Just politics as usual, right?
The Democrat-Republican war over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
No, says James Dobson, one of America’s spiritual leaders, who has advised five presidents and millions of parents through his dozens of books and radio program.
It’s a battle for the soul of America.
“Swirling around us is a life and death struggle for the soul of America. It is a profound spiritual battle that touches something deep within me. We are left with an agonized prayer: ‘God, please help the Kavanaugh family and this country we love,'” Dobson said in a statement.
The fact is that Democrats declared before President Trump announced Kavanaugh’s selection that they would oppose whoever he nominated with everything they have.
The left fears Kavanaugh will become the deciding vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that established a right to abortion. Science has proven over and over since then that a fetus is a unique human individual from the moment of conception. The majority in Roe, in fact, acknowledged that if the personhood of the unborn were to be established, there would be no grounds for a right to abortion, because the Constitution’s protections would apply to the unborn.
Dobson said he and his wife, Shirley, “have been praying urgently for weeks about the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, and for his wife Ashley and their precious daughters.”
“I’m sure millions of other Christians are doing the same,” he said.
“We’re asking the Lord during the day and into the night to defeat the schemes of those who clearly want to destroy this family and our great nation,” wrote Dobson.
“I’m not accusing Dr. Ford of anything. She might remember the ghosts of her past, though the facts appear to contradict her description of them. But something else is going on here. At its core, this isn’t just another political conflict. Swirling around us is a life and death struggle for the soul of America. It is a profound spiritual battle that touches something deep within me,” he said.
Senate Democrats sat on the uncorroborated accusation of Christine Blasey Ford that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when both were in high school 36 years ago and then trotted it out at the last minute, just before the Senate Judiciary Committee was to vote.
Now, after hearing testimony from Ford and Kavanaugh last Thursday, a full Senate vote has been further delayed while the FBI investigates Ford’s claims.
Dobson is founder of the James Dobson Family Institute and Family Talk radio, which produces his radio program, “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.”
He’s authored dozens of books, including “The New Dare to Discipline,” “Love for a Lifetime,” “Life on the Edge,” “Love Must Be Tough, “The New Strong-Willed Child,” “Bringing up Boys” and “Bringing Up Girls.”
He was an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine for 14 years and on the attending staff of Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles for 17 years. His Ph.D. from the University of Southern California is in the field of child development. He also holds 17 honorary degrees and is a member of the National Radio Hall of Fame.
Hurdle in path of ‘totalitarian secularism’
WND columnists Jason and David Benham also wrote recently that the Kavanaugh fight is more than just opposition to a presidential nomination.
“What we are watching from the radical left is utterly detestable. It reeks only of destruction and doesn’t have a sniff of restorative redemption. We’ve seen the same thing from the right at times (nothing close to this magnitude), and it’s bad all the way around. This is where believers must stand up and speak. How many of us are thankful for God’s redemptive work in our own lives!” they said.
“And the hijacking of Dr. Ford’s personal trauma – this woman clearly has pain in her life – by exposing this against her will, just to destroy Kavanaugh, is repugnant. They don’t care about restoration – they just want destruction of Brett Kavanaugh; and if Ford is collateral damage, then so be it.
“We also see an agenda from the radical left to remove God’s word and His standards from nearly every vestige of society … yet the very things of which they are accusing Kavanaugh demand these same standards be upheld. In other words, the Bible teaches us not to be drunk, to treat women honorably and purely, and that bad company corrupts good morals. All three of these are ignored in so many contexts today, especially our high schools, because they are supposedly the ‘bigoted’ standards of an ‘oppressive’ religion. Yet when the left’s political purposes can be served by them they’ll demand these very standards be upheld by those they are targeting,” they wrote.
They said the “left-wing machine sees Kavanaugh as a hurdle toward their ‘progress’ of totalitarian secularism – so they seek to destroy him (not restore him) as a husband, as a father and as a man. His speech was a stinging rebuke to that machine.”
Already, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has called the current precedents on abortion an “aberration,” with no basis in the Constitution.”
The court presented a medically accurate description of late-term abortion: “This case involves a method of abortion that is clinically referred to as Dilation and Evacuation (D & E). Or dismemberment abortion, as the state less clinically calls it. That name is more accurate because the method involves tearing apart and extracting piece-by-piece from the uterus what was until then a living unborn child.”