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Focus on the Family's James Dobson Blames Sandy Hook Shooting on Gay Marriage, Abortion

Joining, AFA radio host Bryan Fischer and Mike Huckabee, Focus on the Family founder James Dobson blamed the absence of religion in school for the tragic shooting in Sandy Hook, Right Wing Watch reports.

DobsonAnd Gay marriage and abortion are to blame as well:

Our country really does seem in complete disarray. I'm not talking politically, I'm not talking about the result of the November sixth election;  I am saying that something has gone wrong in America and that we have turned our back on God.

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.

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  1. Well, at least he waited the WHOLE weekend before opening his big yap. Yes, that was an appropriate amount of time to grieve (sarcasm)! It was probably just bugging him the whole weekend, not being able to run his mouth off!

    Posted by: BETTY | Dec 17, 2012 4:11:44 PM

  2. @JAY: because he said it and now he needs to be called out on his buffoonery.

    Posted by: BETTY | Dec 17, 2012 4:12:30 PM

  3. Is God then responsible for all the many cases of molested children within the Catholic church? Seems so according to this dip$hit.

    Posted by: cliff | Dec 17, 2012 4:13:56 PM

  4. If God were judging us, Dobson, you'd be dead.

    Posted by: trees | Dec 17, 2012 4:26:15 PM

  5. Queers & lesbians need to quit gay/lesbian sexual behaviors because they're toilet activities. They should abolish sex change maimings. You homos do toilet sex.

    Posted by: snowfun | Dec 17, 2012 4:31:15 PM

  6. Apparently, scripture only consists of three tenets which must be adhered to. And none of them are on the list of the Ten Commandments, which normally get top billing.

    Actually, crime and death rates in general have been dropping for decades, largely because society is more rational and scientific. Rare events like school shootings (more children died in auto accidents that day) get all the headlines, but if you think society is in "decline" then you'd expect the entire death rate to increase, along with many other worsening conditions. This does not seem to be happening. It's all too easy, however, to make people think that rare events are becoming common or are somehow particularly significant (think of cancer cluster cases for a secular example) because most people don't know the true statistics and don't have a habit of questioning such opinions.

    Posted by: anon | Dec 17, 2012 4:32:40 PM

  7. IMO Harvey Bernard Milk committing homosexual statutory rape on a 16 year old boy in 1964 for which the California legal system didn't prosecute him for was worse. With Mayor George Moscone-that man used to be a public defender. Yes, people accused of crimes innocent or guilty have a right to a defense lawyer, but Mayor George Moscone defended child molesters.

    DJ White when he was a cop arrested and helped send to prison those who committed serious crimes while Mayor Moscone was trying to help them get free. Ordinary people can commit murder if given the circumstances and since we're talking felons, Harvey B. Milk in 1978 should've been a felon who lost his voting rights in 1964. I have no sympathy for Harvey B. Milk because the law didn't punish him for what he did.

    Something more to add-both Harvey Bernard Milk and Methew Wayne Shepard have become 2 icons for gay groups but both mistreated others. With Harvey B. Milk gay/lesbian groups such as Laramie Project, Shepard Foundation's Executive President Jason Marsden (Fartsden) and Journalist Tiffany Edwards Hunt of Big Island Chronicle see nothing wrong with Harvey B. Milk committing homosexual statutory rape on a 16 year old boy and there's a holiday after him in California.

    No, not pleading the case of the 2 who killed Shepard in October 1998 but before his death as 1 of the killers A.J. McKinney was a drug dealer, robber who got into a fight with 2 men not long after killing Shepard and the 2nd man R.A. Henderson was a drunk driver and drug dealer. But Methew Wayne Shepard a drug junky who mixed Ecstasy with antidepressants. Methew Wayne Shepard was regarded by many including friends as moody, obnoxious and selfish. Metthew Wayne Shepard even rudely cut in line in front of retirees while shopping. Methew Wayne Shepard chose Univeristy of Wyoming out of all colleges but then insulted the college and Laramie. In August 1998, 2 months before his killing Methew Wayne Shepard falsely accused a man of a crime. Excuses made by Shepard's friends and family is his depression, PTSD, etc. Truth is before Metthew Wayne Shepard was killed he was viewed as obnoxious, moody and selfish but after he has killed by 2 men, people fell in love with him though Methew Wayne Shepard was a drug junky who mistreated others including falsely accusing some1 and in the end he got killed by 2. See Journalist Tiffany Edwards Hunt of Big Island Chronicle is a drug junky who has smoked drugs & admits that she farts in front of her kids to entertain them. On her blog Journalist Tiffany Edwards Hunt who covered the Shepard case didn't dispute ugly truths about Methew Wayne Shepard, she got mad because it was said. Tiffany Edwards Hunt's husband has smelled Tiffany Edwards Hunt's turds & they smell bad.

