COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Dr. James Dobson and Dr. Tim Clinton of the James Dobson Family Institute (JDFI) issue the following joint statement following the Tuesday, June 26 U.S. Supreme Court Ruling to uphold the petitioners’ grievance in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra:
“The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the First Amendment rights of pro-life pregnancy centers in California is a victory for unborn children, for Christians and people of faith, and for every American who enjoys the freedom of expression. This ruling simultaneously provides a critical check on an increasingly pervasive trend of governmental compelled speech.
“As the court noted in overturning The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals prior decision, our Constitution does not differentiate speech based upon whether or not it is professional in nature. Speech is simply speech, in all its forums, mediums and circumstances. Speech is also the essential element underlying every American Christian’s freedom of religious expression and every ministry’s ability to preach the Gospel without fear of punitive governmental oversight – and it therefore must be protected at all cost. Thankfully today’s ruling upholds this most precious and fundamental human right and we enthusiastically applaud the court’s decision.”
Dr. James Dobson is a celebrated Christian leader, author and psychologist, earning his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in the field of child development with a minor in research design. He is the founder and president of Family Talk and the James Dobson Family Institute, a nonprofit organization that produces his daily radio program, “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.” In 2008, Dr. Dobson was inducted into The National Radio Hall of Fame.
Dr. Tim Clinton is the Executive Director of the James Dobson Family Institute and co-host of Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk. He is licensed as a Professional Counselor and as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Dr. Clinton is recognized as a world leader in mental health and relationship issues. He has authored and edited nearly 30 books.He is president of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). Dr. Clinton served at Liberty University for over 30 years in academic roles, including Professor of Counseling and Executive Director of the James C. Dobson Center for Child Development, Marriage and Family Studies. He currently serves on the President’s (POTUS) Faith Advisory Board, alongside Dr. Dobson.