James Dobson won’t be outslimed by Mike Huckabee.

Presumably envious of Mike Huckabee’s ability to blame completely unrelated things for a madman’s shooting rampage, James Dobson has decided to tell us why Adam Lanza committed his crime.  It wasn’t parent issues, bullying, or any number of other psychological factors.  Nope!  It was the political opinions of people who never even knew who he was.

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.

Yup.  Gay marriage and atheism killed those kids.  That’s just how people react to seeing two men holding hands.  They don’t say “Huh, this has no impact whatsoever on my marriage with my wife.”  They do say “Now I have to murder children.”

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Baal

    “institution of marriage is right on the verge of a complete redefinition. ” boo fucking hoo?

    I suppose it’s redundant of me to suggest that Dobson is not familiar with causality. It’s a fundamental feature of reality. I have to further wonder how he’d do on a game of “which of these is kind of like the other and which one of these is only kind of the same.”

  • http://ramblingsofsheldon.blogspot.com Sheldon

    This is sick, it really is. The benefit of this however is that now the world really knows what they believe, and maybe some people that are just about to leave fundamentalism (especially younger people who are in a questioning stage), will finally get out.

    Before I finally made me decisions to leave, statements like this disgusted me as much then as they do now, it wasn’t the entire reason why I left, but it helped tipped me over the edge to agnosticism, where I am today.

    • http://fengardice.wordpress.com Fabio García

      Oh, but everyone already knew what they believe, right? That’s the worst part: that everyone knows and nobody cares, hey still give them air time.

      • http://fengardice.wordpress.com Fabio García

        they* Sorry for the typo.

  • Sandy

    Collapse, sure. Destruction, absolutely. But somehow I don’t see redefinition meriting a “verge”.

    On a related note, I so dearly wish the world actually resembled the make-believe antireligious socialist dystopia that conservatives shit the bed over. It seems like it would be such a nice place to live.

  • smrnda

    If we’re really going to try to determine if gay marriage has any causal relationship on violence, somebody ought to be compiling statistics on the relative rate of violence before/after gay marriage or in different states with different levels of recognition of same sex partnerships.

    Sorry to sound so dry on a post about such an emotional topic, but if someone is going to make a claim about a cause, they’d better have something to back it up. If anything, despite a high profile shooting, I don’t think the present is more violent than the past.

  • pjmaertz

    So was Lanza ordered by god to kill these kids/ was god working through Lanza? If so, then why is this god worthy of worship. If not, then why are you mumbling this inane bullshit? Dobson, you are a scumbag.

    • Andrew Kohler

      Exactly. I refuse to worship any entity that chooses to punish people by shooting up a school classroom. What sort of a sick SOB does Dobson think his god is? The same goes for Falwell’s god who, like bin Laden’s, thought that the atrocities of 9/11 were just swell.

      These people are seriously lucky that their hell doesn’t actually exist.

  • BKsea

    My issue with this statement is that even if his thesis were true (i.e. that we would have less of these events if we had not turned our back on the scriptures), that still would not make the scriptures true. I propose that we should indoctrinate everyone with the idea that an invisible sky dragon will eat your soul when you die if you have robbed a bank. Anyone who denies this should be imprisoned. I am fairly certain that this would cut down tremendously on bank robberies. But, would the world be better for it?

    • baal

      /agree the utility of lies falls apart under additional consideration nearly all the time. Sam Harris goes so far as to say every time.

  • http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels Ophelia Benson

    Love ya, JT, mean it, but try not to say “people” when you mean “men” – if you’re going to end with “my wife” you need to begin with “men” not “people”. Final para; see it?

    That’s just how people react to seeing two men holding hands. They don’t say “Huh, this has no impact whatsoever on my marriage with my wife.” They do say “Now I have to murder children.”

    • Andrew Kohler

      I noticed that too, but it does seem that most of these scaremongers who are terrified of gay people ruining the world by our continued insistence existing are, in fact, dudes. Old white dudes, to be exact. Perhaps this is because, in Christian fundamentalism, it’s not well looked upon when women speak in public. Then again, one does find, unfortunately, Anita Bryant, Ann Coulter, Phyllis Schlafly, Marilyn Musgrave (formerly sponsor of the Federal Gaybashing Amendment in the US House), Beverly LaHaye, the Concerned Women for America, One Million Moms, etc…so I suppose JT should have said “…with my husband/wife.” (In any case, clearly it refers only to heterosexual people.)