Rebecca Hagelin

Culture Challenge of the Week: A Chokehold on Believers

For decades Dr. James Dobson has been the voice of strong families, vibrant faith, and conscientious citizenship. His personal integrity and strong commitment to help families raise Godly children is legendary. Millions have relied on his sage advice and sound wisdom, broadcast on radio stations across the country, first through the Focus on the Family ministry he founded, and now through his new ministry (on whose board of directors I serve), "Family Talk". And of course, his unrelenting defense of pre-born children is well-known—and backed up over the years by his support for women in crisis pregnancies and for adoption ministries, as well as his personal compassion towards those in need.

Dr. Dobson’s purpose at Family Talk radio is inextricably tied up with his deeply held religious beliefs. One basic look at the website, makes the mission clear. Our ministry believes in living out the religious convictions we hold to and talk about on the air,”says Dr. Dobson. Living with integrity and conducting business in light of deeply held moral principles is something our Founding Fathers not only encouraged but also wanted to protect—which is why our ‘First Freedom’ is the First Amendment right to free expression of religious beliefs. “As Americans, we should all be free to live according to our faith and to honor God in our work,” explains Dr. Dobson.

Who would have thought that our government—in the land of the free—would seek to repress such a basic right?

The power-hungry Obama administration seems to care nothing about integrity, faith, or conscience. It has an agenda: to make abortion commonplace and to force all of us to pay for it.

Rebecca Hagelin

Rebecca Hagelin is a public speaker on the family and culture and the author of the new best seller, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family.
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