COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Dr. James Dobson issues the following statement in reaction to news that President Trump and Vice President Pence addressed the imprisonment of American Pastor Andrew Brunson in their meeting today with President Erdogan of Turkey:
“President Trump and Vice President Pence have yet again demonstrated that they are ‘defenders of the church’ focused intently upon religious liberty here but also on religious liberty abroad. Of the countless issues facing our world, it’s clear that to this White House the well being of any individual American rests at the top of the list of priorities and especially when that American is a prisoner of conscience. I commend the President and Vice President for using their power for good, and I call upon people of faith throughout the United States to pray for the prompt release of Pastor Brunson.”
Dr. James Dobson is a celebrated psychologist, Christian leader, and Founder and President of Family Talk, a nonprofit organization that produces his radio program, “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.” He is the author of more than 30 books dedicated to the preservation of the family. Dr. Dobson 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 in the divisions of Child Development and Medical Genetics. He has been active in governmental affairs and has advised four U.S. presidents on family matters. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (1967) in the field of child development. He holds 18 honorary doctoral degrees, and was inducted in 2008 into The National Radio Hall of Fame. He is married to Shirley and they have two grown children, Danae and Ryan, and two grandchildren. The Dobsons reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado.