Last week, the highly respected Dr. James Dobson made an absolute sucker of himself by uncritically passing along his belief that Donald Trump was a recent born-again Christian. Dobson’s remarks were widely ridiculed as the statement of an uncritical partisan dupe, and Dobson does not seem to have taken it too well.
As Erick notes, Dobson is now walking back his original remarks, which I guess is a good thing, but the bad thing is that Dobson revealed the source that initially led him to believe Trump’s conversion story in the first place. And, as you might have guessed, it isn’t pretty:
Dobson now says he does not know for sure and, more importantly, he claims that the person who supposedly led Donald Trump to the Lord is noted prosperity gospel heretic Paula White.
White, you may recall, was under investigation by the IRS and was also accused of having an inappropriate relationship with fellow charlatan Benny Hinn.
Why in the world would James Dobson have uncritically passed along information from such a widely known fraud as Paula White about Trump’s alleged conversion to Christianity? This makes him look like even more of a sucker. If Paula White approached me and said the sun rises in the east, I would not repeat that in public without performing an independent verification first. And nobody should be more aware of this than James Dobson.
James Dobson has been careless with his credibility and he may learn that it is more difficult to get back than it was to get it in the first place.