McCain and Dob­son

The Washington Times Weekly - - National -

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.

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