Thompson Not Christian???

Focus on the Family founder James Dobson implies that former Senator Fred Thompson is not a Christian.

“Everyone knows he’s conservative and has come out strongly for the things that the pro-family movement stands for,” (said) Dobson – considered the most politically powerful evangelical figure in the U.S….

“[But] I don’t think he’s a Christian. At least that’s my impression.”

“We use that word – Christian – to refer to people who are evangelical Christians.

The press thinks Dobson’s comments are a devastating blow to Thompson’s political ambitions. How arogant to define “Christian” as just evangelical. It is the evangelicals with their religion in your face that turns off many of any political persuasion; “Born Agains” as many call them with a sneer or a roll of the eyes.

I’m for people who put into practice the teachings of Jesus Christ rather than those who insist on being judgemental. Senator Fred Thompson’s views, as I know them, are just fine with me.

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3 Responses to “Thompson Not Christian???”

  1. I’d look at this from the standpoint that the press Hopes that Dobson’s comments are a devastating blow to Thompson’s political ambitions. The left has to devalue any possible threat, this is one of their favorite tactics; smear and hope it sticks.

  2. I’ve written off Dobson, Falwell, et al. a long time ago just based on nutty statements like this alone. I just heard Fred Thompson sitting in for Paul Harvey today. Sometimes I wish the Christian far-right would just go away so the rest of us can carry out God’s work unimpeded.

  3. The left believes it’s a devastating blow to Thompson’s yet-to-be-announced campaign … but the left also believes that all Republicans are evil, that Howard “the scream” Dean really left his church because of a bike path argument and is really a Christian himself, that every war is immoral, and that muslims are simply misunderstood and discriminated against.

    As a Christian myself, identifying with a “denomination” that is classified as evangelical, I refuse to push my faith down the throats of others, or my politics either (that’s what blogs are for), and I refuse to listen to and media preacher of any stripe when it comes to my political leanings. I may listen to what they say (although I avoid most religious broadcasting) but I think thoroughly for myself when it comes to the decisions I make for the way I vote.

    Don’t throw all of us conservative Christians out with the bathwater, please. The majority of us are relatively normal … it’s the national-level ones you have to watch out for.

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