Focus on Family Founder: Children ‘Being Influenced by a Culture That Is Perverting Them’

Melanie Arter | May 5, 2016 | 12:16pm EDT
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Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family (AP Photo)

( - Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, told those gathered in Washington, D.C., in observance of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, that the most important thing he prays for is the children, who have been influenced by the LGBT agenda.

“If I had to list the most important thing for me to pray about today, that would outrank everything else, it would be to pray for the children, because the children of this country and many places around the world are in danger, and their world has changed,” said Dobson.



Dobson left Focus on the Family in 2010 and that same year founded Family Talk, a Christian non-profit organization that “promotes and teaches biblical principles that support marriage, family, and child-development.”

“I think of the millions of kids today who are in schools and classrooms around the country where they are being taught things that we would consider alien to our faith, and they’re being influenced by a culture that is perverting them, and that would have to be first on the list,” he said.

Dobson explained when he finished working on his doctorate, his father warned him that the world Dobson’s daughter was “growing up in is much farther gone into moral decline than the world into which you were born.” Dobson said he began praying for his daughter and for the second child he had afterwards.

“Folks, that was the late 60s and 70s, and the world now has changed radically since that time, and if it had gone into moral decline then, what about now?” Dobson asked. “What about the whole LGBT agenda that’s being taught increasingly in the schools and elsewhere?

Dobson explained that the third letter in the term LGBT – B - is for bisexual.

“That means sex with many and all. It means moral debauchery, and now the transgender movement that is taken over the schools is having an impact where in some places, 5-year-olds are being asked to choose whether they are male or female,” he said.

“I saw an article the other day that was the result of a study, a poll that was made where something approaching 50 percent of young people were asked whether they identify with masculinity or femininity, and almost – I think it was 46 percent of them – said neither, but both,” said Dobson.

“That has taken hold with our kids, and what’s being taught to kindergarteners in California and Massachusetts and other places where these little 5-year-old bright eyed kids who know nothing about anything really are being taught the elements of the homosexual point of view,” he said.

“I’m not here to attack anybody today, but I’m saying our children are at risk, and we must pray for them. We must fast for them, and on this day of prayer, I hold them up before the Lord, and ask him to protect them from anything that would twist or warp their moral character,” Dobson said.

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