McCain and Dobson
Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, said Jan. 16 he hopes to patch things up with conservative Christian leader James Dobson, who recently said he wouldn’t support the Republican’s presidential bid under any circumstances.
In a radio interview with KCBIFM, a Dallas Christian station, Mr. Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, argued that Mr. McCain didn’t support traditional marriage and said he has prayed that “we won’t get stuck with him.”
“I’m obviously disappointed, and I’d like to continue and have a dialogue with Dr. Dobson and other members of the community,” Mr. McCain said during a stop in Columbia, S.C.
Mr. McCain has said homosexual “marriage” should not be legal, but has angered some conservatives with his opposition to a federal constitutional amendment against such unions. He said the issue should be left to the states.
“I’m happy to say that I’ve established a dialogue with a number of other leaders,” including the Rev. Jerry Falwell, “Purpose Driven Life” author Rick Warren and Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention, Mr. McCain said.