It turns out you are supposed to pray in the public square. James Dobson says that Fred Thompson is not a good enough Christian for the Christian Right because he doesn’t talk about it enough.
I know that Jesus said not to be boastful about your faith. I know that Jesus said it was the son who worked in the field and not the one who said he would work in the field that was the better son. These kind of suggest that faith is about how you act and not what you say. I wonder what James Dobson knows that I don’t.
UPDATE: “In his conversation with Mr. Gilgoff, Dr. Dobson was attempting to highlight that to the best of his knowledge, Sen. Thompson hadn’t clearly communicated his religious faith, and many evangelical Christians might find this a barrier to supporting him. Dr. Dobson told Mr. Gilgoff he had never met Sen. Thompson and wasn’t certain that his understanding of the former senator’s religious convictions was accurate. Unfortunately, these qualifiers weren’t reported by Mr. Gilgoff. We were, however, pleased to learn from his spokesperson that Sen. Thompson professes to be a believer.”
Fred Thompson paid James Dobson the respect he was due, and now James Dobson will sign off on Fred Thompson for the time being.
Remember that one time when Jesus picked out which of the Romans should serve in the Senate? Oh you don’t? Me neither.