James Dobson, one of the most hard-line of the hard-line religious zealots who absolutely knows the Mind of God and thus presumes to tell the rest of us how to think and live, has blasted the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain.
Dobson, leader of the Colorado-based Focus on the Family, criticized McCain for his support of embryonic stem cell research, his temper and use of foul language (!), and his opposition of the federal anti-gay marriage amendment.
Dobson's throwing his support behind Rev. Mike Huckabee, a former Baptist preacher whose political views pass the all-important James Dobson ('No Straying from the Doctrine') Religious Test.
The way Dobson puts it, you'd think McCain was some sort of liberal, valueless, secular humanist atheist, kissing up to every Godless gay couple who wants to adopt and convert a child to their depraved lifestyle.
That's a parody, of course, since McCain is nothing of the sort. On some issues, McCain may be a moderate, and if Dobson disagrees with those positions, that's fine. But moderate positions are not the Mark of Satan, no matter what Dobson says.
Indeed, it's a sign of Dobson's extremism that he and his organization can't find a viable candidate to support this year, even among a right-wing and (mostly) conservative Republican field.