James Dobson is continuing his almost spotless record of being wrong about everything and of selling fear without evidence to his credulous followers. During a conversation with Greg Laurie on his radio show, he said that pastors are rightly afraid of being arrested and dying in prison:
Dobson: If I’m reading the mood of the American people at this time, especially Christians, there is great concern for the welfare of our nation. I think more than I’ve ever seen in my adult lifetime. One pastor whom you would know, I won’t name him, he said to me this week, ‘we’re losing ground morally all the time,’ and he said, ‘I’ve told my people get ready for persecution because it’s coming, it’s coming to everyone who is a vocal believer in Jesus Christ,’ and he said that he really expects to end his life in prison. I don’t know if you would put it that way but are you also aware of a growing anxiety or angst that’s out there at this time?Laurie: Well there is no question Dr. Dobson that there is a complete, total moral meltdown happening in our country and it seems to be happening at an accelerated rate right now, almost shockingly so. This is due to just a lack of knowing God. I think the only ultimate thing that could turn our country around right now is a revival, we need an awakening and we’ve had them in our nation in the past when things also were very dark and we need another one.
Yes, everyone who is a “vocal believer in Jesus Christ” is going to be arrested. Under what law, exactly? Oh, those are just details. Dobson’s job is to keep scaring people so they keep sending him money. The facts simply do not matter.