    Posted by: snowfun | Dec 17, 2012 4:33:22 PM

  8. The interesting fact here is that he BELIEVES what he is saying. Just like I think the shooter BELIEVED in what he was doing. The MIND is a terrible thing. All we can do is change our minds and come from a place of Love to counter all the hate in this country.

    Posted by: Jeff | Dec 17, 2012 4:39:53 PM

  9. Keep talking, Jimmy boy -- the more you open your foul mouth, the more people see you for the delusional and hateful fool that you are...

    Posted by: kit | Dec 17, 2012 4:47:52 PM

  10. the frightening thing is that there are many people that truly believe this, and the sentiment it's borne out on can easily be harnessed by any opportunist that has enoguh lust for power and enough contempt or apathy toward the scapegoats. I don't think Dobson would be that one but there's no reason we couldn't have our own american nazism what with so many people taking love of country above and beyond to what really equates to worship of an idealized america to which we need to remove everyone who isn't a "real" american much the way the nazis wanted to save "real" germans and the "true" german culture

    Yeah blah blah godwins law.... but there are some scary parallels

    Posted by: MaddM@ | Dec 17, 2012 5:01:04 PM

  11. Pat Robertson, James Dobson, Mike Huckabee Bryan Fischer and Fred Phelps need to f*** and get it over with already. If we're lucky, it will give them all a heart attack or stroke!

    Posted by: Joseph L | Dec 17, 2012 5:28:49 PM

  12. It's too bad the fire that hit Colorado Springs didn't consume these assholes. No one would have regretted seeing them die - it would give them an opportunity to meet their savior Jesus, and that would be a good thing for them and US, especially.

    Posted by: Jonathan | Dec 17, 2012 5:33:30 PM

  13. I suppose it never occurred to Dobson & Fischer & Huckabee to ask why God only visits such horrors upon the US while other societies have much more liberal laws on same sex marriage and abortion and where religion plays a much less prominent role in public life. Could it be that it is because those societies make guns less available and because they have better mental health care policies?

    Posted by: Swiminbuff | Dec 17, 2012 5:50:28 PM

  14. Swim : But there ARE horrific Mass Murders in Europe too. And ones worse than in the U.S. As well as terrorist attacks on civilians. So...that's not the greatest argument against Dobson (though I'm with you in...intention).

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 17, 2012 5:55:17 PM

  15. so you and huckabee and fischer go pray and let the grown ups deal with this. go on now, go pray to your imaginary friend and we'll let you know when supper's ready.

    Posted by: TooBoot | Dec 17, 2012 6:19:44 PM

  16. snowfun, go take your meds.

    Posted by: TooBoot | Dec 17, 2012 6:26:15 PM

  17. snowfun, go take your meds.

    Posted by: TooBoot | Dec 17, 2012 6:26:17 PM

  18. @SNOWFUN:

    1) Do you object to heterosexual couples engaging in anal sex (or toilet sex-whatever!)?

    2) "But Methew Wayne Shepard a drug junky who mixed Ecstasy with antidepressants. Methew Wayne Shepard was regarded by many including friends as moody, obnoxious and selfish. Metthew Wayne Shepard even rudely cut in line in front of retirees while shopping."

    Are you freaking kidding me with this juvenile, moronic crackpot bullsh*t? Where did you get this "info"? From the ramblings of the conservative right propogandists? Are you a member of the Phelps clan? You're just pulling stuff out of the air as you know nothing. And for the record, his name is Matthew, not Methew. Insulting. You are a sorry excuse for a human being.

