There seems to be no limit to the West’s hatred for Russian President Vladimir Putin! This Christian psychologist, Dr. James Dobson, is taking a cue from CBN founder Pat Robertson who years ago called for the death of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez in 2005. Dobson, in a recent monthly newsletter to his ministry supporters, has called for the assassination of Putin.
Writing to his supporters of the Dr. James Dobson Family Institute based in Colorado Springs, Dobson addressed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and quoted Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who stated in a March 3 tweet referring to Putin: “The only way this ends is for somebody in Russia to take this guy out.” In his monthly ministry newsletter, Dr. Dobson excerpted Graham’s statement and commented: “Sen. Graham has been criticized vigorously for his comment. I was shocked at first, but now believe he was right.”
For a Christian to call for the assassination of the legitimate sovereign leader of another country is most wicked indeed. I don’t in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, Him instructing us to plead to God with imprecatory prayers for those leaders we don’t like to be executed! Jesus said we are to love our enemies! What type of charity is Dr. Dobson exhibiting?
Dr. Dobson has been a Republican power broker and one of the top leaders in the Religious Right. These neoconservative war hawks like Dobson and Graham are just itching for a war with Russia! It’s madness. One thing, which I noticed 30 years ago, ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union, is that many US politicians, political pundits, the media, and academia have been on an old footing with respect to Russia. The Cold War ended, and we won, yet for these anti-Russian agitators (which has included several US presidents) Russia is still the enemy. It’s tragically ironic that Russia was ruled by Marxism and socialism, and now Russia is free and the West, led by America, is ruled by cultural Marxism and “democratic” socialism!
When the Soviet Union collapsed, the US and other NATO powers assured Russia it would not encroach on the Russki mir (the Russian world – places like Crimea and Ukraine). Yet the West has failed to keep those promises and has been proactively and aggressively challenging Russia. Russia is a nuclear power with an arsenal equal to or greater than America’s. To court all-out war with Russia is utter madness and reminds me of the insane Army officer in the film Dr. Strangelove! A nuclear exchange between Russia and America would be infinitely worse than what is happening now in Ukraine!
But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.Matthew 5:44-45
We must oppose these Western warmongers! They are fomenting hatred for the Russian people, for Russia, and Russian President Putin. Putin is leading a cultural war against Western degeneracy. We, as Christians, should be supporting him not opposing him at every turn. If a well-respected Russian leader had called for President Joe Biden’s assassination they would have received universal condemnation by the Western politicians, cultural commentators, political pundits, and by the mainstream media.
The amount of hatred, demagoguery, straw-manning, outright lies, and propaganda against President Putin are revolting! It proves he’s on the right path if the popular cultural and political elite of the West despise him!