Saturday, August 30, 2008

Dobson Endorses Palin for VP: Couldn't Be Pastor Though

Is this inconsistent? Ultra-conservative evangelical head of Focus on the Family endorses Palin for Vice President. According to his teachings, women aren't even allowed to be pastors. They are to remain in a subservient position to men.

Dobson has been saying for months that he could not vote for McCain. He has radically changed his tune, citing changed circumstances. Dobson has all but endorsed the ticket now, calling Palin "an outstanding choice that should be extremely reassuring to the conservative base" of the GOP. He added that the ticket "gives us confidence he will keep his pledges to voters regarding the kinds of justices he would nominate to the Supreme Court." Code-speak for anti-choice justices.

One could wonder whether he likes the pick because he thinks she will follow wherever McCain leads.

Dobson previously has said his goal in life has been to combat the "radical feminist distortions" about marriage, the family, and the role of women in society. According to Dobson, while the radical feminist movement no longer exists, the ideas it promoted so permeated American society that they have influenced modern Christian culture. In response, Dobson helped create the Promise Keepers, an all-male organization designed to place men at the head of the household and society.

Another Focus on the Family leader, Tom Evans, stated his belief that "feminists of the more aggressive persuasion are frustrated women unable to find the proper male leadership."

I wonder what Gov. Palin thinks of this.