Momentum is gathering in an effort to draft actor and former Senator Fred Thompson to run for the Republican nomination for president, but not everyone is a fan. Including some who you’d expect to be his biggest fans: evangelical Christians.
Unfortunately, Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family questions whether Thompson is a Christian. He is quoted in a US News and World Report article as saying:
“Everyone knows he’s conservative and has come out strongly for the things that the pro-family movement stands for. … [But] I don’t think he’s a Christian — at least that’s my impression.”
Keep in mind that when Evangelicals talk about “he’s a Christian,” they have a very specific act in mind: Someone publicly and specifically claiming Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior. Thompson is a member of the Church of Christ.
So who does Dobson prefer over Thompson and his questionable Christianity? Would you believe Newt Gingrich?
What’s good for the goose is good for the Gingrich
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