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Monday, October 15, 2007

On leadership…

I had this really great post fisking Dr. Dobson about what he said on the Laura Ingraham show this morning. And it was not entirely undeserved. But it was to the point of being inappropriate.

I decided to leave well enough alone because I don’t want my hypocrisies to be exposed on the internet.

However, I will say this: Dr. Dobson is reflective of the problems of decision theology. First of all, a person has to “decide” to follow Jesus. Second, they have to do good works to keep God’s favor. And “good works” often mean “leadership.”

Here’s the problem with “good works” and “leadership.” Good works means you have to walk the talk. And leadership means people actually listen to what you have to say and generally follow your teachings.

Dr. Dobson has made a really big deal lately on who he will not vote for, had a conference on the 2008 election, or what was touted as a such, but when given the opportunity on a non-Focus on the Family venue, he will not give an alternative or endorse a second or third tier candidate. So, he has been all talk and no walk. In other words, he is failing to lead. See more eloquent words by Andrew Longman.

Go ahead and say, “Well, he is afraid of loosing his tax-exempt status.” I will grant you that. However, if that is indeed the case, he shouldn’t be getting into politics in the first place. But if Dr. Dobson is afraid of a little persecution or discomfort for being a Christian, he shouldn’t be comparing himself and his friends to martyrs of the faith.

4 Comments:

  • At 1:53 PM , Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

    Some martyr. That's all I'll say on that.

     
  • At 1:57 PM , Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

    Oh, and BTW, I tagged you. :)

     
  • At 6:02 AM , Blogger Liz said...

    Oooo... sorry, busy the last couple of days! I'll take care of it!

     
  • At 10:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wanted to say thanks for posting my article. Dobson needs to hear from people like you that you gave him 100 percent of his political capital and if he doesn't use it to represent you, you will take it back from him.
    --A. Longman

     

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