Critics: Man ‘living like Jesus’ should not have voted for Obama

Ed Dobson, formerly of Moral Majority
When minister Ed Dobson set out to live like Jesus for a year, he didn’t plan on stirring up controversy. Then again, Jesus stirred up plenty.

This architect of the religious right is in hot water with some conservatives over his statement that living like Jesus during 2008 influenced him to vote for Barack Obama—his first presidential vote ever for a Democrat.

In the early 1980s, Dobson helped found the now-defunct Moral Majority, and as an aide to the late Jerry Falwell he edited the Fundamentalist Journal.

He later became the pastor of a megachurch in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and in 1999 he and fellow Moral Majority alum Cal Thomas completed a book, Blinded by Might, criticizing religious conservatives’ political involvement.


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