Monday, October 15, 2007

James Dobson Doesn't Speak for Me

And apparently, not for many Christian Conservatives, according to Robert Novak:

The most surprising recent national polling result was an answer given by Republicans who attend church weekly when Gallup asked their presidential preference. A plurality chose Rudy Giuliani, a Catholic who in 1999 said: "I don't attend regularly, but I attend occasionally"...

The Gallup data suggests that Dobson and the Salt Lake City group may be out of touch with rank-and-file churchgoers. A well-known social conservative, who asked that his name not be used, is disturbed by Dobson saying he could not vote for Giuliani under any conditions. Apart from being the lesser of two evils against Sen. Hillary Clinton, Giuliani seems to be the positive choice of millions of religious Americans.

Dobson, titular head of the Religious Right, declared that "If neither of the two major political parties nominates an individual who pledges himself or herself to the sanctity of human life, we will join others in voting for a minor-party candidate."

In contrast, I believe in the Separation of Church and State, but also highly respect Rudy's tough stance against the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11. As much as I despise abortion and immorality in our society, I don't believe the next President is going to solve these problems. It has to start within a society itself. Plus, we've had 5 Republican Presidents since the start of the Roe versus Wave, and neither has made much progress in repealing this corrupt ruling.