Glenn Beck, who along with Sarah Palin has showed incredible ability at mobilizing conservative Christians, may have formed a partnership with James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family and Family Talk.
On his radio show recently, Beck said he and Dobson plan to work together on the Black Robe Regiment, a new politcal action group dedicated to conservative Christian politics. Beck said several conservative Christian leaders he wanted to be part of Black Robe passed, fearing they’d “lose half (of their) congregation,” Beck said. But Dobson wants on board.
Dobson “looked me in the eye … and he said: ‘I will start tomorrow,’” Beck said on his radio show.
But how long will the unlikely partnership last? After all, Beck is a Mormon, and Dobson is a conservative evangelical. Some conservative evangelicals don’t believe Mormons are even Christians.Also, this is what Beck said on“The O’Reilly Factor” last week: “If my church started to preach who to vote for, oh, the Republicans are better than the Democrats or vice versa, I would also leave my church on that. Teach people correct principles that all rights come from God.”
Dobson is about as Republican as it gets and has supported in the past pastors preaching politics from the pulpit.
For more info on the Black Robe Regiment, read this Christianity Today story here.
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