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       by smintheus

Thursday, November 06, 2008

  Focus on the Family likens Obama and Democrats to Nazis

This evening James Dobson's Focus on the Family Action sent out a fundraising email to members that likened the victories of Barack Obama and congressional Democrats in Tuesday's election to the Nazi bombing of England during World War II. The author of this vile letter is Tom Minnery, Senior Vice President of Focus on the Family Action. It was nearly inevitable that anger over losing the 2008 election would soon provoke right-wing extremists to violate Godwin's Law. Obama's victory in Colorado may have been particularly galling for the Colorado Springs based Focus on the Family, which has been heavily involved in the political campaign this year advocating for conservative issues. James Dobson personally endorsed the McCain-Palin ticket this fall.

Focus on the Family has not so far posted this hateful fundraising letter on the web. Here is the opening section of the letter:

Dear Friend,

The spirit of Winston Churchill was alive and well on Tuesday night at Focus on the Family Action headquarters.

You may recall that in the most desperate days of World War II – when Great Britain was being pounded daily by Hitler’s Luftwaffe – that Winston Churchill called on his countrymen not to despair from danger but to rise to the challenge.

“Do not speak of darker days,” he said. “Let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days; these are great days — the greatest days our country has ever lived; and we shall all thank God that we have been allowed, each one of us according to our stations, to play a part in making these days memorable. ...”

As our incredible team of staff members watched the election results pour in on Election Night, an amazing thing happened that Churchill might have recognized. Despite some sobering disappointments, there was no mood of despair and no “bunker mentality.” Instead, a firm sense of resolve began to permeate our team — a spirited and determined recognition that now, more than ever, we must prayerfully and boldly shine the light of truth in the public arena and defend what is right.

Let me speak plainly. Our nation has never faced the kind of anti-family, pro-abortion assault that we’re likely to see in the coming weeks and months. We don’t have to guess what the Left will do now that they control Congress and the White House; they’ve told us:

  • President-elect Obama has promised, “The first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act.” That bill could wipe out every abortion restriction in state and federal law and result in an increase in abortions each year in America.

  • He has also pledged to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act — signed by President Clinton in 1996 — and force every state without a constitutional amendment or specific state law protecting traditional marriage to recognize same-sex marriages.

  • And religious freedom will be badly damaged if and when the gay lobby’s two top bills — hate crimes and Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) — become law. A veto threat is all that has stopped them before, and Obama has vowed to sign them.

To stop these tragic outcomes — and much more that I won’t take time to list right now — we must mobilize extraordinary numbers of citizens who care about upholding virtue, defending life and safeguarding religious liberty.

The letter carries on then with a typical appeal for money to stem the tide of liberalism, and concludes:

Together and with God’s help, we can turn these “sterner days” into great days in the history of America!

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