Evangelical Dobson Slams Obama

Focus on the Family head blasts 'fruitcake' Constitution interpretation
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2008 12:23 PM CDT
President Bush bows his head with Shirley Dobson, center, and her husband, Focus on the Family Founder and Chairman James Dobson, left, as they take part in the National Day of Prayer ceremony.   (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
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(Newser) – One of the country's most prominent evangelical leaders says Barack Obama is "distorting the traditional understanding of the Bible to fit his own world view," the AP reports. Focus on the Family head James Dobson recorded an 18-minute screed that was released ahead of his radio show today, accusing Obama of “dragging biblical understanding through the gutter.”

Dobson, who has said publicly that he can't vote for John McCain, deemed Obama’s platforms “a fruitcake interpretation of the Constitution” and knocked his “bloody notion of what is right with regard to the lives of tiny babies.” (Read more James Dobson stories.)