    Posted by: BETTY | Dec 17, 2012 6:38:48 PM

  19. How do you know the anti-gay Christians are losing their grip, they blame everybody else but themselves, like they have nothing to do with anything.

    Posted by: Tom | Dec 17, 2012 7:14:11 PM

  20. Betty, most straights don't take part in anal sex & I'm against anal sex or sodomy whether it's straight or gay. Only a dirty woman would do anal or sodomy. Sex is supposed to be imited to penis/vaginal sex between man & woman. If oral sex disappeared then that's fine with me. Homosexual & lesbian sexual behavoirs are comparable to drug junkyism & sex change maimings are worse-abolish sex changes.

    With METHEW Wayne Shepard, it's truth that METHEW Wayne Shepard was a drug junky who mixed Ecstasy with antidepressants-this was admitted by 1 of his friends & people who knew him in the Larame Drug scene. METHEW Wayne Shepard in August 1998 2 months before his death falsel accused a man of a crime he didn't do. Methew Wayne Shepard's excuse was that he was drunk that day, depression & other excuses made by his mom.

    With METHEW Wayne Shepard cutting in line in front of others while shopping including those who were handicapped & retirees, that doesn't come from right wing sites. I'm not religious but I see something wrong with gay/lesbian behaviors & see something wrong with drug junkyism. METHEW Wayne Shepard had depression & was a drug junky, so he would possibly while in a depressed mood cut in line while shopping including in front of handicapped. Possibly when his worst depressio is reason why he wasn't thinking clearly.

    You see Betty, with the Internet, we'll tell ugly truths about homos who get 'queero worship' such as METHEW Wayne Shepard & Harvey B. Milk even if you dislike it. METHEW Wayne Shepard being a victim in October 1998 doesn't change the truth about him being an obnoxious, selfish, rude & moody person who only thought about himself, but after he got killed by 2 men, suddenly he got 'queero worship.'

    Posted by: snowfun | Dec 17, 2012 8:26:39 PM

  21. 1 other thing Betty, with #2, the news about METHEW Wayne Shepard being an Ecstasy drug junky who mixed Meth with antidepressants is old news. Mainstream media is not to be trusted on gay/lesbian topics because if newspaper says something gay/lesbian groups hate, they protest to a newspaper advertisers. Betty, I'll write the ugly truths about METHEW Wayne Shepard whether you like it or not.

    DRUGS ARE GAY like METHEW Wayne Shepard. Homosexual, lesbian sexual behaviors are toilet behaviors & to repeat, I'm against anal sex whether it's straight or homo & sex must be limited to penis/vaginal sex between man & woman. Make it a crime to do sex changes, vasectomies & tubals. What I wrote about METHEW Wayne Shepard being a drug junky who even rudely cut in line in front of others including retirees while shopping is truth just as it's truth that Betty also farts & shits like every1 else. DRUGS ARE GAY like METHEW Wayne Shepard.

    Posted by: snowfun | Dec 17, 2012 8:31:54 PM

  22. I thought Mr. Dobson was a god fearing family values man...but after reading his "statement"... I don't see anything about the people who died or the loved ones left behind...hence his gobblety goop statement is strictly about his own agenda and certainly not for the loved ones left behind from this horrendous violence....the statements Mr. Dobson made are self-serving and only self-serving to not only himself but to the agenda of his organization...and this from a supposedly religious and bible thumping person

    Posted by: Bernie | Dec 17, 2012 8:48:18 PM

  23. Do not engage the troll. Seriously.

    Posted by: Tanoka | Dec 17, 2012 9:10:36 PM

  24. SNOWFUN: please provide PROOF of your allegations. Just because you saw it somewhere on the internet does not make it even half true. Otherwise you are treading very close to libelous statements.

    Posted by: EYEROLL | Dec 17, 2012 10:08:31 PM

  25. Somebody help me out here. I read the headline for this story, I read the sub heading, then I read the story (quote from Dr. James Dobson) itself. Nowhere do I read Dr. Dobson saying anythinbg about gay marriage being to blame for the murders in Sandy Hook Elementary school. What am I missing? I don't find the word "gay" anywhere in the text. I want to be as enraged as the rest but if I cannot read it, what am I to do?

    Posted by: Peg | Dec 17, 2012 10:47:25 PM

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