Southern Religion

Dobson’s departure won’t end right-wing racket

Don’t expect the religious right’s bullhorn to go silent when James Dobson signs off the airwaves in February.

Dobson, who has focused more on politics than families in recent years had already stepped down as chairman of the board at Focus on the Family earlier this year.

An Associated Press article about that decision quoted Focus on the Family spokesman Gary Schneeberger saying the Dobson “will continue to speak out as he always has—a private citizen and not a representative of the organization he founded.”

Schneeberger said Focus on the Family and its political arm, Focus on the Family Action, will continue to be active on public policy.

For his part, Dobson told Fox News earlier this year that his forces are not surrendering.

We’re not going anywhere,” he said.

Nor have they strayed from the spotlight.

Related: Religious Right expect to draw election-day blood.


November 2, 2009 - Posted by | Politics | ,

1 Comment

  1. Actually, Dobson’s shift to private citizen concerns me more. As long as he was hiding behind his non-profit, his influence was limited to what he said and did behind that shield. As a private citizen with an “army” behind him, he will stoke up the nutjob faithful even more.

    Comment by Karoli | November 2, 2009

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