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IPC Challenges Dobson and Responds To Rush
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Wednesday, 06 December 2006
“The preservation of a democratic civilization requires the wisdom of the serpent and the harmlessness of the dove. The children of light must be armed with the wisdom of the children of darkness but remain free from their malice. They must know the power of self-interest in human society without giving it moral justification. They must have this wisdom in order that they may beguile, deflect, harness and restrain self-interest, individual and collective, for the sake of the community.” --Reinhold Niebuhr
On November 22, 2006, the founder and president of Focus on the Family appeared on CNN's Larry King Live. During the course of the interview, Dobson made a number of highly inaccurate statements on matters of faith, sexuality, liberalism and the United States Constitution. It was the same old tired tale of how liberals are immoral; how they don’t believe in right and wrong; how we all practice “moral relativism.” It was rhetoric that many of us have become all too accustomed to hearing from the religious right, but almost never gets adequately addressed, let alone refuted
Recap of the Initial Symposium
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Saturday, 25 November 2006

Thanks to all of you who joined us on November 18th for our initial meeting and symposium.  The keynote address for the symposium was delivered by Naomi Wolf. For those of you who missed the event or the CSPAN coverage, we have included the transcript below.

Thank you, and I am delighted to be here.
Naomi WolfThis is potentially an historic occasion; at a moment of great danger for our nation, when the forces of the religious right have shown their tremendous power in intervening in national policy and even determining world events, some ordinary citizens have decided to stand up and fight back There are fewer than a hundred people in this room today – but this gathering could be the start of a groundswell of citizens of all faiths determined to reverse the tide and be a force for social justice in the nation. The Center for Progressive Christianity, hopefully in alliance with friends and multifaith partners from every walk of life, may be stepping forward at a moment when such a movement is desperately needed, to be a catalyst for a groundswell of millions of citizens determined to live in an America guided by ethical policies and social justice principles, rather than by powerful theocrats.

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Response to James Dobson
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Wednesday, 29 November 2006

Talking Points Memo: Progressive Christians Respond to James Dobson's Inaccurate Statements 

On Wednesday November 22, 2006 Dr. James Dobson, PhD, founder and president of Focus on the Family, appeared on CNN’s Larry King Live.  During the course of the interview Dr. Dobson made a number of highly inaccurate statements on matters including faith, sexuality, liberalism and the United States Constitution.

The Institute for Progressive Christianity, a think tank composed of mainstream liberal Christians is compelled to respond to two of Dr. Dobson’s erroneous assertions. The first concerns the following outrageous claim:

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