at the forefront and on the front lines on this issue, the benefit of the doubt. You would hope that, but in the case of those who signed the letter and spent the money to defame Dr. Dobson, that would be hoping too much.

What these people should hope, is that they will not be held to the same standard they are holding James Dobson to, as I do not believe they would fare very well!

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pastor tom
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