Have you ever wondered why Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family is such a nutcase? Why is he so obsessed with the sex lives of people he doesn't ev
July 15, 2006

Have you ever wondered why Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family is such a nutcase? Why is he so obsessed with the sex lives of people he doesn't even know? Why does he hate gay people so much? Why does he claim to love Jesus so much, and then behave in a vicious manner so unlike Christ?

A recent profile of Dobson sheds some light on these questions. As it turns out, Dobson has quite a personal background, including his parent's abuse, a disturbing incident regarding animal cruelty, and an ultra-rigid home-life in which a young Dobson would be chastised for using phrases such as "Hot dog!" because it was considered a shorthand for profanity.

It, unfortunately, helps explain why Dobson constantly tries to use the raw power of the state to cram fundamentalist Christianity down our throats: He had a lousy childhood.

-- Guest Post by Steve Benen, The Carpetbagger Report

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