Fundagelical Watch

Thursday, October 13, 2005

How to Play Winkin', Blinkin' and Nod

Despite a lot of reporting and commentary about James (Man-on-Donkey) Dobson's radio show yesterday, the real story wasn't Dobson's message to the Senate Judicary Committee not to bother calling him; it was rather this closing exchange between Dobson and Sexual Grand Inquisitor Ken Starr.

Dobson [winkin']: Well, let me, uh, let me end with this question, uh, it's an obvious one now. But, uh, you obviously think that she would be a good justice on the Supreme Court, as we define it, and I think you know what that means.
Starr [blinkin']: Yes, I think she believes in the traditional vision which we need to restore, the vision of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and, uh, other great justices to have served who's not trying to impose his or her views and especially his or her views on issues that so divide American society and American culture.
Dobson [winkin']: And you are convinced she has a very personal faith in Jesus Christ?
Starr [noddin']: That I do. She is, uh, a very, very strong Christian, and that should be a source, I think, of great comfort and assurance to, uh, people in the household of faith around our country.
[emphasis Dobson's]

O.K., is there anyone who didn't get the message? Do you suppose Rove and Dobson were as disgustingly coy on the phone with each other?

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The Spiritual Blame Game, Week 4

I thought the Hurricane Katrina Spiritual Blame Game might be over--until last night. Franklin Graham found a way to keep it going. Joe Scarborough reported that Billy's boy said recently that New Orleans is "known for Mardi Gras, for Satan worship. It's known for sex perversion. It's known for every type of drugs and alcohol and the orgies and all of these things that go on down there in New Orleans." Franklin summed it all up by revealing that "there has been a black spiritual cloud over New Orleans for years."

One of Joe's guests, Jennifer Giroux, defended Graham by warning that "God will not be mocked" by such evils as abortion, contraception, homosexuality and cloning. I first encountered Jennifer on Christian radio about a year before Mel Gibson's "Passion of the Christ" was released. She was already defending it against the (anticipated) attacks of "secular Jews and humanists." Apparently Giroux's Women Influencing the Nation is still mostly plugging Mel's "Passion."

John King interviewed Franklin Graham on CNN yesterday about his remarks, and Graham's weaseling is worth a look.

So, the running totals in the Spiritual Blame Game are as follows:

Israeli evacuation of Gaza settlements-----4
Mardi Gras----1
drugs & alcohol----1
unspecified divisions within the church----1
gangs in L.A.----1
erasing God from public places----1
girls gone wild----1
depletion of the divine ozone layer----1

And returning as my personal favorite (I'm over the divine ozone layer depletion), and bringing up the rear, as it were,


Previous weeks' results are below in the 9/26, 9/19 and 9/12 posts.

Remember: This is a faith-based scientific poll based on whatever the Lord has led me to notice.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Waking Up with Dobson

While I'm on the subject of Dobson, on that same 9/26/05 radio show he said the following with all of the passion he could muster:

John, wouldn't it be great to wake up one morning to find that hard core obscenity, the worst kind of pornography, wouldn't jump out at your kids when they turn on the computer?

Dear Lord, what does this man use for a homepage?