Monday, August 31, 2009

James Dobson Focus on the Family Divorce

It's always interesting to me how James Dobson can spend all his time telling everyone else how to live Christian family values, but when it comes to his own family, it's the age old do as I say, not as I do. Though Dobson has tried to cover up the divorce of his own son (now remarried, so that makes him an adulterer by fundamentalist Christian standards as well) you just can't hide from the truth. Ryan Dobson was formerly married to Cezanne N. Williams (Also known as Danita Williams) of Seattle in 1999. But the marriage didn't last, and the couple were divorced in 2001

As you may have read from my previous post, it's all right for Dobson to destroy the ministry of others who go through divorce. Or if they happen to work for Focdus on the Family, to fire them as in the case of Dobson's long time assistant Gil Alexander-Moegerle. But if it's your own son, well then it's different. Dobson's son Ryan Dobson, now living with his second wife Laura runs KOR Ministries. Judgement, condemnation, firing, blacklisting- that's for others. Your own divorced son, that's different. On the Hypocrisy scale James Dobson gets a 10.

Monday, April 27, 2009

James Dobson Focus on the Family Divorce

It's always interesting to me how James Dobson can spend all his time telling everyone else how to live Christian family values, but when it comes to his own family, it's the age old do as I say, not as I do. Though Dobson has tried to cover up the divorce of his own son (now remarried, so that makes him an adulterer by fundamentalist Christian standards as well) you just can't hide from the truth. Ryan Dobson was formerly married to Cezanne N. Williams (Also known as Danita Williams) of Seattle in 1999. But the marriage didn't last, and the couple were divorced in 2001

As you may have read from my previous post, it's all right for Dobson to destroy the ministry of others who go through divorce. Or if they happen to work for Focdus on the Family, to fire them as in the case of Dobson's long time assistant Gil Alexander-Moegerle. But if it's your own son, well then it's different. Dobson's son Ryan Dobson, now living with his second wife Laura runs KOR Ministries. Judgement, condemnation, firing, blacklisting- that's for others. Your own divorced son, that's different. On the Hypocrisy scale James Dobson gets a 10.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

America The real Religion is delusion

As Americans, whether we are on the secular left or the religious right, we like to think of ourselves as right.

We know for a fact that we are on the side of truth and those "other" people are on the side of evil. So the Christian Right "knows" that people who don't believe just like them are going to eternal damnation. And those on the liberal side, know for sure that the Religious Right wouldn't recognize Jesus if he walked up to them and tapped them on the shoulder. A good example would be the little known fact that Jesus never said one word in the bible about homosexuals. Yet the Christian Right has made this a very big part of their agenda.

And the fact that Jesus said, Blessed are the peacemakers, doesn't stop our born again President Bush from making up some fake reason for going to war- weapons of mass destruction or something like that. Why couldn't he just say I'm kicking middle east ass for my daddy and Halliburton! And if a women believes in abortion, then just say that, don't call it I'm standing up for my reproductive rights.

No, in our minds we have to create reasons to defend in our minds our behavior. And it's usually not enough to just do it as the Nike ads say, but we have to give good reasons why it is right and better behavior than yours. We are never wrong. And that my friend is delusional.

Billy Graham and Arranged Marriages

I was recently reading the book, Crazy for God by Frank Schaeffer, the son of the famed Francis Schaeffer. In the book he talked about up the arranged marriage of Billy Graham's daughter Virginia.

I used to think that it was only Muslim Sheiks that did the arranged marriage thing, so imagine my surprise to find out so did Billy Graham.

His daughter, Virginia, only 17 at the time, when Billy arranged her to meet and then marry a man 20 years her senior, Stephen Tchividjian. He was the son of a wealthy donor to the Graham Organization.

Well, the marriage didn't last, and they divorced. She then remarried, and Virginia "Gigi" Graham Tchividjian became Gigi Foreman, As a side note, on July 1st, 2005 she was arrested and charged with domestic abuse after witnesses told police she choked her new second husband in a parking lot. She was charged with misdemeanor domestic abuse and released the following day.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Pat Robertson needs a new hearing aid

Well folks, once again Pat Robertson has proved that when it comes to having the mind of Christ and hearing form God- he's deaf. Very deaf, and perhaps dumb and blind.

A few months ago God told Pat to back Rudy Giuliani for President. Today, Rudy, having failed to garner any support among the faithful dropped out of the Presidential race.

Pat, I don't usually give advice, but next time God tells you to back somebody for president on the GOP side, you might just want to make sure that he is actually a conservative Republican.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Kenneth Copeland Ministries Investigation

If you are like me, you may have seen the recent report on KCM aired on CBS. Kenneth Copeland is known as the godfather of the faith and prosperity gospel. Now I'm not much of a fan of most televangelists, however I think in the case of Kenneth Copeland they are going after the wrong guy.

Sure he has the jets, the big house, the lavish lifestyle. He also makes God out to be a big casino, where the payoff is 100-1- you know the old give 1 dollar to me, get back 100. But so do all the other popular Christian ministries out there. The reason I don't have as big of a problem with Copeland is that he isn't spending most of his time telling the "non" churched world how they should live their lives and then doing something else. He pretty much keeps his insane scam self contained in TX.

If his followers want to give him millions of dollars every year, that's between him and them. But the day that Kenneth Copeland starts telling me or anyone else outside of his own ministry what i'm supposed to do- that's when you can expect me to question his actions and his ministry more so than I am doing here.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Pat Robertson fake formula keeps on going

I woke up late this Sunday morning and as I was flipping the TV channels caught the 700 club with Pat Robertson. It's been a while since I caught his act and I would have liked to report it has changed, but no such luck.

It was another one of those fake news stories where the person is down and out, but then God, I mean Pat tells them if they will only tithe- give money to the 700 club, then the great Piggy Bank in the Sky (Jesus) will send that person a check in return.

Sure enough, that's what happened. The lady reported that a check in the mail miraculously appeared and all was well.

Now, the problem with all this for anyone with more than a 6th grade level of education is that we all know checks just don't show up for no reason because we send The 700 Club money.

In fact, if the logic that Pat Robertson used on his show was true- you give money you get money, then instead of Pat asking his viewers to send him money, he would instead ask his viewers to send him their addresses so he could instead have the 700 club send them a check so the 700 club could get a great big Jesus in the sky blessing.

Why the viewers of The 700 club don't catch onto this con game amazes me. But, I guess it is biblical in some ways as "a fool and his money are soon parted". Thank you Jesus.