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As tonight on -- number 85 of the new administration on the eve of tax day and -- tea party protest.
We bring you a special and important interview tonight now for the past few days there has been -- story circulating around the Internet -- That doctor James Dobson has quote admitted defeat in the culture wars.
And joining me live tonight in an exclusive interview to set the record straight is doctor James Dobson not -- -- into the -- Good to see you shot it could be back on your show what we're problem first before -- we've set the table here just to make sure everybody understands used stepped aside.
In one capacity of focus on the panelists and just to let everybody know what you are doing in that capacity.
That's actually what the media is trying to make something out I stepped down as chairman.
Of the board I've been chairman of the board for 32 years and it was time to pass that along.
And -- -- younger generation takeover would got a great board.
And so I did that it was the right time it was a good thing to do but I did not -- tire and I did not leave focus on the family.
I'm still heard on 1500.
Radio stations across North America -- every day about 220 million people would die and -- 150 countries.
I'm working as hard as I ever have yeah and that has not changed -- let's go to that.
That it's clear to me as I read different news articles and then I looked at the specific -- in question here this is a very different interpretation of what the real meaning is but.
You're quoted as saying we are right now in the midst of the most discouraging period talking about the culture wars.
In of that long conflict humanly speaking.
We can say that we have lost all of those battles.
And then you go on to say but god -- in control and we're not going to give up right now.
Explain specifically what you said what you meant and how what was interpreted.
Yes the left wing media is -- -- for members of the pro family movement.
I'm too that put up white flag and.
Declared the culture war over and -- just pan the country to them and so they -- take a statement like that which was made to my staff.
It was not a -- was a press release or anything like that it was made the staff in reference to the election.
And it is true that -- in the battles that we have.
Have fought for many years were lost at least the battles were lost the war was not lost.
And what the media is starting with the telegraph a British.
It had it had taken that and remove the last sentence that you read.
After they just flat out edited it which said and you and I think you can quote a better night as evident from the -- But it said but where -- not going to give up we're not going to stop them continue to -- right.
And those well half cheered.
And that's what we're gonna do we're not going any where.
What you -- talk specifically were quoted as talking specifically about -- the battles in in the eighties and as it relates to conflicts and in the culture.
And then later on he didn't use the term that we are currently awash in evil media in the United States of America.
What what specifically did he mean.
That well -- again you have to read the entire quote about what I was saying was that in 19851986.
I was a commissioner appointed by Ronald Reagan.
And the attorney general.
To be on the commission on pornography the attorney general's commission on pornography.
And we had made a lot of progress in controlling that wretched wretched stuff.
People have no idea -- what pornography really.
Means it's it's I won't even describe it now.
But we were making progress that we came to -- Clinton administration and he would not he is.
He the attorney general would not.
You know -- had Reno or would it would not prosecute.
And that then the Internet came along and we have lost it I mean we are awash in evil and that.
Anyone who doesn't believe that ought to look at the Internet and just see it you stumble across that.
Horrible stuff that's what I was referring to.
But it would not be.
Accurate or not to admit that.
The you know though we lost the White House that we lost the house that we lost the Senate that would probably will loose in the courts.
And we lost almost every department of government.
Yeah where this election but the war is not over -- -- swing and we'll come back we're gonna hang in there.
And you know it's not going to be a surrender.
But you're immune you talk specifically about that these -- the cultural issues and the definition of marriage you talked about the unborn.
And he said this is and we are now right now in the midst of the most.
Period of that long conflict.
Are you personally this discouraged.
And you feel.
Like the country is headed down a path that.
That you baby think that it can't come back from.
Well I believe that will come back -- you -- 58.
Million Americans did not vote for.
Did not vote for him for president 58 million does 66 million did.
But -- an awful lot of people who don't agree with his policies and this wanting to be president.
And there watching those people are watching and so are many others and as you said on your show.
They disapproval level.
Four -- President Obama has risen from thirty to 44.
The approval level has dropped from 65 to 55.
Those lies are coming together.
And we will have our day I want to say to everybody out there who's concerned about the unborn child.
About the meaning of -- -- about the conscience clause with their which they're just getting ready to.
Jettisoned in the congress which would mean that and physicians psychiatrists other people are not going to be able.
Of follow the dictates of their heart.
-- is terrible things are going on right now including using taxpayer money.
To support abortion around the world and now you all know we I'm sure you know better than I the other things that are happening.
And this is a discouraging time.
-- you know in tough times.
Good people hang in there and wait for things to change and we pray a lot.
What went away when you say we lost these battles you really -- America lost battles on the on these -- fronts on these moral issues that you -- we lost that the left won.
And the conservatives loss and you're not just talking I assumed by the by reading of your comments by interpretation.
In -- -- talking about the election you're talking about the hearts and minds of America.
-- -- No.
Not I'm not sure that there's been that great -- shift.
Among the American people admittedly Obama won.
The election and he has the right this set the policy but -- and setting that policy.
He has changed starter destroyed.
Many of the principles that we worked so hard for the freedom of choice act is.
Hanging out there some place.
That would roll back every single piece of legislation.
Ever passed in any of the states.
Abortion and maybe even partial birth abortion will come back those things are very very probably.
But we believe there -- temporary and whether they are not.
We as speaking myself as a Christian we're not called to be successful.
We're called to be faithful and that's what we planned to do.
Right now what we come back doctor Dobson stay right there -- ask doctor Dobson rock Obama says that America is not a Christian nation relaxed doctor -- about that what we get back.
And we'll also tell you how the king of Saudi Arabia is paying back President Obama for his wonderful -- that he -- --
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