GOP Presidential Candidate John Cox Calls on Dobson, Christian Conservatives to “Find a Home” in His Pro-Family Campaign January 14, 2007Posted by idahoforcox in Media.
Christian broadcaster Dr. James Dobson spoke out in opposition to Senator John McCain’s presidential run Saturday, saying he would not vote for McCain, “under any circumstances,” citing specifically McCain’s failure to support traditional marriage.
During an interview with Dallas, TX radio station KCBI Saturday, Dobson, who made it clear he was speaking for himself, not the Focus on the Family organization he heads, said:
“I would not vote for John McCain under any circumstances,” adding, “He’s not for traditional marriage and I pray that we won’t get stuck with him” as the GOP nominee.
Dobson was reacting to an audio clip of McCain responding to a question about gay marriage. “I think, uh … I think that gay marriage should be allowed if there’s a ceremony kind of thing, if you wanna call it that … I don’t have any problem with that,” McCain said on the clip.
Dobson also cited the McCain-Feingold law McCain co-sponsored in the U.S. Senate as another reason for his opposition. The bill prevented groups like Focus on the Family from speaking out regarding pending legislation in Congress, he said. The group has since started a separate organization to allow it to continue to speak out about relevant issues.
He said McCain is now sponsoring a bill with Democrats that put further restrictions on religious groups to exercise their free speech rights.
GOP presidential hopeful John Cox is a pro-family candidate who opposes gay marriage and civil unions and is pro-life, without exceptions. Like Dobson, he wants the McCain-Feingold legislation repealed.
Cox said he has heard statements like Dobson’s many times on the campaign trail.
“Dr. Dobson’s comments reflect the deep distrust conservative Republicans have with John McCain and other so-called ‘frontrunners,'” he said. “They do not want a liberal or an easily swayed ‘moderate’ as their presidential nominee in 2008. They want, and expect, a strong conservative voice in the White House, one who can stand up for the traditional family every day as president.
“I am working hard to give a voice to the conservative movement. It currently does not have a political voice. Conservatives are yearning to be heard again in the political process on issues like preserving the traditional family unit and on the tragedy of abortion.
“I hope Dr. Dobson will join others who have found a home in our presidential campaign: a movement for conservative, pro-family values and conservative solutions that is growing quickly across the nation.”
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