[Statement] Dr. James Dobson Condemns ‘Outright Attack’ from Beto O’Rourke and House Democrats on Religious Liberties

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Dr. James Dobson, president and founder of the James Dobson Family Institute, issues the following statement in response to Democratic calls for a cultural war on religious liberty:

“Last night, presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke pledged that, if elected, he would seek to strip 501(c)(3) tax exemptions from religious groups that hold to biblical views on human sexuality and marriage. Unfortunately, he’s not the only one. Where it was once reasonably expected for all government officials to embrace the First Amendment and defend the freedoms of expression and belief, we are now witnessing the steady deterioration of such bipartisan unity in regard to our most sacredly held freedoms. Certain House Democrats are also boldly pledging their own cultural war on our religious liberties, in direct conflict to the Constitution they claim to serve. 

“This outright attack on religious freedom is disgraceful and should prompt an outcry from all advocates of true tolerance and diversity. The vast majority of Americans recognize and cherish the freedoms that fortify the foundation of this nation. We should expect and demand our elected officials do the same.”

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ABOUT DR. JAMES DOBSON

Dr. James Dobson is a celebrated psychologist, Christian leader, and founder and president of The James Dobson Family Institute (JDFI), which is dedicated to preserving the biblical institutions of marriage and family by encouraging, inspiring, supporting, and leading parents and children to build their lives on God’s Word.

JDFI’s mission is driven by Dr. James Dobson’s legacy of serving families with broadcasts, videos, articles, leadership training, and policy advocacy to ensure the next generation of families are equipped to stand firm with answers to life’s most difficult questions.

Dobson’s Family Talk radio program is broadcast weekdays on over 1,300 radio outlets and is heard by over half a million people each week.

Dobson is the author of 71 books dedicated to the preservation of the family. He served as an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine for 14 years and on the attending staff of Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles for 17 years. He has been active in governmental affairs and has advised five U.S. presidents on family matters. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (1967) in the field of child development and research design. He holds 17 honorary doctoral degrees and was inducted in 2008 into The National Radio Hall of Fame.

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