It’s the year 2012 and America has suffered four separate terrorist attacks since 2009. Pornography is flaunted in stores across the country, countless Christian businesses are forced into bankruptcy and Iran has launched a nuclear bomb that exploded in the heart of Tel Aviv. Why? All because Americans shunned the Lord on Election Day and voted for Barack Obama.
Don’t believe me? Just ask James Dobson. He recently released this letter written from the viewpoint of a hypothetical Christian in 2012 lamenting America’s demise. It is 16 pages of unadulterated fear-mongering meant solely to scare people into voting for John McCain. Dobson has yet again managed to drive the level of our political discourse to a depressingly low level.
Beyond being a blatant insult to voters, the letter hijacks religion and drags it along for Dobson’s ride through the mud. He makes nothing more than a token reference to the millions of evangelical Christians voting for Obama and leaves little doubt that any vote for the Democratic candidate is an affront to God.
(And how about not judging the next President of the United States before we even know who he is?)
I like to think I paid at least a decent amount of attention in history class, but maybe I missed the section on America’s transition from democracy to theocracy. Can someone get me up to speed?