Listen to court evangelical James Dobson speaking to a group called Intercessors for America:
Bill Clinton also had “many opponents.” James Dobson was one of the most vocal of those opponents. Where was Dobson when Clinton needed fasting and prayer? Dobson says “that the Lord played a role in the election of Donald Trump.” Did the Lord play a role in the election of Bill Clinton?
Click here to learn what James Dobson said in 1998 about the essential role of presidential character.
Let’s play Dobson’s game of providential history for a moment. Perhaps Bill Clinton’s impeachment was ordained by God because God knew people like James Dobson and other leaders of the Christian Right would say things about Clinton that would later be raised during the Trump era to show the Christian Right’s hypocrisy. In other words, Clinton was part of God’s divine plan to reveal the hypocrisy of the Christian Right and call His evangelical followers to stop trying to advance His Kingdom through electoral and partisan politics. 🙂
I should also add that many evangelicals are starting to see the hypocrisy inherent in the church on matters related to politics. I talked to several of them yesterday at church. One member of my evangelical congregation, who I met for the first time yesterday, described it this way: “We elected Satan in order to get a Supreme Court justice.”
Stay tuned. I discuss much of this, including Dobson and the rest of the court evangelicals, in my forthcoming Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump. The good folks at Eerdmans Publishing tell me that pre-orders are very important for getting the message of this book to a wide Christian audience.